Month: June 2010

Tobacco-free was good move

As a major health care provider in the community and in Wyoming, we feel it is our responsibility to create a healthy environment for our patients, visitors, employees, volunteers, and everyone who comes to our campus. In 2009, tobacco use…

When Parents Smoke, Kids’ Weight

Two new studies suggest there’s a connection between parents who smoke and kids who are heavier or misbehave more than other children. The researchers haven’t definitively proven that lighting up puts kids at risk for bad behavior and extra pounds.…

Are cells the new cigarettes?

SAN FRANCISCO: The great cosmic joke would be to find out definitively that the advances we thought were blessings – from the hormones women pump into their bodies all their lives to the fancy phones people wait in line for…

FDA Oversight of Tobacco

RICHMOND, VA – After one year of overseeing tobacco regulation, one group feels that the FDA is far from taking aggressive steps to reduce smoking, the Associated Press reports. Such had been the goal of anti-tobacco advocates last June when…

Plan to enforce no-smoking law at Kuwait Airport

KUWAIT CITY, Acting Director-General of the General Airport Security Department Brigadier General Khaled Al-Saqubi has hinted a plan to impose the maximum penalty on anyone who smokes at Kuwait airportKuwait airportLoading…, reports Al-Jarida daily. The penalty, which has rarely been…

Fruits Juice Helps to Quit Smoking

According to the World Health Organization about 20% of the population uses cigarettes. Smoking causes more than one in five preventable deaths across the United States. Up-to-date medicine proposes pills and patches that will help you stop smoking, but the…

Duty free cigarettes under review

Duty free cigarettes are also under review as preparations are made to ban smoking in prisons from July next year. Tobacco, lighters and matches will all be banned from prisons after a 12 month campaign to help smokers kick the…

Filipino Muslims forbidden to smoke

MANILA, Philippines – A religious ruling or fatwa has been issued by the Supreme Council of Darul Ifta of the Philippines stating that smoking cigarettes is “haram” or forbidden. Muslims are thus not allowed to manufacture, buy, sell, trade or…