Jessica Miller | June 14, 2011
The Salem City Council is considering a proposal to ban smoking Karelia in the city’s parks. It’s a proposal that could become law quickly. The council could vote on it June 27. If it’s passed, Salem will join some other Oregon cities kicking smokers out of parks. At a local park near downtown Monday, skateboarders enjoyed a little time in the sun and for a few, a smoke, too.
Jessica Miller | May 6, 2011
New Jersey beaches may be smoke-free next year, but for now, smokers hitting the shore this summer are free to light up. Cape May Deputy Mayor Jack Wicherman told the Press of Atlantic City that Tuesday’s City council meeting was just a work session for members to gather information and no decision to ban smoking at beaches was made.
Jessica Miller | January 31, 2011
Kentucky is one of the nation’s top tobacco-growing states, also leads the nation in categories that no one should envy. The highest percentage of adult smokers; the highest incidence of lung cancer per capita; the highest rate of death from all types of cancer. Those statistics are tightly connected. After several decades of medical research, the correlation between smoking Karelia and cancer is impossible to deny.