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[New York] Guilderland bans smoking, tobacco in its parks

town board voted unanimously this week to ban smoking and tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, in its parks. Previously, the town had a “hodgepodge” of regulations banning smoking in certain areas of the park, said Supervisor Peter Barber at a publi
Altamont Enterprise
added Aug 17, 2017 20:59
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[California] CSUB to become smoke-free, tobacco-free campus

California State University, Bakersfield will officially become a smoke- and tobacco-free campus on Friday, September 1, following a system-wide executive order from California State University Chancellor Timothy White.
Central Valley Business Times (Stockton, CA)
added Aug 17, 2017 20:56
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[Asia, China] Air pollution as a catalyst for supporting tobacco control policies? Evidence from a nationwide study on Chinese medical students [FREE FULL TEXT]

Environmental pollution has a significant correlation with people’s attitudes towards health policies, even when such policies are not directly concerned with the natural environment. Policy makers may use this opportunity to implement tobacco control mea
Tobacco Control
added Aug 17, 2017 20:33
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[Asia] Compliance with smoke-free legislation and smoking behaviour: observational field study from Punjab, India [FREE FULL TEXT]

More than 80% of the public places in a jurisdiction in north India were compliant with the smoke-free legislation of India. ‘No smoking’ signages displayed as per legislation have an effect on curbing smoking behaviours at public places. It is recommende
Tobacco Control
added Aug 17, 2017 20:32
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[Washington] 3 Arlington officers hospitalized after violent reaction to secondhand heroin smoke

Authorities say the officers began experiencing symptoms when they came back from serving an arrest warrant inside a hotel room on SR 530 just east of Interstate 5 on Monday. Their symptoms included nausea, headache, and vomiting.
Q13FOX, KCPQ-TV (Seattle,WA)
added Aug 17, 2017 20:31
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[UK] The Cannabis Act and Residential Tenancies

The Residential Tenancies Act (the “RTA”... Under section 64 of the RTA, a tenancy may be terminated where the tenant is substantially interfering with the reasonable enjoyment of other tenants or the landlord. This ground is more difficult to establish
Lexology (uk)
added Aug 17, 2017 20:30
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Smoking in the house can hurt your pets, too

UC Berkeley Wellness Letter. “Dogs with real short snouts will inhale more of those particulate particles into their lungs directly and they have a lot more lung cancer, if they come from homes where people smoke." Dogs and cat can also pick up particles
KOMO TV Ch. 4 ABC/KOMO Radio 1000 (Seattle, WA)
added Aug 17, 2017 20:29
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[Florida] Fla. Appeals Court Affirms Judgment In $28.9M Smoking Suit

A Florida appeals court on Wednesday affirmed a $28.9 million final judgment in a lawsuit brought by the family of a lawyer who died of lung cancer against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc., finding the lower court hadn’t improperly eli
Law360
added Aug 17, 2017 17:55
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[Asia] Court to hear China's first lawsuit against smoking in public areas

A railway court in Beijing is scheduled to hear a lawsuit against smoking on China's passenger trains recently, reports Beijing Youth Daily. Li Jing (an alias), a college-bound student, filed the lawsuit to the Beijing Railway Transport Court against Ha
Ecns.cn (cn)
added Aug 17, 2017 17:55
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Characteristics and outcomes of e-cigarette exposure incidents reported to 10 European Poison Centers: a retrospective data analysis [FREE FULL TEXT]

Our study highlighted parameters related to e-cigarette exposure incidents in 10 EU MS, the results of which indicate that consideration should be given to the design features which may mitigate risks, thereby protecting users, non-users and especially c
BioMed Central (uk)
added Aug 17, 2017 17:53
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