Smoking law: Changes to rules up for 1st vote

Smoking - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 04:52

Seymour City Council will have its first official public discussion tonight on proposed changes to strengthen the city's smoking ordinance. During new business, the grass roots organization Smoke Free Seymour will present its requests for the council to add new restrictions to the law, which currently bans smoking in most public places and keeps smokers 10 feet away from entrances to public buildings.

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Akshaye Khanna lands in trouble for smoking

Smoking - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 00:26

Akshaye Khanna finds himself facing the heat from Delhi's health department as the actor is seen smoking on the posters and ads of his recent release, Ittefaq. The officials have also issued a notice to Shah Rukh Khan and Karan Johar, the producers of the mystery thriller.

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Unregulated e-cigs and smoking cessation

Smoking - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 22:19

Recent decisions by Government has seen it take a 'less harmful than smoking tobacco' approach on the regulation of e-cigarettes and nicotine-delivery products. "As far as we're aware, there is no good evidence demonstrating that using e-cigarettes will reduce the incidence of smoking normal tobacco cigarettes," says Letitia O'Dwyer, Chief Executive of the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ .

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City of York Council is considering a number of options to help people quit smoking.

Smoking - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 17:41

Under new plans City of York Council is proposing to offer the drug varenicline to York's poorest residents in a bid to support them as they kick the habit. The drug reduces cravings, but current guidelines mean the only way a resident can get hold of it is through their GP or a private prescription.

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Dear Abby: Grieving family member urges smokers to quit deadly...

Smoking - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 13:12

Dear Abby: The winter months are hard for me. They remind me that another year has gone by without my father and my younger sister.

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The Number of People in Bulgaria Smoking in Bars and Restaurants is Increasing

Smoking - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 08:34

While in Europe in recent years there has been a tendency of a gradual reduction in the number of smokers in restaurants and bars , there is more and more in our country, one of the reasons being that the ban is not applied seriously. This is what CBT Chief of Oncology in Sofia and former Health Minister Dr. Stefan Konstantinov and Ms.

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Quit smoking for good during the Great American Smokeout

Smoking - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 04:08

Did you know that tobacco use is the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States? The American Cancer Society reports that each year, smoking accounts for 443,000 early deaths and that 49,400 non-smokers die as a result of exposure to secondhand smoke. The third Thursday in November marks the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout.

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Staggering statistic: Cigarette smoking causes nine times more deaths a year than opioids

Smoking - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 23:49

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Health Minister urged to lead on Smokefree 2025

Smoking - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 19:17

Smokefree advocates from the Canterbury West Coast region have written to the Minister of Health Hon Dr David Clark outlining the steps required to achieve a Smokefree Aotearoa by 2025. The letter was an outcome of a seminar held in Christchurch on Thursday at which leading University of Otago researchers and smokefree groups discussed the essential actions required to achieve a Smokefree Aotearoa by 2025.

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Non-smokers diagnosed more often with lung cancer

Smoking - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 14:54

The majority of newly diagnosed lung cancer patients today are not smoking when they are diagnosed. In fact, up to 20 percent of lung cancer patients have never smoked.

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In Las Vegas, you can buy pot, but there's nowhere to smoke it

Smoking - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 10:23

Las Vegas' reputation as a place where you can indulge your vices and have a good time helps it lure some 43 million visitors a year. But tourists heading to Sin City hoping to consume newly legal cannabis have a problem: There are few places in town, other than private homes, where someone can legally light up a joint.

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WeChat users are reporting smokers in Beijing

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

WeChat, the social network central to Chinese life with its mobile payments system being widely used in cities, is now being utilised to clean up the air quality in the capital city, Beijing. According to the Beijing Tobacco Control Association, its official account on WeChat has received 2,717 reports between August to October.

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Smoking fan at Bama-LSU game shares her side of the story

Smoking - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 01:51

It was last weekend when the video of an Alabama football fan smoking at Bryant-Denny Stadium went viral. But now the woman behind the cigarette is speaking out about her side of the story.

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Second-hand smoking at the heart of campaign

Smoking - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 21:32

PUPILS from a primary school have been raising awareness of the dangers of second-hand smoke by creating their own handmade signs for shops to display, requesting people not to smoke directly outside the premises. Grangetown Primary School, near Middlesbrough, is taking part in the Smokefree Communities Project, a council scheme which is being developed in three wards within the Redcar and Cleveland - Grangetown, Loftus and Kirkleatham.

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Breathing in Delhi air equivalent to smoking 44 cigarettes a day

Smoking - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 16:57

The Delhi government is scrambling to introduce a series of city-wide emergency measures, as the capital braces for yet another day of heavy pollution. The severity of the pollution has led city chiefs to implement a total ban on trucks entering the capital, as well as temporarily suspend all civil construction projects.

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Vaping draws fire in war on smoking

Smoking - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 12:04

Executive director of the National Council Against Smoking Savera Kalideen said vaping products should not be compared to cigarettes, but compared to itself as it came with its own harms. "We agree the law should be amended, because there is evidence that it harms.

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Call to action as figures show more than 8,000 smoking deaths in south-west every year

Smoking - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 07:18

Healthcare staff are being urged to intervene as it's revealed more than 8000 people die from smoking in the south west every year. Public Health England wants all NHS frontline staff to take advantage of free online training to help them deliver effective stop smoking advice.

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Delhi Smog: Newborns Starting Life As 'Smokers'

Smoking - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 02:46

The AQI indicates the level of pollution. For example, the one Central Pollution Control Board shares ranges between 0 and 500.

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Durbin, Schatz, DeGette, reintroduce legislation to raise smoking age to 21

Smoking - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 22:17

WASHINGTON U.S. Senator Dick Durbin , Brian Schatz and U.S. Representative Diana DeGette reintroduced the Tobacco to 21 Act, bicameral legislation that would prohibit the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21. Five states, the District of Columbia, and more than 200 localities in an additional 13 states have raised the minimum tobacco age of sale to 21 including Chicago, Lake County, and ten other localities in Illinois. Studies have shown that three-quarters of Americans favor raising the tobacco age of sale to 21 years, including seven in ten smokers.

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1 in 5 American adults use tobacco, says government study

Smoking - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 17:23

One in five adults in the United States was using some form of tobacco in 2015, according to national survey data released on Thursday by the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. The report, conducted in conjunction with the Food and Drug Administration, found 21 per cent of US adults, or 49 million people, were tobacco users.

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