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Monday, November 30, 2015

South Carolina Shows a Drop in Smoking Rates

In South Carolina, due to authorities efforts to reduce smoking rates there was significantly increased number of people seeking help to quit smoking. Latest data presented by Department of Health and Environmental Control spokesman Jim Beasley. shows that number of daily calls to the state Tobacco Quitline has increased almost six times over the last year. They do explain that … Continue reading

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Quit Smoking Methods That Will Work for You

An expert says there are some effective quit smoking methods which will make you get rid of the habit for good. Dr. Gordon Strauss, a psychiatrist specializing in smoking cessation at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City came with his cessation advice prior to the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout which took place on November 19. According to … Continue reading

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Virginia Tire & Auto to Go Smoke-Free

In an attempt to create a healthier workplace for its staff, Virginia Tire & Auto decided to prohibit smoking at its twelwe northern Virginia locations. The new policy comes into action on November 19. The automative provider told that their initiative is dedicated to Great American Smokeout that would take place on November 19 and is organized by the American … Continue reading

Thursday, November 5, 2015

The Great American Smokeout is on November 19

Annually in the USA takes place Great American Smokeout, in the course of which smokers are encouraged to quit their habit. The event is organized by American Cancer Society with the aim to reduce smoking rates in the country. This year Great American Smokeout takes place on November 19. Health experts say that quitting smoking may help to prevent a … Continue reading

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Japan Tobacco Buys Reynolds American Subsidiary

Japan Tobacco, famous maker of LD cigarettes, is discussing the possibility to buy  a subsidiary of Reynolds American called Santa Fe Natural Tobacco. The tobacco companies are found almost on the final stage of discussing the deal. Representatives of Japan Tobacco and Reynolds American told they plan to come to an agreement this week. It is expected that the price … Continue reading

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Proposal to Increase Tobacco Buying Age Failed in California

The proposal to increase to 21 tobacco buying age and regulate use of electronic cigarettes in California did not get a necessary support from Assembly members. Both initiatives had cleared the Senate before going to the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee. Supportes of the proposal say that it failed because lawmakers are lobbying tobacco industry. In the course of a special … Continue reading

Monday, September 14, 2015

Kansas State Fair 2016 to be Smoke-Free

Officials want to make modifications in smoking policies for Kansas State Fair 2016. In order to ensure the policy enforcement by gauging public interest there was launced an online survey. With 6 against 5 votes in May was adopted an ordinance imposing establishment of designated smoking zones across the grounds. However, Carla Smith, program coordinator for Reno County youth organization … Continue reading

Monday, September 7, 2015

Tetris Helps to Reduce Cravings for Cigarettes

A latest study found that playing Tetris, a block-stacking video game, can ease by nearly one-fifth not only cravings for food, but also cravings for cigarettes. The peculiarity of the study is that it was made on people ouside laboratory. Studies made previously were made in laboratory and they found that Tetris helps to reduce cravings. Past studies mainly were … Continue reading

Monday, August 17, 2015

Astoria Discussing Today Smoking Ban in Parks

Officials in Astoria, Oregon, in their attempt to promote health and wellness are considering smoking ban in city parks, because they are preoccupied with negative effects of secondhand smoke on non-smoking people. The smoking ban is going to be applied at the McClure Park and Tapiola Park. Besides this, tonbacco use to be prohibited in the next well-known tourist spots:  … Continue reading

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Wayne State Joins Smoke-Free Michigan Universities

Students at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, who used to relieve from stress before exams with the help of cigarettes will have to find new ways to overcome their stress. Starting from August 19 in the University comes into effect a new smoke-free policy which bans tobacco use in the campus. With the policy the University joins Northern, Western, Eastern, … Continue reading

