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[Massachusetts] IVES: Protecting Children from Secondhand Smoke ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

I recently testified before the Joint Committee on Public Health to encourage the favorable report of H1170 “An Act to Protect Little Lungs,” filed by Representative Paul Heroux. This bill would ban smoking in a car if a child is small enough to be in a
Valley Patriot (North Andover, MA)
added Oct 2, 2017 14:03
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American Lung Association’s View: Once considered radical, smoke-free means healthier Minnesota

Ten years after the Freedom to Breathe Act became law in Minnesota, it's hard to believe the idea of smoke-free workplaces was ever considered controversial. Today, Minnesota is full of children who have never known and who never will know what it is lik
Duluth (MN) News-Tribune
added Oct 2, 2017 13:52
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Tennessee program to help pregnant women stop smoking considered 'gold standard'

Beth Bailey, a professor at East Tennessee State University who researches, among other topics, rural health disparities and the effects of prenatal environments, said the statewide maternal smoking rate only tells part of Tennessee's story. In some rur
Chattanooga (TN) Times & Free Press
added Oct 2, 2017 13:51
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[Minnesota] MN restaurant workers reflect on 10 years of being smoke-free

But has the smoking ban really had an effect on public health? When you ask restaurant workers, most would say it has. At the Blackbird Cafe in Minneapolis, workers are just minutes away from their Saturday night dinner rush. Cooks are busy prepping me
KARE NBC 11 (Minneapolis, MN)
added Oct 2, 2017 13:59
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[New York] Who's the girl? Jonah Hill holds hands with mystery woman as he smokes cigarette during romantic stroll

The Wolf On Wall Street actor teamed his look with black leather shoes, as he puffed away on his cigarette.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 1, 2017 19:10
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Oregon DEQ Fines Medford E-Cigarette Company for Hazardous Waste Violations

the violations committed by ECBlend, LLC, included failing to determine whether waste liquids that contained nicotine and generated by the company were hazardous. Other violations included illegally storing hazardous waste and transporting hazardous wast
KAJO 1270 AM 99.7 FM (Grants Pass, OR)
added Sep 30, 2017 23:05
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[Texas] ANGLIN: What’s good for you vs. you’re not the boss of me

The studies show the move should happen for everyone’s own good. Yet, there will be those who protest: the smokers who are tired of being vilified for having an unpopular habit, the businesses that will lose customers and money, the young puffers who don’
San Antonio (TX) Express-News
added Sep 30, 2017 23:02
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[Missouri] KC attorneys help inmate win case that bans smoking in state prisons

When two Kansas City attorneys took on a pro bono case for a convicted double murderer suffering health problems from secondhand smoke, they thought they’d lose for sure. But they didn’t. Michael Foster and Phillip Zeeck, attorneys at Polsinelli PC in K
The Business Journals
added Sep 30, 2017 21:33
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[New York] Ex-trader who worked for ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ funded lavish life off retirees: SEC

Belfort’s boiler room operation got sued by federal regulators on Friday for allegedly bilking nearly $6 million from retirees in a real estate scheme that funded an e-cigarette company and his visits to a tanning salon. Leonard Vincent Lombardo raised $
New York Post
added Sep 30, 2017 19:38
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[Florida] Tobacco manufacturers appeal to U.S. Supreme Court on Engle progeny lawsuits

The manufacturers say in their 432-page petition that they are asking for clarity on whether previous court rulings should be allowed as evidence, as well as whether their due process has been compromised. “While the class put on evidence of myriad purp
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Sep 30, 2017 16:44
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