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New York Colleges Remove Tobacco Products

| December 23, 2011

buy lm cigarettes onlineWestern New York has the highest concentration of smoke-free or tobacco-free colleges in New York State. That’s according to a new report by the American Cancer Society showing that more and more colleges across New York are giving tobacco a failing grade and banning its use on campus. The news comes today as the American Cancer Society celebrates its annual Great American Smokeout. According to the American Cancer Society’s “Tobacco-Free U: NYS Colleges Expel Tobacco,” the number of colleges that have adopted tobacco-free/smoke-free policies since the mid-2000s has increased 16 fold. Tobacco free means that the use of tobacco in any form is prohibited everywhere on campus. Smoke free means that smoking tobacco in the form of cheap L&M cigarettes, cigars and pipes is prohibited everywhere on campus.

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Smoking Rates, State By State

| December 23, 2011

usa smokers onlineSouth and Midwest states continue to lead the pack in terms of highest smoking rates in the United States, according to the new Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, while states in the East and the West have the lowest smoking rates. The results, based on the 177,600 interviews conducted between January and June of this year, show that on average, 21 percent of Americans still smoke today. The rate has been the same since 2008. The rates are much lower than those of the 1940s to the 1970s, when smoking topped out around 40 percent, according to Gallup.

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Big Tobacco Using Legal Frauds

| December 23, 2011

online lucky strike cigarettesAttorney-General Nicola Roxon says tobacco giant Philip Morris deliberately altered its corporate structure so it could launch an international trade law case against the government’s plain packaging legislation. Philip Morris Asia is challenging the laws, which were passed by parliament in November, through the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law.

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No Tobacco Use in Parks with Playground

| December 23, 2011

cigarettes onlineThe city of Allegan has banned tobacco use in Jaycee Park and part of Hanson Park. “Both of those particular parks have playground equip­ment, so these are specific areas for smaller children,” City Manager-Clerk Robert Hillard said of the reason for the tobacco ban. “There was an identified goal earlier in the year to look at our smoking policies on city outdoor policies,” he said. Hanson is one of several riverfront parks that blend to­gether. Hillard said there will be a sign at the affected area. According to the resolution adopted by the council, the use of tobacco is the most prevent­able cause of death and disease in the United States, leading to more deaths than AIDS, alco­hol, illegal drugs, motor vehicle accidents, firearms, murders, suicides and fires. Secondhand smoke, cigarette butts and to­bacco spit may be hazardous to people and animals, it said.

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Wrestle Against His Secondhand Smoke Case

| December 22, 2011

discount ok cigarettesA Greenbelt man who sued his housing cooperative in a secondhand smoke case and lost will now have to help the cooperative pay its legal bills. The plaintiff in Greenbelt’s secondhand smoke case, David Schuman, reported he just got a notice saying his housing cooperative’s monthly co-op fee was increasing because insurance rates had gone up to defend against law suits.

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