Monday, August 10, 2015

Pottsboro Banned Smoking in Parks Entirely

The city of Pottsboro, Oklahoma, made smoking in its three parks illegal by voting for a new smoke-free ordinance entitled Ordinance No. 1344. There was organized a public meeting last week and there came city residents to say their opinions on the proposal to ban smoking in parks. However, all residents who came on the meeting expressed their support for … Continue reading

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

No Smoking Inside Meridian Public Housing

Representatives of Meridian public housing, MS, told that they push for a healthy environment for its residents and therefore they adopted a smoke-free policy necessary to reduce people’s exposure to secondhand smoke. According to Meridian Housing Authority Executive Director Ron Turner, the housing authority banned tobacco use inside all its six public housing units back in 2012. Turner is happy … Continue reading

Monday, July 27, 2015

10 Countries with Most Expensive Cigarettes

1. Australia Average price for a pack: $16.11 In Australia are registered highest cigarette prices in the world. Here smokers pay almost $1 for a stick. The government fights with smoking by increasing taxes on tobacco products and wants more anti-tobacco measures to implement. 2. New Zealand Average price for a pack: $14.67 In this country the government will continue … Continue reading

Monday, July 20, 2015

Philadelphia Housing Authority to Go Smoke-Free

The  Board of Commissioners at Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) on the meeting last week discussed the possibility to prohibit use of tobacco throughout its apartments and homes and introduce a free–to–low cost Internet access program for its residents. Totally in PHA homes live around 80,000 residents. With the new initiative it would join other 500 housing units in the USA … Continue reading

Monday, July 13, 2015

Smoking Cessation Tips for Seniors

Quitting smoking can be extremely hard for seniors who smoked a significant part of their lives. Health care specialists do recommend them to quit as soon as possible because at their age they are at higher risks for developing cardiovascular diseases. Here are some tips for senios for successful quitting. 1. Avoid triggers Being among friends or family members who … Continue reading

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Seattle Bans Smoking in its 465 Parks

Starting from Monday it is illegal to use cigarettes and other tobacco products in public parks in Seattle, Washington. With that move the city joined a number of other large US cities who made their parks smoke-free. Two months ago, on May, the officials from  Seattle’s Parks and Recreation passed an ordinance prohibiting tobacco use in all of its 465 … Continue reading

Monday, July 6, 2015

Smoking on Beaches in Cape Towns

63-year-old smoker Mike Kelly lives in Cape Cod. He enjoys going to the Corporation Beach along with his family. It is a real pleasure for him to spend a sunny day on the beach, but he cannot light up his favorite Davidoff Superslims Gold cigarettes as smoking is banned on the beaches. Being a tobacco user for many years, Mike … Continue reading

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Trenton City Council Reconsiders Smoking Ban in Parks

The city of Trenton in New Jersey plans to have another try in fighting with smoking in parks by adopting a smoke-free ordinance. The City Council meeting is sheduled for Thursday. There would be discussed an ordinance banning use of cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes in city parks and city facilities, recreational zones, and inside city vehicles. In 2013 there was a … Continue reading

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Tempe Bans Smoking in Cars with Kids

City of Tempe in Arizona adopted a law which does not allow to use cigarettes in cars in presence of children. Offenders will face fines. The law is created to encourage smoking people to keep from using cigarettes when they have kids inside their cars sitting on the backseat. It came into action on Saturday. Tempe City Council in May … Continue reading

Monday, June 22, 2015

Lincoln Introduces Tobacco-Free Policy in Parks

Richard Bosco, Police Chief of Lincoln, the city in Pennsyvania, told that there going to be introduced changes in smoking policies in recreation areas. This will take place in collaboration with Tobacco Free Allegheny and participation in Young Play program that would take place in the state Department of Health. To say that  Tobacco Free Allegheny  is a non-profit … Continue reading

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Potland Expands Smoking Ban to All Parks

Represetatives of Portland Parks and Recreation told on Monday that the existing smoking ban in several city parks would be expanded to all city parks starting from July 1. According to the parks department, the new expanded smoking ban would become permanent for all park zones controlled by the department. They explain that the move would help to protect parks … Continue reading

