UTHSC To Go Smoke Free Next Year

Smoking - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 14:38

Smokers, vapers, dippers, chewers, and more won't be able to light up, get a pinch, or a chaw over 55 acres of Memphis after New Year's Eve. The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will prohibit the "use of, advertising, sale, or free sampling of tobacco products on university property, facilities, grounds, and controlled venues will be prohibited, effective 24 hours a day, year round," in a decision announced Friday.

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Heat-not-Burn Tobacco Products may be 'not so hot' at protecting Blood Vessel Function

Smoking - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 10:28

Heat-not-burn devices may eliminate users' exposure to tobacco smoke , but the vapor they produce has the same negative impact on blood vessel function as smoking, according to a preliminary animal study presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2017, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians. Heat-not-burn products are not new, but have been recently updated and test marketed in several countries outside the United States with greater success.

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The history of tobacco and bamboo pipes in Japan

Smoking - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 06:11

Tobacco was smoked using a bamboo pipe with a fine metal fitting on either end. Though cigarettes rapidly gained popularity at the turn of the 19th century, kiseru bamboo pipes are occasionally still used by some people.

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J'cans warned against using e-cigarettes

Smoking - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 02:19

The Senior medical officer of the National Chest Hospital, Dr Terry Baker, is urging Jamaicans to stay away from using electronic cigarettes , warning that they are dangerous and should not be viewed as a viable option to regular cigarettes. "A number of persons have turned to e-cigarettes or vaping in the belief that it is not harmful, including persons who are using it as a transitional tool to quit smoking," she said, while acknowledging that although some of her colleagues have not drawn their conclusions, she is among those that are of the firm view that the product is harmful.

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State law does not prohibit smoking in private condo

Smoking - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 22:18

Q: Certain city in California have city codes regarding smoking in multiple residence units. Some states have laws forbidding smoking inside residence units.

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Majority of smokers surveyed think flavored tobacco sales should be restricted

Smoking - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 20:08

A survey conducted by UMass Medical School students found that 86 percent of Worcester adults surveyed-including 72 percent of those surveyed who smoke-believe flavored tobacco products should be sold exclusively by adult-only establishments.

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Smoking, drinking worsen prognosis for head and neck cancers

Smoking - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 15:53

People with head and neck cancers who smoke and drink are much more likely to die with these tumors than nonsmokers and teetotalers, a recent study suggests. Researchers studied 463 patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, a common type of cancer that develops in the outer layer of the skin.

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Calls for tighter fire safety checks on smokers who sleep on...

Smoking - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 13:37

Coroner Elizabeth Didcock is taking action after hearing that leaking air probably fanned a smouldering fire caused by a cigarette A disabled man's fire death is to prompt tighter safety checks on smokers who sleep on air-filled mattresses. Coroner Elizabeth Didcock is taking action after hearing that leaking air probably fanned a smouldering fire caused by a cigarette.

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Smoking bans having the desired effect

Smoking - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 09:15

Strong restrictions on public smoking enacted in the first decade of this century in communities across Kentucky, including Ashland, have been linked in a new University of Kentucky study to a decline in lung cancer rates in those communities. While a decline in cancer rates was predicted by advocates of the smoking bans because of the reduction of contact with second-hand smoke, the new study by anti-smoking advocate Ellen Hahn of the UK College of Nursing is the first to show that lung cancer rates go down when smoke-free laws protect workers and the general public from the dangers of second-hand smoke.

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Mum Shanel Coles had to shout out a window for smokers to move away...

Smoking - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 04:49

Mum Shanel Coles had to shout out a window for smokers to move away as fag fumes drifted into her son's hospital bay A mum whose baby lay unresponsive in A&E had to shout out the window to stop smokers from wafting their fumes in the window next to him. Terrified mum Shanel Coles not only had the stress of dealing with her poorly child, she also had to "play parent to adults" whose smoke from their cigarettes drifted into the room as Oscar lost consciousness.

