Patrons of Oceanside’s Civic Center library who step outside for a breath of fresh air will no longer be confronted with clouds of cigarette smoke under a proposal by Mayor Jim Wood.
Wood wants to ban smoking in the city’s Civic Center complex, which includes the library, City Hall and an open air plaza and fountain.
“Everybody hangs out around the fountain out there and the library,” said Wood, a nonsmoker. “It’s kind of a congregation of smokers.” Ream more »
The Tobacco Control Cell has sent an explanation notice to a tobacco giant for getting published advertisements in national dailies and magazines in violation of anti-tobacco rules.
The letter bearing signature of Director General, Tobacco Control Cell, Dr Assad Hafeez directed the Philip Morris International Pakistan to submit a written reply in seven day of the receipt of this letter under the relevant law, says a press statement on Saturday. Ream more »
Sale and consumption of tobacco and related products is on the rise in the state, posing a serious problem for children who are the most vulnerable. To nip the problem in the bud, the state unit of National Tobacco Control Programme had brought it to the notice of chief minister Tarun Gogoi, who appealed to all concerned to stop sale of such products within 100 yards of educational institutes.
According to the recent findings of the global adult tobacco survey (GATS), Assam has about 40 per cent of the overall prevalence of tobacco use. Ream more »
While there is nothing magic about the third Thursday of November, former smokers will tell you that there is something to the idea of setting a specific date to quit.
For Eric Mathis, that date was Oct. 7 of this year – the day that he married his sweetheart, Tracy. Ream more »
The smokers of the British Columbia (BC) are seeking help to quit smoking by calling telephonic help lines. A program called the Province’s smoking cessation was launched on 30th of September 2011, to help smokers in quitting smoke. As per the program, the smokers can get themselves registered with the Medical Services Plan to experience the benefits of the program.
The government has invested as many as $3 million to help smokers quit smoking. A number of plans are also run by the government in which smokers are encouraged to quit smoke. Ream more »
Worldwide contraband tobacco is detrimental to society, robbing governments of valuable tax dollars, harming retailer profitability and illegally putting tobacco products in the hands of underage consumers. Ream more »
Tobacco remains the leading preventable cause of death in North Dakota. Many hope that will soon change if smokers stop lighting up in honor of the Great American Smokeout.
These students know the serious consequences of smoking.
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Carried out by the Australian Institute of Family Studies, it uses data from Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children, which has tracked more than 10,000 children since 2004.
The institute’s LSAC manager, Ben Edwards, said alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking were related to the age of the mother and women were not heeding health warnings.
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Ernakulam, the first smoke-free tourism destination in the country continues to have people smoking in public places. Also, the promise by the authorities, to initiate strict measures against selling tobacco products in common places, has not been fulfilled. Social activists said that such initiatives limit themselves to words and are not put in to action.
Since, smoking in public places is banned, the defaulters should be fined properly but this doesn’t seem to be happening, the activists added. Ream more »
Tobacco use among the mentally ill far outstrips use by other groups. The findings, released this month in a report, “A Hidden Epidemic: Tobacco Use and Mental Illness,” by the nonprofit Legacy put the rate at almost double that in the general population.
It doesn’t have to be. Virginia banned tobacco use for patients and staff in its 16 state psychiatric facilities in 2008. The smoking ban, implemented by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services was precipitated by Executive Order No. 41 issued by former Gov. Tim Kaine in 2006. Ream more »