Jessica Miller | May 29, 2012
During the down time of their long changes in the East Ridge fire hall, lots of firefighters decline and chew tobacco products to take the edge off. Spectators watching extra turnings at Camp Jordan’s fields may light up cigs. Respondents waiting to hear verdicts in City Court often step outside for a concise tobacco fix. And City Council meeting regular Frances Pope usually will take a quick cigarette smoke break after another devastated agenda session.
Jessica Miller | February 6, 2012
No satisfactory arrangements have been made by authorities to enforce the Prohibition of Smoking and Protection of Non-Smokers Ordinance 2002 following devolution of the Health Ministry to the provinces. According to the ordinance, sale of tobacco or tobacco products below their market value or distribution of free samples has been prohibited. The government has also made it mandatory for tobacco companies to print health warning on cigarette packets. However, taking advantage of the devolution of the Health Ministry to the provinces after the 18th Amendment, some tobacco companies are violating the rules and regulations notified.
Jessica Miller | December 21, 2011
America’s largest cigarette makers said Tuesday that the federal judge presiding over a decade-old lawsuit against the tobacco industry should delay her decision while other cases challenging new tobacco regulations are decided. The Justice Department, however, argued the case should move forward expeditiously. U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler in Washington had ordered the parties to submit their views on whether to delay a decision in the case in which she found the companies—including Philip Morris USA, maker of top-selling Marlboro cigarettes—masked the dangers of smoking.
Jessica Miller | December 10, 2010
Despite a vote showing majority support for campus smoking restrictions, Student Congress has no plans to enact new smoking policies. A 2009 UOSA ballot question revealed that 70 percent of voting students were in favor of a smoking restriction on the OU-Norman Campus, Congress Chairman Brett Stidham said in an e-mail.