Old Havana restaurants quietly going smoke-free

Old Havana restaurants quietly going smoke-free
It’s a quintessentially Cuban experience: Capping off a meal with a snifter of rum and an aromatic cigar. This Caribbean nation is renowned around the world for its pungent Cohibas, Montecristos and Romeo y Julietas, but on the island, stogie-lovers are increasingly being told to take it outside. A number of state-owned restaurants in Havana’s ...

City Council Approves Tobacco-Free Park Signs

City Council Approves Tobacco-Free Park Signs
Mercer Island City Council approved the posting of new park signs Monday night at most of the Island’s parks which encourage visitors to avoid using tobacco products. City Parks and Recreation Director Bruce Fletcher told the council at a March 19 meeting in City Hall that while second hand tobacco smoke can increase risks of ...

Teen smokers show the extent of ciggie problem

Teen smokers show the extent of ciggie problem
PARENTS and retailers need to make a bigger effort to stop underage people from smoking, a councillor has said. Conservative Pat Murray claims he regularly sees teenagers as young as 13 smoking in Swadlincote after they have finished school. He called for tougher enforcement on the shops that are selling cigarettes to youngsters. It is ...

Vermillion College Students Working Towards a Tobacco Free Campus

Vermillion College Students Working Towards a Tobacco Free Campus
Activists across the country encouraging cigarette smokers to quit. Vermillion Community College took the campaign a little further by trying to eliminate all tobacco use on campus. “I’ve been doing pretty good on 2 or 3 a day, but it’s hard, real hard,” Vermillion Community College student Daniel Waage said. Eighteen- year-old Waage has been ...

Woman sentenced for trafficking in counterfeit cigarettes

Woman sentenced for trafficking in counterfeit cigarettes
US District Court Judge Sue Robinson sentenced 54 year old Su Lian Wu to 8 months in prison. Officials say on 6 different occasions between April and December of 2010 the six brought from New York City to Delaware 2580 cartons of counterfeit cigarettes, which were imported from China. They looked like the real thing ...

Aviation Mall to go tobacco-free

Aviation Mall to go tobacco-free
The parent company of Aviation Mall announced plans this week to ban tobacco at all of its shopping malls. The tobacco-free policy kicks in May 31 and will apply to all inside and outside areas, including parking lots and sidewalks. It covers cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco and even electronic cigarettes. Pyramid Management Group LLC ...

Panel urges pharmacy tobacco sales ban

Panel urges pharmacy tobacco sales ban
Frustrated Massachusetts public health regulators pledged Wednesday to take their campaign for a ban on tobacco sales at pharmacies directly to state lawmakers and the Patrick administration. Five months ago, the state Public Health Council voted unanimously to direct administration officials to investigate the feasibility of prohibiting tobacco sales at drug stores, a measure now ...