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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