Link to Knuk-N-Futz gets first Kenton Co. smoking fine

Knuk-N-Futz gets first Kenton Co. smoking fine

TAYLOR MILL – Knuk-N-Futz has become the first place to be fined under Kenton County’s partial smoking ban for restaurants, workplaces, bingo halls and other public establishments. On Aug. 17, health inspectors issued a warning, after someone complained that Knuk-N-Futz had improper signage and that ash trays were present in the bar, Wherle said. After a […]

Link to Paedophile’s writ over smoke in cells affecting his human rights could cost taxpayers £16m

Paedophile’s writ over smoke in cells affecting his human rights could cost taxpayers £16m

PAEDOPHILE Mahmood Qadri’s anti-smoking writ could end up costing Scots taxpayers up to £16million. The pervert, jailed for seven years for abusing two young girls at the mosque where he worked, claims his “human dignity” has been infringed by passive smoking behind bars. Papers lodged...

Should films with smoking have adult ratings?

Two articles in this week’s PLoS Medicine address the question of whether films with smoking scenes should have “adult” ratings applied to them. Christopher Millett from Imperial College, London, UK and colleagues report that, despite the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control recommendation that films with smoking...

Link to Gene Variants That Boost Lung Cancer Risk Identified

Gene Variants That Boost Lung Cancer Risk Identified

Two gene variations that increase smokers’ risk of lung cancer have been identified by researchers. Smokers with the variants also tend to smoke more and become more dependent on cigarettes, the Canadian study found. Researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto...

Bar, restaurant owners angry over smoking ban plan to exclude lawmakers

LANSING — Bar and restaurant owners upset about Michigan’s workplace smoking ban have a ban of their own in the works. Protect Private Property Rights in Michigan said Tuesday that about 500 bars statewide plan to ban state lawmakers from their premises. It would start...

Smoking Shelters Get Council Approval

Almost nine months after the city of Creve Coeur’s new smoking ordinance went into effect, City Council members passed an amendment to the law Monday which allows employers to build smoking shelters. The debate has been ongoing for much of the summer, with arguments ranging from whether...

Link to Bills honored for smoking ban

Bills honored for smoking ban

Smoking cost Leonard C. Pleasant his voice box and part of one lung. A big, beefy guy with a heart of gold, Pleasant was an Erie County sheriff’s deputy who tirelessly told his story about the dangers of smoking to local students. Ron Osborne, 78,...

Being a non-smoker the norm

Almost four out of five people in the United States don’t smoke according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s just not OK to smoke around most people, and it’s illegal to smoke indoors in more and more places across our nation and...

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