On cigarette packages, QR codes reveal a nearby place to smoke

WHAT’S HAPPENING For all the smokers who’ve ever wanted to know the closest public location where they can light up without breaking any rules or laws, a cigarette package now provides the answer. A new package design for Ronhill Unlimited cigarettes incorporates a quick-response (QR) code into graphics on the back of the pack. The […]

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Statewide program helps mental health consumers quit tobacco, improve wellness

UNC researchers tested the implementation and impact of a model curriculum (“Learning About Healthy Living”) to promote wellness and motivation to quit tobacco use in psychosocial rehabilitation clubhouses. Results published in the September issue of BMC Public Health show that the curriculum, using support groups...

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It’s still hard to kick the habit

Tobacco stores are thriving. More than a dozen cluster in Pike County’s borough of Matamoras and neighboring Westfall Township, attracting smokers from New York and New Jersey with the lure of cheaper smokes. There are at least a dozen throughout Monroe County to which smokers...

The President and the Tobacco Control Bill

In most countries, because of the health hazard it poses, there are stringent laws against tobacco but not so in Nigeria. Yet tobacco remains the leading cause of preventable deaths all over the world. Indeed, according to the former Director General of the World Health...

Concord looks to ban smoking in a 17-block area around Todos Santos Plaza

The City of Concord will hold a public hearing on Tuesday night to discuss and vote on a proposed smoking ban for 17-blocks around Todos Santos Plaza. According to the City of Concord, the proposed ordinance is in response to business owners wanting to make the downtown area...

Consumer group not lovin’ smoke at California McDonald’s

A consumer advocacy organization has sued McDonald’s, alleging the fast-food chain has violated California law by permitting smoking in outdoor areas without warning its customers or employees of secondhand-smoke exposure. The suit, filed in the Los Angeles County Superior Court, claims the practice is “widespread.”...

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Tobacco litter affects children, wildlife

This summer, Community Partnerships for a Tobacco Free New York launched a campaign highlighting the benefits of tobacco-free outdoor recreational areas. One of the objectives of this campaign is to raise awareness about the impact that tobacco litter has on our environment. Tobacco litter is...

Tobacco danger

When Gruen Von Behrens walked across the stage at Westridge Middle School Thursday morning, a murmur went through the crowd. The now 34-year-old’s entire jaw has been removed, and half of his tongue was cut off. He has had 34 surgeries in the past 17...

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