Beginning Sept. 1, tobacco users at Rice University will have to limit their consumption to one of 13 locations on campus.
There will be a zone within a five-minute walk from any building on campus, and each location will have a covered canopy, waste receptacles and seating areas, Vice President for Administration Kevin Kirby said. Ream more »
Smoking is responsible for 12 percent of male deaths and 6 percebt of female deaths in the world. Smokers over 60 years of age are at almost twice the risk of dying of any cause when compared to people the same age who have never smoked. Quitting smoking, even at an older age, reduces the risk of an earlier death. Ream more »
Several organisations in the forefront of the anti-tobacco campaign voiced disapproval about the alleged depiction of smoking and liquor consumption scenes (uncensored) in a Sinhala film being screened islandwide.
The National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol (NATA), following objections, is planning to request the Censor Board and Arts Council either to delete the scenes or run health risk and warning messages provided by NATA at the bottom of the screen during the entire length of the smoking or drinking scenes. Ream more »
According to a recent study, the enduring belief that women are less successful than men in quitting smoking is questionable. The study, finds little difference in cessation between sexes across all age groups.
According to the study published in the Journal Tobacco Control: “There is relatively little difference in cessation between the sexes”. Ream more »
A fight for the hearts and minds – not to mention the lungs – of every American who’s lighting up for the first time or thinking of kicking the smoking habit is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
In a split ruling that accorded Big Tobacco little-deserved deference, a federal appeals court in Washington last week struck down the Food and Drug Administration’s bold and sensible plan to require graphic warnings about the dangers of smoking on cigarette packs. Ream more »
There are a lot of buts in the way of making the Greer city-owned parks and recreation facilities tobacco-free.
Councilwoman Judy Albert (District 6) took the opportunity to revisit a hot button topic at city council tonight, asking for a blanket tobacco-free ordinance making it unlawful for any person to smoke or otherwise use tobacco products in/on any cit-owned or city-leased recreation facility or park. Ream more »
The Department of Health is expanding its second-generation “quit smoking” project to include 1,000 pharmacies as designated locations where smokers can obtain smoking cessation drugs.
The program, which began on March 1, offers up to 16 weeks of medical subsidies to smokers who seek assistance at these clinics.
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Stating that most of the tobacco consumers know the impact of it, N Inaoba Singh, CMO Regional Officer for Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, said behavioral change is needed to quit smoking and consumption of tobacco.
Speaking at the inaugural of a 2-day Orientation Workshop on Family Welfare jointly organized by Song and Drama Division Ream more »
Last Friday, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) issued a quarterly progress report on the agency’s actions and efforts in implementing the federal tobacco regulations. A copy of the progress report accompanies this Tobacco E-News bulletin.
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Almost 1 in 5 Iowans smoke and a program to help them quit is getting new accolades. A survey of Iowans who smoke finds 83% wish they could quit. From that figure, Operation 83 was launched.
Lori Mein, a nurse practitioner at the Mercy Clinic in Des Moines, says they work with Quitline Iowa to give smokers the necessary tools. Ream more »