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60% Of Largest US Cities Now Have Smoke-Free Laws

Out of the 50 largest cities in America, 30 are now protected by smoke free laws which ban smoking from all indoor parts of bars, restaurants and private work areas, according to a recent report released by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Preve
Medical News TODAY(UK)
added Nov 17, 2012 18:21

CDC Report Says Oklahoma Anti-Smoking Laws Lacking

Tulsa and Oklahoma City are among six cities nationwide singled out in a new report from the CDC for having weak laws protecting the public from exposure to harmful secondhand smoke.
News 9 WWTV (Oklahoma City, OK)
added Nov 16, 2012 15:08

Majority of Biggest U.S. Cities Now Smoke-Free

Almost half of Americans protected from secondhand smoke, compared with 3 percent in 2000, CDC says
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Nov 15, 2012 22:16

QuickStats: Current Smoking* Among Men Aged 25–64 Years, by Age Group and Veteran Status† — National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), United States, 2007–2010

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Nov 15, 2012 21:16

Comprehensive Smoke-Free Laws — 50 Largest U.S. Cities, 2000 and 2012

The analysis found that the number of these cities covered by local and/or state CSF laws increased from one city (2%) in 2000 to 30 cities (60%) in 2012. A total of 20 cities (40%) were not covered by a CSF law at either the local or state level in 2012,
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Nov 15, 2012 21:14

Anti-smoking laws spreading in large cities - The Chart

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that significant strides have been made in enacting anti-smoking laws across the United States, but still areas of the country remain that are largely lacking in protective measures a
CNN blogs
added Nov 15, 2012 14:17

Great American Smokeout - November 15, 2012

In 2010, nearly two out of three adult smokers wanted to quit smoking, and approximately half had made a quit attempt for >1 day in the preceding year (2). However, in 2011, an estimated 19.0% (43.8 million) of U.S. adults still smoke (3).
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Nov 9, 2012 11:07

Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults — United States, 2011

19.0% of adults smoked cigarettes in 2011 and no statistically significant change in current adult smoking prevalence occurred from 2010 (19.3%) to 2011 (19.0%). Among daily smokers, the proportion who smoked ≥30 cigarettes per day (CPD) declined signific
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Nov 9, 2012 11:04

CDC Reports Slow Decline in Adult Smoking Rates – Elected Leaders Must Act To Accelerate Progress and Save More Lives

another reminder to elected officials that the nation’s battle against tobacco use is far from over and must remain a national priority. We know how to make greater progress by implementing proven strategies, including higher tobacco taxes, strong smoke-f
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Nov 9, 2012 12:30

More Than Half of U.S. Smokers Have Tried to Quit

More than half of American smokers tried to quit the habit as the daily use of cigarettes fell, U.S. health officials said. About 19 percent of U.S. adults, or 43.8 million, reported smoking daily or most days in 2011, little changed from 19.3 percent a
Bloomberg News
added Nov 9, 2012 11:49
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