Smoking ban violators to be charged for non-payment of fines

Smoking - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 03:33

THE Bacolod City Anti-Smoking Task Force will file charges against anti-smoking violators who failed to pay fines or to render community service. Councilor Caesar Distrito, co-chairman of the task force, said that for the month of September, 404 violators, including 65 business establishments, have been apprehended.

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'Heat-Not-Burn Cigarettes' Aiming for U.S. Market

Smoking - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 01:19

A smoking mechanism that mixes the electronics behind e-cigarettes with the tobacco -burning properties of traditional cigarettes is sparking public health worries as it takes direct aim at the American market. Unlike e-cigarettes, the so called "heat-not-burn" device works by warming up tobacco to about 500 degrees Fahrenheit, producing an inhalable aerosol.

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More participants join Spokane's Stop Smoking Challenge

Smoking - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 21:00

Spokane is entering the second week of its first-ever Stop Smoking Challenge - residents who smoke are encouraged to make a quit attempt by Nov. 16, 2017, the date for this year's Great American Smokeout. This week, Pastor Walter Kendricks of The Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, and president of Spokane Ministerial Fellowship, a local interdenominational forum that, among other goals, works to build racial unity in Spokane, extended the Challenge to the Fellowship and its respective congregations.

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Smoking in cars with kids banned under measure headed to mayor's desk

Smoking - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 18:47

The bill would ban smoking traditional and electronic cigarettes in a motor vehicle if a person under the age of 18 is a passenger. "We're really concerned for the sake of the keiki who do not have an option as to how they get about," State Department of Health Healthy Hawaii Initiative Administrator Lola Irvin said.

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Honolulu City Council bans smoking in cars carrying kids

Smoking - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 18:47

A woman smoked a cigarette, in March 2013, while sitting in her truck in Hayneville, Ala. A bill making it illegal on Oahu to smoke in automobiles when children are present was approved 8-0 on final reading by the Honolulu City Council this morning.

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Heat-not-burn tobacco: The emerging smoking trend that has experts worried

Smoking - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 18:47

Google searches for heat-not-burn products in Japan grew by 2,956 per cent between 2015 and 2017, study says. Heat-not-burn tobacco might not be something you've heard of yet, but it will be and researchers at San Diego State University predict it will overtake the e-cigarette boom.

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More Hardcore Smokers Trying to Kick the Habit

Smoking - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 16:33

"Even though they smoke more than the general population, smokers with high psychological distress have been smoking less and trying to quit more, as the overall level of smoking has decreased," said study author Margarete Kulik. She's a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Francisco's Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education.

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No butts on state-run beaches? Not this year

Smoking - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 14:03

For years, state lawmakers have been trying to eliminate secondhand smoke and cigarette butts from California's 280 illustrious beaches and natural parks. Late Friday, Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed two bills that would have banned or drastically curtailed smoking and vaping in parks and beaches run by the state.

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Shellfish, Smoking Put You at Risk for Endometrial Cancer

Smoking - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 09:21

HelloFlo is a womens health company committed to normalizing the conversations we have about womens bodies so that we can all live healthier lives. Bad news for people who love oysters and cigarettes: Shellfish and tobacco contain a metal that may up your risk of developing endometrial cancer.

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No - stop smoking' cash for E-cigs from county council

Smoking - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 07:09

ELECTRONIC cigarettes should not be paid for as part of Lancashire County Council's A 2.3million-a-year stop smoking service, senior councillors have been told. Instead they should be used as a harm reduction tool, the authority's director of public health Sakthi Karunanithi recommended.

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Quit smoking; you're not in this alone - Wed, 11 Oct 2017 PST

Smoking - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 04:53

Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart deserves credit for going public with his quest to quit smoking. By shining a spotlight on his challenge, he is helping to spread the word about the reasons and best methods to battle a very formidable addiction.

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No Action Taken On Smoking Ban in Ohio County

Smoking - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 00:37

The Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health took no action on its current clean air regulation Tuesday, but three new board members expressed concern for the potential economic impact of an expanded smoking ban. The board held a special meeting to discuss the countywide clean indoor and outdoor air regulation, which contains an exemption that allows smoking in specified areas at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack and in limited video lottery rooms.

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Southern Miss campuses transition to tobacco-free in 2018

Smoking - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 20:05

University President Rodney D. Bennett approved the new policy on July 28, 2017, which will replace the former policy that limited smoking to certain designated areas on campus. According to Southern Miss, a Tobacco-Free Campus Taskforce has been created through the Moffitt Health Center with members from the Hattiesburg and Gulf Park campuses to help with policy promotion, awareness and implementation.

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Researchers identify gene that influences nicotine dependence

Smoking - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 15:21

A DNA variant--located in the DNMT3B gene and commonly found in people of European and African descent--increases the likelihood of developing nicotine dependence, smoking heavily, and developing lung cancer, according to a new study led by RTI International. Nearly 1 billion people smoke and 6 million premature deaths occur worldwide each year from cigarette smoking, according to the World Health Organization.

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#Budget18 reaction: Sugary drinks tax provides 'a landmark day in the fight against obesity'

Smoking - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 13:01

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has delivered his Budget 2018 speech. We'll bring you the main reaction from special-interest groups and others.

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Smoking deaths among Indigenous Australians likely to rise, research shows

Smoking - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 08:21

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Passive smoking hidden risk factor of heart disease

Smoking - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 08:21

New Delhi , Oct 10 : According to statistics, about six million people die of tobacco use or exposure to secondhand smoke. This accounts for six percent of female and 12% of male deaths worldwide every year.

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Town hall set for smoking rule

Smoking - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 03:59

A local grassroots organization wants to lessen people's exposure to secondhand smoke and help people quit smoking by changing the city's current smoking ordinance. Smoke Free Seymour is seeking the support of the public and city officials to strengthen the city's nearly 11-year-old smoking law by adding some new restrictions.

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Smokers, overweight patients may soon be denied surgery

Smoking - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 23:45

The National Health Service in the United Kingdom began planning the implementation of a new policy in 2016 that would delay surgery for smokers and overweight patients by several months. Although the move is controversial, it reflects changes coming as a result of necessary budgetary adjustments within the national health plan than offers free care to everyone in the UK.

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Video Of The Day - He Said No Smoking

Smoking - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 19:22

A guy wouldn't put out his cigarette so a gas station attendant did it for himwith a fire extinguisher! Great Video Of The Day!! And remember to send us your cool videos because if we use one for our Video Of The Day, you'll win $40 in Domino's Pizza. Watch for Hal's Thoughts at the start of each week on MyToba.

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