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[New York] Doctor fired employee for smoking at home: suit

A Brooklyn woman claims she was fired from her job in a doctor’s office after one of the physicians saw a picture on Instagram of her lighting up, according to a lawsuit. Philipa Quito, 36, says her bosses at Doc Care, a medical office in Ridgewood, Quee
New York Post
added Sep 21, 2014 05:32
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[Spain] Secondhand smoke in psychiatric units: patient and staff misperceptions

Patients and staff have substantial misperceptions about the extent of their exposure to SHS and low awareness about the harmful environment in which they stay/work. This might have an influence on the preference for less restrictive smoke-free bans. It i
Tobacco Control
added Sep 20, 2014 22:46
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[Texas] KHS students work to clear Kilgore's air

The senior and sophomore, respectfully, are the first two from KHS to participate in the state-wide Say What! movement... According to the Say What! website, the program was developed by Texas youth and stands for Students, Adults and Youth Working Hard A
Kilgore (TX) News Herald
added Sep 20, 2014 22:45
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Too Young to Die, Too Old to Worry

THIS weekend, the singer and songwriter Leonard Cohen is celebrating his 80th birthday — with a cigarette. Last year he announced that he would resume smoking when he turned 80. “It’s the right age to recommence,” he explained.
New York Times
added Sep 20, 2014 22:43
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[Tennessee] Local Lieff Cabraser attorneys hit $27M verdict in Florida tobacco case

The 14 cents tacked onto the award — which included approximately $20.76 million in punitive damages — represented the age at which plaintiff Judith Berger began smoking. By age 16, she had a pack-a-day habit. Berger and her now-deceased twin sister deve
NashvillePost.com
added Sep 20, 2014 13:36
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Are physicians aware of their role in tobacco control? A conference-based survey in Portugal

The findings suggest that Portuguese physicians are not aware of their role in tobacco control. Poor engagement of physicians in TC may contribute to the current lack of comprehensive policies in Portugal and Europe and undermine social norm change. Medi
BioMed Central (uk)
added Sep 20, 2014 13:31
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Are physicians aware of their role in tobacco control? A conference-based survey in Portugal

The crucial role of physicians in tobacco control (TC) is widely recognized. In 2008, Portugal implemented a non-comprehensive smoke-free policy (SFP). In 2009, a conference-survey was carried out to explore Portuguese physicians'engagement in tobacco c
7thSpace Interactive (portal)
added Sep 20, 2014 13:30
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California to ban smoking at home daycare centers

Home day care operators in California must stop smoking in their houses, even after hours when children are gone. Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday he had signed AB1819, joining 12 other states with similar bans that target "third-hand" smoke.
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 20, 2014 13:28
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Poland’s Doctor-Prime Minister Will See You Now

The chain-smoking doctor ... Kopacz has had little success in ending her cigarette habit, despite public promises to do so... decried a 2010 law restricting smoking as “an attack on my personal freedom” and said it would keep her from smoking in cafes or
Bloomberg News
added Sep 20, 2014 13:26
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[Texas] VIDEO: Electronic cigarettes no longer allowed in classrooms

Do you vape? New UT Tyler legislation prevents vaping in classrooms and requires everyone who is vaping to be at least 25 feet from entrances.
Patriot Talon (University of Texas at Tyler)
added Sep 20, 2014 13:22
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