Law destroy Tobacco’s taste, Australians Say

Law destroy Tobacco’s taste, Australians Say
More than seven months have passed since Australia introduced one of the world’s toughest laws for tobacco warning labels, replacing the iconic package for graphics mouth ulcers, lung cancer and gangrenous limbs. And although experts say it is too early to know what impact the law has had on the use of tobacco, one thing ...

WSU professors advocate smoking prevention policy

WSU professors advocate smoking prevention policy
A pair of Wayne State professors are advocating for policy changes to prevent smoking among adolescents. Xinguang Chen, pediatrics professor in the School of Medicine, and Feng Lin, electrical and computer engineering professor in the College of Engineering, have put together a string of statistics to support such policy changes. Recent economic challenges forced state ...

Smoking cessation is focus of free program

Smoking cessation is focus of free program
HealthQuest WNY is an initiative of Lake Erie Regional Health System of New York designed to provide health and wellness information, resources and support to the community. This fall, HealthQuest WNY is hosting a four-week tobacco cessation education program at 7 p.m. beginning Thursday in the first floor Medical Library at Brooks Memorial Hospital. The ...

Popular high school students more likely to smoke cigarettes

Popular high school students more likely to smoke cigarettes
A new study shows that the most popular kids in school are also more likely to light up. CBS News reported the study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health shows the most popular teens in high school in both the US and Mexico are the most likely students to smoke cigarettes. According to the ...

Lebanese Love of Smoking Collides with a Public Ban

Lebanese Love of Smoking Collides with a Public Ban
September is here, and with it comes a law that is shaking Lebanon more than the electoral, domestic-violence or civil-marriage draft laws ever did. September has arrived and the Lebanese people have forgotten about politics and kidnappings. Many have expressed their anger and dissatisfaction by sharply attacking the law prohibiting the smoking of tobacco in ...

Calling the FDA’s bluff and saving smokers

Calling the FDA's bluff and saving smokers
In a recent Op-Ed for Reuters, FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg boasted about the success of the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. The news would be quite welcome — if only it were true. Unfortunately, the effectiveness of the new law’s various measures is nil. Its ban on candy cigarettes and requirement that ...

Simpsonville prepares for new smoking law

Simpsonville prepares for new smoking law
Simpsonville bars and restaurants have four months to prepare their customers for a new law that will prohibit them from smoking, a measure that some celebrated as a public health victory and others fear will drive business elsewhere. Starting on Sept. 1, smokers who are caught lighting up in bars, restaurants, private clubs and other ...