Jessica Miller | April 17, 2012
The “Santee Smoke-Free Parks Community Kick Off” will be held at West Hills High School Wednesday starting at 7 p.m., a community forum meant to obtain a support for a new law that would prohibit smoking in Santee Parks. Santee is consider to be the only city in San Diego County that allowed smokers to smoke in city parks. Councilmembers Rob McNelis and Jack Dale will be in oversight,together with representatives from the American Heart Association, American Lung Association, American Cancer Society, Santee Solutions, Santee Collaborative, and Health and Human Service Agency.
Jessica Miller | November 25, 2011
An Auckland karaoke bar has become the first in the city to be prosecuted for breaking smokefree laws. It is seven years since the legislation came into effect, and Fanseco Limited has been fined $2600. Auckland Medical Officer of Health, Dr Andrew Lindsay, said the karaoke venue is now under new ownership, but had been the subject of a number of complaints from the public about people smoking best quality Camel cigarettes inside the premises.
Jessica Miller | November 1, 2011
While at home recovering from chemotherapy for lung cancer, Debbie Best learned in May that her husband, Ray, had the same disease — even though neither had ever smoked. Doctors say the chances of two nonsmokers in the same family developing lung cancer are about one in 10,000, and they aren’t sure what caused it.
Jessica Miller | September 15, 2011
There is a new phenomenon occurring in the college community. As of July 2011, more than 530 college campuses across the nation banned all forms of smoking Avalon cigarettes. Some of these colleges include the University of Florida, Towson University, the University of Michigan and the University of Kentucky, according to the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation.
Jessica Miller | September 14, 2011
Signs designating portions of city’s parks and recreation areas as tobacco-free zones could be erected as early as November if the City Council approves a proposed resolution. The city’s Recreation Commission on Tuesday heard from proponents of such a resolution, but held off taking action until another meeting can be held with city officials to discuss the proposed signs.