Jessica Miller | November 5, 2012
Smoking tobacco will be prohibited at almost all California university in the spring, officials declared, as all campuses in the system move toward being tobacco-free. University Chancellor Gene D. Block made a public statement Tuesday in a letter, the Los Angeles Times reported. All smoking products, including e-cigarettes, will be prohibited on the UCLA campus as of April 22, he added. Saying tobacco use and secondhand tobacco smoke are leading causes of disease and death, he added cigarettes butts constitute one-third of all pieces of litter in California.
Jessica Miller | August 24, 2012
Victoria University’s intends to ban smoking on campus has promptly predictions of stressed students dispersing on to public streets for a cig. The new propose would extend the existing prohibition on smoking tobacco inside university area to within three metres of a building and cover the whole campus. The university says a smoke-free ordinance would create a healthier learning environment, but students have questioned how the smoking ban will be enforced.
Jessica Miller | August 23, 2012
A tobacco-themed museum in Shanghai is being censured for tempting kids to light up by ignoring the smoking health risks. City authorities are now re-examining a recent resolution to award the China Tobacco Museum the title of “Patriotic Education Base” and earlier award of “Science Education Base” and “Model Unit for Shanghai Juveniles’ Moral Education,” yesterday’s Legal Evening News reported. The titles sparked discussions among most participants at a conference held in Beijing on Tuesday. Many smoking-control experts declared that their research showed the museum was leading young people to have a positive view of smoking habit.
Jessica Miller | April 3, 2012
New smoking bylaws banning smokers from lighting up in places like restaurant patios and city-owned beaches and parks is getting a bit of backlash. Most non-smokers tend to love the bylaw. Many non-smokers hate it. “There are no children out here, so basically we’re adults, we’re a veterans club, we pay dues to belong to this place and now we can’t even enjoy our own patio,” says Bob Harkness of the Royal Canadian Legion in Bells Corners. The Legion falls prey to the new restrictions because it is licensed to sell alcohol like a restaurant.
Jessica Miller | March 1, 2012
All Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) across India have been directed to ensure they are tobacco-free to prevent young people start smoking, officials declared Tuesday. The Kendriya Vidyalya Sangathan (KVS) has directed all the 1,087 schools across India under it make their campuses and surroundings smoking-free. The order has been issued by U.N Khaware, joint commissioner (academics), KVS, to the deputy commissioners of all regional offices. “The order directs the deputy commissioners to ensure that KVs functioning under their jurisdiction adhere to the rules and also prevent use of cigarettes by the students, teachers and the non-teaching staff in the school premises during and after the school hours,” the official said.