Month: September 2009

The new danger: Third-hand smoke

Levittown – Zachery St. Germain knows the dangers of smoking.The Bucks County Technical High School senior said he has learned during prevention programs and in the classroom since elementary school about what could happen to him if he smokes. He’s…

First the candy, then the bullets

Here’s what you need to know: Right now, candy sales are off the charts. There are simply not enough bullets to go around. Far too many people believe Wal-Mart is the one corporation that best symbolizes America. Upwards of 75…

Study shows tobacco ban curb heart attack rates

New research claiming that smoking bans in public places cut heart attacks by a third offers further convincing proof of the dangers long associated with tobacco, Seventh-day Adventist health experts say. Published in Circulation — a weekly American Heart Association…

Tobacco sales to minors hit record low

Tobacco sales to California minors dropped to a record low of 8.6 percent this year, state health officials announced Tuesday. That’s down from 12.6 percent last year and 37 percent in 1995. “I am very pleased to see the continued…

How safe are e-cigarettes?

Tonya Moraffah takes a deep drag on her cigarette, feels the soothing surge of nicotine and explains what extinguished her 30-year, pack-a-day smoking habit. Every evening, she plugs her battery-operated electronic cigarette into a charger. She no longer carries a…

Anti-smoking info campaign targets minorities

A statewide anti-smoking campaign aimed at minorities and those in poverty that highlights the dangers of second-hand smoke has begun. Advertisement Dubbed “Everybody Smokes When Anybody Smokes,” the campaign will use radio, bus and billboard advertisements to get the message…

Valley smoking drops sharply

In the past 10 years, the smoking rate in the Bear River Health District has dropped considerably. The Bear River Health Department reports that, since 1999, the smoking rate has decreased by 39 percent in the district. Also, smoking among…

Public Health

On Oct. 1, Montanans can finally breathe clean, smokefree air in any enclosed public space, including bars and casinos. Full implementation of the Montana Clean Indoor Air Act represents Montana’s most significant public health advance in more than 50 years.…