Month: July 2010

Harvard to help in smoking ban

Greece is gearing up for a blanket ban on smoking in public places by enlisting the help of Harvard University, with which it signed an agreement yesterday to provide help developing the government’s anti-tobacco policies and mounting publicity campaigns. The…

Ithaca outdoor smoking rules start Aug. 1

Ted Schiele has sometimes been frustrated, as he enters the Tompkins County Human Services building, to see a man smoking just outside the door, leaning against a sign designating the area as “Tobacco Free.” Schiele, coordinator of Tobacco-Free Tompkins, distributes…

Israeli smoking rate for 2009 down to 20.9%

The head of the Health Ministry’s planning and evaluation department revealed this week that only 20.9 percent of Israeli adults smoke – significantly lower than the 22.8% figure provided by Deputy Health Minister Ya’acov Litzman during his annual Smoking Report…