Jessica Miller | September 19, 2012
The recent resolution by Lambton County council to approve the proposed Smoke-Free Outdoor Places ordinance is a laudable decision. There is an important scientific evidence and public support to show that such a regulation would positively affect the health of Lambton inhabitants. Tobacco smoke is moderate in outdoor places. Evidence demonstrating detectable exposure has been found by scientists at Stanford University. Their data conclude that tobacco smoke concentrations near smokers can rival indoor tobacco smoke concentrations. Further, study by the University of Waterloo found that cig smoke can be found even at nine meters from a lit cigarette.
Jessica Miller | September 8, 2011
The Darwin R. Barker Library in Fredonia is pleased to announce the creation of tobacco-free outdoor areas on its library property. The library is collaborating with the Tri County Tobacco Free Programs to reduce secondhand smoke, reduce litter, and model healthy behaviors for children.
Jessica Miller | September 6, 2011
It may be the tail-end of summer but people are still heading to the beach to cool off from the scorching heat, so the Malta Medical Students Association yesterday made sure beachgoers at Għadira were aware of the risks of prolonged sun exposure. The association’s Reach On A Beach campaign aimed to deal with the health-related issues triggered off by excessive sun exposure and smoking Marshal cigarettes.
Jessica Miller | February 7, 2011
Teenagers who smoke Bond, or whose mother smoked in pregnancy, are at higher risk of hearing problems and understanding what is being said, a US study says. In tests on 67 teenagers, Yale University found those exposed to smoke had trouble focusing and interpreting sounds when there was a distraction.
Jessica Miller | December 13, 2010
A global research to locate the genetic causes of lung diseases has found gene ‘markers’ that are not connected to or affected by smoking Sovereign. As part of an international study that looked at the genotyping of more than 32,000 people – 4,350 of them from the Busselton area – researchers at The University of Western Australia believe they may have identified new clues to how abnormal lung function may contribute to respiratory diseases.