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Ban tobacco altogether – it’s the way forward

June 8th, 2010 Posted in Tobacco ban Tags:

Saudi Arabia, not normally seen as a bastion of enlightenment has stepped out to lead the race in protecting its citizens against itself.

In what could be seen as a controversial move, KSA has banned all tobacco and smoking, not just in public places but as a nation.

On a quiet Friday morning two weeks ago Saudi authorities visited every retail and commercial centre for cigarette sales and confiscated ALL tobacco including Sheisha, they did without warning to stop people stockpiling the remaining death sticks.
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Postal Service set to enforce tobacco ban

June 7th, 2010 Posted in Tobacco ban Tags:

smokeless tobacco deposited WASHINGTON—The U. S. Postal Service will institute its ban on the mailing of almost all tobacco products June 29, the agency said in a set of rules that appear to leave Seneca Nation businesses with no loopholes for mailing their tax-free cigarettes. “Nonmailable cigarettes and smokeless tobacco deposited in the mail are subject to seizure and forfeiture,” the rules say. “Senders of nonmailable cigarettes or smokeless tobacco are subject to criminal fines, imprisonment and civil penalties.”

Under the Prevent All Cigarette

“It’s going to cost us a lot of jobs and a lot of revenue, not only on the reservation but in the surrounding communities.” J. C. Seneca, Seneca tribal councillor
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Anti-smoking activist is going cross-country

June 4th, 2010 Posted in Tobacco ban Tags:

Anti-smoking activist Anti-smoking activist Errol Povah brought his run to urge people not to smoke to Duncan Tuesday, June 1.

He looks like a long-distance runner and he’s running at least as far as to Montreal but Povah said he’s not an athlete.

“Maybe, I can actually call myself one in five or six months, when this is done,” he said.

His run began May 31 at Mile Zero in Victoria, coinciding, not coincidentally, with the World Health Organization’s World No Tobacco Day.

Although he hasn’t been running all that time, Povah has been working for a smoke-free world for about 30 years.
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Montgomery hospitals will ban tobacco products at facilities

May 27th, 2010 Posted in Tobacco ban Tags:

smoking cigHospitals in Montgomery today will jointly announce a no-exceptions policy prohibiting tobacco use.Baptist Health, Jackson Hospital and HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital will hold a news conference at 11 a.m. today at the Alabama Department of Public Health. The hospitals will announce that effective Jan. 1, 2011, no tobacco will be allowed on hospital property. The ban will include sidewalks, grounds and facilities.The tobacco ban, which already is in place at more than 40 hospitals in the state, will apply to employees, visitors and patients.The measure is part of the hospitals’ overall commitment to improving health, hospital leaders stated in a news release. Read more

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Tobacco warnings now use pictures

May 26th, 2010 Posted in Tobacco ban Tags:

give_up_smoking_The Philippines on Monday joined countries that use picture-based health warnings printed on the packages of tobacco products after the release of the Department of Health (DoH) Administrative Order No. 2010-0013 mandating measures that would prohibit the promotion of tobacco use through packaging and labeling. The policy will become effective 15 days from the publication of the order and covers all tobacco products and tobacco manufacturers, importers, exporters, wholesalers, distributors, retailers, concessionaires, and other sellers of tobacco products in the Philippines.The order aims to “provide necessary information about the health consequences, addictive nature, and mortal threat posed by tobacco consumption and exposure to tobacco smoke through measures that are scientifically proven to be effective in increasing public awareness of the health effects of tobacco use and in reducing tobacco consumption.” Read more

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Smoking Ban in Arizona Decreased Heart Attacks

May 22nd, 2010 Posted in Tobacco ban Tags:

smoking-in-a-restaurantA new study published online ahead of print in the American Journal of Public Health concludes that the statewide smoking ban in Arizona caused a reduction in acute myocardial infarction [AMI] (heart attack) admissions in the state (see: Herman PM, Walsh ME. Hospital admissions for acute myocardial infarction, angina, stroke, and asthma after implementation of Arizona’s comprehensive statewide smoking ban. American Journal of Public Health 2010). Read more

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China insists will make good on smoking ban pledge

May 12th, 2010 Posted in Tobacco ban, Tobacco control Tags: ,

China, the world’s biggest consumer of tobacco, has insisted it will honour a pledge to ban smoking in public places by 2011 in accordance with an international treaty, state media said Tuesday.
The health ministry said it intended to implement a plan to prohibit smoking from next year in all indoor public places and offices, as well as on trains and buses, the Global Times reported. Read more

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