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Students testify on anti-smoking bill

January 24th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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A group of Williston students testified in Bismarck Friday on an anti-smoking bill they hope to have passed by the Legislature.

Four ninth-graders made the trip with Wilkinson Elementary School sixth-grade teacher Nancy Selby.

Austin Anderson, Drey Bratcher, Cambree Billehus and Hailey Bendixson, testified before the North Dakota House Transportation Committee on HB 1150.
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Are e-cigarettes too good to be true?

January 24th, 2011 Posted in Electronic cigarettes Tags:

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Some of us smokers received, over the holidays, the well-intended gift of e-cigarettes to save us from the deadly carcinogens of real cigarettes. But not so fast; this supposedly ingenious solution to the most addictive substance ever known to man may actually give us more problems than its promised cure.
Electronically-fired cigarettes look, taste and sometimes smell like real cigarettes but do not have the same amount of cancer-causing chemicals, it is believed. What makes them even better is that they don’t release residual or second-hand smoke that can be inhaled by others (second hand-smoke is believed to be more toxic than the actual smoke).
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Williamsburg Camel Cigarettes Could Be Selling Well, Definitely Killing Culture

January 24th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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Camel cigarettes branded for the Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg, called recently (and for years prior) the “new front line” of gentrification, are selling pretty well in their namesake area, at least according to anecdotes from bodega owners. Brooklyn Paper reports that the special packs, also rotting minds and lungs in Seattle and Austin, are “selling out…quick.” Sure, they’re a buck cheaper, but they’re also the evil idea of R.J. Reynolds, a huge corporation. Ream more »

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Conference markets medical marijuana to seniors

January 24th, 2011 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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Laguna Woods – Wearing a powder-blue cardigan and orthopedic shoes, 86-year-old Dorothy Davidson learned how to make a marijuana smoothie as well as the difference between consuming baked weed and the raw plant at a Saturday conference aiming to teach seniors about medical cannabis.
“You hear so many negative things about it,” said Davidson. “Now I know how it works.”
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City scores well again in tobacco control

January 24th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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Glendale and Burbank maintained their high marks in 2010 for overall tobacco-control efforts, according to a report from the American Lung Assn. The association released its “State of Tobacco Control” report Thursday, giving Glendale an A and Burbank a B in overall tobacco regulation.
Glendale was one of nine cities in Los Angeles County to receive the highest grade and has maintained that score for a third straight year. Burbank was one of 20 cities throughout the county to get a B in overall tobacco control. Ream more »

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Southborough tries to prevent teen smoking

January 21st, 2011 Posted in Tobacco companies Tags:

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Southborough – Teen smoking is a bad thing. We all know it. And Southborough is taking another step to prevent it.
The Southborough Board of Health held a public hearing on a proposed ban on the sale of all tobacco products in Southborough pharmacies Dec. 15. The Board of Health members: Dr. Louis Fazen (Chair), nurses Nancy Sacco and Mary Lou Woodford and Public Health Director Paul Pisinski oversee the office’s daily activities.
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Cigarette Ads a Powerful Lure for Teen Smoking

January 21st, 2011 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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Cigarette advertising significantly increases the odds that youngsters who see the ads will start smoking, but exposure to ads for other products does not, a new study shows.

The ads for other products such as cell phones and candies fail to trigger the same psychological mechanisms that make children take up the smoking habit, according to the study.
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Marin cities fare poorly in group’s tobacco control report card

January 21st, 2011 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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Marin cities are not doing well when it comes to tobacco control policies, earning below a “D” grade on average, according to an American Lung Association report card issued Thursday.

“One might say there is room for improvement,” said Pam Granger, a spokeswoman for the association. “But there is some forward movement occurring in Marin.”

Overall grades — which were mostly the same as last year in Marin — were based on three categories: laws to encourage smoke-free outdoor air; smoke-free housing; and reduction in sales of tobacco products.
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