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WELIEVER: Exponent Extra: Indiana bill raising smoking age sets unhealthy precedent

Despite the fact that smoking is generally a habit that should be discouraged for health reasons, of-age students and citizens should still be allowed to make the decision to smoke for themselves. Raising the minimum age only temporarily hinders those w
The Exponent (Purdue U.)
added Feb 6, 2018 17:00
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[Canada, USA] North American public health schools decline funding from tobacco funded foundation

The deans of 19 schools of public health from prominent universities in the US and Canada have signed a joint statement1 declining offers of research funding from the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (FSFW), an organisation set up with money from tobacc
British Medical Journal
added Feb 6, 2018 16:44
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Farm Sunshine, Not Cancer: Replacing Tobacco Fields with Solar Arrays

Although tobacco use is the leading cause of avoidable death globally, farming tobacco continues to provide the primary source of income to many farmers. But two Michigan Technological University researchers contend that converting tobacco fields to sola
Michigan Tech
added Feb 5, 2018 22:46
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[Canada] WIRZ: KPU’S STERN SMOKE-FREE POLICY MIGHT JUST BE WHAT STUDENTS NEED TO QUIT

the university’s policy could be the extra incentive some people need to kick their smoking habit, and perhaps the larger KPU campuses could provide some sort of relief room for people dealing with nicotine cravings. For those trying to quit, B.C. offers
The Runner (Kwantlen Polytechnic University) (ca)
added Feb 5, 2018 22:22
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[Indiana] IU public health school pledges to refuse funds from tobacco-related group

The Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington is joining more than a dozen other public health schools that have pledged to refuse research money from an anti-smoking group funded by the tobacco industry. The decision, announced earlier this
Bloomington (IN) Herald-Times
added Feb 5, 2018 01:33
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SAMET: Why the Colorado School of Public Health will refuse big tobacco money

Everyone knows that cigarette smoking and the use of tobacco products remain a leading and truly avoidable cause of preventable, premature death worldwide. Public health and other researchers have ... TO
Denver (CO) Post
added Feb 5, 2018 01:22
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[Canada] A review of Mac’s smoke-free policy

Jan. 25 marked McMaster’s launch event of the new smoke-free policy. It took place in the McMaster University Student Centre, taking up the atrium with tables laden with free hot chocolate, marshmallows, whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
The Silhouette (McMaster University) (ca)
added Feb 2, 2018 00:08
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AUC plans to become the 1st tobacco free university in Egypt by 2019

On Tuesday, the American University in Cairo said it is implementing a new initiative this semester that will work on transforming both its campuses into a completely smoke-free and tobacco free environment by February 2019.
Egypt Independent (eg)
added Feb 1, 2018 18:46
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[Ohio] Let’s clear the air: An update on KSU’s Smoking Ban

The Ohio Board of Regents unanimously voted to recommend the University System of Ohio to adopt a smoke-free policy in 2012. Since then, a growing number of schools have agreed to go tobacco free, and Kent State University joined the list as of July 1, 2
KentWired (Kent State University)
added Feb 1, 2018 18:46
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[Washington] WINTERER: Smoking ban doesn’t allow freedom of choice

Dasha Winterer, junior astrophysics major, explains how she doesn’t think students should be banned from smoking on campus, and that no one is enforcing the rule anyway.
Daily Evergreen [Washington State U.]
added Feb 1, 2018 01:38
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