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Hookah smoking gains popularity

Thu, 27 Sep 2012 13:18:58 +0000

Hookahs have become increasingly popular with VSU’s students, however, its popularity also comes with new health risks. Hookahs are an all-natural tobacco mixed with honey, molasses and fruit extract and is flavored with different scents. Recently, hookahs were found have some of the same health issues as smoking cigarettes. According to the Centers of Disease [...]

USD To Prohibit Smoking On Campus

Thu, 27 Sep 2012 13:18:07 +0000

VERMILLION — The University of South Dakota has banned smoking on campus effective Jan. 9, 2013, the school announced Wednesday. The USD Executive Committee voted for the ban following a review of the smoking ban resolution passed by the University of South Dakota Student Government Association and endorsed by the Faculty Senate. “We listened to [...]

Smoking now banned in Schenectady parks

Tue, 28 Aug 2012 12:02:04 +0000

SCHENECTADY – The City Council Monday night passed a smoking ban in city parks and playgrounds. In a separate council matter, tax bills for several of the city’s nonprofits remain in limbo. The council voted 6-0 in favor of the smoking ban, with one council member abstaining. Councilman Vincent Riggi said he could not cast [...]

Future Fund urged to quit tobacco investments

Mon, 23 Jul 2012 06:33:16 +0000

The Greens’ push to force the Future Fund to ditch $225 million worth of tobacco shares has been supported by anti-smoking groups, who say the investments contradict government policy goals. The taxpayer-owned fund, which has also invested in nuclear arms, revealed in May that the value of its tobacco shares had swelled by more than [...]

Chewing tobacco? Drink urine instead

Mon, 23 Jul 2012 06:32:26 +0000

Three schoolteachers were arrested on Saturday for allegedly caning a Class IX student, telling him to drink urine rather than chew tobacco and denying permission to go to the washroom at a Government aided higher secondary school hostel in Mangalamedu in Perambalur district on Thursday. When the 14-year-old boy could not hold himself and passed [...]

Ask Dr. H.: Young people still smoking

Mon, 25 Jun 2012 07:36:37 +0000

QUESTION: With the increase in antismoking education and ad campaigns, are fewer children smoking today than in the past? — W.K., Lima, Ohio ANSWER: According to the 2012 report from U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, young people are smoking at rates far greater than adults despite all the antismoking education that’s in place. According to [...]

What happened to no smoking near hospitals?

Mon, 25 Jun 2012 07:34:36 +0000

Six or seven years ago the Calgary Health Region came out with a pretty strong policy on smoking. They decreed that in no way could anyone smoke on CHR property. It didn’t matter what facility or where on the grounds;  you couldn’t light up. At the time it seemed extreme and heavy-handed. Health advocates applauded [...]

Will Norcross’ Tobacco Ban Do More Harm Than Good?

Fri, 11 May 2012 10:22:29 +0000

After the news of the tobacco free ordinance passing at Monday’s city council meeting, the city seems to have varying opinions on whether it’s good for Norcross or not. The ordinance states that the use of tobacco products, including smokeless tobacco, are to be banned from all city property: city parks, city buildings, city parking [...]

Mo. AG Koster urges movie makers to curb tobacco

Fri, 11 May 2012 10:20:31 +0000

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster says movie producers should restrict depictions of tobacco use and include anti-tobacco spots in DVD and video releases that show people smoking. Koster is among more than three dozen state attorneys general calling for action by 10 movie production studios. Koster and his colleagues want movie [...]

Menthol Smokers Double Stroke Risk

Tue, 17 Apr 2012 11:13:56 +0000

People who smoke menthol cigarettes have a much higher risk of stroke than those who smoke regular cigarettes, according to a new study. “Current mentholated cigarette smokers have an over two times greater risk of having stroke,” says Nicholas Vozoris, a Canadian scientist who conducted the research. “And particularly driving this association were women and [...]