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Mississippi leads nation in municipal smoke-free ordinances

Mississippi ranks first when it comes to passing comprehensive municipal smoke-free air ordinances in 2014. Americans for Nonsmokers Rights designated Mississippi as the 2014 first place winner of the Smoke-free Challenge national award.
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
added Jun 24, 2015 11:31

MORRIS: Trade and Sovereignty

Bill Clinton issued an executive order forbidding the US government to advocate on tobacco's behalf. But by that time we had given birth to a new planetary organization, the WTO and new trade rules that for the first time allowed corporations to sue coun
Huffington Post (blog)
added Jun 24, 2015 11:23

Nonsolid Lung Nodules Followed Safely With CT / Patients had a 100% lung-cancer-specific survival during long-term follow-up.

Surveillance of nonsolid lung nodules with CT imaging detected all nodules in transition to part-solid status, enabling curative treatment and avoiding treatment in most cases, a large retrospective study showed. CT-triggered biopsy identified 73 adenoca
MedPage Today
added Jun 24, 2015 10:30

[New York] A.G. Schneiderman Cracks Down On E-Cigarette Industry, Announces Settlements With Liquid Nicotine Retailers And Manufacturer To Keep Poisonous Substance Out Of Childrens’ Hands

Amid Rise in Child Poisoning Reports, Settlements Ensure Prominent Retailers and Manufacturer Will Abide by New York Law Requiring Liquid Nicotine To Be Sold in Child-Resistant Bottles
Office of New York State Attorney General
added Jun 24, 2015 09:52

[New York] Attorney General Faults Liquid Nicotine Retailers for Improper Packaging

The crackdown on retailers that sell liquid nicotine used in e-cigarettes escalated Tuesday as the New York attorney general reached a settlement with four businesses that failed to secure the potentially toxic substance in child-resistant packaging. Th
New York Times
added Jun 24, 2015 09:50

[Asia, Bahrain] Warning over smoking sheesha inside Ramadan tents

“This is the time of the year that people engage in smoking sheesha inside Ramadan tents as a habit, unfortunately under the pretext of spending the time in the joy of the season,” she said. “The painful truth is that these tents cause a major health pr
TradeArabia (bh)
added Jun 24, 2015 09:48

[New York] N.Y. fines liquid nicotine makers for not child-proofing packages

New York has fined four makers of liquid nicotine used in electronic cigarettes over packaging that was too easy for children to open, in violation of a law enacted last year after a toddler died...Rocket Sheep, Henley Vaporium and ECig Distributors, Inc
added Jun 24, 2015 09:46

[Australia, USA] EDITORIAL: President Obama Must Use Trade Authority to Reach Better Agreements

the deals must not contain overreaching investor protection clauses that allow foreign businesses to file frivolous and abusive arbitration claims ...Philip Morris Asia, for example, has used investor provisions in other treaties to challenge tobacco poli
New York Times
added Jun 24, 2015 09:29

Teen Use of E-Cigarettes, Hookahs Way Up: Survey

The 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey found that 25 percent of high school students had used a tobacco product in the past month.... "One thing the study confirms for us is that the tobacco product landscape has changed dramatically. Middle and high sch
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jun 23, 2015 17:47

AUDIO: Oregon Lawmakers Look To Cigars For More Revenue

Analysts say lawmakers could expect to raise a smokin' $5 million per year in extra revenue if they move ahead with a plan to remove the current cap of 50-cents per cigar in state taxes. Democratic House Speaker Tina Kotek said the cap means cigar aficio
Northwest News Network (PBS)
added Jun 23, 2015 11:14
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