Why is it so hard to quit smoking in Maryland?

Why is it so hard to quit smoking in Maryland?
Maryland recently ranked third-worst in the country for the lack of assistance it offers its residents to quit smoking, according to the American Lung Association’s “Helping Smokers Quit: Tobacco Cessation Coverage 2011” report. But with so many smoking cessation programs available in Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s counties, the news comes as a surprise to ...

Senate dips into tax hike on tobacco products

Senate dips into tax hike on tobacco products
The physician in Roger Reitz pleaded Thursday with a Senate committee to bring state taxes for cigars and chewing tobacco into alignment with the higher rate applied to cigarettes. “This bill is not designed for revenue purposes,” said Reitz, who also represents Manhattan in the Senate. “It’s a health bill targeted to discourage the use ...

College of DuPage pitches a campuswide tobacco ban

College of DuPage pitches a campuswide tobacco ban
As of Aug. 6, smokers will likely have to extinguish their cigarettes for good on College of DuPage’s 273-acre campus, when a smoking ban is expected to go into effect. The ban would also apply to the use of any tobacco-related products. However, students, faculty and visitors to the college will still be able to ...

Local Students Discuss New Tobacco Advertisements

Local Students Discuss New Tobacco Advertisements
Advertisements designed to shock smokers into kicking the habit are leaving many uncomfortable. As president and vice president of a Poteau’s Students Working Against Tobacco, or SWAT, Stephanie Goodwin and Kreg Haney said they thought they knew everything there is to know about smoking. “This actually shows the real deal, the real life,” Goodwin said. ...

Summit to spread anti-tobacco message among youth

Summit to spread anti-tobacco message among youth
An initiative to create a tobacco-free generation of youth may be rolled out in primary and secondary schools as early as next year. It will be part of the “Towards Tobacco-free Millennium Generation” campaign put together by around 50 individuals, including medical students, school teachers and a professor from the National Cancer Centre. It aims ...