Jessica Miller | September 24, 2012
Swiss inhabitants are going to the polls to vote on a new proposal to prohibit smoking tobacco absolutely in enclosed public areas. Hotels, restaurants and bars are currently permitted to have rooms for smokers but critics declared that this harms the health of those who work in them. Smoking restrictions introduced two years ago were watered down after lobbying from the catering trade and tobacco firms. Opinion polls showed that the Swiss – who smoke more than their neighbours – are likely to refuse the proposal. The BBC’s Imogen Foulkes explained that Switzerland is implementing the issue of passive tobacco smoking far later than its neighbours Germany, Italy and France, which long ago prohibited smoking cigs in public areas.
Jessica Miller | July 9, 2012
The percentage of Wisconsin inhabitants who declared that they’re exposed to cigarettes smoke decreased by approximately half after the state’s workplace smoking ban started two years ago, a recent study found. The legislation, which was approved on July 5, 2010, prohibited smoking in bars, restaurants, private clubs, schools, hotels, clinics and also workplaces. Before the new ban, 55 per cent of inhabitants told that they were exposed to tobacco smoke outside the home and 13 per cent at home. After the ban, 32 per cent declared that exposure to tobacco smoke outside the home and 7 per cent at home.
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 | April 2, 2012
A main campaign is being launched to stop Wearside children being harmed by second-hand smoke. Health bosses say that youngsters are breathing in harmful cancer-causing toxins and poisons by being near people who smoke each day. They argue it increases the chances of children getting lung disease and meningitis, while also costing the NHS more than £23million annually. The campaign comes after a survey of North East children revealed some shocking statistics. It found that 99 per cent of children want their parents to give up smoking, and that 97 per cent wished their mums and dads wouldn’t light up cigarettes in front of them in the home.
Jessica Miller | November 4, 2011
The campaign aims to raise awareness of the harmful effects of both active and passive smoking. The campaign will encourage and motivate people not to smoke in public places in order to reduce the damaging effects of passive smoking. The campaign had been organized in Hanoi on November 1 by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the World Health Organization (WHO).