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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

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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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

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

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

[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

Durbin, health advocates celebrate 25 years of no smoking on U.S. flights

"You would sit in the jump seat for takeoff, and you would see everybody poised with their cigarettes out and their lighters," she said. "And once that no-smoking sign went off, the cabin would fill up with smoke. It was just oppressive."
Chicago Tribune
added Feb 23, 2015 21:42

What Airlines Were Like Before the Smoke Cleared

If you think the air travel experience generally stinks now, consider what it was like before smoking was banned on domestic flights 25 years ago. Tracy Sear, a flight attendant with US Airways, was looking over some Facebook posts from colleagues recal
New York Times
added Feb 23, 2015 15:31

Govern Yourselves, State Lawmakers Tell Cities, but Not Too Much

Often these efforts are driven by industry, which finds it easier to wield influence in 50 capitols than in thousands of city hall...The strategy was pioneered by tobacco companies 30 years ago to override local smoking bans. It was perfected by the Natio
New York Times
added Feb 23, 2015 13:27

[New York] Celebrating 25 years of smoke-free US flights, American Lung Association calls for comprehensive smoke-free laws

"We are very proud of the role the American Lung Association played in making smoke-free skies a reality 25 years ago, and today we're still aggressively fighting to protect Americans from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke," American Lung Associati
Niagara Frontier Publications
added Feb 23, 2015 12:35
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