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Alabama's largest employer to stop hiring smokers, dippers and chewers

Starting July 1, 2013, all new hires at the University of Alabama Medical Center must be tobacco-free. The new policy announced Wednesday makes UAB the latest medical facility across the country on record refusing to hire tobacco users. (National)
added Nov 21, 2012 11:34

[New Jersey] Cherry Hill Officials Tout Tobacco Ban's Benefits

A week after taking the first steps toward a ban on using any tobacco products on public property in Cherry Hill, township officials used the 37th annual Great American Smokeout to highlight the plan to get residents to butt out.
added Nov 17, 2012 19:19

[South Carolina] EDITORIAL: Smoking has changed much over 40 years

With DHEC’s South Carolina numbers showing more than a third of South Carolina students have used what the agency defines as “a new and emerging tobacco product,” it’s clear that accurately portraying these products and determining their future are impor
Orangeburg (SC) Times & Democrat
added Nov 16, 2017 00:56

[Montana] Tobacco companies use American Indian themes to sell their deadly products

Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program (MTUPP)... is joining forces with the American Cancer Society and the National American Indian Heritage Month for this year’s Great American Smokeout. This annual event challenges smokers to quit cigarettes for at le
Char-Koosta News
added Nov 12, 2017 01:55

Could legalized pot diminish California’s gains against smoking?

the legalization of marijuana for recreational use could roll back some of the gains California has made in reducing the use of tobacco...“There is a concern that there could be a potential renormalization of smoking,” ...Blunts, Halpern-Felsher said, are
Los Angeles Daily News
added Nov 17, 2016 02:39

History of the Great American Smokeout Event

The Smokeout event has helped dramatically change Americans’ attitudes about smoking. These changes have led to community programs and smoke-free laws that are now saving lives in many states. Annual Great American Smokeout events began in the 1970s, whe
American Cancer Society
added Nov 23, 2015 01:29

[Kentucky] Gov. Beshear: State Properties to go Tobacco-Free

Citing Kentucky’s continued worst state ranking in smoking and cancer deaths, Governor Steve Beshear announced today that all executive branch state property campuses will be tobacco-free effective November 20 – the day of the Great American Smokeout.
added Sep 4, 2014 19:01

[North Carolina] Great American Smokeout offers smoking alternative

The AS-4400 fitness center aboard Marine Corps Air Station New River hosted an annual Great American Smokeout event, Nov. 21, to raise awareness about the harmful effects of smoking and various healthy alternatives. ... “A Marine’s body is a weapon,” sa
Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS)
added Nov 27, 2013 14:49

[California] SPARNER: Commentary: Great American Smokeout's coming--so quit, or better yet, never start

Oh, I'm not blaming my dad. Back in those times, especially for those guys who served in the armed forces, smoking was really common. He got hooked young, and to his credit he kicked the habit cold turkey in the 1970s. Trouble was, that was too late. Deca
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added Nov 14, 2013 14:24

[New York] Tobacco-free life

Great American Smokeout goes online to help smokers quit
Albany (NY) Times-Union
added Nov 10, 2012 12:52
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