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[Georgia] BADERTSCHER: Reed's statement about smoking rates needs a bit more context

Reed’s office is correct that, in 2013, 18.8 percent of Georgia adults over 18 were smoking. But newer figures paint a peachier picture for the state. It doesn’t change the mayor’s overarching point that the state still has a way to go. We rate Reed’s
Atlanta Journal-Constitution blogs
added Nov 29, 2015 16:46
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Who still smokes in California?

smokers tend to be less affluent, and less less likely to have a college degree than non-smokers. For instance, about 8 percent of Californians in households with incomes of $100,000 or more a year were smokers between 2011 and 2014, compared to 18 perce
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Nov 29, 2015 16:29

[California] MEEKER/GOLDSTEIN: Cigarette debris tops list of beach litter

One litter item, however, remains at the top of the Coastal Cleanup list year after year — cigarette butts. In Ventura County, cigarettes and smoking-related litter represented 25 to 44 percent of the litter and debris collected in the past six years. Ci
Ventura County (CA) Star
added Nov 29, 2015 16:26
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[Asia, India] Tobacco users beware !

A 30-year-old long-time chewable tobacco user from Nungbrang village in Imphal East district is currently undergoing treatment at Radiology Department of RIMS after his left lower cheek developed a medium size hole. (in)
added Nov 29, 2015 16:25

[Asia, Uae] Tobacco lobby holds China's health quotient to ransom

So what is the real problem holding China back...the tobacco industry presents the biggest opposition force to a smoking ban. The CNTC has 33 provincial affiliates and each affiliate owns its own county-level sub-affiliates. The county-level tobacco manuf
Gulf News (ae)
added Nov 29, 2015 16:22

[Asia, India] Swara Bhaskar to smoke in Anarkali Aarawali

Swara, who plays the title role of Anarkali, a local singer of live performances of lewd and double-meaning songs..."Since her character smokes a bidi, she has been smoking bidis for some time, and now she is smoking bidis like a regular.”
The Hans India (in)
added Nov 29, 2015 16:19

[UK] Scotch, beer and cigarettes: my weekend with Patricia Highsmith

her regular diet consisted of scotch, beer and cigarettes.
The Guardian (uk)
added Nov 29, 2015 16:18

[Iraq, Syria, UK] Isis hijacks NHS ad to discourage people from smoking

An image Isis posted on social media showed the anti-smoking message that would appear to have taken heavy inspiration from a Public Health campaign in 2013....a lucrative smuggling market has emerged to capitalise on the demand. One in five women and si
The Drum (uk)
added Nov 29, 2015 16:17

Massachusetts, Like Boston, Weighs Raising Legal Age for Buying Cigarettes to 21

Nearly 60 representatives and senators have signed on to a bill that would make it illegal to sell tobacco to people under 21, with penalties ranging from $100 to $300 for repeat violations. The Legislature’s Public Health Committee could decide next yea
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 29, 2015 16:08

[California] Fremont to consider smoking ban in future multi-unit residences

"I think it's definitely worth staff exploring it and bringing back some information," Mayor Bill Harrison said. Vice Mayor Lily Mei said enforcing a smoking ban would be difficult. No one from the public spoke on the matter.
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added Nov 29, 2015 16:03
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