Daily Archives: December 10, 2009

New Jersey Poised to Ban E-Cigarettes in Public

New Jersey is poised to become the second state to ban the use of e-cigarettes in public places where smoking is already prohibited, with the New Jersey Senate set to vote today on a bill already passed unanimously by the Assembly.

States Slash Funding for Tobacco Prevention Programs

States cut funding for tobacco prevention programs by more than tobacco prevention15 percent in the past year, even though they’re receiving record amounts of money from tobacco taxes and from the 1998 state tobacco settlement, says a report released Wednesday.

Ocean Chemistry Is the “Smoking Gun” of Climate Change

This headline is the attention-grabber written by The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) in a news release issued on world tobaccoDecember 4, 2009. The oceans surrounding Bermuda are arguably the most comprehensively studied marine sites in the world. Established more than 100 ago, BIOS has maintained the longest continuous record of ocean observations – beginning in 1954 – in the world, demonstrating an increase in acidity due to human-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. “The phenomenon known as ocean acidification is real, and we’ve got the data to support it. It is the smoking gun of climate change,” said Dr. Anthony H. Knap, Director of BIOS.

States Spending Less to Fight Smoking

State governments are collecting record revenues from tobacco companies but spending less and less of it on antismoking programs,faight tobacco especially in New York, a group of health and advocacy organizations said in a report released Wednesday.