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[UK] 'He's pouring petrol everywhere!': Brave schoolgirl's chilling 999 call as cigarette-smoking step-father doused home in fuel while threatening to burn sleeping family alive

Daniel Dare, 40, had a cigarette in his mouth and a lighter in his hand as he splashed fuel from a jerry can around the home of his ex-partner Keira Smith and her children. Ms Smith terrified teenage daughter made an anxious 999 call as he did so, telli
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 3, 2018 14:02

As if being poor was not enough…

When a family breadwinner gets sick or dies prematurely due to tobacco use, the entire family is devastated and further impoverished. This cycle of tobacco use and poverty is vicious and will perpetuate through generations without intensified tobacco cont
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jul 27, 2018 21:45

[Asia, Pakistan] Secondhand smoke causing thousands of still births in developing countries

The study reveals that more than 40% of all pregnant women in Pakistan are exposed to secondhand smoke -- causing approximately 17,000 stillbirths in a year. Exposure to secondhand smoke during pregnancy increases the risk of stillbirth, congenital malf
added Jul 24, 2018 20:53

[New Jersey] Just Breathe: Action Banning Smoking from Area Beaches and Parks Becomes Law

“New Jersey’s beaches and parks will now be smoke free,” said Senator Sweeney (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland). “This law will help make the Jersey Shore and the state’s parks cleaner and healthier for everyone. Beachgoers and visitors to our parks will
added Jul 24, 2018 20:51

[New Jersey] Get the butts off the sand: N.J. (mostly) bans smoking on beaches

Jeff Tittel, Director of the New Jersey Sierra Club, lauded the bill signing. “This is a great day for our beaches and parks! Now going forward, they will no longer be turned into ashtrays! This is a victory for our lungs, communities, clean water and th
WHYY (Philadelphia, PA)
added Jul 24, 2018 20:51
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[Iowa] LETTER: Reader responds to Sullivan's column

The Koch brothers brand of libertarianism holds that if one’s freely chosen behavior cannot be shown to harm others, then regulating it is wrong.... I would argue that we need to consider much more than life-threatening harm to others when deciding how to
Cedar Rapids (IA) Gazette
added Jul 24, 2018 20:50

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Puff chronicles: How Northern Mindanao smoke

the nationwide ban on smoking in public places. A year after...what transpired within the first year of implementation in Northern Mindanao may be a reflective opportunity not only on the efficacy of the EO, but how local governments enforce smoking laws
Cebu City Sun Star (ph)
added Jul 24, 2018 20:49

US Casino Industry Willing to Introduce a Breath of Fresh Air with Vaping Bans

Even though it is not regular tobacco smoke, people could still find it unpleasant for an extended period of time. For the most part, casino patrons are advised to ask whether or not vaping is allowed at a given venue, if there are no clear designated pr
added Jul 24, 2018 20:49

[Canada] Editorial: Privacy rights being eroded

Had the Supreme Court of Canada not struck down the lower-court rulings, patient privacy could have been seriously compromised. The real question raised by this lawsuit is whether we are sufficiently alert to ongoing advances in information technology. C
Victoria (BC) Times Colonist (ca)
added Jul 24, 2018 20:46

[North Carolina] VIDEO: Cigarette blamed for huge apartment fire that left 15 families displaced

WSOC-TV Channel 9 (Charlotte, NC)
added Jul 24, 2018 20:46
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