My first born child was a super-sucker right from birth. She was born about 45 minutes after my OB/GYN had prescribed me some sleeping pills to get me through what looked what was going to be a long night of labour. Then, just after the meds kicked in, she whisked me off to the OR for an emergency C-section. Ream more »
“We can’t enact this law in a rushed an improvised manner. We must look for the best solution so that this law lasts for many years,” Independent Democratic Union (UDI) senator Gonzalo Uriarte began, according to Chilean newspaper La Tercera.
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“We’re thrilled to provide assistance to people again,” said Tim Church, a spokesman for the state Department of Health. “It’s been embarrassing to be the only state in the country that didn’t provide quit line help for people who didn’t have insurance.”
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There’s no move yet to ban smoking in parks. But the city will post signs in the next few weeks in specific parks and near playgrounds to discourage people from smoking.
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In an op-ed for Reuters, Dr. Margaret Hamburg, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, boasts about the success of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. The news would be quite welcome — if only it were true.
The bill, signed into law by President Obama three years ago, was supposed to reduce the devastating toll of cigarette smoking. Ream more »
MPs advocating for the Tobacco Control Bill have asked Tobacco companies to accept the proposed bill on Tobacco control to regulate the activities and practices of tobacco companies to protect the public from Tobacco related diseases and hazards.
During a tobacco control bill public hearing at Serena hotel in Kampala the mover of the Tobacco control bill, Dr. Chris Baryomunsi said that they need the law regulating tobacco industry in Uganda by the end of this year. Ream more »
A year-long multi-agency investigation into the illegal trafficking of untaxed cigarettes concluded with the arrest of five defendants and the seizure of more than 100 cases of cigarettes and more than $958,000 in cash.
Prosecutors said that beginning in July 2011, a confidential informant began working with the DA’s Office, the New York Police Department, and the Queens DA’s Office, on a joint investigation into the illegal sale of untaxed cigarettes. Ream more »
Funding to stop teen smoking is getting snuffed out in North Carolina.
Lawmakers eliminated most of the money for anti-tobacco programs statewide, and that means huge cuts to Mecklenburg County.
Caroline Debello is a rising Myers Park senior. This fall, Debello’s passion to stop smoking was supposed to be a part-time job. She planned to travel the state to share her message for an organization called TRU, Tobacco Reality Unfiltered. Ream more »
The decision blocks a 2009 rule adopted by the New York City Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene that required retailers to display one of three signs near cigarette racks. Ream more »
The shisha smoke is thick, almost motionless, like a dawn mist rising slowly over a swamp. This serene smoke-scape is a fragile thing, and the illusion of permanence is shattered by the energetic table staff delivering food, drinks and charcoal. The smoke swirls and dances in their wake, a visible reminder of the invisible world surrounding us. Ream more »