Daily Archives: March 11, 2009

Vermont begin restricting secondhand smoke at workplaces

A bill hitting the floor of the Vermont Senate next week would completely ban cigarette use and other forms of smoking at all workplaces across the state.

Swedish Women Get Hooked on Snus

Louise Lennersten wasn’t going to let pregnancy make her kick a snuff habit.

World Conference on Tobacco OR Health meeting

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare today announced plans to increase the availability of their therapeutic nicotine products to reach more than 800 million people world-wide over the next four years. The announcement was made at the World Conference on Tobacco OR Health meeting held this year in India, a country on pace to see nearly one million smoking-related deaths per year by 2010. Thought leaders from around the globe gather at this triannual conference to discuss global initiatives under way to reduce tobacco use and its extraordinary health toll.

Smoking costs the country more than $101 billion in health care

Though use of tobacco is declining in the US compared to developing countries, the habit still costs the country more than $101 billion in health care.

Promoting Smoke-Free Workplaces in India

Dow Chemical International Pvt. Ltd.  signed a statement of commitment towards the “Workplace Wellness Initiative: Promoting Smoke-Free Workplaces in India” as part of the 14th World Conference on Tobacco or Health held in Mumbai today, March 9, 2009. Organized by the Public Health Foundation of India and HRIDAY, in collaboration with World Economic Forum and American Cancer Society, the commitment acknowledges the harmful effects of tobacco and the benefits of a smoke-free environment such as reduced incidences of sickness, injuries and fire damage.

Obama’s smoking habit

US President Barack Obama has come under attack at the 14th World Conference on Tobacco or Health here for smoking in public - and urged to kick the habit.

Pressing to reduce smoking prevalence in China

Lawmakers are pressing for tighter tobacco control to reduce smoking prevalence in China, where a quarter of the population is smokers.

Seneca - Native American manufactured cigarette

The Seneca Nation said Monday it will review “potential problems” of one brand of Native American-manufactured cigarette that has become one of the biggest selling tobacco products in the state.

Smoking ban in nearly all public restaurants in Virginia

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine formally signed into law legislation that will ban smoking in nearly all public restaurants in Virginia.