Jessica Miller | March 16, 2011
The Japanese people were glued to their televisions Wednesday morning as the fate of what may be the worst environmental disaster in the nation’s history hung in the balance. As smoke poured out of the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant, a helicopter crew from NHK, Japan’s national broadcasting company, broadcast the latest disaster live as it unfolded.
Jessica Miller | February 8, 2011
Dorchester County Council not only tabled for a second time a law to ban workplace smoking Viceroy but also tabled a motion to require smoking or no-smoking signs in those businesses. Councilman David Chinnis had proposed the sign law as a compromise to the smoking ban, which has council divided.
Jessica Miller | January 19, 2011
The Interior Health Authority is calling for nominations for the Smoke-Free Champions for Change Awards. The awards honour people who have made a difference in the lives of others by promoting smoke-free spaces, helping people quit smoking and preventing people from starting to smoke Classic.
Jessica Miller | December 30, 2010
A study released by Charleston’s Covenant House shows gay people in West Virginia smoke much more often than the general population. The state has about 40,000 gays and lesbians and the study found that about half of West Virginia’s gay men smoke, and 47 percent of gay people in the state smoke. The study pointed to tobacco industry marketing, stress, and the traditionally social element to smoking as causes.
Jessica Miller | December 15, 2010
Smokers had no problem finding a light outside The Union around noon on Dec. 9. To voice their opinions regarding the Students’ Association’s decision to put a campus-wide smoking ban to a student vote, 10 to 15 smoked their pipes and Winston cigarettes as part of a protest outside the west doors of The Union.