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[Denmark, UK] Heavy drinking and smoking linked to visible signs of ageing

research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health...They base their findings on information from more than 11,500 adults, whose heart health and visible ageing signs were tracked for an average of 11.5 years as part of the Copen
Rochdale Online (uk)
added Nov 16, 2017 15:53
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[UK] £2,500 FINE FOR SPITTING, DROPPING RUBBISH OR CIGARETTE BUTTS IN BRISTOL

Bristol’s new ‘litter police’ have issued a staggering 637 fines worth more than £30,000 during their first week on the job. Civil enforcement officers have dished out more than 90 fixed penalty notices on average a day since being deployed on November 8
Bristol Evening Post (uk)
added Nov 16, 2017 15:51
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[UK] Plan for stricter dog rules and smoking ban at play areas in Leeds

People are being urged to take part in a consultation about whether to create stricter dog control rules and ban smoking at play areas in Leeds.
Yorkshire Post (uk)
added Nov 16, 2017 15:48
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[Australia] Wollongong councillors to vote on extension to smoke-free zones

a council review of the Smoke-Free (Recreation Areas) Policy has recommended it be amended to include public areas with outdoor fitness equipment, such as at Wollongong’s Lang Park. According to a council report the policy was developed in recognition of
Illawarra (NSW) Mercury (au)
added Nov 16, 2017 15:33
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[Indiana] Clearing the Smoke

Kicking the smoking habit can be hard, but the “Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program in the Wabash Valley are helping. The organization is using the “Great American Smokeout” on November 16 to encourage smokers to quit for one day; which hopefully c
WTWO TV2 (Terre Haute, IN)
added Nov 16, 2017 15:30
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[Minnesota] KEHR: Guest Column: Reduction in smoking rates outpaces nation

In the past, Albert Lea and Freeborn County had higher than average adult smoking rates. Today, we have reversed that trend and saved many lives. Working together as partners, using high level policy, systems and environmental change, we have been able t
Albert Lea (MN) Tribune
added Nov 16, 2017 15:27
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[North Carolina] Farm workers, civil rights groups file federal lawsuit over NC Farm Act

North Carolina farm workers and a coalition of civil rights groups filed a federal lawsuit this week challenging a state law that inhibits the ability of farm workers to organize and make collective bargaining agreements with employers.
NC Policy Watch (blog)
added Nov 16, 2017 15:09
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[Florida] Court tosses out verdict against tobacco companies

A three-judge panel of the 2nd District Court of Appeal sided with Philip Morris USA and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., which argued in part that a Pinellas County circuit judge had improperly responded to a request from jurors to read back potentially criti
Florida Politics
added Nov 16, 2017 01:04
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EDITORIAL: Corrective Statements From the Tobacco Industry: More Evidence for Why We Need Effective Tobacco Control (PDF)

We need to go further. There are simple measures that can be taken to protect our youth – such as restrictions on flavors and on marketing...How many of our youth need to fall victim to tobacco and nicotine before the FDA and other policy makers take the
American Thoracic Society (ATS)
added Nov 16, 2017 01:04
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[South Carolina] EDITORIAL: Smoking has changed much over 40 years

With DHEC’s South Carolina numbers showing more than a third of South Carolina students have used what the agency defines as “a new and emerging tobacco product,” it’s clear that accurately portraying these products and determining their future are impor
Orangeburg (SC) Times & Democrat
added Nov 16, 2017 00:56
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