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2014-08-08 10:38:08

BMJ-British Medical Journal Smoking related deaths cut by up to 11 percent in prisons with long-term bans in place Prison smoking bans are associated with a substantial reduction in deaths from smoking related causes, such as heart disease and cancer, finds a US study published on thebmj.com today. Smoking related deaths were cut by up to 11% in state prisons with long-term bans in place. In the United States at year end 2011, there were 1.4 million people in state prisons. Fifty to...

2014-08-07 20:23:52

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arguing for a "meaningful and feasible framework" that accommodates the unique characteristics of the pipe tobacco market, the Pipe Tobacco Council, the national trade association representing the pipe tobacco industry, today submitted comments on Food and Drug Administration efforts to regulate pipe tobacco. The FDA has proposed to regulate pipe tobacco under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. The move would create new legal and...

2014-06-30 12:32:37

Law will protect kids and clean indoor air MINNEAPOLIS, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Freedom to Breathe coalition, a group of Minnesota's leading health organizations, responded to new restrictions on e-cigarettes that were passed during the 2014 Legislative Session and will be enacted tomorrow. "Minnesota is leading the nation in taking steps to regulate e-cigarettes, which have the potential to addict youth to nicotine," said coalition co-chair Molly Moilanen, Director of Public...

2014-06-03 08:28:44

New Report Offers a Global Perspective on Tobacco in America WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report entitled "A Half Century of Avoidable Death: A Global Perspective on Tobacco in America," ("Avoidable Death") released today by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), examines U.S. tobacco control efforts in the fifty years since the release of the 1964 Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health - viewed through a global lense. Tobacco is the number one cause of...

WHO Calls For Higher Taxes On Tobacco Products To Save Lives
2014-05-30 10:48:23

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ahead of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) conference, which is slated for later this year, the UN’s health arm is using World No Tobacco Day to call on countries to raise taxes on tobacco products. The tobacco epidemic results in six million deaths annually across the globe, of which more than 600,000 are non-smokers who die from breathing in the toxic second-hand smoke of cigarette users. Unless we act...

2014-05-29 12:28:02

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Action on Smoking & Health (ASH), an organization devoted to creating a world free of tobacco-related damage, disease, and death both domestically and globally, announced today that 193 Senators and Representatives are being certified "Free from Tobacco Money." This certification is awarded today in recognition of "World No Tobacco Day 2014." For the full list of those being recognized, please visit http://ash.org/wntd2014/....

Letter To WHO: Do Not Classify Electronic Smokes As Cigarettes
2014-05-29 10:18:58

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On May 27, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a statement calling for governments to raise taxes on tobacco products to encourage users to quit and stop others from becoming addicted to the deadly habit. The release followed 2012 data by the UN health agency that increasing tobacco taxes by 50 percent could reduce the global number of smokers by 49 million within three years and could save 11 million lives. Separately,...

2014-05-16 16:24:32

Health groups praise legislation as "positive step for Minnesota" ST. PAUL, Minn., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Freedom to Breathe coalition, a group of Minnesota health organizations, responded today to the Legislature's passage of an omnibus bill that includes provisions restricting use and sales of e-cigarettes. The bill now heads to Governor Mark Dayton's desk. Coalition co-chair Molly Moilanen, Director of Public Affairs at ClearWay Minnesota, said, "Our coalition is pleased to see...

2014-05-14 00:21:34

SAN DIEGO, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights presented Redding Rancheria Tribal leadership and Win-River Resort and Casino management with Smokefree Business Awards for their newly remodeled 100% smokefree indoor air facility. The awards were presented during the annual National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) expo held at the San Diego Convention Center this week. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140514/87384 The casino celebrated its...

2014-05-06 00:21:38

Bill would protect kids ST. PAUL, Minn., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Freedom to Breathe coalition, a statewide group of leading health organizations, responded today to the passage of the Health and Human Services Policy Omnibus Bill by the Minnesota House, which would create new e-cigarette restrictions. The bill was passed by a bipartisan majority. The following is a statement from Molly Moilanen, Director of Public Affairs at ClearWay Minnesota(SM) and co-chair of the...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.