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More than half of all youth smokers usually buy the cigarettes they smoke, either directly from retailers or vending machines, from other kids, or by giving money to others to buy for them. Roughly a third typically get their cigarettes

Workplaces ban not only smoking, but smokers themselves

As bans on smoking sweep the USA, an increasing number of employers — primarily hospitals — are also imposing bans on smokers. They won’t hire applicants whose urine tests positive for nicotine use, whether cigarettes, smokeless tobacco or even patches.

Young Smokers Light More Cigarettes While Seeing Someone Else Smoke

Young people, aged 16 to 24, who smoke daily light up more cigarettes in the company of a smoking peer. Unfortunately, anti-smoking campaigns neglect this effect, says NWO-funded researcher Zeena Harakeh. Harakeh, a social scientist from Utrecht University, sought to

Smokers need not apply: A Dallas area hospital says no to hiring smokers

With the nation’s unemployment rate hovering around 9.1 percent, finding a job is a challenge. Employers will sometimes receive hundreds of applications for one position. Now one Texas employer has one more criteria for screening potential employees. Baylor Health Care

Smokers more likely to report problems with persistent musculoskeletal pain

Smokers are much more likely to report problems with persistent musculoskeletal pain than non-smokers, according to a new study reported in the Journal of Pain, published by the American Pain Society, www.ampainsoc.org. Researchers from the University of Kentucky School of

Stop smoking in Ramadan

The NHS stop smoking service in the Bradford district is reporting great success in helping people to quit the habit during Ramadan. It has teamed up with mosques to give people easy access to help and advice with quitting, as

Studios set example with fewer scenes of actors smoking

Three film companies have drastically reduced smoking in their movies aimed at children and teens, thanks in part to their policies to reduce on-screen tobacco use, a new study says. Over the past five years, scenes involving tobacco dropped from

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

Smoking rates for California’s adults hit historic low while local rates remain high

A new state report shows that the rate of smoking among California’s adults has hit an all-time low, while Lake County’s adult smoking rate is nearly twice the state average, which the county health officer called a “glaring problem.” California

5 Ottawa places sold tobacco to minors

Five Ottawa County establishments sold tobacco to minors during a sting operation, according to the health department. Fifty-four retailers were checked during the “No Cigs for Our Kids” campaign. Officials from the sheriff’s department, Holland Department of Public Safety and