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[Canada] Smoke breakdown: How will legal marijuana impact Canadian workplaces?

Once recreational cannabis use becomes legal, taking a "smoke break" at work could suddenly become much more complicated. At least that's the fear among some human resources officials who wonder if the law change will bring impairment at work, decreased p
Canadian Press
added Dec 15, 2017 22:32
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A Cough That Won't Quit: Is It Lung Cancer?

Lung cancer is 10 times more likely to occur in smokers than non-smokers... an estimated 36.5 million people over 18 smoked cigarettes in 2015. Even though smoking rates have been slowly declining, smoking still remains the leading cause of preventable di
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
added Dec 15, 2017 21:43
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[Canada] More than $8,000 in charges laid under Smoke-Free Ontario Act

The first conviction was to an individual for smoking on hospital property. The resulting fine was for $3,000 plus surcharges. The second conviction was to a local employer for not meeting their due diligence in preventing smoking in the workplace inclu
Sudbury.com (ca)
added Dec 15, 2017 21:37
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[California] Santee Park & Recreation Committee to consider ordinance to make public parks smoke-free

(SPARC) gathered Thursday to consider recommendations on a smoke-free parks ordinance. SPARC will consider a smoke-free ordinance recommending smoke-free parks and open spaces to the Santee City Council. This could be the first step in creating smoke-fr
KUSI-9 (San Diego, CA)
added Dec 15, 2017 21:34
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[Canada] Health Alliance going smoke-free Jan. 1

The Chatham-Kent Health Alliance will begin 2018 by going smoke-free in and around its Chatham and Wallaceburg campuses, but supports will be available to help smokers cope with the situation. The decision to prohibit smoking cigarettes and any other sm
Chatham (Ont) This Week (ca)
added Dec 15, 2017 21:33
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[West Virginia] ALA asks WV to add e-cigarettes to nonsmoking laws

The American Lung Association in West Virginia is asking for the state to add e-cigarettes to laws that prohibit smoking in all public places and workplaces. A recent article by the Centers for Disease Control reports that eight states and the District o
WDTV CBS Channel 5 (Bridgeport, WV)
added Dec 15, 2017 21:30
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Massachusetts May Leap Ahead on Cannabis Cafes

Once you buy recreational cannabis, where will you use it if you don’t want to take it back home? Like all other states, marijuana use is not permitted in public areas in Massachusetts. Outside of a private home, there’s no place a cannabis consumer can g
Entrepreneur Magazine
added Dec 15, 2017 21:29
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Teen Smoking Drops to Historic Lows, but Pot Use is Up

Marijuana use and vaping have become more common than cigarette smoking among teens, with lifetime smoking rates among 12th graders falling below 10% for the first time since the annual survey began 43 years ago.
MedPage Today
added Dec 15, 2017 20:31
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[Australia] Roll-your-own cigarette smoking on rise

There are concerns young smokers incorrectly believe roll-your-own cigarettes are less harmful than traditional factory made cigarettes. New research by Cancer Council Victoria and Quit Victoria shows roll-your own tobacco use has sky rocketed in recent
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Dec 15, 2017 17:02
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[Australia] Nine-out-of-10 NSW homes now smoke free

In 1997 almost 25 per cent of NSW adults smoked but that dropped to 15 per cent by 2016, the Tobacco Snapshot 2017 revealed on Friday. The proportion of adults living in smoke-free homes is now at 94.3 per cent. Numerous anti-smoking campaigns, legisla
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Dec 15, 2017 16:53
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