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[Hawaii] LETTER: Tighten up secondhand smoke law

My condominium is in a complex that has two- and three- stacked units with common air handling vents in the bathrooms....The law needs to be amended to include multi-unit buildings with common air handling, regardless if they are publicly or privately own
West Hawaii Today
added Feb 19, 2017 16:14
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[Pennsylvania] Smoke-Free Public Housing Cuts Secondhand Fumes

Secondhand smoke exposure has dropped dramatically among public housing residents in Philadelphia since the introduction of a smoke-free policy, a new study finds. Researchers assessed nicotine levels in four Philadelphia Housing Authority properties be
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Feb 9, 2017 00:40
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[California] American Lung Association to Orange County: F You!

Orange County and 31 of its cities receive F grades in the newly released American Lung Association State of Tobacco Control 2017-California Local Grades report. Failing grades indicate the region and many of its cities, including two of the largest, An
OC Weekly
added Jan 26, 2017 22:53
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[California] Laguna Beach looks at banning smoking in all public places

alleys, bike paths, sidewalks, parking lots and plazas — as well as common areas of multi-unit residences. In a unanimous vote, the council directed staff to return with a draft ordinance. Electronic cigarettes and vaporizers would be treated as tobacco
Los Angeles Times
added Jan 26, 2017 17:13
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How you know you're posh: Do you like the crusts cut off your toast... or are you a married man who never wears a wedding ring like Wills? Here are the tell-tale signs one's properly pukka

it is important to have plenty of large china ash trays placed around the house in case of one your guests chooses to light up. Making a fuss about smoking is impolite, as we’ve all known the health dangers for years and it is just not done to rush to j
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 15, 2017 17:48
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Secondhand smoke during childhood may boost miscarriage risk

Nonsmoking women who were exposed to secondhand smoke as children may have an increased risk of a miscarriage, a Chinese study suggests. Although they had never been smokers themselves, women in the study who lived with two or more smokers as a child had
Reuters
added Jan 11, 2017 21:08
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Income Inequality and US Children’s Secondhand Smoke Exposure: Distinct Associations by Race–Ethnicity

We have found evidence of differential associations between SHS exposure and income inequality by race and ethnicity. Further examination of environments which engender SHS exposure among children across various racial/ethnic subgroups can foster a better
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jan 8, 2017 14:32
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[New York] SMOKERS’ RIGHTS GROUP TO SUE IF HUD RULE TO BAN SMOKING IN PUBLIC HOUSING IS NOT REVOKED BY TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

C.L.A.S.H.) first appeals to President-elect Donald Trump to renounce this unprecedented modern day storming of federal government into private homes by rescinding this rule upon taking office. Its institution represents a degradation of fundamental Amer
NYC C.L.A.S.H.
added Jan 6, 2017 01:50
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[Finland] Housing companies now free to ban smoking on balconies

New legislation will make it possible for housing companies to ban smoking on balconies in 2017, if enough of the residents of the building agree to the plan. Enforcing a ban will be complicated, however, and property management representatives predict t
YLE24 (fi)
added Jan 2, 2017 00:12
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Interior Designer Nate Berkus Shares His Personal Quit Story and Teams Up with Nicorette® and NicoDerm® CQ® to Help Inspire Others to Lead a Smoke-Free Life

announcing a “Smoke-free Room Refresh” contest as part of the brands’ ongoing What’s Your Why™ campaign. Headed up by interior designer Nate Berkus, a former smoker, Nate will share how he kicked the habit and is now inspiring others to lead a smoke-free
PR Newswire
added Dec 19, 2016 23:10
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