Nonsmoker socked with smoking fee by New York hotel

Bernardino Suva is hit by a $250 cleaning fee for smoking in his New York hotel room. Problem is, he doesn’t smoke. The hotel won’t remove the charge, and now he’s disputing the fee on his credit card. Is that his only option? There’s just one problem: I don’t smoke. In fact, I suffer from allergies and […]

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Stop smoking advice sessions at mosques are great success

The NHS stop smoking service in the Bradford district is reporting great success in helping people to quit the habit during Ramadan. It has teamed up with mosques to give people easy access to help and advice with quitting, as well as offering other health...

City looks to snuff out smoking

Within a few months the city might outlaw the smoking of cigarettes and cigars in parks, on Third Street, in front of local businesses and other outdoor areas. The city council Wednesday will consider spending up to $41,000 on a public outreach process to weigh...

Smoking laws too lax, health experts warn

Seven years after signing the World Health Organisation’s landmark treaty to reduce smoking globally, health professionals say the government is not taking its promise seriously. In March 2004 the government and an overwhelming majority of MPs ratified Denmark’s support of the World Health Organisation (WHO)...

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Commissioners to vote on DeKalb County smoking ban

DECATUR, GA (CBS ATLANTA) – Smoking could soon be snuffed out in many parts of DeKalb County. Commissioners Tuesday morning will decide whether smokers will be allowed to light up in public places. Commissioners are expected to vote this morning on a possible smoking ban....

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Tobacco display ban set for spring

A ban on displaying cigarettes in shops will not begin until next spring at the earliest, the health minister has said. Edwin Poots wants to introduce regulations barring the tobacco products from view in stores and scrapping vending machines. Mr Poots said: “Despite all the...

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Patrol ng Pilipino: Smoking ban

Smoking ban Since the launch of the smoking ban last July 1, more than 4,000 violators have been apprehended. And while government is doing its best to implement the law, there have been criticisms. Just recently, Mandaluyong Judge Carlos Valenzuela reportedly issued a temporary restraining...

The Pros and Cons of Smoking

Most, if not all long-term smokers, have a love/hate relationship with cigarettes. From the moment we awake in the morning until we lay our heads down on the pillow at night, cigarettes punctuate each and every activity of our daily lives.When we decide to quit, untangling...

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