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[Illinois] City snuffs out sales of menthol cigarettes near schools

The City Council agreed Wednesday to snuff out the sale of menthol and flavored tobacco products within 500 feet Chicago schools — five times the existing radius — to curb teen turn smoking. Mayor Rahm Emanuel was forced to settle for the lesser of two
Chicago Sun-Times
added Dec 11, 2013 22:50

E-cigarette use among middle and high school students skyrockets, CDC data show

The use of electronic cigarettes among middle and high school students has been growing rapidly, a trend that public health officials worry could undermine decades of efforts to reduce youth smoking and could put more teenagers on a path toward conventio
Washington Post
added Sep 5, 2013 15:47

[Japan] Smoking, now too uncool for school

Kitsuen (喫煙, smoking) could become an obsolete habit in Japan in the near future, as youngsters apparently now consider smoking dasai A recent survey by the … Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) shows that only 9 percent of kōs
Japan Times (jp)
added Sep 2, 2013 12:30

[Florida] School district discontinues tobacco-screening policy

LAND O’ LAKES — A Pasco County school district effort to hire only non-tobacco users for its food and nutrition services department didn’t work out as well as officials hoped. The tobacco-screening policy, begun two years ago, proved a hindrance in hiri
Tampa Bay (FL) Online (
added Aug 23, 2013 02:30

[Tanzania] Tobacco firm donates school desks

ALLIANCE One Tobacco Tanzania Ltd has saved about 500 school pupils from sitting on dusty floors at Geitasamo Primary School in Serengeti District after donating 157 desks to the public school with 793 learners. Geitasamo is one of the rural public prim
TSN Daily News (tz)
added Aug 14, 2013 16:23

[Canada] DOYLE: Tobacco prevention school resource

Alberta Health Services and the University of Lethbridge have teamed up and created a school-based tobacco-prevention resource called the Academy for Tobacco Prevention.
Pincher Creek Echo (ca)
added Mar 29, 2017 19:14

[Australia] Significant drop in the number of high school students who smoke attributed to plain packaging

The plain packaging of cigarettes is being credited for a significant drop in the number of high school students who smoke. The latest Victorian research revealed a 24 per cent drop in the past three years in the number of students who smoked. The rese
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Nov 24, 2015 03:38

[Illinois] Gas stations fight to sell flavored cigarettes closer to schools

A group of independent gas stations is asking a judge to allow them to continue selling menthol cigarettes and other flavored tobacco products within 500 feet of Chicago schools while proceeding with a federal lawsuit challenging a city ban on such sales
Chicago Tribune
added Nov 3, 2014 14:37

[Canada] Grasslands requested to deal with smoke pits

More meetings will be required before a decision is made by Grasslands trustees on what to do with smoking pits at Brooks Composite High and Sunrise schools.
Brooks (AB) Bulletin (ca)
added Sep 6, 2017 02:50

New York City is 'oversaturated' with tobacco sellers: report

There are nearly 9,000 stores peddling tobacco in the city, according to a new report by the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network, which says the city is “oversaturated” with cigarette retailers. The 8,992 stores licensed to sell tobacco city
New York Daily News
added Apr 17, 2017 19:27
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