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The Relationship Between Neighborhood Disorder and Barriers to Cessation in a Sample of Impoverished Inner-city Smokers in Baltimore, Maryland, USA

FULL ARTICLE FROM PubMed.gov HERE Abstract Introduction:  Economic disparities in rates of smoking have been well documented in many countries.  These disparities exist on an individual and geographic or neighborhood level.  This cross-sectional study examined the relationship between neighborhood physical and social disorder and barriers to smoking cessation among an impoverished urban sample. Methods:  A […]

Japanese company gives non-smokers 6 extra holiday days a year to compensate for cigarette breaks

FULL ARTICLE from MSNBC.com HERE A Japanese company has granted non-smoking members of staff an additional six days of paid holiday a year after they complained they work more than colleagues who take cigarette breaks. Marketing firm Piala Inc. introduced the new policy in September after members of staff expressed frustration over some colleagues going […]

Changes in Self-Reported Smokefree Workplace Policy Coverage Among Employed Adults — United States, 2003 and 2010-2011

Today’s CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) is releasing a tobacco-related article online ahead of print in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research.  the article is titled, “Changes in Self-Reported Workplace policy Coverage Among Employed Adults — United States, 2003 and 2010-2011.” The workplace is a major source of exposure to secondhand smoke from […]

Benefits of a Commercial Smoke Free Policy

Tribes have a sovereign right to determine the health of their own people. To adopt and implement a commercial smoke free policy to protect children and elders from the dangers of commercial secondhand smoke is an exercise of that sovereignty. A policy also helps state the Tribe’s position on commercial tobacco and commercial secondhand smoke […]

Secondhand Exposure to Electronic Cigarette Aerosol Among US Youths

Today’s CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) is releasing a tobacco-related article in the March 20th edition of JAMA Pediatrics entitled, “Secondhand Exposure to Electronic Cigarette Aerosol Among US Youths.” Authors analyzed data from the 2015 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) and write that overall exposure to secondhand aerosol from e-cigarettes in an indoor […]

Wrangell Senior Apartments go Smoke-Free!

By Tammi Meissner, Health Educator, SEARHC Health Promotion No-smoking policies are rare in public housing.  This is especially troubling because it affects disadvantaged and vulnerable populations who have little choice when it comes to tobacco smoke exposure.  In 2008-2009, 32% of households in public housing included elderly persons.  Wrangell Senior Apartments is leading the way […]

At Michigan State, tobacco prohibition nears

ORIGINAL ARTICLE by RJ Wolcott of Lansing State Journal HERE Three Marlboro black cigarettes. That’s enough to get Nicole Cichon, a second-year veterinary medicine student at Michigan State University, through a day of classes. In previous semesters, Cichon could find 10 minutes between classes to get her nicotine fix. When MSU’s ban of tobacco products […]

CDC says smoking laws, like politics, are local

FOR ORIGINAL ARTICLE by Salynn Boyles of Medpage Today CLICK HERE More than half of Americans live in states with comprehensive laws protecting them from exposure to secondhand smoke, but none of these people live in the southeastern United States, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. A decade after the […]

MSU to be a tobacco-free campus this fall

FOR ORIGINAL ARTICLE from The State News by Sasha Zidar CLICK HERE In August 2016, Michigan State University will officially be a tobacco-free campus. The MSU Board of Trustees approved for a tobacco-free campus in 2015 to help ensure that the Spartan community enjoys a healthy lifestyle on campus. In April 2013, the Office of […]
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