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[Indiana] Fatal fire at senior living facility in Plainfield caused by cigarette

Investigators have determined the cause of a fatal fire in Plainfield that injured two people and killed one at a senior living facility. The fire occurred on November 27 in the 200 block of Mill Run Drive. The residents were evacuated. Some had to be ca
WXIN-TV Fox 59 (Indiannapolis, IN)
added Dec 1, 2015 20:02

[Georgia] RJ Reynolds Job Seeker Can Claim Disparate Impact ($$)

Eleventh Circuit reinstated an age discrimination collective action against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., CareerBuilder LLC and recruiter Pinstripe Inc., ruling Monday that job seekers can pursue disparate impact claims against the tobacco company. A Georgi
added Dec 1, 2015 01:17

Job applicants can sue RJ Reynolds for age bias without alleging intent - court

A U.S. appeals court on Monday became the first to rule that job applicants who suspect they were not hired because of their age may bring disparate impact claims under federal discrimination law, revving a lawsuit against RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company.
added Dec 1, 2015 00:47

The smoke-free legislation in Hong Kong: its impact on mortality

extending the impact of effective smoke-free legislation to those aged 65 years or older and to cerebrovascular events in younger age groups. They also reinforced the need for comprehensive, enforced and effective smoke-free laws if the full extent of the
Tobacco Control
added Nov 20, 2015 18:01

EDITORIAL: Should public housing be totally smoke-free?

Banning smoking in such facilities would not only improve the overall quality of life for most tenants but would also reduce smoking-related costs for the taxpayers. Those gains trump the disadvantages.
Los Angeles Times
added Nov 19, 2015 16:48

[UK] It's NEVER too late to quit: Stubbing out your habit 'reverses the harmful effects of smoking on the brain - and protects against dementia'

Scientists at the University of Edinburgh found that smoking thins the outer layer of the brain. Thinning of this layer usually takes place as part of the normal ageing process, but smoking accelerates it. However, they found by stopping smoking the dama
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 18, 2015 22:15

[North Carolina] Answer Man: No relief for freezing senior smokers? Haynes update?

Can’t the Vanderbilt Apartments do something for the senior citizens who have to sit outside in their wheelchairs or on a bench in the cold so they can smoke?... A designated smoking area inside, out of the cold, is not going to happen. "We're trying to
Asheville (NC) Citizen-Times
added Nov 17, 2015 23:29

Adults on Medicaid, uninsured twice as likely to smoke

The smoking rate of adults without insurance or on Medicaid is more than twice as high as among those who have private health insurance, according to new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Efforts to cut smoking have been most
added Nov 13, 2015 02:22

Adult cigarette smoking reaches new low -- but stays stubbornly high among some groups

The CDC report underscores that the smoking habit has been hardest to extinguish among several categories of American adults -- most notably, the poor. Only 12.9% of adults who have private health insurance continue to smoke cigarettes, but 29.1% of thos
Los Angeles Times
added Nov 12, 2015 22:15

U.S. Adult Smoking Rate Falls to New Low

CDC says less than 17 percent are lighting up, but big gap remains between well-off and poor
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Nov 12, 2015 21:47
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