Jessica Miller | January 2, 2012
The Pan American Health Organization, a regional arm of WHO, praised a law enacted Dec. 15, 2011, by the Brazilian government that prohibits smoking Ahram tobacco in all enclosed, collective-use spaces, both public and private. It was signed by President Dilma Rousseff and will make Brazil the largest country in the world to declare all workplaces and indoor public spaces 100 percent smoke-free, according to PAHO.
Jessica Miller | November 30, 2011
Smoking may soon end in Myrtle Beach bars and restaurants. Next month Smoke Free Horry plans to present Myrtle Beach City Council with research its done that shows the negative health impact secondhand smoke has. Some bars and restaurants that allow smoking believe a ban would drastically hurt their revenue. “We get a lot of regulars. We also have a lot of tourists who aren’t allowed to smoke cheap Golden Gate cigarette anywhere else in the country, but they smoke here and think it’s a privilege,” said Karen Marianos, bartender at Bummz in Myrtle Beach.
Jessica Miller | March 3, 2011
A recent researchers said that millions of women in developing countries will live with the threat of disease and early death in the coming decades due to tobacco, stemming from their rising economic and political status. The study, published in the World Health Organization (WHO) Bulletin, analyzed 74 countries and found that men are five times more likely to smoke Doina cigs than women in countries where women have lower rates of female empowerment, such as China, Indonesia, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.
Jessica Miller | November 26, 2010
According to a report, tobacco kills a sum of 5.7 million individuals globally and 5.1 million people died from their own Ritm smoking. The World Health Organization (WHO) said that smoking is the leading cause of preventable fatality in the world. In addition, secondhand smoke sickens millions of people and kills more than 600,000 individuals all over the world every year.
Jessica Miller | November 2, 2010
It’s been several years since Ohio and Marshall counties’ boards of health implemented smoking bans – a move local health officials believe has had a positive impact on people’s health. These beliefs may be in line with what’s happening on an international level, as new research shows smoking bans spare many children with asthma from being hospitalized. The finding suggests smoke-free laws have even greater health benefits than previously believed.