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[Pennsylvania] Smoker suffers severe burns after accidentally lighting his hooded sweatshirt on fire while having a cigarette

A man accidentally lit his hooded sweatshirt on fire while smoking outside a Pennsylvania mall and badly burned himself, police say. The incident happened Tuesday evening outside the Palmer Park Mall near Easton, according to Palmer Township police.
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 22, 2017 19:17

[Pennsylvania] Airborne nicotine down in public housing after new policy

A 2015 policy change had led to a reduction in the airborne nicotine levels in Philadelphia public housing, a Drexel University study indicates. Ann Klassen came to the Dornsife School of Public Health in 2011 and was awarded the Community Transformatio
The Triangle (Drexel University)
added Feb 17, 2017 21:16

[Pennsylvania] HIMELSTEIN: Teens using cigars: What you should know

Why teenagers? Perhaps because cigars are being marketed to them. Some cigars contain candy and fruit flavoring, such as strawberry or grape. Some cigars are sold as a single stick, making them cheaper and easier to get. Tobacco is tobacco, right? Clo
Philly blogs
added Feb 14, 2017 10:57

[Pennsylvania] Philadelphia’s Smoke-Free Housing Policy Is Proving Effective

Public housing residents in Philadelphia are getting a breath of fresh air: A new study presents evidence that a 2015 policy by the Philadelphia Housing Authority has led to lowered levels of second-hand smoke in the city’s public housing communities.
Pacific standard magazine and
added Feb 14, 2017 09:46

[Pennsylvania] EDITORIAL: Tobacco talk

we hesitate to endorse all of the American Lung Associations recommendations for Pennsylvania in its latest State of Tobacco Control report... Trying to force smokers who don’t want to quit to give up an activity they enjoy by lightening their wallets may
New Castle (PA) News
added Feb 13, 2017 14:53

[Pennsylvania] Tobacco Sales Permit Restrictions Rise in Philly

The regulation will limit the number of new permits to one retailer per 1,000 residents, taking into account daytime commuters. It will also prohibit new tobacco permits for retailers operating within 500 feet of a K-12 school. At least one notable c-s
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Feb 10, 2017 23:42

[Pennsylvania] SNYDER: Send tobacco ban up in smoke

Campus smoking bans don’t and shouldn’t work. It’s time we let them go, in favor of a more nuanced, fairer approach that gives space for both smokers and non-smokers. We need to balance respect for individuals’ choices regarding their health and the acco
Pitt News (University of Pittsburgh)
added Feb 9, 2017 16:36

[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

[Pennsylvania] Allegheny County Council Vaping Ban Hearing Draws Mixed Reactions

Nearly two-thirds of those who spoke at an Allegheny County Council public hearing Monday night came out against expanding the ban... Before the 23 speakers were allowed to give their testimony, council members heard from a panel of eight experts on the
WESA 90.5 (Pittsburgh, PA)
added Feb 8, 2017 04:05

[Pennsylvania] Duquesne students struggle to find places to smoke

student-wide email was sent out from Dr. Douglas Frizzell, the vice president of Duquesne student life, reminding everyone of the campus smoking policy. The email was sent out due to a recent complaint of students smoking near the Towers Hall air vents, r
Duquesne Duke
added Feb 3, 2017 03:31
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