Tag: tobacco control strategy

Tobacco-Related Health Fraud

All tobacco products are harmful to your health, despite what they taste, smell, or look like. Claiming less harm or reduced risk of disease from using tobacco products misleads consumers to think that these products are safe to use. FDA…

Virginia fails in tobacco control efforts

RICHMOND, Va. – The American Lung Association says Virginia isn’t making the grade when it comes to its efforts to curb the death and diseases caused by tobacco use. Virginia received straight “F’s” in the group’s annual State of Tobacco…

Tobacco control in China

With two months left, China’s smoking ban in public venues, including restaurants and bars, may well go up in smoke. The government has promised to ensure that all public places, workplaces and public transportation go smoke free by January 2011.…

Pharmacy tobacco sales snuffed

Saskatchewan pharmacies will stop selling tobacco products as of April 1, 2011, Health Minister Don McMorris said Monday. McMorris released the province’s tobacco reduction strategy as he opened a two-day symposium that brings together health officials from across Saskatchewan. He…

Lung Association Applauds Tobacco Control

ALBANY, NY – The American Lung Association in New York today applauded Governor Paterson’s proposed 2010-11 Executive Budget for its strong commitment to tobacco control. The budget includes a restoration of funds to the state’s Tobacco Control Program and adds…

Residents ready for anti-tobacco law

Despite admitting ignorance about the details of the week-old federal Anti-Tobacco Law, the general public seems to be ready to follow the rules. On January 7, the UAE government passed the Anti-Tobacco Law that made consumption of tobacco and its…

Area hospitals ready for Nov. 19

A smoking ban slated to take effect next week at WVU’s Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center (HSC) has been postponed indefinitely. The HSC, Monongalia Health System, HealthSouth Mountain-View Regional Rehabilitation Hospital and WVU Healthcare — which includes WVU Hospitals…