Tag Archives: tobacco police

University of Kentucky adopted tobacco-free policies

This summer, a group of University of Kentucky students and staff has been patrolling campus grounds - scouting out any student, employee or visitor lighting a cigarette.

Smoking policy blogger questions study on Kanawha ban

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The conclusions drawn by the authors of a recent study conducted by the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department that links indoor smoking bans to a decrease in hospital admissions for heart attacks “flies in the face of logic,” said a Boston University professor and smoking policy blogger.

Government Railroading us on Tobacco Related Diseases

Tobacco companies need to sue both the Federal government and all state governments for not holding true to their promise to use the money from the Tobacco Settlements for health and related issues. As it is, states are spending most of the money on other, non-tobacco related projects and debts and very little is even going to health related programs and cessation.

Removing cigarette butts: Chinese city’s controversial hygiene campaign

XI’AN, - How does a Chinese city get rid of unpleasant cigarette butts discarded in public places? Should it slap heavy fines, set up cigarettes buts bring moneyblaring loudspeakers, or train red-armband wearing staffs to remind careless smokers?

World set to follow Australian tobacco policy

DESPITE intense opposition from the international tobacco industry, Australia’s plan to introduce plain-wrap cigarettes is likely to be followed by other countries, the Health Minister, Nicola Roxon says.

UCSF analyses detail tobacco industry influence on health policy

Three new UCSF studies describe the wide reach of the tobacco industry and its influence on young people, military veterans and national health care reform.

AT&T led pack in lobbying expenses

Despite a modest agenda, communications giant AT&T spent up to $1.1 million in the first quarter of 2010 on lobbyists, more than any other principal.

New Interactive Tobacco Policy Map Launched

Interactive Tool Will Provide Latest Data on State Smoking Laws and Tobacco Control Spending

Smoke-Free Policy Triggers Strange Debate

The decision by a Tennessee hospital not to hire smokers is apparently provoking some controversy, even though both private firms and governmental bodies have been doing it for more than 30 years, several courts have held that it is both legal and constitutional, and an ever growing number of major companies have similar policies, says public interest law professor John Banzhaf, the father of the movement who recently debated the issue on Fox News.