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[North Carolina] Letter: Smoke-free law working

"Do not let lobbyists for a very small part of our state impact this law." ... Thursday was the fourth anniversary of North Carolina's smoke-free restaurants and bars law -- and it is working. The law has reduced the weekly average emergency room visits
Greenville (NC) Daily Reflector
added Jan 3, 2014 16:32

[North Carolina] NC smoking ban in bars, restaurants hasn't snuffed out business

despite the concerns that business would tank, a new DHHS study says just the opposite happened - business was not hindered, and patrons and workers are healthier for it. According to the report, air quality in restaurants and bars across the state impro
Wilmington (NC) Star-News
added Jan 1, 2014 23:57

[North Carolina] HORTON: Asking the right question about smoking

Should you be able to smoke in your own home? Before you answer, let me ask another question. Should you be able to breathe clean air in your own home? ... Simply put: smoke-free laws are saving lives. But laws are not the only way to reduce SHS. Smoke
Hendersonville (NC) Times-News
added Jan 1, 2014 14:47

[North Carolina] Hickory parks go tobacco-free in 2014

Effective Jan. 1, all Hickory parks will be tobacco-free. An initiative between the Catawba County Public Health Department and the N.C. Community Transformation Grant Project is working to establish tobacco-free parks in all local governments within Cata
Charlotte (NC) Observer
added Dec 28, 2013 01:51

[North Carolina] Tobacco smoke exposure during pregnancy and child ADHD investigated

Susan K. Murphy, an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Duke University School of Medicine and the Center for Study of Neurodevelopment and Improving Children's Health following Environmental tobacco Smoke exposure at Duke said secondhand
added Dec 27, 2013 22:20

[UK, USA, North Carolina] Advocacy group wants better conditions for tobacco workers

The Farm Labor Organizing Committee, led by its president Baldemar Velasquez, hand-delivered a letter describing its worker condition concerns to BAT chairman Richard Burrows. Velasquez also made a presentation to the British Parliament on Thursday. The
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Dec 16, 2013 20:13

[North Carolina] New Children's Center Studies Association Between ADHD and Secondhand Smoke

Duke Medicine has established a new research program to investigate the relationship between exposure to environmental tobacco smoke during pregnancy and childhood and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.
Duke University Medical Center
added Dec 5, 2013 13:51

[North Carolina] New York firm buys Mocksville facility for cigarette production

New York-based 22nd Century Group Inc., which develops and commercializes reduced-risk tobacco products, announced Tuesday that it purchased a manufacturing facility in Mocksville out of bankruptcy, with plans to begin production of the company's lower-n
Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area
added Dec 5, 2013 10:52

[North Carolina] Why Are Children Working in American Tobacco Fields?

No one knows how many children work in America’s tobacco fields each summer, helping to bring in our nation’s deadliest crop. When I put the question to Larry Wooten, president of the North Carolina Farm Bureau, he wasn’t willing to concede that such a w
The Nation
added Dec 2, 2013 13:03

[North Carolina] Great American Smokeout offers smoking alternative

The AS-4400 fitness center aboard Marine Corps Air Station New River hosted an annual Great American Smokeout event, Nov. 21, to raise awareness about the harmful effects of smoking and various healthy alternatives. ... “A Marine’s body is a weapon,” sa
Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS)
added Nov 27, 2013 14:49
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