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2012-02-14 11:21:06

Impact of national smoke free legislation on home smoking bans: Findings from the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project Europe Surveys Smoking bans in public/workplaces don't drive smokers to light up more at home, suggests a study of four European countries with smoke free legislation, published online in Tobacco Control. If anything, a ban may prompt smokers to smoke less at home, the research suggests. The authors base their findings on two waves of the...

2012-02-10 06:50:07

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- A new study shows how much of an influence teammates have over one another´s decisions when it comes to smoking. Researchers created a study that consisted of 1260 ethnically diverse, middle-class sixth through eighth grade students. The students were questioned about their personal smoking behaviors, friends at school, and sports activities they participated in. By using a social method the researchers developed, they examined how an adolescent´s...

2012-02-07 14:42:01

Counties and parishes with a greater concentration of small, locally-owned businesses have healthier populations – with lower rates of mortality, obesity and diabetes – than do those that rely on large companies with "absentee" owners, according to a national study by sociologists at LSU and Baylor University. "What stands out about this research is that we often think of the economic benefits and job growth that small business generates, but we don't think of the social...

Child's Greatest Secondhand Smoke Exposure Coming From Inside Vehicles: CDC
2012-02-06 10:48:41

Anti-smoking advocates have snuffed out virtually all smoking in public places, even many outdoor public areas such as parks, and the zealots are now focusing on private vehicles with armloads of data showing they are potentially more dangerous than smoke-filled bars and other less confined areas, reports the Associated Press (AP). A report from government researchers has found that more than 1 in 5 high school and middle school children are passengers in cars while others are smoking....


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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