Latest Smoking ban Stories

FDA Steps Up Tobacco Enforcement
2011-11-11 06:36:27

In an effort to curb underage smoking, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has conducted a sting operation to locate retailers who illegally sell tobacco to minors. The FDA made 27,500 inspections nationwide and found only 1,200 retailers who needed warning letters for allowing the sales to underage individuals. Ann Simoneau, Director of compliance and enforcement for FDA´s Center for Tobacco Products told Convenience Store News, “The fact that youths can walk into 1,200...

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...

Smokers Experiencing Heart Attacks Earlier
2011-10-11 05:15:51

A new study suggests that smokers suffer heart attacks years before their non-smoking counterparts. Researchers from the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor studied 3,600 people who were hospitalized with a heart attack or unstable angina — pain due to low blood flow to the heart, which is often a precursor to a heart attack. They found that 25 percent of the heart patients were current smokers who were, on average, younger and with fewer health problems than the...

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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
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