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Secondhand smoke remains a big hazard on OU campus

October 18th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco treaty Tags:

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People should stop smoking, not only for themselves but for all of the population around them as well. Walking to class through OU’s College Green and getting pegged in the face with a huge aroma of smoke is not something I enjoy. I also do not like walking out of a building and the doorway being flooded with smoke because people do not follow the law of smoking a certain distance away from buildings and public places. Maybe you do not mind ruining your lungs, but as a young healthy, nursing student, I would like to preserve mine. Ream more »

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Not question of health with second-hand smoke

July 6th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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Two smokers wrote to complain about a suggested ban of smoking on balconies would restrict their freedom. They claim that there were many more dangers pollutants than cigarette smoke. This is true. I know of a very health conscious person who avoided cigarette smoke, but every day she would run an hour on a busy street. She felt safe on that street. Read more

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Elk Grove council rejects ban on apartment smoking

March 30th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco ban Tags:

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The Elk Grove City Council decided Wednesday night that persuasion is preferable to the prospect of barring smokers from lighting up inside their own apartment units in the city.
The council, after hearing mainly from those upset over exposure to secondhand smoke, decided nonetheless that government regulation is not the way to fix complaints coming largely from one subsidized senior housing unit.
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WHO urges nations to enhance smoke free air policies

March 21st, 2012 Posted in Tobacco treaty Tags:

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No level of exposure to second-hand smoke is safe – By A Staff Reporter – MUSCAT — The World Health Organization (WHO) urges governments to protect the public from exposure to second-hand smoke by implementing 100 per cent smoke-free air policies in all enclosed public places. This was a key recommendation of a report released yesterday that measured levels of “second-hand smoke” in countries of the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region. Ream more »

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Secondhand Smoke Appeal Accepted as Issue Grows in Greenbelt

March 7th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

Secondhand Smoke Appeal
Just a month after David Schuman won the right to appeal his secondhand smoke case in court, a new anti-smoking movement is emerging in Greenbelt.

A group of 11 co-op members have filed a request with GHI to change their Mutual Ownership Contracts by requiring their homes to be smoke-free.

“We, the members of the 13 A-H Ridge Road row, have unanimously determined that we wish to become smoke free,” the neighbors wrote to GHI. Ream more »

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Secondhand Smoke a Factor in Child Custody

March 1st, 2012 Posted in Teens smoking Tags:

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When family law courts seek to make a determination regarding child custody, they often consider a wide variety of factors, all of which in the end speak to what situation may or may not be in the child’s best interest. These factors can range from the parents’ income to their mental health. But there’s one factor in particular that appears to be gaining momentum among family law courts, and it could impact a significant number of child custody hearings.
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Parents Smoke Near Baby: Would You Say Something?

February 24th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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We all know smoking isn’t healthy, but we tend to think in terms of smokers themselves. Sure, we’re all familiar with the phrase secondhand smoke, but how do we really feel about how it affects us and those around us?
“What Would You Do?” decided to find out. We hired actors to play parents with a newborn in one hand and a cigarette in the other. We were curious to see what beachgoers on the boardwalk in Long Branch, N.J., would do when they saw parents smoking just above their “baby” — played by a doll. While one man was concerned enough to offer a healthy suggestion — see preview below — others couldn’t see through the smoke. Ream more »

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MLN incorrect on second-hand smoke

January 26th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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I had the opportunity to speak with the Mesquite Local News editor, Kent Harper. I so appreciated the time he gave me to discuss his background and credentials. While I respect all that he brings to the table, I do understand that he feels obligated to his advertisers, their fears and is making outlandish statements based on an agenda that has no base in reality. His comments that second hand smoke, which effect every person who enters our local establishments to dine and game are the same as restaurants/fast food that serve high-fat food is totally misguided. Ream more »

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Fight against secondhand smoking

December 23rd, 2011 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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Fresh air is a precious commodity and a right for all New Yorkers, but many multi-unit dwellings are not smoke-free environments.

Tenants and property owners are subjected to the harmful effects of secondhand smoke even when they have chosen not to smoke themselves. According to the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research, secondhand smoke cannot be contained. Even cleaning the air and ventilating buildings cannot eliminate the health hazards of secondhand smoke exposure.
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Secondhand Smoke Can Cause Hearing Loss in Teens

August 16th, 2011 Posted in Teens smoking Tags:

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We have highlighted the adverse effects of smoking to the human body in several of our previous posts. The thing with smoking, though, is that it does not just affect the health of the smoker himself (or herself), but the people around the smoker as well. The results of a new study bring to light effects of this nature, as it reveals how exposure from secondhand smoking can affect the hearing of teens.
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