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2012-12-04 05:03:50

A popular Central Texas music venue enacts a non-smoking policy for guests enjoyment of live music. San Marcos, Texas (PRWEB) December 03, 2012 November 28, 2012 - The Texas Music Theater, a music venue in downtown San Marcos, Texas, announced the decision last week to enact a non-smoking policy to create a smoke-free listening experience during ticketed shows, becoming the first bar or music venue in Hays County to initiate the policy. The City of San Marcos and Hays County allows owners...

Brazil Credits Strong Tobacco Control Policies For Saving More Than 400,000 Lives
2012-11-07 10:19:09

Georgetown University Medical Center High cigarette prices, smoke-free air laws, marketing restrictions and other measures, all part of Brazil's strong tobacco control policies, are credited for a 50 percent reduction in smoking prevalence between 1989 and 2010. The reduction contributed to an estimated 420,000 lives saved during that time period. Those are the findings of a new study published today in PLOS Medicine by a team of researchers from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'