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 »
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 »
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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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 »
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 »
We all know tobacco kills many Australians – far more than illicit drugs, traffic deaths, homicides, suicides, fires, other injuries, and alcohol put together.
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Research shows that the influence of peers is a critically important factor in determining when and how tobacco use is first initiated.
Kids today feel social pressure in countless ways, from clothing and music to risky areas such as drugs, sex and tobacco use. Ream more »
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 »
Officials from the Florida Department of Health and Tobacco Free Florida say their anti-smoking campaigns are working. Ream more »
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 »