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2012-02-13 05:10:00

With the aim to extend its electronic cigarette market in Kiev, Innokin Technology conducted a survey of restaurants in Kiev last month. The survey shows that 10 out of 100 restaurants in Kiev do not have meeting rooms for smokers. (PRWEB) February 13, 2012 With the aim to extend its electronic cigarette market in Kiev, Innokin Technology conducted a survey of restaurants in Kiev last month. The survey shows that 10 out of 100 restaurants in Kiev do not have meeting rooms for smokers. In...

2012-02-09 16:49:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a Statement of Susan M. Liss, Executive Director, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) It is deeply disappointing that Mayor Greg Ballard has broken his campaign promise once again and decided to veto legislation that would protect all Indianapolis residents, workers and visitors from the serious health hazards of secondhand smoke. Mayor Ballard's decision denies...

2012-01-31 09:42:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement of Matthew L. Myers President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) "The Indianapolis City-County Council last night delivered a long-awaited victory for health and the public's right to breathe clean air by voting to make all restaurants and bars and most other workplaces smoke-free. We urge Mayor Greg Ballard to sign this legislation into law and protect...

2011-11-08 10:37:58

But 50 percent of children in households with smokers still exposed, according to new studies in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine Second hand smoke exposure among nonsmokers has declined over time as clean indoor air laws have been adopted. However, there has been concern that such laws might encourage smokers to smoke more in their homes or other private venues. Children living in a home with an adult smoker are up to twice as likely to take up smoking themselves. Now, a study...

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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...

2011-04-21 12:38:00

Statement of Matthew L. Myers President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids WASHINGTON, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report published today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention underscores the strong momentum across the country to pass smoke-free workplace laws that protect all workers and the public from the serious health hazards of secondhand smoke. The CDC report finds that in the past 10 years, 25 states and the District of Columbia have enacted...

2010-09-07 13:27:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) Two new reports released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that while the United States has made dramatic progress in the fight against tobacco, too many Americans still smoke and too many non-smokers...

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...

2010-05-14 13:14:27

Local ordinances in Appalachian states with weak statewide smoking regulations do not offer most residents adequate protection against second-hand smoke, according to a new study. Researchers examined smoking-related ordinances at the community level in six Appalachian states. Based on their analysis, they said that efforts should be focused on enacting strong statewide clean indoor air laws rather than relying on local ordinances to make public places smoke-free in some of these states. The...

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2009-09-22 06:35:00

Smoking bans in public places can reduce the number of heart attacks by over one-third, which offers new proof that the restrictions are effective, two U.S. research teams reported on Monday. One of the teams discovered that the smoking bans in the U.S., Canada and Europe had an immediate effect that only increased as time went on. The number of heart attack cases were cut by 17 percent in the first year and by as much as 36 percent after three years, they reported in the journal...