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[Pennsylvania] City recognizes businesses that quit selling tobacco

Seven business owners tell their end-of-tobacco-sales stories in a series of online videos posted by SmokeFree Philly, an antismoking project run by the city Department of Public Health. One said she chose to pull tobacco from her shelves after being a s
Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer
added Nov 26, 2014 19:31

[China] One Chinese company makes one-third of the world's cigarettes

The numbers are staggering: China is the world's largest tobacco maker and consumer, boasting roughly 365 million smokers. The industry supports 3.6 million farmers, four million tobacco retailers and half a million related employees.
added Nov 26, 2014 19:28

[Florida] Fort Lauderdale Law Firm Wins $4 Million Verdict Against 3 Cigarette Companies

jury found that Nicholas Perrotto was addicted to cigarette smoking and that smoking cigarettes manufactured by the companies were the legal cause of Perrotto's lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD.
added Nov 26, 2014 17:07

Cumberbatch quits smoking

‘Sherlock’ star Benedict Cumberbatch has revealed he left smoking one month back. The 38-year-old actor said staying away from cigarette is helping him stay healthy, reported Contactmusic. “I’ve given up smoking. Although I shouldn’t say that, because if
Arab News (sa)
added Nov 26, 2014 17:06

[Asia] China Prepares for Bigger Smoking Crackdown With Fines

China is considering fining smokers who light up indoors as much as 500 yuan ($81) and penalizing operators who don’t stop them, a sign of rising political willingness to curb an industry that brings in billions in tax revenue.
Bloomberg News
added Nov 26, 2014 16:37

Americans are smoking less than ever

percentage of Americans who are smokers has fallen to an all-time low, now representing just 17.8 percent of the population, a study has found. US health officials said the percentage of Americans who are smokers has fallen to the lowest level since 1965
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Nov 26, 2014 16:35

Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults — United States, 2005–2013

These disparities underscore the importance of enhancing the implementation and reach of proven strategies to prevent and reduce tobacco use among these groups, as well as expanding questions on surveillance tools to better capture data on subpopulations
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
added Nov 26, 2014 15:49

CDC Reports Slow Decline in Adult Smoking: It’s Unacceptable U.S. Isn’t Making Greater Progress

There is an urgent need to accelerate progress against the nation’s number one cause of preventable death. It is unacceptable that 42.1 million American adults still smoke and some 480,000 Americans still die every year from smoking-related diseases. The
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Nov 26, 2014 15:33

[Connecticut] Town wants more data before acting on smoking ban

Before the full council acts on an ordinance proposal, it refers the item to the Ordinance Committee for a public hearing, which took place at the meeting Monday. Three members of the public spoke, including O’Brien, who is athletic director at Sterling
Stratford (CT) Star
added Nov 26, 2014 15:31

Arizona Republic columnist EJ Montini and reporter Richard Ruelas discuss the possibility of banning smoking in Phoenix's public housing.

Study: Adopting a smoke-free policy in such units nationwide would save nearly $500 million per year There are 500 smoke-free policies at public housing units across the country, up from 12 in 2005
AZ Central - Arizona Republic
added Nov 26, 2014 15:28
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