Jessica Miller | November 6, 2012
Approximately one in five smokers continued to smoke tobacco while hospitalized, an observational research in a large urban hospital found. In general, 18.4 percent (95% CI 16.8 to 20) of patients who smoked cigs before admission also reported cigarettes use during their inpatient stay, in spite of the fact that almost two-thirds were given nicotine patches, according to Susan Regan, PhD, of Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues. This represented a drop from 25 percent of inpatients who smoked tobacco during hospitalization a decade earlier, the scientists noted online in Archives of Internal Medicine.
Jessica Miller | November 1, 2012
UCLA is preparing to inhale smoking tobacco with a campus-wide ban on cigarettes. Chancellor Gene D. Block said in a letter that all smoking products — including cigs, cigars, oral tobacco and electronic cigarettes — will be prohibited as of April 22. “Tobacco use and exposure to cigarettes smoke remain the leading causes of preventable disease and death worldwide,” Block explained in the letter. “Cigarettes butts, which are non-capable, account for one-third of all the litter in California. Cigarette butts and cigarettes smoke are very toxic and damaged the quality of our air, water, forests and beaches.
Jessica Miller | October 12, 2012
The Philippine government is disposing to afford flexibility to Thailand as it awaits the October 15 deadline on the cigarettes tax issue, a Trade official told scientists yesterday. However, Trade Undersecretary Adrian S. Cristobal declared that this delay will only be permitted if Thailand only needs to enforce law that would provide a specious tax scheme to imported cigs. “We are open to options depending on the study of Thailand. We are open to be adaptable especially as we know from our own legislative process that it takes time,” argued Mr. Cristobal in a recent interview with reporters at the sidelines of the 38th Philippine Business Conference in Manila yesterday.
Jessica Miller | September 28, 2012
In comparison to the public percentage, Tamil Nadu has fewer inhabitants using smoking products, according to the Global Adult Tobacco Study India 2009-2010. In Tamil Nadu, 24 percent of men, and 8.4 percent women smoke tobacco in some form or the other, in comparison to 47.9 percent and 20.3 percent, respectively at the national level. The Tamil Nadu Factsheet of GATS India 2009-2010 was investigated in the city on Thursday by the Director of Public Health, R.T. Porkaipandian.
Jessica Miller | September 20, 2012
Young people in Tuolumne and Calaveras counties continue to buy and smoke tobacco products at higher levels than their peers statewide, prompting educators to scale up tobacco-use-prevention new efforts and enlist students as a new assistant in the fight. In Calaveras County, where the rate of young smokers is considered at more than double the state’s, teens have joined the effort to keep their peers from smoking cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products. Meantime, Tuolumne County is seeking more funding for drug use education and smoking cessation programs.