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Smokers told to butt out after Queen Street Mall ban starts

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said by 5pm 1037 people were approached by council officers about smoking in the mall. All complied with requests to put the cigarette out or move elsewhere, so no one was fined. Under the ban, which

Do Films With Smoking Scenes Need Adult Ratings?

Even though the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control advise the adult ratings should be applied to films which contain smoking scenes, very few governments have complied with this recommendation. Arguing that exposure to tobacco imagery in movies

Menthol cigarettes linked with decreased quitting in the U.S.

New research from investigators at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) and UMDNJ-School of Public Health finds that menthol cigarettes are associated with decreased quitting in the United States, and that this effect is more pronounced for blacks and

Yves Saint Laurent promotes own-label cigarettes

Cancer risk seems to be of little concern to Yves Saint Laurent, which is promoting and selling cigarettes bearing its designer logo. The cigarettes, which come in a sleek black box with gold foil, are being marketed towards women in

Hookahs are less dangerous than cigarettes

Mocha caf on Wednesday told the Bombay High Court that hookahs are far less dangerous than cigarettes as they contain less quantity of nicotine and are not easily available. A division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice Girish

Smoking banned on Italian beach

Cigarette butts could be a thing of the past on one Italian beach near Venice where the local mayor introduced a test ban on smoking Saturday. Swimmers and sunbathers are being encouraged to put out their cigarettes on part of

Teen girls who smoke ‘are at greater obesity risk’

Teenage girls who smoke are more likely to become obese as adults, says a new study. Finnish researchers suggest that teenage girls who smoke 10 cigarettes per day or more are at greatest risk, particularly for abdominal obesity. Their waist

Murray Schools to be tobacco free

Murray Independent Schools will be completely tobacco-free following a decision by board members at during a special-called session this week. The board also chose to phase in a recommended plan for “end of course” exams. MISD board Chairman Richard Crouch,

NY begins tax collections on Indian cigarettes

New York’s renewed effort to collect taxes on cigarettes and tobacco products sold by Indian-operated companies has led to seizures of $1.2 million worth of untaxed tobacco products in the last three weeks outside Indian land. Inspections at 357 retailers

The Great American Celebrities Who Quit Smoking

This nonprofit organization urges smokers in America to quit the habit for 24 hours each November. A state chapter held the first smokeout and reportedly got 1 million people to quit for the day. Check out the celebrities who have