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[Illinois] Mayor Emanuel Announces Record Drop in Chicago Youth Smoking Rates

smoking among Chicago high school students has decreased by more than 20 percent since 2011 ... Emanuel has a long history of working to address smoking and the associated health risks, having worked on these critical issues as a U.S. Congressman and as C
City of Chicago
added Apr 16, 2014 10:49

[South America/Caribbean] Pot Becoming More Popular Than Cigarettes in Costa Rica Schools

pot in costa rica 1Those who smoked tobacco fell more than a third from 2006 to 2013. 38% of students smoked tobacco seven years ago, compared to 9% today. The change in smoking tobacco might be because of the smoking ban or because it’s now illegal to s
Costa Rican Times (cr)
added Apr 16, 2014 09:38

[Philippines] Barangays told to check cigarette sale

Councilor Robert Ortega proposed a resolution requesting barangay officials to supervise and monitor convenience stores and ambulant vendors selling tobacco products within 100 meters from any point of the perimeter of a school and to see to it there is
Baguio Midland Courier (ph)
added Apr 9, 2014 06:40

[Illinois] Downers Grove high schools may change policy for e-cigarettes

Community High School District 99 does not explicitly ban e-cigarettes, according to spokeswoman Jill Browning. The current policy bans students from using, selling, distributing or possessing tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs, steroids and several other s
Chicago Tribune
added Apr 8, 2014 22:52

[Illinois] D203 may ban e-cigarettes

Naperville Unit District 203 may update its student discipline policies to ban e-cigarettes. The proposal came up during an annual policy review by parents and staff. "As things change and as new inventions come along and as we start to see them creepi
Chicago Tribune
added Apr 8, 2014 22:49

[Illinois] Principal: Students use e-cigarettes to get high

York High School officials are warning parents that some students are using e-cigarettes to get high. In a letter to parents, York High School Principal Diana Smith said a police investigation of student drug use occurred this month at the school.
Chicago Tribune
added Mar 26, 2014 20:57

[Louisiana] Smoke-free school zones proposed by local legislator

If a state legislator from Algiers has his way, walking, standing or sitting near school campuses with a lit cigarette will soon be against the law. Senator David Heitmeier, D-Algiers, wants more restrictions on where people can light up tobacco. "Ultim
WAFB Channel 9 (Baton Rouge, LA)
added Mar 26, 2014 14:53

[Nebraska] School board bans all look-alike tobacco products

North Platte Public Schools has banned e-cigarettes and look-alike tobacco products from school grounds districtwide. The North Platte Board of Education approved the policy change Tuesday night, adding e-cigarettes and look-alike tobacco to the list of
North Platte (NE) Telegraph
added Mar 26, 2014 13:42

[Utah] E-cigarettes becoming a problem in Davis County high schools

Kids sneaking easily concealable e-cigarettes into northern Utah schools
Ogden (UT) Standard-Examiner
added Mar 26, 2014 10:33

[Canada] Pot-smoking students better at school than 'marginalized' tobacco-smoking peers

Students who only smoke marijuana do better at school than classmates who smoke just tobacco, or who smoke both tobacco and pot, says a new study, which tracked substance use among teens over 30 years. Researchers from the University of Toronto’s Dalla L
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Mar 26, 2014 01:05
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