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Landlords Smoke-Free Policy, Snuff Cigarettes

discount hilton cigsApartment leases that used to ban just kids, or pets or both, — with no ifs, ands or buts — are adding “no butts” to the rules. Three Sixty Real Estate Solutions in La Crosse is the most recent to prohibit smoking in a policy that will start June 1 in three of its apartment buildings in La Crosse. Three Sixty’s announcement, coming coincidentally during the same week as the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout today, said the apartments are near the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Western Technical College and Viterbo University campuses. Read More…

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Smoke-Free Laws Cut the Smokers Freedom

cheap pall mall cigarette“Smoking ban garners positive feedback in survey,” details how Orange County is proposing a ban of smoking in public places in an attempt to limit secondhand smoke. An overly large part of this article was dedicated to quotes by smokers saying that having a more limited area to smoke in would help them to “kick the habit” and quit smoking for good. Read More…

Sales of Tobacco Products to Minors Fell

discount kent cigaretteSales of tobacco to minors in the U.S. reached an all-time low in 2011 under a federal and state inspection program intended to curb underage tobacco use, according to a report released Thursday.

The violation rate of tobacco sales to underage youth at retailers nationwide has fallen from about 40 percent in 1997 to 8.5 percent in the last fiscal year, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration. The rate is based on the results of random, unannounced inspections conducted at stores to see whether they’d sell tobacco products to a customer under the age of 18. Read More…

Smoking Tobacco to be Ban in Shen Parks

discount pall mall cigsAll Shenandoah parks and city-maintained green spaces may soon become tobacco free following the decision by members of the Shenandoah City Council to have an ordinance drawn up on the issue by Shenandoah Attorney Bob Norris. Nikki Rengstorf, Page County Public Health Community Transformation Grant coordinator, who was there on behalf of the Shenandoah Park Board, addressed members of the council. Read More…

No Daily Smoking, Cigarettes Tax Hike

buy camel cigarettesFewer American teenagers and young adults are lighting up as cigarette taxes that have broken the $3-a-pack threshold in some states make smoking too costly, according to the latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Daily smoking, the leading cause of preventable illness and death in the U.S., fell to 15.8 percent in 2010 among young adults age 18 to 25, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration said in a report today. That share is down from 20.4 percent in 2004. Everyday smoking among people age 12 to 17 dropped to about 2 percent from 3.3 percent. Read More…