Jessica Miller | July 12, 2012
Smoking tobacco is already prohibited at beaches, parks, restaurants and also near buildings in Santa Monica, but Tuesday the city council decided to enlarge the smoking prohibition and voted 4-2 to prohibit tobacco smoking for all new inhabitants of apartments and condos inside their homes, with one exception. “It also requires existing inhabitants to designate their areas as smoking or non-smoking and from then on it will be banned to smoke in a non-smoking place,” declared Adam Radinksy, head of the Consumer Protection Unit in Santa Monica.
Jessica Miller | June 13, 2012
Inhabitants stressed the need for effective implementation of smoking control regulations and for reducing sales of smuggled tobacco products. They also asked the state authorities interested to make standard strategies in preventing sale of cigarettes to youngsters. Expressing perturbation over scandalous disregard of anti-tobacco legislation, the residents on Tuesday declared that effective realization of the ordinances will only serve the main purpose of tobacco products control.
Jessica Miller | June 1, 2012
Local taxes on sales of tobacco products may replace customs duty if a GCC-level suggestion is enforced. The UAE has proposed a new tax to decrease the tobacco smoking which has increased over the past five years. The sub-regional inter-country conference was held earlier this month ahead of World No Tobacco Day being marked today in Cairo to control representatives from GCC countries on the module developed on increasing cigarettes taxes.
Jessica Miller | April 25, 2012
With Southeast Asia to be one district in 2015, anti-smoking campaigners are joining new forces to turn the fast-growing area into a healthy region by trying to make smokers’ life difficult. Recent statistics showed tobacco smoking killed approximately six million people last year, with Southeast Asia accounting for about 20% of global smoking deaths.
Jessica Miller | February 10, 2012
It is common knowledge that many people make an effort to change bad habits as a New Year’s resolution — among the top 5 is to quit smoking. In Oswego County, the New York State Tobacco Control program has been active, encouraging people to quit and providing help and resources to do so. Our local Community Partnership, the Cessation Center housed at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Reality Check (working with youth) and the New York State Smokers’ Quitline are all part of the Tobacco Control Program.