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Alaska Gov. Bill Walker signs bill banning indoor smoking

Starting Oct. 1, smokers must take it outside. In a Tuesday ceremony at Anchorage’s Lucky Wishbone restaurant, Gov. Bill Walker signed Senate Bill 63, a statewide ban on indoor public smoking that mirrors local laws in Bethel, Juneau, Anchorage and o
Juneau (AK) Empire
added Jul 19, 2018 22:02
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[Wisconsin] Tenant: neighbors tossed cigarettes off balcony of building where fire started w/Photo

Fire victims who just found out they lost their belongings because of someone's careless use of a cigarette were allowed back inside their apartments Wednesday, nearly a week after fire engulfed the building.
WBAY-TV Ch. 2 (Green Bay, WI)
added Jul 19, 2018 21:53
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Use of nicotine during pregnancy may increase risk of sudden infant death syndrome

Nicotine exposure during pregnancy, whether from smoking cigarettes, or nicotine patches and e-cigarettes, increases risk of sudden infant death syndrome -- sometimes known as 'cot death' -- according to new research.
ScienceDaily
added Jul 19, 2018 18:16
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Some Adults Dismiss Nicotine Risks to Kids

Smokers and users of other tobacco products were less likely than non-tobacco users to recognize the potential harms of nicotine exposure to children, researchers reported. More than four out of five (83.2%) adults surveyed considered nicotine to be "def
MedPage Today
added Jul 19, 2018 18:13
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UN-backed treaty against illicit tobacco trade set to take effect in September

A United Nations-backed treaty aimed at stopping the illicit trading of tobacco products, is set to enter into force on 25 September, marking a diplomatic breakthrough in efforts to protect public health and strike back against the criminal organizations
UN News Service
added Jul 19, 2018 15:14
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[New York] Red-Nosed, Cigarette-Smoking Man Cruises Down FDR Drive in Convertible Full of Clowns

Has this gentleman come up with a unique way to use New York's high occupancy lanes? Or is he just clowning around?
NBCNew York.com
added Jul 19, 2018 15:12
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[New York] Court of Appeals – Cigarette tax: White, et al. v. Schneiderman, et al. ($$)

The plaintiffs assert that the enforcement of Section 471 of the Tax law, which imposes requirements on indian retailers located on reservation land to pre-pay tax on cigarette sales to individuals who are not members of ...
Rochester (NY) Daily Record
added Jul 19, 2018 15:06
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[UK] CRACKDOWN: More seizures of illegal tobacco in Nelson

ACTION against illegal tobacco in central Nelson has resulted in a further seizure in under a week at one shop, and a manufacturing operation being uncovered at another. An inspection by Lancashire County Council Trading Standards and Lancashire Police
This is Lancashire (uk)
added Jul 19, 2018 14:42
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[UK] Dundee has one of the highest smoking rates in Britain

That’s four times as many smokers as in Christchurch, Dorset, where just 4.6% of people smoke, the lowest percentage in Britain. However the number of smokers in Dundee is dropping, due to a successful and sustained anti-tobacco strategy from the govern
Evening Telegraph (uk)
added Jul 19, 2018 14:40
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CDC: 'Tips' campaign has helped a number of smokers quit

There were 267,594 calls attributable to the Tips campaign in 2017, which ran from Jan. 9 to July 30. An estimated 1.83 million smokers attempted to quit and 104,000 quit for good as a result of the 2014 campaign. Non-smokers reported increased conversat
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Jul 19, 2018 14:34
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