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[Asia, China] Women on the front lines of anti-smoking campaign

Lately, the women are striking back. Last fall, China's State Council proposed the nation's toughest restrictions yet on indoor smoking and the marketing of tobacco. The announcement was a major victory for China's tobacco-control movement, which includ
The Star (my)
added Jan 29, 2015 01:16
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California Declares Electronic Cigarettes a Health Threat / State to Launch Campaign That Includes TV and Radio ($$)

California plans to launch a statewide campaign warning citizens about the health risks of electronic cigarettes. The campaign, which will include television and radio advertising, follows a report released on Wednesday by California health officials de
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Jan 29, 2015 01:05
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E-Cigarettes Pose Public Health Concern, California Says

A growing number of state officials have expressed skepticism about manufacturers’ claims that the products are a healthier alternative to regular cigarettes and aren’t marketed to children. California plans a media and public education campaign to warn
Bloomberg News
added Jan 29, 2015 00:51
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Not so safe after all? California declares electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be regulated as strictly as tobacco

'E-cigarettes are not as harmful as conventional cigarettes, but e-cigarettes are not harmless' said California Health Officer Ron Chapman. 'They are not safe.'
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 29, 2015 00:48
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[California] State Health Officer’s Report on E-Cigarettes: A Community Health Threat (PDF)

First and foremost, education is needed to counter the marketing of e-cigarettes which is often misleading and highly appealing to teens. Second, there is a need to treat e-cigarettes in a comprehensive manner that is consistent with how we approach tra
California Department of Public Health
added Jan 29, 2015 00:09
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[California] State Health Officer Issues Health Advisory and New E-Cigarette Report

said Chapman. “There is a lot of misinformation about e-cigarettes. That is why, as the state’s health officer, I am advising Californians to avoid the use of e-cigarettes and keep them away from children of all ages.”
California Department of Public Health
added Jan 29, 2015 00:03
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[California] HEALTH ADVISORY – January 28, 2015 / Electronic Cigarettes: A Summary of the Public Health Risks and Recommendations for Health Care Professionals (PDF)

This health advisory seeks to inform health care professionals of the public health risks posed by the marketing, sale and use of electronic cigarettes (e‐cigarettes) especially to children and young people.
California Department of Public Health
added Jan 28, 2015 23:54
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Hoping to snuff e-cigarette use, California declares vaping a public health threat

In a report and advisory released by the California Department of Public Health, researchers found that more than twice as many 8th- and 10th-graders reported vaping, or using e-cigarettes, than smoking traditional cigarettes in 2014. Among seniors in hi
Los Angeles Daily News
added Jan 28, 2015 23:48
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[Louisiana] Baton Rouge officials seek smoking ban with launch of new campaign

Mayor-President Kip Holden and other area leaders announced a campaign this week seeking to make Baton Rouge tobacco-free. The campaign, named "Breathe Free Baton Rouge," aims to ban smoking in public areas of the capital city. In addition, organizers sa
WDSU NewsChannel 6 (New Orleans, LA)
added Jan 28, 2015 17:29
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[UK] China's latest anti-smoking campaign could be the one that beats the habit

perhaps video aired on Chinese television channel CCTV last week is the next stage of the anti-smoking drive: it shows a series of images of damaged lungs, highlighting the long-term damage smokers and passive smokers face from tobacco smoke.
The Independent (uk)
added Jan 28, 2015 13:25
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