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Pattaya lights fire under smoking ban PR effort

Smoking - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 00:45

Wuthipol Charoenpol, Supaporn Cherdchaiphum, and Sretapol Boonsawat have met with beach vendors, tourism officials and city workers to outline the Anti-Smoking PR campaign. Pattaya has launched a full-scale public relations blitz to educate vendors and tourists about Thailand's ban on smoking on the beach before it is enforced Feb. 1. City Secretary Wuthipol Charoenpol and public health chief Supaporn Cherdchaiphum met Nov. 22 with beach vendors, tourism officials and city workers to outline the PR campaign.

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Study finds strong link between daily cannabis use and cigarette smoking

Smoking - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 22:55

Daily marijuana use has been on the rise over the past decade. Now, a new study by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, City University of New York, found that cigarette smokers are 10 times more likely to use marijuana on a daily basis.

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Second-hand 'toke' could lead to failure of workplace drug test: study

Smoking - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 19:05

Rebagliati, the first Olympic gold medalist for Men's Snowboarding at the 1998 Winter Olympics, was initially disqualified after THC, the main ingredient in marijuana, was found in his system in a drug test. The decision was eventually overturned since cannabis wasn't a banned substance but Rebagliati maintained the positive drug test was the result of second-hand smoke.

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16th Street Mall smoking ban begins Friday

Smoking - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 17:02

Smokers who frequent the 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver will have to wait until they're off the mall before lighting up. The new smoking ban goes into effect Friday.

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Big Tobacco Is Still In The Business Of Deceiving Americans

Smoking - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 15:06

A new anti-smoking campaign is the result of a major lawsuit win, but it also shows how much power the tobacco companies still have. The new anti-smoking ad campaign beginning Sunday in national newspapers and television networks delivers the right message in the wrong venue.

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Iloilo City strengthens anti-smoking ordinance

Smoking - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 10:55

THE City Government of Iloilo is poised to amend its anti-smoking ordinance that will affect stores selling vapes and will impose higher fines for individual violators. Inigo Garingalao, executive director of Iloilo City's Anti-Smoking Task Force , on Wednesday said amendment of the anti-smoking ordinance are sought to "fill in the gaps" they observed while in the process of enforcing the local law.

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FDA paves way for new therapies to help cigarette smokers quit

Smoking - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 08:41

The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it is taking new steps to encourage the development of innovative nicotine-replacement therapies to wean smokers off conventional cigarettes. In a blog post on the agency's website, three top officials said they want to ensure the FDA has the right policies to advance new products to help smokers.

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Lifestyle | Newport Manners & Etiquette: Holiday Survival Tips, Lecherous Teacher & Midnight Toker

Smoking - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 04:30

Hosting holidays in stride, lecherous teacher , smoking neighbors, and cats in the sandbox were all questions to Didi Lorillard at NewportManners this week. Q. I'm already feeling overwhelmed about houseguests coming for Christmas and New Year's ! Everybody wants to stay in our new house, but I feel like taking off and letting them take care of themselves.

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Study: Fewer new cases of lung cancer found in communities with strong smoke-free laws

Smoking - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 00:32

A recent study by University of Kentucky BREATHE researchers shows that fewer new cases of lung cancer were found in communities with strong smoke-free workplace laws. The study, "Lung Cancer Incidence and the Strength of Municipal Smoke-free Ordinances" was published in Cancer , an American Cancer Society journal dedicated to providing clinicians with information on diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

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Horry County looks at banning smoking in bars, restaurants

Smoking - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 20:31

Horry County Council is looking at banning tobacco in all public buildings, including restaurants and bars in unincorporated areas, after deciding not to vote on a proposed ordinance banning tobacco on county-owned property. The original proposal would have outlawed the use of any tobacco product on county property, including parking lots, parks and recreation areas such as playing fields and boat landings.

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