White Settlement restricts smoking in restaurants

White Settlement restricts smoking in restaurants
White Settlement is cracking down on smoking in parks and restaurants. The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to require restaurants and other establishments that serve food to install ventilation systems and designate nonsmoking areas. The city joined a growing number of Tarrant County cities with some form of smoking ban. The council also banned smoking ...

Anti-Smoking Mural at Gundersen Lutheran

Anti-Smoking Mural at Gundersen Lutheran
Students from Longfellow Charter School’s School of Design are picking a fight with big tobacco, by displaying a 12-foot anti-smoking mural they created at Gundersen Lutheran in La Crosse. The students are part of an organization called fighting against corporate tobacco, or F.A.C.T. The goal of the campaign is to inform peers about the harmful ...

Proposed cuts to anti-smoking programs

Proposed cuts to anti-smoking programs
Anti-smoking advocates were not happy to hear the news. Peggy Keigley is the Director for Smoking Cessation at Seton Health. Keigley said, “We’re looking at a proposed $5 million dollar cut to the budget and this absolutely, in my perspective, spells a big disaster, not only for people in tobacco control, but for the citizens ...

E-Cigarettes Draw Fire From Legislatures

E-Cigarettes Draw Fire From Legislatures
A growing number of states are taking aim at electronic cigarettes in the absence of federal regulations, intensifying a public-health debate over the fast-growing alternative to traditional cigarettes. Lawmakers in more than half a dozen states from Arizona to New York have introduced legislation this year that would prohibit the sale of e-cigarettes to minors. ...

La Crosse students create anti-tobacco mural

La Crosse students create anti-tobacco mural
Middle school students in our area are making a statement about tobacco marketing they say is aimed at kids. Students from the La Crosse Design Institute constructed a 12 foot mural at Gundersen Lutheran in La Crosse. The mural shows what the students learned about the effects of tobacco products and how they are marketed. ...