Smoking and minor sports don’t mix

The signs are displayed prominently around the stands at Brackinreid Park – no one has questioned them and there have been no problems. These signs read Kids Share This Air Tobacco-Free Zone. “We...
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U.S. Smoking Rates Drop to 20 %

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said America has seen a decline in the number of current smokers to below 20 %. 43.3 million, or just under one-fifth of the population...
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Russia Pledges to Cut Number of Smokers by 2050

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev wants to cut the number of smokers by 10 to 15 percent by 2050. Those are huge ambitions considering 40 percent of Russians light up. So why is it still so popular to...
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SAHA to ban smoking in public housing

To the list of places where smokers no longer will be able to light up — government buildings, parks, restaurants and bars — public housing residents in San Antonio soon will add one more: their own...
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Reynolds American 2Q profit falls on charges

Reynolds American Inc.’s second-quarter profit fell almost 11 percent, chiefly on charges related to a legal case, the nation’s second-biggest tobacco company said Friday. It sold fewer cigarettes,...
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Tobacco companies accused of promoting cigarette brands online

Pro-tobacco content on Facebook and YouTube is glamorising smoking among the young, warn health group. Leading health organisations have expressed alarm at how the internet is being used to promote smoking. Tobacco...
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Companies Get Tougher with Employees Who Smoke

Many companies use quiet incentives to encourage desired employee behavior, such as losing weight. Not Macy’s (M). Beginning on July 1, workers at the department store chain who admit to using tobacco...
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Financial Companies are Like Tobacco Companies

Banks are bent on putting the financial crisis behind them, and that means settling with regulators at all levels, SROs, federal and state governments and private litigants. We’re seeing a bevy of settlements...
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Barack Obama quits smoking after 30 years

The First Lady announced that the US president had not touched cigarettes for almost a year and could now be counted among the ranks of the 1.3 million of his compatriots who are estimated to kick the...
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Smoking under fire

The crusade against second-hand smoke could get a boost in Metro Vancouver, with park officials poised to consider a blanket ban on smoking – and possibly even campfires – in all regional parks. The...
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