Councilor leads new push to ban smoking in city parks

Smoking - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 19:26

Republican Councilor Jeff Miller says it's a no-brainer. If you can't smoke in bars and restaurants, why is smoking still allowed in city parks where kids and families hang out? Holliday Park on the city's north side was packed with kids and parents Monday morning.

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'Strong for surgery' shows promise in reducing smoking rates for patients facing surgery

Smoking - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 15:00

New study suggests big drop in smoking rates over five-year period when surgeons get involved in helping patients quit smoking before their operations New York City : Cigarette smoking is one behavior that can lead to poor postoperative outcomes in spine operations, a very common procedure. However, smoking is one of the toughest habits to break.

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Brigade warn smokers after cigarette starts house fire

Smoking - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 10:25

Firefighters have issued a warning to smokers over safety after a fire caused by a lit cigarette broke out at a home. Crews were called to a house in Hamilton Road, Ilford, yesterday evening at around 5.10pm after reports of a fire at a mid-terraced house.

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9 New Hampshire towns ban smoking in recreation areas

Smoking - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 08:17

The towns of Harrisville, Keene, Marlborough, Swanzey, Nelson, Rindge, Troy, Walpole and Winchester are working with the Cheshire Coalition for Tobacco Free Communities to create smoke-free policies for the towns' recreation areas and signage to reflect the new policies. The towns of Marlborough, Nelson, and Swanzey have taken it a step further and have barred smoking on all town property.

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Nationwide public smoking ban takes effect in Philippines

Smoking - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 04:11

A nationwide smoking ban for public places took effect in the Philippines on Sunday with the government urging the public to cooperate with the measure aimed at protecting public health. The implementation of the ban is a realization of President Rodrigo Duterte's "dream of a tobacco-free future," presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said.

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LGUs asked to lead in anti-smoking ban

Smoking - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 00:08

An anti-smoking advocate is asking the country's local government units to come up with their respective ordinances for the full enforcement of Executive Order No. 26 which calls for a nationwide smoking ban in public places.

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Majority of Japan's governors back stronger steps against passive smoking: survey

Smoking - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 19:40

More than 70 percent of i Japan's governors think tougheri steps are needed to halt passive smoking, but less than half support a government proposal to basically ban indoor smoking at restaurants, a recent survey says. Over 70 percent of Japan's 47 governors think tougher measures are needed to reduce passive smoking, but less than half support the government's proposal to basically ban indoor smoking at restaurants, a Kyodo News survey shows.

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Gov't continues to collect billions of taxes from tobacco industry but bans smoking

Smoking - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 15:14

While the government banned smoking in public places effective July 23, it continues to collect tens of billions of taxes from the tobacco industry. Says, "the national government keeps on attacking the smoking habit in the pretext of protecting human's health but it also continued to collect tens of billions of taxes from the tobacco industry," said Mario Cabasal, president of the 55,000-strong tobacco farmers association.

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New Jersey raises smoking age to 21

Smoking - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 10:47

New Jersey is set to become the third state to raise its smoking age to 21, after Republican Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill Friday that hikes the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 19. We "are giving young people more time to develop a maturity and better understanding of how dangerous smoking can be and that it is better to not start smoking in the first place," Christie said in a statement . "My mother died from the effects of smoking, and no one should lose their life due to any addictive substance."

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Palace: Smoking ban a step closer to tobacco-free future

Smoking - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 06:15

MalacaA ang on Sunday said the implementation of Executive Order No. 26 or the Nationwide Smoking Ban signals the coming of a tobacco-free future.

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India: Government tells Philip Morris to remove all smoking ads

Smoking - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 01:51

A man smokes next to a cigarette advertisement hung on a tree at a marketplace in New Delhi, India, May 3, 2017. Source: PMI-India/ Reuters/Adnan Abidi THE state government in India's capital told Philip Morris International Inc and other tobacco companies on Saturday to remove all advertisements from tobacco shops in the city, warning them of legal action if they do not comply.

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Moreno to strictly impose nationwide smoking ban

Smoking - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 21:27

CAGAYAN de Oro City mayor Oscar Moreno said he believes smoking can best be deterred by treating it as a "personal disease" that needs a "societal approach" rather than as an offense with corresponding penalties. "Public places means all places, fixed or mobile, that are accessible or open to the public or places for collective use, regardless of ownership or right to access, including but not limited to schools, workplaces, government facilities, establishments that provide food and drinks, accommodation, merchandise, professional services, entertainment or other services.

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Osoyoos bush fires prompts plea for careless smokers to be responsible

Smoking - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 16:56

Careless smokers are causing problems in Osoyoos where there have been two bush fires in populated areas within the past four days. "This could have candled to the trees around it, they could have fallen, embers could have blown over," said Assistant General Manager Linda Griffiths.

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New Jersey Raises Smoking Age to 21 Years Old

Smoking - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 12:20

New Jersey's smoking age was already higher than most states after it previously made the minimum age to buy tobacco products 19 in 2005. Deli and convenience store owners opposed the bill, saying it would diminished the sales of their sandwiches and other products, The Office of Legislative Services also said that tax revenue could drop by $4.5 million in the law's first year in affect with less damage coming in years following.

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Christie raises NJ smoking age from 19 to 21

Smoking - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 07:55

Andrew Seidman covers the New Jersey Statehouse, writing about state policy and politics. Seidman joined the Inquirer in 2012 and started the Trenton beat in January 2014, just as the Bridgegate scandal exploded.

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Christie raises smoking age to 21 in N.J.

Smoking - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 03:31

For five of the last seven months, the number of opioid overdoses in Manchester was lower than during the same period a year ago, according to an officer for the Manchester Fire Department.

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No Smoking' Also Applies to E-Cigarettes on Flights, Court Says

Smoking - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 23:13

Vaping is smoking, a federal appeals court ruled, upholding regulation that adds e-cigarettes to an existing ban on the use of traditional tobacco-burning products on commercial flights in the U.S. The decision Friday by the Washington-based court leaves in place the Department of Transportation's new rule barring e-cigarettes in flight to protect people from the devices' second-hand vapor. The prohibition E-cigarettes use a battery-powered heating element to vaporize a nicotine solution, allowing its user to inhale through a mouthpiece without actually burning tobacco.

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New Jersey becomes 3rd state to raise smoking age to 21

Smoking - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 18:29

In this April 21, 2015 file photo, a man smokes a cigarette in New Orleans. According to research published Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, in the Journal of the American Medical Association, U.S. cancer death rates have steadily climbed in parts of the country struggling with obesity, heavy smoking and other ills _ a stark contrast with the national trend ... (more)

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Heart attack patients missing out on smoking cessation drugs

Smoking - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 18:29

People may be inspired to quit smoking cigarettes soon after a heart attack, but new research suggests many don't take advantage of drugs that help kick the habit. Only 7 percent of smokers picked up a prescription for a smoking cessation drug during the 90 days following their heart attacks, researchers found.

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Smoking banned in parks

Smoking - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 13:45

Because of the high wildfire threat, B.C. Parks has banned smoking in B.C. Parks, including Kalamalka Lake, Ellison and Kekuli Bay. "Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park is currently posted with signs," said Harold Sellars, with the Friends of Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park.

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