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EDITORIAL: Clear the air

The HUD rule would improve not just health but also safety, since smoking is the top cause of fire deaths in multiunit housing. For the sake of breathable air and safe living quarters, HUD should enact this sensible housing policy.
Toledo (OH) Blade
added Jan 25, 2016 13:30
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[New York] Secondhand hookah smoke: an occupational hazard for hookah bar employees

hookah bars have elevated concentrations of indoor air pollutants that appear to cause adverse health effects in employees. These data indicate the need for further research and a marked need for better air quality monitoring and policies in such establis
Tobacco Control
added Jan 25, 2016 13:26
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[New York] NYU Research: Secondhand Smoke Hazardous to Hookah Bar Workers

Workers at New York City hookah bars are inhaling hazardous levels of carbon monoxide and nicotine while at work, signaling yet another breach by their employers of New York City’s anti-smoking bylaws. This is the finding of the study, “Secondhand hookah
New York University
added Jan 25, 2016 13:25
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[New York] HOOKAH SMOKE MAY INCREASE LUNG CANCER, HEART DISEASE RISK

The study also recommended closer monitoring of the hookah bar industry to protect the public. "Ours is the first study that links poor hookah bar air quality to damaging effects in workers, and the results recommend closer monitoring of this industry to
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Jan 25, 2016 13:24
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[Massachusetts] Case Seeking Cancer Screenings for Smokers Heads to Trial

A decade after a group of smokers from Massachusetts sued Philip Morris USA to try to force the cigarette maker to pay for lung cancer screenings, the case will finally be heard by a jury. Smokers in the class-action lawsuit allege Philip Morris manufac
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 25, 2016 13:19
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[Connecticut] Task force to decide on law banning smoking in cars

A legislative task force is expected to decide whether to recommend that Connecticut lawmakers vote to ban smoking in vehicles when a child is inside. The controversial proposal has been met with opposition from lawmakers concerned about the potential for
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 25, 2016 13:02
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Minnesota town passes tough e-cig laws: Glyndon part of shift in momentum anti-tobacco activists hope will trigger new state law

It’s part of a statewide effort to prevent the tobacco industry from creating a new generation of nicotine addicts, said Jason McCoy, the tobacco prevention coordinator for Becker, Clay, Otter Tail and Wilkin counties. The state Legislature has taken som
Worthington (MN) Daily Globe
added Jan 25, 2016 13:00
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VIDEO: Americans Watch Russian Cartoons For The First Time

“Everyone’s smoking!”
BuzzFeed
added Jan 25, 2016 12:58
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Japan Tobacco Seeks Cigarette Price Hike; Shares Jump

said it has applied to the Minister of Finance for approval to hike the price of Mevius products by 10 yen per pack and the price for packs of former third class cigarettes by 30-50 yen per pack, starting this April.
Barron's Blogs
added Jan 25, 2016 12:55
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The complex effects of nicotine when mixed with cannabis

Tobacco use has often been overlooked when investigating the cognitive and psychiatric effects of cannabis, despite the established knowledge that nicotine is a psychoactive substance in its own right. This oversight seems even more egregious when consid
Sensi Seeds (nl)
added Jan 25, 2016 12:52
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