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PHAI publishes new resource:

PHAI has just published a new website consisting of searchable summaries of over 600 secondhand smoke lawsuits based in the United States. The cases stretch back to the 1970s and the data was most recently updated in July, 2013. We will continue to upd
Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI)
added Aug 16, 2013 14:42

[New York] EDITORIAL: Ten years after indoor smoking ban, opponents proven wrong

Given all of the early kicking and screaming about the 2003 statute and the earlier helmet and seat belt laws, which have all demonstrably contributed to a healthier New York, one wonders just how off base complaints may be about other new transformative
Rochester (NY) Democrat and Chronicle
added Jul 25, 2013 12:08

[New York] Indoor smoking ban's 10th anniversary observed

Events around the state this week will mark the 10th anniversary of the Clean Indoor Air Act, which banned smoking in nearly all workplaces, including restaurants and bars statewide. In Genesee County, public health advocates, elected officials and local
Batavia (NY) Daily News
added Jul 22, 2013 05:36

[Jamaica] BURKE: Tobacco, history and irony

Is the government merely meeting the conditions of some lending agency or other? True, it does not really matter once the health of the nation is improved but I must admit that as a political analyst, I am very curious as to the real reason for the ban.
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jul 18, 2013 10:23

[Wisconsin] SHERPE: Across the Fence: Tobacco planting, not just a memory

I thought tobacco planting was just a distant memory for most of us. Now I know a drive down some country roads can still catch us a glimpse of what was once a big part of our lives.
La Crosse (WI) Tribune
added Jul 17, 2013 14:58

Tobacco has killed 100 million young men in India in 100 years

The startling figures are part of a report released recently by the Union South-East Asia Office, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, in the Capital. The report, authored by Pranay G. Lal and Nevin Wilson, also stated that nearly
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 11, 2013 02:19

[Illinois] Remember Twist cigarettes? Lemon flavored brand was test-marketed in Peoria in the 70s – Minding Business

Being the historic test market that it is, Peoria may have had the first shot at Twist, a lemon-flavored menthol cigarette, back in the 1970s. A recent Facebook posting recalled the brand with a number of folks recounting their experiences with the produ
Peoria (IL) Journal-Star
added Jul 8, 2013 16:38

Celebrating Women's Independence in Tennis

Images flashed on two giant video screens of Billie Jean King and the dozen or more women, most of them Americans, who rebelled against tournament organizers in 1973 to form their own international tour, initially financed by a tobacco company.
New York Times Blogs
added Jun 8, 2013 17:33

Frank Lautenberg's Legacy Includes Saving Airline Passengers From Secondhand Smoke

The New Jersey Democrat, who helped pass the '87 bill, had once been a two-pack-a-day smoker himself. But over the course of his career he had come to care deeply about advancing public health through the legislative process.
Huffington Post (blog)
added Jun 4, 2013 02:44

Remembering Frank Lautenberg's Progressive Legacy

helped write the law banning smoking on airplanes, which helped start the movement towards smoke-free public spaces. … Wrote the law banning smoking in all federally funded places that serve children. ... author of legislation to ban smoking in federal b
Think Progress (blog)
added Jun 3, 2013 11:27
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