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[Indiana] Smoking ban impact: Still early, but bar owners, workers detail mixed results

A little more than three-and-a-half months since the implementation of a controversial Howard County-wide smoking ban, bar owners and workers have provided a mixed response to the change – while others extolled the possibilities of improved health and a n
Kokomo (IN) Tribune
added Oct 22, 2017 21:27
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[Missouri] New state ban affects Bowling Green facility; county jails instituted ban first

Washington won a court judgment ordering state prisons, housing a total of about 32,000 inmates, to be smoke-free by April 1. The sale, possession and use of all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and vaping devices, will not be allowed after that
Quincy (IL) Herald-Whig
added Oct 22, 2017 21:25
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[West Virginia] Pullman Square to go smoke-free in December

announced Metropolitan Partners, which owns and manages the popular plaza in downtown Huntington. The move, made "by popular demand" in partnership with the Cabell-Huntington Health Department, comes as an atmospheric improvement for the plaza, the compa
Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch
added Oct 22, 2017 21:21
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[Florida] Two Jacksonville lawyers ordered to forfeit $9.2 million over frivolous tobacco claims

The scathing, 148-page order issued Wednesday and signed by four district judges said Wilner and Farah filed claims in 2008 on behalf of hundreds of people who had not authorized them to do so and people who had never smoked. More than 500 of the people
Florida Times-Union
added Oct 21, 2017 23:28
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Florida Firms Slammed With $9.2M Sanctions in Tobacco Litigatio

Jacksonville firms Farah & Farah and the Wilner Firm were scolded Wednesday by four judges for filing more than 1,000 frivolous Engle-progeny smoker litigation cases, some on behalf of people who never smoked. The judges also directed the Florida Bar to
Law.com
added Oct 21, 2017 23:27
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BOOK REVIEW Simon Schama: By the Book

what books, if any, you tend to return to? Italo Svevo, “Zeno’s Conscience”: Amidst the rich literature of The Higher Schlemiel there is no greater book, not least in the narrator’s Homeric struggle to find a reason powerful enough to give up smoking...
New York Times
added Oct 21, 2017 23:25
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Men's Risk for HPV-Related Oral Cancer Soars

We used to associate oropharyngeal cancer with smoking, but the epidemiology demonstrates that in the modern era oropharyngeal cancer is really driven by HPV.
MedPage Today
added Oct 21, 2017 23:21
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[Asia, Singapore] 'Strong public support' for proposed amendments to Tobacco Act: Amrin

The authorities have received “strong public support” for proposed amendments to the Tobacco (Control Advertisements and Sale) Act, said Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Health Amrin Amin on the sidelines of a community roadshow on Saturday (Oc
Channel NewsAsia (sg)
added Oct 21, 2017 23:19
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[Russia] Australian boxing icon Kostya Tszyu enjoys a quiet new life in Moscow

puffs on a water-pipe under a no-smoking sign, admitting shisha tobacco is his one vice. “I didn’t smoke all my life, I barely drank, and now, allow me one vice, I can have a little vice,’’ he said.
Daily Telegraph/Sunday Telegraph (au)
added Oct 21, 2017 23:17
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[New York] De Blasio, Gentile sign hookah regulation bill

While the bill grandfathers in hookah lounges where 50 percent or more of their revenue comes from the sale of non-tobacco smoking products, those businesses will now have to meet basic health and safety requirements, including installing ventilation sys
Brooklyn (NY) Daily Eagle.
added Oct 21, 2017 23:16
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