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[Georgia] Tybee officials consider draft of beach smoking ban

A rule drafted by city attorney Bubba Hughes that would make any use of tobacco or nicotine — cigarettes, cigars, pipes or electronic cigarettes — illegal along the beach, in crosswalks, on the Walter Parker Pier and in other city structures not specific
Savannah (GA) Morning News
added Mar 28, 2015 13:03
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[California] State campaign aims to stamp out e-cigarette use

In the wake of a new report that found e-cigarettes pose serious health risks and are just as addictive as conventional cigarettes, the California Department of Public Health is launching a campaign to put a damper on the vapor devices.
Turlock (CA) Journal
added Mar 28, 2015 13:02

[California, Illinois] How Big Vaping is misinforming the public about e-cigarettes

Backed by three vaping-advocacy groups, Not Blowing Smoke borrows font, design elements, and imagery from the state's website... The vaping camp also launched a Twitter account that uses the state campaign's name — Still Blowing Smoke — but with this tagl
Vox Media
added Mar 28, 2015 12:55
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Utah legislators force e-cigarettes to abide by new rules

Prompted by previously easy-to-open packaging and misrepresented or missing content labeling, Utah legislators have enacted H.B. 415, sponsored by Rep. Paul Ray (R) of Clearfield. The bill called for more stringent regulations on e-cigarette refills and
The Independent (St. George, UT)
added Mar 28, 2015 12:47

[New Zealand] Smoking among Maori girls stubbornly high

A new survey by Action on Smoking and Health shows smoking among 14 and 15 year olds is at its lowest level in 15 years. Just three percent are still smoking. But ASH director Stephanie Erick said Maori girls at that age are 4 times more likely to smok
Radio New Zealand - Te Reo Irirangi o Aoteoroa (RNZ) (nz)
added Mar 28, 2015 12:33

[New York] Condo board ‘fumes’ over trust-funder’s alleged pot smoking

Jacqueline Lasdon, 27...Almost immediately after she moved into the $2 million pad, the board was “inundated with complaints concerning unreasonable and offensive levels of cigarette and marijuana smoke emanating from the unit into the condominium’s comm
New York Post
added Mar 28, 2015 11:45

[Spain] Smoking Increases The Risk Of Prostate Cancer

A new study found that current smokers and those who quit smoking are twice at risk of developing prostate cancer after surgery. The study presented at the European Association of Urology at Madrid remarked that this analysis holds true for those who qui
International Business Times (au)
added Mar 28, 2015 11:42
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Condo board 'fumes' over trust-funder's alleged pot smoking

A 27-year-old trust-funder is smoking out the neighbors of her ritzy Chelsea condo by sending continuous plumes of pot all through the building, the board complains in a new lawsuit. Jacqueline Lasdon, 27, whose late pharmaceutical magnate grandfather lef
Sentry Review (New York, NY)
added Mar 28, 2015 11:23

[Massachusetts] Two Fatal Fires Within a Week Caused by Smoking Materials

For the second time within a week, a fire caused by the improper disposal of smoking materials has resulted in a fatality. (Hyannis, MA)
added Mar 28, 2015 11:21
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ARCHIVE: BLUM: "Stand Up To Cancer" not standing up to cigarette promoters: guest opinion

But several sponsors that were praised in the telecast appear to be doing more to promote the leading cause of cancer — cigarette smoking -- than to prevent or cure cancer. Take SIEMENS...And in the latest issues of WIRED and Vanity Fair, published by St
added Mar 28, 2015 10:54
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