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2013-09-02 10:17:50

Second-hand smoke increases the risk of coronary artery disease and acute myocardial infarction. For this reason, health policies aimed at reducing tobacco consumption and public smoke exposure are strongly recommended. Dr Porretta said: "Canton Ticino (CT), which is one of the 26 cantons of the Swiss Federation, was the first Swiss canton to introduce a smoking ban in April 2007. We had the opportunity to assess the long-term impact of the smoking ban on the incidence of ST-segment...

2013-08-07 23:01:52

American Lung Association in Indiana: Smokefree restaurant and bar laws are good for health, and a new study published in the scientific journal Preventing Chronic Disease reports that an Indiana smokefree law would not harm the restaurant and bar industry. This finding is based on an analysis of data from local jurisdictions in nine states, including Indiana. Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) August 07, 2013 Smokefree restaurant and bar laws are good for health, and a new study published in the...

2013-08-05 16:26:20

Researchers Say Extending Smoke-Free Legislation to Casinos Can Reduce the Acute Effects of Secondhand Smoke Exposure WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study published today in Circulation, a journal of the American Heart Association, takes a deeper look at the implementation of smoke-free laws in casinos and its impact on reported medical emergencies. Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco compared the number of medical emergencies...

2013-08-01 23:21:45

Pittsburgh-based InventHelp® attempts to submit an invention, Gaming Video Smoke Eliminator, to companies for review. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 "While playing video games in public, I was confronted by a person that was blowing his second hand smoke in my face, and neither of us wanted to move to a different video game machine because we were both winning our respective games," said an inventor and gaming enthusiast from Santa Fe, N.M. "He gave me the...

2013-08-01 16:28:22

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement of Matthew L. Myers President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) One of the largest studies to date on the economic impact of smoke-free laws, published today in the scientific journal Preventing Chronic Disease, provides powerful new evidence that such laws do not harm the restaurant and bar industry, even in states with high smoking rates and a history of...

2013-07-23 08:33:07

National Competition Awards Students Dedicated to Reducing Tobacco Use WASHINGTON, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legacy, a nonprofit public health organization based in Washington, D.C. announces the winners of the 2013 Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications to Reduce Tobacco Use Among Priority Populations.* Each year Legacy recognizes students who are dedicated to reducing commercial tobacco use. (Logo:...

Ban On Smoking In Cars With Kids Popular
2013-07-22 14:58:47

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Banning smoking in cars with kids inside is a popular idea, according to a new survey from researchers at the University of Michigan (U-M). The researchers surveyed 1,996 adults over the age of 18 and found that 82 percent supported the idea of banning smoking in cars when children under 13 are riding in the vehicle. Despite the popularity of the idea, only seven states actually have laws on the books that prohibit this action....

2013-07-09 14:58:49

Many state and local governments have banned smoking in parks and on beaches on the basis that passive smoke is a risk for non-smokers, cigarette butts pollute the environment, and seeing people smoke poses a long-term risk to children. In the paper "Banning Smoking In Parks and on Beaches: Science, Policy, and the Politics of Denormalization," published in the July issue of the journal Health Affairs, researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health analyzed the evidence...

2013-06-18 11:42:55

A Georgetown public health expert and attorney examines what the FDA must do to prevail When the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) imposes new graphic warning labels for tobacco products, they can survive a First Amendment challenge if they depict health consequences and their effectiveness is supported by adequate scientific evidence, says a Georgetown University Medical Center public health expert and attorney. Graphic tobacco warning labels–which combine images with health...

2013-06-18 04:22:39

Added support measures can significantly increase smokers' likelihood of quitting TORONTO, June 18, 2013 /CNW/ - Smoking bans on all company property both indoors and outdoors should be a visible part of a comprehensive non-smoking policy in Canadian workplaces, according to a new Conference Board of Canada report. Additional measures, such as smoking cessation programs, would also help employees to quit smoking. Currently, 19 per cent of Canadian organizations responding to a...