Monthly Archives: June 2014

Smoke-Free Movement in The Hub City

West Texas Smoke Free Coalition decided to create a smoke-free movement in The Hub City. Today in the city smoking is permitted in bars, restaurants and cocktail lounges in designated areas. Bartender Antoine Craft is the member of the coalition and he says that they do fight for the right thing. People do not want to sit in a bar … Continue reading Continue reading

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Arlington Raises Age to Buy Tobacco to 20

Arlington, Massachusetts, is going to increase minimum age to buy tobacco products to 20. The change comes into action from July 1, 2014. The next year the legal age to buy cigarettes will be increased one more time, to 21. The proposal to make these changes came from Arlington Board of Health which passed these regulations in 2013. Previously the … Continue reading

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Should Casinos become Smoke-Free?

In the state of New Jersey in Atlantic City there was organized East Coast Gaming Congress which takes place each year. On the meeting there was discussed state of affairs on the regional gaming market. However, there was not touched the subject regarding secondhand smoke exposure inside casinos in New Jersey and  Pennsylvania. The subject is quite important because at … Continue reading

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History of Smoking Bans in Massachusetts

Let us see the evolution of anti-smoking policies in the state of Massachusetts from 2004 till present days. July 2004 First anti-smoking law comes into action on July 5 and it bans smoking in bars, restaurants and workplaces. There were established next fines: $100 for people caught violating it and $300 for business owners who permitted smoking in their establishment. … Continue reading

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American Teens Smoke Less

A survey by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that in the USA fewer teens are having sex, fighting and using cigarettes, however, a great number of high school students are texting while driving. In 2013, 15.7% of teens told they are smoking cigarettes and this is the lowest rate recorded since 1991 when the National Youth Risk Behavior … Continue reading

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University of Louisiana Bans Tobacco on Campus

From August 1, 2014, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette prohibits tobacco use on its campuses. Joey Pons, associate director of Public Safety at UL Lafayette, says that the new state law imposes that public universities should have smoke-free policies. Now smoking is allowed at the distance of 25 feet away from building entrances, but the new policy will totally … Continue reading

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BAT NZ Reported High Profits

British American Tobacco in New Zealand (BAT NZ) is the largest tobacco company, which produces Dunhill cigarettes. Recently it reported its biggest annual profit since 1999, after revenues increased by 15% as it cut costs while increased excise tax hiked prices. According to the report, the tobacco company boosted profit to $132 million in 2013 from $115 million in 2012. … Continue reading

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What Makes Teenagers Smoke?

A new research made in Canada found that among teenagers who smoke for a short period of time, boys are more likely to quit than girls. Moreover, girls and boys who make sports and are frightened by warnings on cigarette packs, are more likely to quit. Most of all teenagers are attracted by slim cigarettes, such as Glamour. The results … Continue reading

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Russia Extends Smoking Ban From June 1

In 2013 Russia introduced smoking ban which came in full effect yesterday, June 1, 2014. The anti-smoking law prohibits use of cigarettes in bars, restaurants, nightclubs, hotels. One year ago the smoking ban was introduced for public places such as airports, train stations and other public transport.  The ban of yeasterday just expands the list of places where smoking is … Continue reading

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