Quantcast

Latest Freedom to Breathe Act Stories

2011-06-14 13:28:00

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Lung Association and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) District of Columbia public health advocates call on Mayor Gray and the city council to reject language inserted into the Budget Support Act by Councilman Michael Brown that would create a loophole in the District's highly...

79002c1840ec772840d945ea7ca344291
2011-04-22 06:30:00

Comprehensive smoking bans exist in more than half of the states in the US, and by 2020, the entire country could have laws banning smoking in all indoor areas of private worksites, restaurants and bars, a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday shows. The projection is based on the current rate at which states have enacted smoke-free laws. "In the span of 10 years, smoke-free workplaces, restaurants and bars went from being relatively rare to being the...

2011-03-03 14:59:00

AUSTIN, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, smoke-free workplace bills were heard in the Texas Senate Committee on Health and Human Services and the Texas House Committee on Public Health. Both committees left the bills pending, which is common in the legislative process. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110303/DA58998) Numerous individuals including business owners, musicians, organization representatives and others provided testimony in favor of the bills. Many of...

2011-02-10 11:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Findings from the latest Minnesota Adult Tobacco Survey (MATS), published today in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, show that Minnesota is continuing to make progress in reducing tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke. The study is the most thorough and accurate source of information about tobacco use in Minnesota. Conducted by ClearWay Minnesota(SM) and the Minnesota Department of...

2010-12-01 00:01:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- New research released in the December 2010 supplement to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM) concludes that Minnesota's statewide smoke-free law has not adversely affected bar and restaurant employment. The research adds to the growing body of evidence on the Freedom to Breathe Act's success and offers the first analysis of independent data from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. Research conducted at...

2010-07-21 10:22:00

New Data Measures Americans' Feelings about Smoking in Public Spaces WASHINGTON, July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Results from the annual Social Climate Survey of Tobacco Control, released today, indicate that a sizeable group of Americans support smoke-free outdoor public spaces. More than two-thirds (67.3 percent) of Americans feel that smoking should not be allowed within 20 feet of a doorway--a finding that is increasingly relevant as more indoor spaces have gone smoke-free. The...

2010-06-30 13:52:25

The passage of smoking bans in two large Minnesota cities was not associated with job losses at bars and may in fact have contributed to higher employment in restaurants, according to new research. The study is the first to examine the economic effects of clean indoor air policies on bars and restaurants as independent types of businesses, the researchers said. Consistent with previous published studies of the economic impact of smoking bans, this analysis did not find significant economic...

2010-04-09 14:28:00

Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids WASHINGTON, April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- We applaud the U.S. Navy for acting to protect sailors' health by adopting a new policy that bans smoking below decks aboard all Navy submarines. This policy recognizes that secondhand smoke is a serious, scientifically proven threat to human health, and no one should be exposed to it in the workplace, including the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces. This policy...

2009-12-31 11:06:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO ) North Carolina on January 2 will take an historic step for health when it becomes the first major tobacco-growing state to implement a statewide smoke-free law that includes all restaurants and bars. This new law will protect the right of North Carolinians to breathe clean air. North...

2009-09-16 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Cheryl G. Healton, DrPH, President and CEO of the American Legacy Foundation: The American Legacy Foundation(R) applauds Speaker Nancy Pelosi and all those in the U.S. House of Representatives who have worked tirelessly to protect Capitol Hill staff and visitors from the dangers of second-hand smoke. On Thursday, the House's last two indoor smoking rooms are being cleaned and converted to smoke-free dining...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
Related