Monday, June 15, 2015

Waco Considering Complete Smoking Ban in Bars

The City Council of Waco, Texas, wants to prohibit use of cigarettes in restaurants, bars, workplaces and most public spaces. The proposal of such a ban came from the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District board. It wants to eliminate exemptions existing in the ordinance regarding smoking in bars and venues that have separately ventilated smoking sections. The new ordinance would … Continue reading

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Minneapolis Considers Restricting Flavored Tobacco Sales

Officials in Minneapolis want to impose more severe restrictions on the sale of flavored tobacco. Those who proposed the idea say that the restriction will help to keep e-cigarettes and flavoured little cigars from attracting young smokers. However, convenience store owners oppose the initiative saying that it goes too far. Back in 2009, Minneapolis banned flavored cigarettes, except menthols. However, … Continue reading

Monday, June 8, 2015

JTI Korea Launced New Camel

Japan Tobacco International Korea announced last week about launch of new variety of Camel cigarettes called Camel Evolution Super Slims. This is first super slim Camel with low amount of tar. The version was already put into sale. The tobacco company said it will be sold only on local market in Korea. The new product is characterized with a smooth … Continue reading

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Senate in California Voted for Raising Smoking Age

Senate in California, USA, passed a legislation which increases the legal smoking age from 18 to 21. This decision is going to make California one of the US states with the highest smoking age. The legislation was approved with 26 Senate members votes for and 8 votes against. After that is was sent to state Assembly for approval. The author … Continue reading

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

FTC Approved Reynolds-Lorillard Business Deal

Tobacco company Reynolds American Inc wants to dissociate one e-cigarette brand and four tobacco cigaretts brands in order to win approval from Federal Trade Commission with its $27.4 billion deal with Lorillard Inc. With 3-2 vote the comission signed an important deal in the course of which Reynolds purchases Newport cigarettes brand that is second popular brand in the USA … Continue reading

Monday, May 25, 2015

Tougher Tobacco Rules in Sonoma

Authorities in Sonoma, California, want to impose stricter regulations to tobacco retailers in order to make it more difficult for children to buy slim cigarettes in shops. Last week the City Council passed a measure that does not allow new businesses to sell cigars, cigarettes, chewing tobacco, e-cigarettes and other tobacco products in the town. It took several months to … Continue reading

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

New Tobacco Regulation in Danvers

At the beginning of May the  Board of Health in Denvers, Massachusetts, unanimously adopted a number of laws which regulate use and sale of tobacco products in the city. The new law modified the definion og tobacco products and it now includes all non-FDA regulated e-cigarettes and such tobacco products as pipes, hookahs, cigars, and even little cigars. The law … Continue reading

Monday, May 18, 2015

Burlingame to Consider Smoke-Free Policy in Apartments

Burlingame may become next city in San Mateo County, California, that does not allow using cigarettes inside apartments and other multi-unit housing buildings.  The issue is going to be discussed today in the City Council. The major aim of adopting such a policy is protection of apartements residents from secondhand smoke exposure. In case the majority of the council votes … Continue reading

Monday, May 11, 2015

Gov. Fallin Signed a Tobacco-Free Law in Oklahoma

Mary Fallin, Governor of Oklahoma state, last week signed a bill into the law which imposes that all public and private schools in the state should be tobacco-free. The law is called “24/7 Tobacco-Free Schools Act” and prohibits use of all kinds of tobacco in school vehicles, school campuses, all school-sanctioned and  school-sponsored events and activities. The authors of the … Continue reading

Monday, May 4, 2015

$2.29 Cigarette Tax Proposed in Kansas

Smokers in Kansas who use a pack of cigarettes a day soon may have to pay monthly $70 for their habit, because Gov. Sam Brownback proposed to raise cigarette taxes in the state. Recently he came with a proposal to increase cigarette tax in the state from  79 cents a pack to $2.29 in order to fill the gap of  … Continue reading

