Jessica Miller | February 29, 2012
At the beginning of last year, severe smoking bans were enforced on Spaniards. This included no smoking permitted in offices, bars, shops and restaurants. Initially, a study found that due to the bans, 600,000 smokers had quit smoking last year, when smoking cigarettes in indoor public places such as bars, restaurants and offices was not permitted. However, according to Costa News, a new research released last week has shown that this is not the case. Smoking is now very increase in Spain.
Jessica Miller | February 16, 2012
Chile has the highest level of tobacco consumption in all of America, according to a study done by the Pan-American Health Organization (OPS).The test results are the highest in the region among youth and adults and points out the importance of smoke-free areas. Compared with the other countries in this region, Chile is the country where people smoke the most often. The OPS compared the frequency of tobacco consumption among the 35 nations that are included in the association. The second annual report elaborated by OPS concentrates on nicotine poisoning in the region and meeting the commitments of the Marco Convention of the World Health Organization (OMS) to control the consumption of tobacco.
Jessica Miller | January 17, 2012
The vow to quit smoking undoubtedly ranked high on many people’s lists of New Year’s resolutions for 2012. PUC faculty and staff members that smoke may be more motivated than ever to quit after a new university healthcare policy rate increase went into effect on Jan. 1. The premium rate increase of $250 applies to faculty and staff members that currently use or have used tobacco in the past twelve months. The same increase applies to a spouse of a PUC employee. Recommended by a university committee, the decision to raise the rate for smokers was announced during the 2011 fall semester. CIGNA, the university’s healthcare provider, covers a myriad of services for all employees, regardless of whether they are affected by the rate increase.
Jessica Miller | January 13, 2012
Seven months after the City of Ithaca expanded a smoking ban on The Commons to the streets west of it, business owners have lukewarm opinions about the decision. Some business owners initially complained about the concentration of smokers, but several business owners within the ban zone say they are satisfied with the results. Doug Levine, executive director at the State Theatre, said he was initially concerned when the city extended the ban past his front door, because patrons at the theater would often step out the front door for a cheap Classic cigarette during breaks in shows.