Jessica Miller | June 15, 2012
Despite new efforts to reduce smoking tobacco in Washington state, 70,000 of young people smoke cigs and 50 of them start the smoking habit every day, according to state authorities, with American Indian youngsters showing the highest rates. U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, state Secretary of Health Mary Selecky and other national, state and local health officials discussed teens cigarettes smoking at a town-hall conference on the University of Washington campus Thursday. The conference was part of a nationwide legal awareness initiative by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Jessica Miller | June 14, 2012
More than 60 percent of non-smokers in Israel are exposed to secondhand smoking, and as such are exposed to the same health risks as those who smoke every day, a Health Ministry research found. While only approximately 20 per cent of Israel’s adult population smokes cigs, passive smoking is also very dangerous. The study, represented on Wednesday at a meeting about exposure to dust at Tel Aviv University, showed that passive smokers assimilate the toxins eliminated from cigs into their bodies.
Jessica Miller | June 13, 2012
Inhabitants stressed the need for effective implementation of smoking control regulations and for reducing sales of smuggled tobacco products. They also asked the state authorities interested to make standard strategies in preventing sale of cigarettes to youngsters. Expressing perturbation over scandalous disregard of anti-tobacco legislation, the residents on Tuesday declared that effective realization of the ordinances will only serve the main purpose of tobacco products control.
Jessica Miller | June 12, 2012
More than 1,700 inhabitants who would have died from tobacco-related diseases are alive because of anti-smoking regulations in Ireland, a new research found. Measures such as significant increases in the price of smoking products and the workplace smoking ban, enforced in Ireland in 2004, have prolonged the lives of 1,716 residents. The information forms the first of 11 researches to examine the effects of smoking tobacco cessation laws in European countries.
Jessica Miller | June 11, 2012
Kansas legislators have decided that e-cigarettes should be just as off-limits to inhabitants younger than 18 as the real thing, so starting July 1 it will be unlawful for minors to purchase or possess the vapor-emitting smoking alternative in the state. The Legislature passed the prohibition last month, and Gov. Sam Brownback recently signed the new ordinance. The legislation defines electronic cigs as a battery-powered device that can supply inhaled doses of nicotine through a vaporized solution.