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[Kentucky] Breathing easy: Danville’s smoking ban has been in effect for 10 years

Today is the 10th anniversary of the City of Danville’s smoking ban in all buildings and enclosed workplaces...there are only five counties in Kentucky that have any kind of a smoke-free policy. “That’s out of 120 counties. We’ve got a ways to go.”
Danville (KY) Advocate-Messenger
added Aug 9, 2018 17:38
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[Missouri] Petitions submitted by casino-funded group to put limited smoking restriction on Nov. 6 St. Louis County ballot

A committee funded by the owner of the Hollywood Casino turned in on Wednesday almost 53,000 signatures...the mayor of Maryland Heights — where the casino is situated — has asked the County Election Board to disqualify from the same ballot a much stricter
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Aug 9, 2018 17:21
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[Japan] This Company Rewards Non-Smokers with an Extra Week of Vacation

Piala Inc., a company in Japan has decided to do something about smokers, after it is deeply ingrained into culture. After a non-smoking employee submitted a complaint to the company suggestion box about how smoke brakes affected productivity, the marketi
Rare
added Aug 9, 2018 17:09
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We killed the cigarette. What we got in return is mango-flavored nicotine in ‘party mode.’

It’s almost as if it’s the cigarette industry come full circle, no? “I think the history of this tells me, don’t trust these industries,” said Brandt, the smoking historian. “Juul can say, ‘We’re not interested in kids; we’re going to fight the use of t
Washington Post
added Aug 9, 2018 17:02
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[New York] VIDEO: Plattsburgh Housing Authority rentals go smoke-free

It has been preparing tenants for the change over the last year and a half. Before the ban, the Housing Authority prohibited smoking in common areas but allowed it in designated hallways. Tenants could smoke in their homes. Now, the ban covers electroni
WCAX-TV Ch. 3 (Burlington, VT)
added Aug 9, 2018 16:39
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Respiratory Symptoms and ED Use in Non-Smoking Teens with Secondhand Tobacco Smoke Exposure

more likely to experience shortness of breath, difficulty exercising or wheeze after exercise, or even a dry cough at night. Increased duration of exposure, especially in the home, was associated with worse symptoms. The teens exposed to secondhand smoke
American Academy of Pediatrics
added Aug 9, 2018 16:39
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Smoking-linked losses in Japan estimated at over ¥2 trillion

Financial losses linked to smoking are estimated to have amounted to 2.05 trillion yen in Japan in fiscal 2015, the health ministry says, with the majority of spending going toward medical expenses. Of the losses, smokers' medical fees added up to 1.26
Japan Today
added Aug 9, 2018 15:32
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ARCHIVE: The impact of price and tobacco control policies on the demand for electronic nicotine delivery systems [FREE FULL TEXT]

Policies increasing e-cigarette retail prices, such as limiting rebates, discounts and coupons and imposing a tax on e-cigarettes, could potentially lead to significant reductions in e-cigarette sales. Differential tax policies based on product type could
Tobacco Control
added Aug 9, 2018 15:29
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ARCHIVE: Table of contents July 2014 - Volume 23 - suppl 3

Tobacco Control
added Aug 9, 2018 15:28
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[Ireland] Casual smokers ‘dangerously unaware’ of the health risks

People who smoke only a few cigarettes a week are more at risk of developing cardiovascular disease, lung cancer, fertility problems and other health problems compared with non-smokers, a report suggests. A group of doctors said occasional smoking, whic
Times Of London (uk)
added Aug 9, 2018 15:21
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