NYC to Philip Morris: Education Alone Will Not Curb Youth Smoking

NYC to Philip Morris: Education Alone Will Not Curb Youth Smoking
Higher cost of cigarettes is the immediate deterrent. “Kapag mahal, ang sigarilyo, mas mapipigilan sa pagyoyosi ang kabataang Pilipino.” This was stressed by the National Youth Commission (NYC) today in reaction to the claims of Chita Herce, spokesperson of Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Corporation Inc. (PMFTC), the top tobacco manufacturer in the country, that education ...

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels signs compromise statewide smoking ban

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels signs compromise statewide smoking ban
Even as he signed his name to the law, putting a statewide smoking ban in place for restaurants and many other public places, Gov. Mitch Daniels acknowledged that, for some, it doesn’t go far enough. Bars and casinos are exempt, though smoking will be banned at charity gaming events. People will still be able to ...

Higher Cigarette Price Will Deter Smoking Among Youth

Higher Cigarette Price Will Deter Smoking Among Youth
It’s confirmed! The Global Youth Tobacco Surveys, conducted in the Philippines in 2003 and 2007, say there is a significant increase in the number of young smokers in the country. In 2003, 19.6 percent of teenagers from ages 13 to 15 years old consumed tobacco. This is 1.07 million out of the 5.46 million of ...

Tobacco Free Mountaineers celebrate smoking ban

Tobacco Free Mountaineers celebrate smoking ban
The Tobacco Free Mountaineers at West Virginia University have something to celebrate. In light of the recent indoor smoking ban imposed by Monongalia County officials, the Tobacco Free Mountaineers are teaming up with the WELLWVU Office of Wellness and Health Promotion to further educate students on the dangers of using tobacco products. “TFM is very ...

Marijuana growers still a big problem in Utah

Marijuana growers still a big problem in Utah
Notorious Mexican drug cartels have their tentacles in Utah, and the top drug enforcement agent in Utah calls it “the greatest threat to public safety.” “The traffickers made no money in Utah last year, and this is about greed,” said Frank Smith, DEA Assistant Special Agent in Charge of Utah. “If we can stop them ...