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Toronto lags behind other Canadian cities when it comes to smoke-free housing, according to non-smoking advocates who say there is a growing movement to change that. "Eighty per cent of residents who live in multi-unit housing in Ontario would choose smoke free if they had a choice," said Lorraine Fry, the executive director of the Non-Smokers' Rights Association.
In this Feb. 18, 2011 file photo, Katherin Burns, 19, left, smokes with Shannon Roy, 18, right, in the pedestrian plaza in Times Square in New York. New York City's Department of Health released data Monday, Sept.
New York City's Department of Health released data Monday showing that for the first time since 2007 there are more than 1 million smokers in the city. The campaign is authorized by Mayor Bill de Blasio.
For years, the U.S. government has gone back and forth about whether or not it's legal to force tobacco companies to use images of cancerous lungs and other graphic pictures on their cigarette packaging. The assumption, of course, is that the images will terrify any smoker into kicking the habit.
Flaws in the tobacco industry's argument that smokers exercise "informed adult choice" when they start smoking have been highlighted in new study. The University of Otago research involved 15 in-depth interviews with 18-25 year olds who had started smoking since turning 18. Results showed that, despite a general awareness that tobacco causes harm, it is difficult for young adults to make an informed choice.
Q. My problem involves the smokers who gather in front of our office. Because we work in a government agency where security is tight, all employees are required to use the main entrance.
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Favoritism, more often than not, is written off as friendly, family banter. There's no way your parents could love your brother or sister more than you, right? Not so fast.
South Korea recently announced an 80 percent hike in the price of cigarettes in an attempt to curb the country's smoking rate, which was particularly high among adult men. Lorea's male smoking rate stood at 43.7 percent in 2012 and was one of the highest of all members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, according to the Ministry of Health and Welfare.
Hey smokers, your penchant for salty snacks? It's doubling your risk for rheumatoid arthritis , according to a recent study published in the journal Rheumatology . The 386 smokers involved with the study had previously participated in a community intervention program, based in Sweden, nearly eight years prior to the onset of their RA symptoms.
The City of Salem is considering banning smoking on some public sidewalks, including the walkways next to Salem Hospital and Willamette University. Mayor Anna Peterson proposed the ban at the request of officials from the hospital and university.
No smoking signs are posted on more and more facilities nationwide, and it's a trend happening right here in our area as well. To help wind down the number of students who smoke, CCU will launch their first student smoke-free clinic this Tuesday September 16. "The clinic is an 8 week program, whenever we first meet in the first session we're just going to do welcome introductions and talk about the free from smoking program.
From the 1940s through the 1970s , the United States was a nation of smokers. Since then though, the turnaround has been gradual but decisive: The map data comes from The Tax Burden on Tobacco, 2012 , an industry compendium first published in 1949.
What are kiosks selling so-called "e-cigarettes" doing in St Ann's and St George's shopping centres? Cigarettes are kept behind secure counters in the shops and away from children, so is Harrow Borough Council encouraging a message that it's all right to smoke in public places?
Alcohol, smoking and poor childhood diets are among public health issues that should be targeted by the next government, doctors have said. Measures such as imposing a minimum unit price on alcohol and a ban on selling cigarettes to anyone born after 2000 are being backed by the British Medical Association .
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:18 am
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