tobacco Blog Posts

State Laws Regarding Indoor Public Use, Retail Sales, and Prices of Electronic Cigarettes — U.S. States, Guam, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands, September 30, 2017

E-cigarettes are the most commonly used tobacco product among U.S. youth.  A comprehensive approach to reduce youth initiation of e-cigarettes use and population exposure to e-cigarette aerosol that combines state-level strategies coupled with federal regulation could help reduce health risks to young people.  As of September 30, 2017, eight states, the District of Columbia (DC), […]

Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing Calculator

CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE This new easy-to-use tool will help you calculate the cost of turning over a smoking unit vs. a non-smoking unit. Directions Enter identifying information about the apartment unit being calculated including: Address or general location Number of bedrooms Number of bathrooms Any additional details or notes, such as square footage, […]

Some chemicals in smoke may be even more dangerous than previously thought

ORIGINAL ARTICLE BY Garth Sundem OF Medical Xpress HERE It’s no surprise that chemicals in smoke cause cancer, but a new study published in the Archives of Toxicology shows that some chemicals in cigarette smoke and industrial processes may be more dangerous than previously thought.  Though most “low molecular weight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons” (LMW PAHs) have […]

In Ads, Tobacco Companies Admit They Made Cigarettes More Addictive

ORIGINAL ARTICLE BY Alison Kodjak FROM NPR HERE If you read a newspaper on Sunday, there’s a good chance you came across a full-page ad warning of the dangers of smoking. The stark messages with black text on an otherwise blank page tell readers that cigarettes kill 1,200 Americans every day.  The same messages start […]

Award-winning documentary looks at Native Americans’ complex relationship with tobacco

ORIGINAL ARTICLE BY Andy Steiner OF Minn Post HERE Tobacco use has been dropping in Minnesota for years, but there is one community where nicotine addiction remains stronger than ever. “In the Upper Midwest, the smoking rate among mainstream Minnesotans is about 14 percent,” said Adam Kintopf, senior communications manager for the anti-smoking nonprofit ClearWay […]

Sacred Willow Book

The Great Plains Tobacco Prevention Project developed the Sacred Willow Book to share stories about traditional tobacco.  Traditional tobacco is tobacco and/or other plant mixtures grown or harvested and used by American Indians and Alaska Natives for ceremonial or medicinal purposes.  There is a variety of “traditional tobacco” that the different tribes of the Great […]

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 […]

Smoking in cars with kids can have health effects

ORIGINAL ARTICLE BY Rose Beltz of KREM HERE There are no laws in Washington and Idaho that prohibit smoking in cars when children are present.  But, research shows smoking in a vehicle can be harmful to the child through both secondhand and thirdhand smoke. Since secondhand smoke is something we do not voluntary agree to […]

In Case You Slip Up

ORIGINAL ARTICLE FROM IQuitMonday.org HERE You’ve embarked on a brave journey to quit smoking. Maybe you’ve made it through the first few days without a cigarette, riding out cravings and filling your new free time in healthier ways. But then something happened – a rough day at work, an argument with family or a long commute through […]

One e-cigarette with nicotine leads to adrenaline changes in nonsmokers’ hearts

ORIGINAL ARTICLE FROM ScienceDaily.com HERE A new UCLA study found that healthy nonsmokers experienced increased adrenaline levels in their heart after one electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) with nicotine but there were no increased adrenaline levels when the study subjects used an a nicotine-free or empty e-cig. The findings are published in Journal of the American Heart Association, […]
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