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Alexandria hospital to ban odor of smoke on workers’ clothes

Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria will implement an anti-tobacco policy for its entire campus starting July 1 of next year, expanding the policy put in place two years ago for employees of the women’s and children’s areas. The policy will prohibit the use of tobacco products by employees while on their shifts, including when they are on breaks. … Continue reading Continue reading

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Hundreds of Colleges Say No to Smoking

If you’re a smoker, you know how hard it is to find a legal place to light up. Now, add hundreds of college and university campuses to the no-smoking list, inside and outdoors. Salem State University went tobacco-free Sept. 1. The signs say it all over campus. Whether you’re a student or a teacher, don’t light up. “I think it’s … Continue reading

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Smoking ban in Boise bars, parks looms

More than 600 cities across the country, including El Paso, Texas; Corvallis, Ore; and New York City already ban smoking in bars. Boise may follow suit if proposed Smoke Free Air Ordinances are approved. The ordinances will be on the table Tuesday at a City Council work session. If passed, they will add new restrictions to state laws that already … Continue reading

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Hookah ban starts today in Utah

The Utah Health Department’s Indoor Clean Air Act went into effect, September 12, 2011. This law’s goal is to eliminate the exposure to secondhand smoke in indoor public places. Areas such as worksites, restaurants, and health care settings are already required to be smoke-free spaces. The Utah Indoor Clean Air Act (UICAA) creates a greater number of places that are … Continue reading

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Smoking ban gets prisoners moving

Prisoners have taken up exercise, carrot sticks and dried nuts since a nationwide smoking ban at prisons began. In the first two months of the ban, which has cost the health system more than $1 million, only 30 prisoners from a total of about 8700 had been caught smoking, the Corrections Department said yesterday. In the same period, 353 items … Continue reading

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Doctors aim to ban tobacco in the Vatican

Reflecting the gravity and addictiveness of the health problem, two dozen area doctors and nurses are appealing to a higher authority to curtail cigarette use. When Pope Benedict XVI visits the United States in April, they plan to come armed with a petition with thousands of names asking the pope “to declare the Vatican the world’s first country to ban … Continue reading

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The Bahamas smoking ban in public places

The Bahamas needs to ban smoking inside public places to preserve the health of those who do not smoke. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says secondhand smoke exposure causes an estimated 3,400 lung cancer deaths annually among adult non-smokers in the U.S. The CDC also notes that secondhand smoke exposure causes an estimated 46,000 heart disease … Continue reading

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Ohio board recommends banning smoking on all school property

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The state school board says smoking should be banned not only inside Ohio school buildings but also on surrounding school property. The Ohio Board of Education has voted unanimously in favor of tobacco-free school campuses, including parking lots and athletic facilities. The recommendation approved earlier this month is just that: a recommendation that school systems may adopt … Continue reading

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11 chief ministers pledge support against tobacco

Chief ministers of 11 states, on persuasion of patients of oral cancer, have pledged their support to ban against tobacco products, a statement said Tuesday. According to the Voluntary Health Association of India (VHAI), the chief ministers of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Goa, Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand signed the pledge. ‘The victims of oral cancer along … Continue reading

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Smoking Ban Considered in San Marcos

A couple dozen people turned out for the City of San Marcos’ first open house meeting about a possible smoking ban ordinance in bars and restaurants Monday. The open house was held at the city’s activity center. Citizens were asked to visit several stations set-up at the event to give their input. The city is looking to get a few … Continue reading

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