Monday, April 27, 2015

Bay Area to Expand Exsisting Smoking Ban

Lawmakers in Bay Area in California are working over new anti-smoking restcrictions which would reduce number of public places where people could light up. Local authorities agreed to adopt an ordinance which would eliminate smoking from outdoor public events and dining areas and make housing apartments free of tobacco smoke. In case the smoking ban would be approved, smokers would … Continue reading

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Princeton is 7th NJ City to Increase Tobacco Buying Age

Young people in Princeton, New Jersey, will no loner be able to buy cigarettes as the city increased to 21 the age for buying tobacco. On Monday, the city’s Health Board adopted new ordinance prohibiting tobacco sales to those under 21. Thus Princeton becomes the seventh city in New Jersey having such a legislation. According to Global Advisors on Smokefree … Continue reading

Monday, April 6, 2015

Raising to 21 Smoking Age Reduces Youth Tobacco Use

In 2005 Needham, the suburb of Boston, in its attempt to reduce tobacco use among youth decided to increase the legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21. The measure resulted in significant tobacco use drop among high school students. It was a two times decline and this was a greatest result compared to surrounding suburbs. Needham with its … Continue reading

Friday, March 20, 2015

New Smoke-Free Initiative in Oceanside

The city of Oceanside in California wants to prohibit use of tobacco in outdoor patios retaurants after all. That is the first approval of City Council. In case the law passes on the second meeting, it would come into action in 30 days. Initially the idea was proposed in 2013, but the Council did not manage to come to a … Continue reading

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Manoa Campus Goes Smoke-Free from July 1

Starting from July 1, 2015, Manoa campus of the University of Hawaii becomes smoke-free. With the change it would become second smoke-free campus in the state after Kapiolani Community College. Smoking will not be allowed within all university operated or owned property such as outdoor grounds, indoor facilities and inside of vehicles on university territory. Statewide law acting in Hawaii … Continue reading

Monday, March 9, 2015

Gov. Bentley Proposed to Increase Tobacco Tax in Alabama

Current Governor of Alabama Robert J. Bentley presented last week his plan of taxes increase in the state. He is looking for a way to fill the budget deficit which needs $700 million dollar and his plan allows to fill the budget on a long term. Bentley presented several variants of proposed changes. Experts were analyzing the new tax proposals … Continue reading

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Camel Color Limited Edition Released in South Korea

Japan Tobacco International Korea told about its plans to release new Camels under the name of Camel Color Limited Edition made up of several styles packed in bright packages. According to the representatives of the company, new Camels edition would help smokers discover new taste and look of the brand. The Camel Color Limited Edition consists of five amazing varieties … Continue reading

Monday, March 2, 2015

David Taylor, New Head of Imperial Tobacco Subsidiary

Before official formation of American subsidiary of Imperial Tobacco Group Plc, it changed its top executive. Last week, the representatives of the tobacco company told that there was named David Taylor, chief financial officer of Lorillard Inc., as chief executive of ITG Brands LLC on the final Imperial’s acquisition of the volume of Lorillard’s assets. The company also told that … Continue reading

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Tobacco Tax Hike Proposed in West Virginia

At the end of last week Senate Democrats in West Virginia presented Senate Bill 531 that raises taxes on the sale of cigarettes. The leader of Democrats is Jeff Kessler. According to Kessler, data shows that across the USA the highest smoking rate is reported in West Virginia, where there are 44% smokers. It is much higher than the national … Continue reading

Monday, February 23, 2015

Reynolds American to Conquer Western Europe and Asia

Reynolds American Inc, the tobacco company which produces Winston and Camel cigarettes brands, decided to put its efforts on company’s development on international market and especially on its brand called Natural American Spirit. The company wants to promote its brand in Western Europe and Asia. Natural American Spirit is most popular and successful cigarettes brand in the USA. The brand … Continue reading

