Daily Archives: August 11, 2009

Health groups lobby for banning smoking among troops

Right-thinking health advocates and Pentagon medical staff have teamed up in appeals to the US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates asking him to prohibit tobacco consumption by US military forces and as well ban sales of tobacco products within military property. Well, many state that these appeals are reasonable, and the aims are worth to be respected. However, the suggestion, or at least its disclosure to public came at least possible suitable time, just several days from the biggest 24-hour death rate this year for U.S. forces in Middle East and Afghanistan.

NCH facilities to go smoke-free on Nov. 19

All NCH campuses and facilities are going tobacco-free on Nov. 19, 2009. Let me explain why.

Library’s ‘No Smoking’ Signs Return

LAKELAND | Patrons at the Lakeland Public Library are again reading the unabridged version of “No Smoking.”

Official sees way around smoking ordinance

Tri-State Racetrack and Gaming Center has reported millions in lost revenue as a result of Kanawha County’s smoking ban, but one Nitro official says he thinks there might be a way around the ordinance.

SD smoking ban legal fight focuses technicality

PIERRE, S.D. — The legal battle over South Dakota’s strengthened smoking ban focuses on a judge’s decision about whether technical errors were substantial enough to toss out more than 25,000 petition signatures calling for a statewide public vote on the issue.

PayPal Warned About E-Cigarette Legal Liability


Tobacco display ban would boost blackmarket

A BAN on tobacco displays in shops would benefit black market traders at the expense of legitimate businesses, it is claimed.

Efforts to extinguish smoking hampered

How can people count on administrations that are connected to the tobacco industry to take forceful action that will harm its own business? They have a conflict of interest.

Substantial reduction in tobacco sales to minors

Retail sales of tobacco products to people under 18 are at the lowest level they have been in years, says a report being released today by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.