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Anti- tobacco lobby protest movie with smoking scene

September 3rd, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

Tobacco and Alcohol
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 »

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Quitting smoking difficult for men and women alike

August 30th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

Quitting smoking difficult
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 »

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Inquirer Editorial: Smoking warning labels will help save lives

August 29th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

Smoking warning label
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 »

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Tobacco-free parks and recreation facilities pass first reading

August 29th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

Tobacco-free parks
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 »

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Pharmacies to help out in quit smoking project

August 28th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

quit smoking project
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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Behavioral change needed to quit tobacco

August 10th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

needed to quit tobacco
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 »

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Operation 83 helps Iowans quit smoking

August 8th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

Iowans quit smoking
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 »

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AG announces new online tobacco sales law

August 7th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

online tobacco sales
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne announced that a law placing strict limits on the Internet sale of tobacco products to try to limit access to children went into effect on Thursday.

Senate Bill 1280, which was developed and supported by Horne, prevents the sale of tobacco products over the Internet and through other non-face-to-face sale methods such as delivery sales. Ream more »

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Admn steps up measures to make city tobacco-free

August 6th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

city tobacco-free
Stepping up its campaign to make Amritsar tobacco-free, the district administration on Saturday conducted surprise checks at various hotels and eateries and fined them for not displaying boards against tobacco use.
Various teams of the district administration under deputy commissioner Priyank Bharti conducted checks and fined those not abiding by the instructions. Ream more »

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