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[Nebraska] City rejects smoking ban for apartments in Omaha suburb

The council voted 5-1 Monday night against the proposal to amend the city's fire code. The proposal wasn't meant to protect the health of the city's 50,000 residents, but instead to prevent fires. Councilman Don Preister proposed the ban, which wouldn't
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 27, 2016 18:02
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Nebraska town considers banning smoking in apartments

isn't meant to protect the health of the city's 50,000 residents, but instead to prevent fires. Councilman Don Preister proposed the ban, which wouldn't affect duplexes and single-family homes, in August after cigarette smoking at a single Bellevue apartm
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 25, 2016 23:08
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Why you should NEVER smoke inside: Carcinogenic third-hand smoke lingers in your carpet, walls, and loved-ones for at least six months

Even when you quit smoking, carcinogens from tobacco remain embedded in sofas, wall, and carpets long after. And people within the home - whether smokers, ex-smokers, or non-smokers - will also have elevated levels of the dangerous chemicals. Research
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 23, 2016 19:17
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Thirdhand smoke lingers in the home long after smokers have quit

Even when you quit smoking, residue left behind by cigarette smoke can stick to surfaces, penetrate deep into materials in your home and settle in for a long time to come. A new study led by researchers at San Diego State University finds that even six m
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Sep 23, 2016 16:23
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Assessing Links Between Tobacco Smoke and Atopic Dermatitis

“the results of this meta-analysis of observational studies suggest that active smoking and passive exposure to cigarette smoke in the home are associated with higher prevalence of AD in both children and adults.” While that may be evident, they do note t
HCPLive.com (Healthcare Professionals Network)
added Sep 23, 2016 16:05
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When smokers quit: exposure to nicotine and carcinogens persists from thirdhand smoke pollution

Homes of smokers remained polluted with THS for up to 6 months after cessation. Residents continued to be exposed to THS toxicants that accumulated in settled house dust and on surfaces before smoking cessation. Further research is needed to better unders
Tobacco Control
added Sep 22, 2016 16:26
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[UK] Council chiefs agree action in bid to persuade Bury smokers to stub it out

Bury Council has decided to follow in the footsteps of more than 80 other local authorities by signing the Local Government Declaration on Tobacco Control. It commits the council to lead anti-smoking campaigns, help people quit smoking, stop youngsters
This is Lancashire (uk)
added Sep 22, 2016 15:23
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[UK-Scotland] Sharp drop in number of Scots children exposed to second-hand smoke in their homes

TENS of thousands fewer Scots children are being exposed to second-hand smoke, according to the latest Scottish Health Survey. The charity ASH Scotland welcomed the new 2015 data, which showed a “significant” drop in the number of children breathing in c
TheNational.scot (uk)
added Sep 21, 2016 15:23
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[Pennsylvania] Hazleton Housing Authority to begin smoking ban next year

Tenants of the Hazleton Housing Authority can’t smoke cigarettes in their residences starting next year. The smoking ban that the authority’s board approved Tuesday takes effect Jan. 1, 2017, and fits with federal policy, which sought smoke-free public
Hazleton (PA) Standard-Speaker
added Sep 21, 2016 15:11
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Impact of the Spanish smoking legislations in the adoption of smoke-free rules at home: a longitudinal study in Barcelona (Spain)

The implementation of the smoke-free regulations in public and work places in Spain was associated with an increasing of voluntary adoption of smoke-free rules in homes. According to our data, the Spanish smoking bans did not shift the tobacco consumption
Tobacco Control
added Sep 15, 2016 04:00
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