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Residents Want Marion Parks to be Smoke-Free

Statewide Smokefree Air Act adopted in Iowa in 2008 prohibits use of cigarettes inside most public spaces. People in the city of Marion got so used to the smoking ban that there is no need to remind about it with the of use informative signs. However, soon a new change in Marion will take place. City authorities want to ban … Continue reading

Monday, February 16, 2015

Golf Yards to be Included in Smoking Ban in Portland

Current week, City Council in Portland, Oregon, plans to vote an ordinance which would ban tobacco use in all city parks and four golf facilities. There are five golf yards in Portland (Rose City, Heron Lakes, RedTail, Eastmoreland) owned by government, and ban of tobacco products on golf yards would be something unusual for the state of Oregon. However, the … Continue reading

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Philip Morris International is Called Europe’s Top Employer

Philip Morris International, tobacco company that produces Marlboro Red cigarettes, on February 10 was named top employer in Europe. The company is best employer three years in line due to implementation of highest standards of excellence in its working environment. Besides this, PMI’s affiliates were called leading employers in 15 countries in Europe . The estimation was made by Top … Continue reading

Monday, February 9, 2015

Smoke-Free Moves in Sheridan

Lorraine King of Sheridan, Wyoming, is preoccupied with the problem of smoking in public places. She is friend of Young Ki Kim, the long-time owner of Kim’s Family Restaurant that was opened back in 1990. Now King is very happy that the restaurant goes smoke-free, because simce her husband quit smoking, they prefer no-smoking areas in restaurants. When Kim’s Family … Continue reading

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Youth Against Tobacco Marketing in Vermont

This week in the US state of Vermont took place two important events that promoted the idea of protecting young people from tobacco use. At the beginning of the week, on February 3, took place march and rally on the State Capitol in Montpelier. The other day the University of Vermont hosted a Tobacco-Free College Campus Summit. In the rally … Continue reading

Monday, February 2, 2015

California Aims to Raise Smoking Age to 21

Last week on Thursday, a lawmaker in California proposed a law which increases the legal age to smoke cigarettes from 18 to 21. He explains that he was inspired from similar initiative by Washington lawyer. The proposal comes after top health official in California told that e-cigarettes are harmful and their increasing popularity threatens to unravel the hard and long … Continue reading

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Smoking Allowed in House Capitol Offices in Missouri

The US state of Missouri took a decision to go smoke-free. However, recently the Missouri House voted to continue to permit using cigarettes in offices in the Capitol building. Smoking is already prohibited on the House floor and in the public viewing chambers above. State Representative Jeanette Mott Oxford proposed to extend this smoking ban to the entire House side … Continue reading

Monday, January 19, 2015

What Impact Smoking Has on Pets

Normally when the new year begins, people want to change something in their life, they want improvements. Most common New Year resolutions are connected to a healthy lifestyle: going to gym, making exercises, keeping to a healthy diet. However, these lifestyle changes have benefists not only on people, but they contribute to significant improvements in pets who live indoors. If … Continue reading

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Stillman College Joins Tobacco-Free Alabama Universities

Stillman College, Alabama, this week declared that it prohibits smoking on its campus. The smoke-free policy is applied to all tobacco products and e-cigarettes. With this move the college joins University of Alabama and Auburn University which go smoke-free this year. The University of Alabama announced about the initiative in November 2014 which is going to expand it on all … Continue reading

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Wenger: Szczesny smoking saga over

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has accepted an apology from goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny for smoking Rich Apple cigarettes but has hit out at claims made by German striker Lukas Podolski after his move to Inter Milan.

Szczesny remains in contention for a return to the Arsenal side for tomorrow’s visit of Stoke despite smoking a cigarette following the New Year’s Day defeat at Southampton.

Wenger has spoken out against the habit in the past, with England midfielder Jack Wilshere having been pictured smoking on two separate occasions. But the Frenchman will still consider Szczesny, who was at fault for both the goals conceded at St Mary’s, after he apologised for the incident.

