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[Tennessee] Housing Authority Bans Smoking In Its Buildings

A smoke-free policy was approved Tuesday by the Housing Authority Board of Commissioners, which will go into effect next month. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is requiring the implementation of the policy. According to HUD, the pol
Greeneville (TN) Sun
added Jun 28, 2018 21:45
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[Canada] Guelph landlord makes its buildings smoke-free:New policy applies to recreational pot smoke

Tenants of Guelph’s Skyline apartment buildings will have limited options if they want to smoke pot when recreational cannabis becomes legal in October. Skyline Living, which owns 169 residential properties across the province, including many in Guelph,
Guelph (Ont) Mercury (ca)
added Jun 28, 2018 21:44
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Paternal smoking and spontaneous abortion: a population-based retrospective cohort study among non-smoking women aged 20–49 years in rural China

Conclusion Paternal smoking was associated with SA. The importance of tobacco control, specifically pertaining to paternal smoking, should be emphasised during preconception and pregnancy counselling.
British Medical Journal
added Jun 28, 2018 03:46
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[UK] Why non-smokers are getting lung cancer

Researchers aren’t sure why. But there is some science to suggest that women might react differently to nicotine, and that women’s DNA is damaged more easily and more profoundly by carcinogens in tobacco. The health risks to women also may be becoming a
BBC Online
added Jun 28, 2018 03:46
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Impact of public smoking bans on children’s exposure to tobacco smoke at home: a systematic review and meta-analysis [FREE FULL TEXT]

The assumption of a displacement of smoking into homes with children due to smoke-free legislation in public places could not be confirmed. Additional research is needed to analyse long-term trends.
BioMed Central (uk)
added Jun 28, 2018 03:45
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[Malaysia, UK] The Kuala Lumpur Charter on Smoke-Free Homes

academic scientists, clinicians and tobacco control specialists held a workshop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 7-9 May 2018 to consider the research and policy needs in relation to smoke-free homes in both the UK and Malaysia, with a view to wider policy trans
British Medical Journal
added Jun 28, 2018 02:11
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Do smoking bans lead to less or more smoking in the home?

The findings of the study indicate that children’s SHS exposure at home did not increase after the introduction of public smoking bans....additional studies are required to assess the impact of public smoking bans on children’s SHS exposure at home. Furth
BioMed Central (uk)
added Jun 26, 2018 20:47
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[Canada] Plenty of second-hand smoke still in so called non-smoking seniors’ apartments in P.E.I.

Clearing the air of cigarette smoke in government subsidized senior buildings is a slow process, says a housing official. Chris Reeves, provincial coordinator for housing with the Department of Family and Human Services, says 41 such buildings are desig
(Prince Edward Island) Guardian (ca)
added Jun 26, 2018 14:52
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[Virginia] Back in the Day | June 1966 - Bill Deal & the Rhondels at The Peppermint

ODU will ban smoking in all of its buildings. Students will not be able to smoke in their dorm rooms, and professors cannot light up in their offices. Recent studies showing the dangers of secondhand smoke prompted the action.
Norfolk (VA) Virginian-Pilot
added Jun 24, 2018 15:46
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[Illinois] Housing authority properties ready to go smoke free

Starting July 1 Housing Authority of the City of Danville properties will be smoke-free. Planning for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s new regulations has been occurring for the last couple of years.
Danville (IL) Commercial-News
added Jun 23, 2018 18:21
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