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[UK] Mental Health and Smoking Partnership Statement on Electronic Cigarettes -- Why smoking and mental health matters (PDF)

Provision of the nicotine that smokers are addicted to without the harmful components of tobacco smoke can prevent most of the harm from smoking. Varenicline (Champix) is also a highly effective treatment and can be considered as an option provided mood m
Smokefree Action (uk)
added Nov 16, 2017 00:52
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[UK] 'Vaping should be part of support' to help smokers with mental health conditions quit

A group of health bodies and charities has called for more to be done to help smokers with mental health conditions quit, including accessing e-cigarettes and other treatments. ...the Mental Health & Smoking Partnership said that smoking remains “part of
Cancer Research Campaign (UK)
added Nov 16, 2017 00:47
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Editorial: Use big tobacco's Nov 26 corrective statements to reduce smoking AMERICAN THORACIC SOCIETY

"Despite extensive evidence of harm to youth, the FDA has deferred taking action on flavored tobacco products, failed to take action to limit tobacco marketing that is accessible to youth, and has fallen short on actions to regulate or restrict tobacco pr
EurekAlert
added Nov 16, 2017 00:45
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[UK] Scientists claim grandparents could be bad for your children's health - but Manchester parents disagree

"My dad does smoke and my mum probably does give them too much chocolate and they watch TV, but they’ve helped me loads with childcare which I would otherwise struggle to afford."
Manchester Evening News (uk)
added Nov 16, 2017 00:28
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[Kansas] Is 18 too young to buy tobacco? Topeka City Council will discuss raising the age to 21

The proposed amendment would ban the sale or furnishing of cigarettes and other tobacco-related products to adults between the ages of 18 and 20, the agenda said. A document in the agenda packet said the Shawnee County health department asked the city t
Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal
added Nov 16, 2017 00:11
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[Indiana] Council seeking more information from committee before new restrictions vote

City Council did not vote Monday night on proposed new restrictions to the city’s existing smoking ordinance. Instead, the issue was forwarded to the council’s governmental affairs committee for further study. That committee, made up of council members M
Seymour (IN) Daily Tribune
added Nov 16, 2017 00:04
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[Massachusetts] City seeks prohibitions on smoking near parks, playgrounds, and fields

Somerville Board of Aldermen Legislative Matters Committee on Thursday, November 2, asking that the Director of Health and Human Services report to the on Board whether smoking tobacco and marijuana is restricted to beyond a 50 foot radius around parks, p
Somerville (MA) Times
added Nov 16, 2017 00:03
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[Utah] EDITORIAL: In our opinion: A smoke-free Capitol complex encourages healthy behavior

These bans aren’t antithetical to individualistic autonomy, or the rights of citizens, many of whom bear the insurance costs caused by smoking-related disease and cancer. The proposal is a common legal mechanism, based on evidence regarding the damage o
Deseret News
added Nov 16, 2017 00:00
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SMOKING CIGARETTES: SMELL IN CLOTHES AND FURNITURE CAN DAMAGE BRAIN, LIVER

In the study, published in Clinical Science, researchers exposed mice to similar levels of smoke found in smokers' homes. After six months, the mice showed cell damage in their liver and brains. They also had increased cortisol levels, a weakened immune
Newsweek
added Nov 15, 2017 23:57
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[UK] LYONS: Road To Ruin? The impact of the smoking banon pubs and personal choice (PDF)

separate, well-ventilated smoking rooms or annexes (at the landlord’s discretion), would balance the risk or discomfort of ‘secondhand’ smoke against the freedom of nine million adults to light up in greater comfort when they visit the pub for a pin
FOREST (Freedom Organisation for the Right to Enjoy Smoking Tobacco)
added Nov 15, 2017 23:16
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