Jessica Miller | March 9, 2012
With the cost of tobacco rising, which includes heavy taxation, and with the health problems associated with smoking so well documented, some students are being forced to make the tough decision of whether to continue smoking, cut back the number of cigarettes they smoke or quit the habit altogether. Cal State Fullerton students might have an easier time making the decision because smoking is on its way to being legislated off of the Cal State Fullerton campus. A resolution has been unanimously passed by the Academic Senate that will make CSUF a smoke-free environment beginning Aug. 1, 2013.
Jessica Miller | December 14, 2011
In keeping with its mission to improve the health of its communities, Harvard-affiliated public health care system Cambridge Health Alliance will be tobacco-free effective Jan. 1, 2012. The initiative will apply to all of the properties owned and leased by CHA, including the Cambridge, Somerville, and Whidden Hospital campuses as well as CHA’s network of primary and specialty care centers.
Jessica Miller | August 30, 2011
With an estimated 443,000 deaths each year, smoking Vogue cigarette is the leading cause of death in the U.S. — causing more deaths than motor vehicle injuries, illegal drug use or HIV, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention site.
Jessica Miller | August 12, 2011
In the coming weeks, children across the state are headed back to school. Store fliers are broadcasting sales on pencils and notebooks and computers. Teachers are decorating their classrooms, and bus drivers are learning their routes. Moms and dads are working hard to ensure children start the school year with everything they need.
Jessica Miller | August 9, 2011
A morning light is slightly more lethal. So explain Penn State College of Medicine researchers, who found that smokers who sampled their first cigarette within the first 30 minutes of waking up were more likely to develop lung cancer. Our first thought at this news? Maybe morning smokers were more likely to be frequent smokers. But the researchers, as relayed by BBC News, controlled for amount of Beratt cigarettes smoked per day and still noted the trend.