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Develop new smoking policy

October 24th, 2012 Posted in Teens smoking

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I am writing to express support for the discussion of a smoke-free policy on campus that is resuming in the Senate, per the article that appeared on Oct. 17.
As a non-smoker, I find it problematic to walk around campus trying to avoid the smokers’ stations that are placed directly in the breezeways. Nonetheless, I still experience second-hand smoke because of the many smokers who do not comply with the policy that is in place now. Ream more »

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L.E.A.D conference teaches tobacco prevention to teens

October 23rd, 2012 Posted in Teens smoking Tags:

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In Hattiesburg, 253 Mississippi teenagers learned about tobacco prevention Monday morning at the Lake Terrace Convention Center.

Within the state, 1,300, will be informed by the end of the year. However, 69,000 Mississippi teens under 18 will ultimately die prematurely from smoking, according to the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids. Ream more »

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Teens smoking 20 cigarettes a day

October 17th, 2012 Posted in Teens smoking Tags:

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NEARLY one in five teenagers is smoking, with many boys getting through a pack of 20 cigarettes daily.

Girls are more likely to smoke than boys and 71pc of both are having five or more cigarettes a day. But boys who light up get through more cigarettes than their female counterparts.
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Young smokers: not a pretty picture

September 27th, 2012 Posted in Teens smoking Tags:

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It’s time to tell Saskatchewan’s stubborn teenage smokers the facts of life about smoking.

No, not just a repetition of the whole “bad-for-your-health” lecture. Teen smokers already know, from years of anti-smoking campaigns and cigarette package warnings, that their habit can kill them. Ream more »

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Offences Against Teen Smokers: The Evolution of an Addiction

September 25th, 2012 Posted in Teens smoking Tags:

Against Teen Smokers
The Baltimore County Public School Handbook states that their facilities and schools are classified as drug and tobacco free. Now that sounds great, but there’s a small catch that I’d like to address. The BCPS handbook also mentions that the regulations regarding to this offense is bounded for on and off campus basis, meaning that you’re fully responsible to oblige by school rules until you’re home. Ream more »

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In a positive trend fewer teens are smoking

September 17th, 2012 Posted in Teens smoking Tags:

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Fewer teens are smoking cigarettes, though experts worry smokeless products including flavored tobacco could take their place.

The 2012 Florida Youth Tobacco Survey reveals 23 percent fewer high school students are smoking cigarettes than were in 2010. A random sampling of sixth through 12th graders across Florida shows about 10.1 percent of teens reported smoking cigarettes. A larger number – 11.4 percent – reported smoking cigars. Ream more »

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Teen Smoking In Florida Hits Record Low

September 13th, 2012 Posted in Teens smoking Tags:

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The number of Florida high school students smoking cigarettes is dropping. A recent study by the Florida Department of Health shows a 23 percent decrease in high school smoking.

Officials from the Florida Department of Health and Tobacco Free Florida say their anti-smoking campaigns are working. Ream more »

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Utah Youth Smoking At 5.9 Percent, All-Time Low

September 12th, 2012 Posted in Teens smoking Tags:

Utah Youth Smoking
Fewer Utahns are lighting up. A new report released by the Utah Department of Health shows youth smoking in the state is at its lowest recorded level. Amy Oliver, Marketing Manager for the Tobacco Prevention and Control Program, says Utah’s teen smoking rate has been cut in half over the last 13 years. Ream more »

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