Most States Still Preempt Local Smoking Policies

No progress has been made in the past decade toward abolishing state-level restrictions on local anti-smoking policies, one of the goals of the national Healthy People 2020 project, researchers said. Whereas 28 states in 2000 preempted at least some types of local effort to discourage smoking, such restrictions were still in place last year in […]

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Victoria to ban sale of bongs

While cannabis is illegal to buy or use, its primary delivery device, a bong, is widely available for sale. Ice pipes and cocaine kits are already banned from sale in Victoria. From January 1, 2012, it will be illegal to display and sell bongs, bong...

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Council touts work at home smoking ban

The initiative, which will not apply to politicians in the municipality, has been criticised by the health and safety officer, according to the local Helsingborgs Dagblad daily. “Moralistic and ridiculous,” said Högni Hansson. Several municipalities in Sweden have already introduced a blanket smoking ban on...

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Abu Dhabi Says No To Smoking

The Health Authority – Abu Dhabi (HAAD), the regulatory body of health care sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, announced today a comprehensive plan to combat tobacco use in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The program slogan is “Abu Dhabi Says No to Smoking”....

Loophole closed for marijuana smoking devices

Businesses – including many displaying bongs visible from footpaths in Melbourne’s CBD – will be given until the end of this year to phase out the sale of bongs before fines of up to $1465 are imposed. Despite cannabis being illegal, the water pipes used...

U-talk: The truth behind cigarette health warnings

U-talk: The truth behind cigarette health warnings euronews-en This edition of U-talk looks at the health warnings that appear on the sides of cigarette packets. Our question about that comes from Lewis in the British capital London: “I’ve got a question I’d like to ask...

Early morning cigarettes increase cancer threat, warn health experts

SMOKERS who light up first thing in the morning have a greater risk of getting lung, head or neck cancer, according to researchers. US scientists questioned more than 9400 current or former smokers. They found those who reached for the fags within 30 minutes of...

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Anti-smoking ban gets more teeth

BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 28 (PIA) — The anti-smoking campaign will literally ‘take to the streets’ once amendments to the Comprehensive Anti-Smoking Ordinance of the City is approved. Committee on Health & Sanitation Chair and Councilor Erdolfo Balajadia passed the amendments to the smoking ordinance to...

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