“I haven’t selected the first XI yet. I take everything into account,” Wenger replied when asked if the 24-year-old would return to the team.

“I don’t want to talk about that because what happens in our dressing room stays in our dressing room — apart from the fact that it doesn’t stay in there.

“Of course (he has apologised). He is a serious boy who works very hard, he doesn’t need all that. He made a mistake, he is not the first one or the last one.

“You can do what you want at home. You have a freedom. My issue is that the players here are judged on their performances. Ideally, the best way to have as high a level as possible is to behave as close to the rules.”

Szczesny’s father came out in defence of his son this week, pointing the finger at the rest of the Arsenal defence for the goals conceded at Southampton. But Wenger, who will have Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil back from injury for tomorrow’s game, dismissed any criticisms and does not believe the actions of Szczesny have damaged the image of the club.

“Ideally, you want everyone to behave in the perfect way. I like him as a person, when he makes a mistake he stands up for it. He has contributed a lot to the good image of Arsenal Football Club,” the Frenchman added.

“I don’t need to make a big fuss of it. Every club has internal discipline and rules and it does not have to be public. I don’t want to talk more about it. I don’t listen to the fathers, mothers grandmothers or grandfathers.”

Wenger did move to respond to claims made by Podolski this week.

The German World Cup winner has completed a loan move to Inter having failed to hold down a regular place in the Gunners’ side this season.

Podolski accused the Arsenal boss of a “lack of respect” for not wishing the player well at the San Siro, a claim Wenger said holds no truth.

“I deny completely (that I didn’t say goodbye),” he said.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Fort Collins Considers New Smoking Restrictions

City Council in Fort Collins, Colorado, on their upcoming meeting in February plans to discuss smoking restrictions in the city. There was proposed to expand smoking ban in Downtown area including Old town Square . The proposal prohibits smoking in next areas: – all city parks and natural zones; – all city owned facilities and their grounds; – some public … Continue reading

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Wojciech Szczesny fined for smoking in the shower after Arsenal lost to Southampton

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has been fined £20,000 for smoking Rich Apple cigarettes in the showers after a game.

The 24-year-old left boss Arsene Wenger furious when he was caught lighting up after his nightmare performance in the 2-0 defeat at Southampton on New Year’s Day.

Szczesny was forced to apologise for his behaviour – and it is unclear whether he might also be axed from this week’s Barclays Premier League clash at home to bogey side Stoke.

David Ospina was in goal for the FA Cup win over Hull on Sunday and kept a clean sheet – with Szczesny not even picked on the bench.

That may have been pre-planned – the Polish keeper didn’t play in any of Arsenal’s domestic cup games last season.

But Former Arsenal star John Jensen had claimed on Danish TV that Szczesny, 24, had suffered a bitter fall-out with Wenger and would not play again this season, although Arsenal denied that allegation and said Szczesny remains part of their first-team plans.

Szczesny is not the first Arsenal player to get into trouble for smoking.

Last year, Jack Wilshere admitted his behaviour was 'unacceptable' after being pictured smoking at a pool party in Las Vegas.

He was summoned to explain himself to Arsene Wenger and said later: 'The smoking? Of course I regret it.

'I've been seen doing it. I said it was a mistake and I have made a mistake again. I'm young and I'll learn from it. It's unacceptable and I will accept the consequences and I will move on.'

Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski, 29, has completed his move to Inter Milan on loan until the end of the season.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Smoking Ban Working in Oahu, Hawaii

One year ago Oahu, Hawaii, adopted a law prohibiting use of cigarettes in parks and on beaches. Today people say that the air became cleaner and they enjoy it. Resident Dominic Apilando frequently goes to Kapiolani Park. He says that before the smoke-free law was adopted he used to see a lot of smokers in parks who were normally leaving … Continue reading