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[Asia, China] Early exposure to thirdhand smoke may pose health risks to humans: study

THS is a kind of toxic residue that lingers on indoor surfaces and in dust long after a cigarette has been extinguished, which was already regarded as a health hazard nearly 10 years ago. Scientists at Berkeley Lab have determined in their latest follo
Xinhua Newswire
added Mar 9, 2018 20:47
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Relationships Between Secondhand Smoke Incursion and Wheeze, Rhinitis, and Eczema Symptoms in Children Living in Homes Without Smokers in Multi-Unit Housing

Implications Children living in multi-unit housing (MUH) can be exposed to secondhand smoke (SHS) from smoke transferred from neighboring units with smokers. This study found that more than half of the children’s homes without smokers in MUH had SHS incu
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Mar 9, 2018 19:30
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Preliminary evidence that high levels of nicotine on children’s hands may contribute to overall tobacco smoke exposure [FREE FULL TEXT]

The higher-than-expected nicotine levels and significant association with cotinine indicate that THS may play a role in the overall exposure of young children to tobacco smoke toxicants and that hand wipes could be a useful marker of overall tobacco smoke
Tobacco Control
added Mar 9, 2018 00:10
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[Canada] Will the Hampstead smoking ban do more harm than good?

“As a health group, we’ve worked for decades to try and control tobacco use inside public areas and in the workplace,” said François Damphousse of the Non-Smokers Rights Association. “We want people to smoke outside, not inside. “This kind of initiative
Montreal Gazette (ca)
added Mar 8, 2018 17:47
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[California] GOLOVICH: Cannabis: ‘The Smell’

I believe the city of Benicia should consider how complaints about The Smell will be handled. Surely our Police Department will receive complaints about cannabis-related olfactory observations. A registry of complaints should be developed, so each compla
Benicia (CA) Herald
added Mar 8, 2018 15:55
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[Canada] Ottawa health unit pot proposals attacked by Colorado critic

Ottawa Public Health is recommending a provincial ban on cannabis smoking and vaping in condos, apartments and even cannabis lounges, a move some critics say would simply drive people to break the law.
CBC News (ca)
added Mar 8, 2018 15:48
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[Canada] Quebec town's plan to ban public smoking could do more harm than good: advocate

Francois Damphousse says the law will force more people to smoke indoors, which is much more damaging to the health of those around them. “We have been working for decades to try to control smoking indoors, and we want people to go smoke outdoors, and n
Canadian Press
added Mar 8, 2018 01:13
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[Canada] Ban smoking, including pot, in apartments and condos: OPH

As the Province of Ontario prepares for the incoming legalization of recreational cannabis, Ottawa Public Health is recommending even stronger regulations than what the Liberal government is considering. In a submission to the Provincial government, whi
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Mar 8, 2018 01:10
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[Canada] Ban pot smoking in condos, apartments, on balconies: OPH

The City of Ottawa's public health agency is recommending banning the smoking and vaping of cannabis inside all condos and apartments, and even on outdoor balconies. Ottawa Public Health's (OPH) submissions, attributed to Dr. Vera Etches, the city's acti
CBC News (ca)
added Mar 7, 2018 15:22
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[Virginia] Ask Eli: Arlington Condo Becomes First To Ban Smoking

With over 300 residential units and several ground-level commercial suites, Hyde Park is the first condominium in Arlington to successfully amend their bylaws to go smoke-free. With the new bylaw, smoking is now banned in every part of Hyde Park, includ
ARLnow.com
added Mar 7, 2018 03:59
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