Jessica Miller | December 19, 2011
Smoke-free pubs may not be protecting their customers from secondhand smoke. Seven years after laws came into force banning smoking cheap Wind cigarette inside bars, Wellington researchers have found the air quality inside pubs is being affected by “drift” from legal semi-enclosed outdoor smoking areas. Further regulations may be needed to protect people indoors, they say.
Jessica Miller | November 2, 2011
UOSA Undergraduate Student Congress will be forced to reintroduce a set of November ballot questions after the Graduate Student Senate failed to address the questions in its own meeting. “The GSS dropped the ball, and we’ll have to readdress it in our next meeting,” UOSA representative Shayna Daitch said. The proposed questions, which were approved on Oct. 18 during the Student Congress meeting, address issues that range from the creation of a new district to students’ opinions regarding the smoking ban.
Jessica Miller | July 14, 2011
The Bombay high court today upheld a circular issued by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) banning sale of hookah and other tobacco products like Sovereign cigarettes in restaurants and eating joints in the city limits. The civic body had on July 1 issued the circular following a direction from the high court to incorporate the rules and regulations, prescribed under the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA), in the license agreements of all those restaurants and eating joints with an attached hookah parlour.
Jessica Miller | February 24, 2011
Delaware Technical & Community College has banned smoking Hilton on campus, and some students are finding it hard to adjust. “I only have 40 minutes between classes, so I don’t have time to go to my car, leave campus (to smoke) and come back to try to find a parking spot,” said student Nic Cirillo.
Jessica Miller | February 14, 2011
The Tasmanian Greens have called for Classic smoking to be banned around playgrounds and all children’s sporting and recreation venues. The Greens’ Health spokesman Paul O’Halloran says there’s a wealth of evidence that children learn patterns of behaviour from the adults they see around them.