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[New York] Tobacco use contributes to heart disease

Chautauqua County as having among the worst health ranking, and, not coincidentally, among the highest smoking rates in all of New York state. The focus of World No Tobacco Day 2018 is “Tobacco and heart disease.” The purpose of the campaign is to increa
Dunkirk (NY) Observer
added May 6, 2018 17:51
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[California] MAA/HELLIG: Saving San Francisco’s ban on candy-flavored tobacco products

Have you been approached by a “No on Proposition E” person on the street or received their campaign flyers in the mail or seen them online or on television?...They are fully funded by the tobacco industry...here is why they are worried enough to spend mor
San Francisco (CA) Examiner
added May 6, 2018 17:44
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[South Carolina] Charleston to consider smoking ban in city parks

Supporters say the move is the next step after similar bans were approved in workplaces, at the Medical University of South Carolina, the College of Charleston and The Citadel. The city's website says Charleston has 120 parks with about 1,800 total acre
Charlotte (NC) Observer
added May 6, 2018 00:58
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[South Carolina] Orangeburg City Council moving ahead with smoking ban

Council gave first of three required readings to the ban on Tuesday night. The vote was 5-2, with Councilmen Charlie Jernigan and Richard Stroman voting in opposition. The ordinance would prohibit smoking in public places including Centennial Park, Chap
Orangeburg (SC) Times & Democrat
added May 6, 2018 00:57
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[Colorado] Correlation between secondhand marijuana and tobacco smoke exposure and children ED visits

The research included a cross-sectional survey of caregivers of children presenting to the ED of an urban, tertiary care, academic children's hospital...Children exposed to the combination of marijuana and tobacco smoke have increased ED visitation and ot
EurekAlert
added May 6, 2018 00:56
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[Massachusetts] As vaping expands, activists feel lawmakers may finally intervene

Teens participating in the anti-smoking Kick Butts Day on Tuesday highlighted the problem of vaping in schools, and health lobbyists are optimistic about the chances of a bill (H 4109) currently before the House Committee on Ways and Means. Anti-tobacco
Wicked Local (MA)
added May 5, 2018 19:31
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[California] Stricter Public Smoking Ordinance Gets Green Light

A first reading to amend an established ordinance to prohibit smoking in all public sidewalks, walkways, parkways, curbs and gutters was approved by the South Pasadena City Council... “The new ordinance will make it so no one can smoke in any area where
South Pasadenan
added May 4, 2018 21:05
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[South Carolina] Charleston is on track to ban smoking in parks, latest in efforts to outlaw tobacco in public places

After years of planning, the ordinance, which would ban all smoking — including e-cigarettes — is expected to collect majority backing at Tuesday night's meeting. Supporters say the move is an incremental one following years of similar bans in workplace
Charleston (SC) Post & Courier
added May 4, 2018 21:03
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[North Carolina] Public housing to implement smoke-free policy ($$)

The High Point Housing Authority is implementing a smoke-free policy for all of its housing properties, grounds and administrative offices. The HPHA has been promoting and preparing its residents and staff for a smoke-free environment over the past four
High Point (NC) Enterprise
added May 4, 2018 21:01
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[North Carolina] Smoking ban near facilities considered

Pasquotank County may soon forbid smoking near county facilities, including the county courthouse. Commissioners should have a revised smoking ordinance to review later this month, and could potentially enact it next month, County Attorney Mike Cox said
Elizabeth City (NC) Daily Advance
added May 4, 2018 21:00
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