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More Homes Go Smoke-Free, But Exposure Remains A Health Threat : Shots

Though more than three-quarters of homes are now smoke-free, millions of children and other relatives of smokers are still exposed to secondhand smoke, a study finds. The number of smoke-free homes rose from 43 percent in 1992-1993 to 83 percent in 2010-
National Public Radio (NPR)
added Sep 4, 2014 14:47

[Massachusetts] Letter: A new front opens in tobacco wars

parents in our area should be reminded that the tobacco industry continues to produce new and varied nicotine delivery products, like e-cigarettes and vape pens that are sweet, cheap and easy for young people to get. These products are not regulated by th
New Bedford (MA) Standard-Times
added Sep 3, 2014 13:12

Carolyn Hax: Mother should abandon the smoke screen with her daughter

People often hold up the example of smokers telling their kids not to smoke as the height of hypocrisy. It’s not. What’s hypocritical about being in the grip of a difficult addiction and not wanting your kid to go through that? Every human being has thei
Washington Post
added Aug 27, 2014 21:23

[UK-Scotland] DUFFY: Blue sky thinking for better health

We’ve received support from the Scottish Government and others to allow us to offer specialist free training so people who work or volunteer with parents and carers of children aged under five can learn about the risks from tobacco smoke and help their c
The Scotsman (uk)
added Aug 27, 2014 10:27

[UK] Yoker children learned an important health lesson

Children at Yoker Community Campus received a visit from public health minister, Michael Matheson and Big Tiny, a character campaigning for the right of children not to be exposed to adults’ tobacco smoke. Organised by the British Lung Foundation Scotlan
Clydebank Post (uk)
added Aug 25, 2014 09:00

[Pakistan] Doctors urged to launch massive campaign against smoking

Provincial Minister for Excise & Taxation and Finance Mujtaba Shuja ur Rehman has stressed upon the doctors community for launching massive awareness campaign for sensitizing the people about hazardous aspects of smoking with a view to prevent TB, heart,
Pakistan Observer (pk)
added Aug 24, 2014 12:34

[California] Teen Talk: Parents' hard line on e-cigarettes sparks rift

What makes me mad is that e-cigs are not harmful or dangerous like regular cigarettes, so I feel like my parents are overreacting... DEAR BROOKE: E-cigs are simply liquid nicotine ... be careful that you aren’t setting up a lifelong nicotine habit.
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Aug 22, 2014 06:51

RJ Reynolds Says Evidence Doesn't Support $4M Engle Award ($$)

arguing that the damages for pain and suffering were not in line with the evidence showing that the smoker was abusive to his wife. Jones Day's Gregory Katsas, who argued on behalf of the tobacco company in front of a panel of Florida's Third District Co
added Aug 21, 2014 21:32

[UK-Wales] Sudden infant deaths: 'We are failing hundreds of babies every year,' warns charity

Not enough is being done to reduce the number of unexplained infant deaths in Wales, a safer baby charity has warned. The warning from the Lullaby Trust ...“Once born, breastfeeding support and helping parents stay smoke free are important safeguards ag
WalesOnline (uk)
added Aug 21, 2014 15:10

Tobacco exposure before and after birth increases childhood allergies

A large new study evaluated the risk if prenatal and postnatal tobaccos smoke exposure for asthma, rhinitis (inflammation of nasal membranes), and eczema (skin rash). The study was published online on August 18 in the journal Pediatrics by Swedish resear (National)
added Aug 20, 2014 09:42
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