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Clear the air about smoking marijuana in your facility

Clear the air about smoking marijuana in your facility

| March 31, 2017

While it may have become legal to use and grow marijuana in California, thanks to Proposition 64, the law does come with certain terms and conditions. Marijuana still cannot be smoked in public places, unless allowed by a local ordinance. Tobacco smoking restrictions also apply to marijuana– if a place bans tobacco smoking, marijuana smoking […]

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States that Smoke the Most, Yet Buy the Fewest No Smoking Signs

States that Smoke the Most, Yet Buy the Fewest No Smoking Signs

| March 23, 2017

Check out the connections between high cigarette taxes, declining smoking and lung cancer and then interest in No Smoking Signs. Sadly many rural states still have fewer smoking bands and higher mortality rates. We also throw in a red red-vs-blue state political map for comparison. Click here to learn more.

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A Colorado ban on smoking in casinos leads to fewer ambulance visits

A Colorado ban on smoking in casinos leads to fewer ambulance visits

| March 22, 2017

Anti-smoking advocates have won uphill battles in banning smoking from restaurants, public spaces, and workplaces, but it’s been more difficult to clear the air in certain locations—such as casinos, which are generally exempt from indoor smoking bans. Yet a Colorado-focused study found that a ban on smoking in casinos has resulted in a drop in […]

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From social smokers to addicts: the rise of teen smoking in America

From social smokers to addicts: the rise of teen smoking in America

| March 21, 2017

Despite the government’s efforts to curb teen smoking and the slight progress it made last year, cigarette smoking is on the rise again. Experts believe teen smoking may start as a social and casual habit, but in many cases, can transform into an addiction. Teens and young adults make up 90% of new smokers According to […]

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Colorado Springs smoking ban makes parks smoke-free

Colorado Springs smoking ban makes parks smoke-free

| March 20, 2017

The smoke cloud is lifting over Colorado. In a six to two vote last week, the Colorado Springs City Council voted to prohibit smoking in public parks. By putting in place a smoking ban for all city parks in addition to trails and other open spaces, the city council intends to reduce cigarette butt litter and […]

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Starbucks tells smokers: no smoking within 25 feet of stores

Starbucks tells smokers: no smoking within 25 feet of stores

| March 19, 2017

Americans and Canadians who enjoy a cigarette with their Starbucks café mocha may want to change their routine. A new company ban that went into effect on June 1st, 2013 prohibits smoking within 25 feet of a Starbucks store. Smoking is already banned inside Starbucks stores. However, the new ban extends to all 7,000 company […]

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Smoking bans could save over 9 million lives in India

Smoking bans could save over 9 million lives in India

| March 18, 2017

New research claims that an astonishing nine million smoking-related deaths could be prevented over the next decade with smoking bans. A team of scientists from the U.S., England, and India created a math model to devise strategies to reduce future heart attack and stroke deaths from 2013 to 2022. They deduced that the two most […]

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Signalling smokers: A website catalogs smoking hotels

Signalling smokers: A website catalogs smoking hotels

| March 17, 2017

When it comes to searching for smoking hotels online, puffers face a smoke and mirrors situation of time-intensive research and poorly-organized hotel information. One website, Smoketels.com, founded in November 2013, aims to make the process a bit easier by cataloging hotels with smoking rooms throughout the world. As Shawn Bradley, the site’s founder, told the […]

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E-cigarettes at work: Vaping while waiting for the FDA’s decision

E-cigarettes at work: Vaping while waiting for the FDA’s decision

| March 16, 2017

E-cigarettes, a relatively new entrant in the commercial nicotine industry have the government, manufacturers, and employers all in a fix. While manufacturers are anxiously waiting for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to decide how it will choose to regulate e-cigarettes, companies are wondering how to react to its growing use among employees. Should we […]

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The gateway smoke: e-cigarette usage is up among youth

The gateway smoke: e-cigarette usage is up among youth

| March 15, 2017

Tempting flavors, a celebrity fan base, and a reputation for being a healthy alternative have likely contributed to electronic cigarettes’ popularity among adults and, as a recent study suggests, children and teens. E-cigarette use is on the rise among American teens, according to a recently released CDC report, National Youth Tobacco Survey. The specifics? One in […]

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