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[Illinois] The 50-year war on smoking is far from won

Public health and medical organizations know what needs to be done to reduce the number of smokers and prevent kids from starting to smoke, Sward said. Policy changes are needed, she added, but politicians are afraid to challenge the tobacco industry's st
Chicago Tribune
added Feb 26, 2015 17:25
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Flight Attendant Union Celebrates 25 Years of Smoke-Free Skies

(AFA) fought relentlessly to achieve this major victory for our crew and passengers as well as the standard it set for workplaces around the country. AFA took on the tobacco industry and brought public pressure to prohibit smoking by raising two main co
PR Newswire
added Feb 25, 2015 20:13
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[Florida, Tennessee] Analysis: How Kenneth Kerrivan Struck a Blow Against Big Tobacco

with their apparent advantage now gone in federal court and at least 12 new cases on the docket through the spring, Big Tobacco blinked. With more than $100 million in federal judgements already on appeal, another $100 million was a relatively cheap pric
Nashville (TN) Scene
added Feb 25, 2015 16:39
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FAMILIAR ‘SMOKE AND MIRRORS’ PROMOTE E-CIGS

A new study investigates how the tobacco industry managed to raise the levels of tar and nicotine in “light” cigarettes for decades without a regulatory crackdown—despite mounting proof of health hazards. The findings could shed light on the current con
Futurity
added Feb 25, 2015 10:01
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Smokefree Skies Memory Book

Do you remember smoking on airplanes? Feel free to read the amazing stories in our Smokefree Skies Memory Book and to submit your own! "For those non-smoking flight attendants who flew before the smoking ban, the cabin conditions were horrific. Indelib
Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights (ANR)
added Feb 25, 2015 09:41
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MACKAY: The WHO FCTC at 10: making a very big difference

There are challenges ahead in getting the few remaining states which have yet to adopt the treaty to do so; to fully implement the treaty after becoming a Party; to develop and implement multiple protocols, and to provide appropriate funding, especially
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Feb 27, 2015 13:21
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NO SMOKING ON PLANES: LUNG ASSOCIATION REFLECTS ON MAJOR LEGISLATIVE WIN

Before we got rid of smoking in restaurants, we got rid of smoking on airplanes. That first step helped turn secondhand smoke from a (cough, hack) fact of life into a (deep breath) rare occurrence. And the American Lung Association (ALA) is proud of its
Associations Now (ASAE)
added Feb 25, 2015 09:18
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Will Vaping Reignite The Battle Over Smoking On Airplanes?

Now the big question is whether e-cigarettes should fall under the same restrictions. The Department of Transportation considers the current smoking ban to include e-cigarettes, and the department is in the process of determining whether they need an e
National Public Radio (NPR)
added Feb 25, 2015 00:11
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SULLUM: Today's Pothead Is Yesterday's Cigarette Fiend

As symbols of all the things that might go wrong on the path from birth to maturity, drugs offer what every adult confronted by a troublesome teenager longs for: the illusion of control.
Reason Magazine
added Feb 27, 2015 13:32
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[Illinois] Flight Attendant Union Joins Senator Durbin to Celebrate Smoke-Free Skies -- CHICAGO, Feb. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --

Today, members of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) join Senator Durbin (D-IL) at a press conference at O'Hare to celebrate 25 years of the in-flight smoking ban and the epic battle waged to achieve smoke-free skies.
PR Newswire
added Feb 23, 2015 21:59
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