In support of the organization’s commitment to Be Tobacco Free, the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System tightened tobacco use restrictions Oct. 1 at the main Bay Pines VA Medical Center (VAMC) campus in St. Petersburg and at all of the system’s outpatient clinic locations.
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Latinos are at a higher risk for this issue, despite lower rates of tobacco use when compared to most other demographics. The American Lung Association states approximately 16 percent of Hispanics smoke compared to 22 percent of non-Hispanic whites. Ream more »
Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the proposal was made at the 11th Asean Health Ministers meeting in Phuket, Thailand, last week.
This change could be part of the 2015 Afta, he said after launching the Malaysian Dietitians’ Association’s Scientific Conference and 18th general meeting here yesterday. Ream more »
Minister of Health and Family Welfare Prasanna Kumar Acharya on Friday pointed out inadequacies in the tobacco control law in force in the State and said it is the reason why it has not been possible so far to control the use of tobacco in the State.
Speakinh at a workshop on the National Tobacco Control Programme organised by the Directorate of Public Health in association with the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry and the World Health Organisation (WHO) Ream more »
A new campus-wide tobacco policy has been put into effect that prohibits the use of all tobacco products on Sam Houston State University grounds.
The policy went into effect June 1 and bans the use of cigarettes, cigars, pipes, smokeless tobacco and all other tobacco products, and applies to all students, faculty, staff, employees of contractors and visitors of SHSU. Ream more »
Organizations can apply for grants under the We Choose Health program, which is a multi-year initiative to encourage obesity and tobacco prevention in communities around Illinois. Ream more »
“At one time the railroads used to be the mass transit in this country. At that time the trains would go by the warehouse, and the warehouse would actually act as a big billboard,” said Dan Rinehart, the owner of four warehouses. Ream more »
The World Health Organization is standing behind Australia’s efforts – against international tobacco companies – to force the industry to go along with prohibitions of attractive graphic images on its products.
WHO director-general Margaret Chan urged the world at the 15th World Conference on Tobacco or Health last week to “stand shoulder to shoulder” against the tobacco industry’s attempts to overturn Australia’s new groundbreaking tobacco control law.
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The report says that more than $1 million is spent ever hour marketing tobacco products in the United States.
The Alabama Department of Public Health (DPH) estimates that 18.6 percent of high school students smoke – that’s part of an estimated $3 million nationwide. DPH also says that each year 10,000 Alabama youth under 18 become new daily smokers. Ream more »
Mr. Young-soo noted that cigarettes in the Philippines are among the cheapest in Asia, with the most popular brands priced at an average of less than $0.50 per pack.
In comparison, Lao People’s Democratic Republic recently doubled its cigarette prices to $1 per pack. Malaysia charges $3, Hong Kong charges $6 and Singapore, $9.
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