Category: Smoking policy

Smoking programs at WVU rarely used

West Virginia University students are not taking advantage of free resources made available to them through the University to quit smoking, according to Jon Bond, Student Government Association executive for Student Health. There are workshops, classes, psychological services and replacement…

Smoking in pregnancy risks psychotic children

LONDON – Mothers who smoke during pregnancy put their children at greater risk of developing psychotic symptoms as teenagers, British scientists said on Thursday. Researchers from four British universities studied 6,356 12-year-olds and interviewed them for psychotic-like symptoms such as…

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…

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.…

Ottawa area teens getting hooked on cigarettes

OTTAWA, – A new study commissioned by the National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco (NCACT) confirms that teen smokers are getting hooked on contraband cigarettes in significant numbers. These cheap and easy to get illegal cigarettes are being smuggled and sold…

Enforce a no smoking policy at campuses

GLOUCESTER TWP. Camden County College is beginning to enforce a no smoking policy at campuses here and in Cherry Hill Township and Camden. As of July 1, all three campus locations were designated tobacco-free. This means that use of tobacco…