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Local businesses to be recognized for smoke-free environments

Northern Nevada Business Weekly Smoke-free environments are more in demand now than ever.  For many local businesses it makes sense to be smoke-free.  The Washoe County Health District’s Chronic Disease Prevention Program (CDPP) works to empower […]

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posted on 06/22/2017

U.S. Teens Dump Tobacco, E-Cigarettes

NBC News By Maggie Fox Teen smoking rates have hit new lows in the U.S. and, for the first time, fewer high school students are trying e-cigarettes, new data show. The latest report on teen smoking […]

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posted on 06/16/2017

IU Study: Smoking ban led to 25 percent drop in heart attacks in Indy

Indy Star By Shari Rudavsky Indianapolis saw a 25 percent decrease in the monthly number of hospital admissions for acute heart attacks in the years after the city passed a smoke-free ordinance, according to an Indiana University study released […]

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posted on 06/01/2017

Many Adults Don’t Think Exposure To Vaping Is Bad For Kids

Nevada Public Radio By Courtney Columbus Despite the toxic ingredients commonly found in e-cigarettes and other vaping products, many adults don’t think secondhand e-cigarette aerosol poses a risk to children, according to a report published Thursday […]

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posted on 05/25/2017

Smell the coffee not the smoke- Customers increase as Carl’s- The Saloon goes smoke-free

Northern Nevada Business Weekly By Marcus Villagran Ron Svasek, co-owner of Carl’s — The Saloon, walked into his pub on a recent morning and smelled the coffee, something he said he was never able to do […]

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posted on 05/08/2017

Citizen group continues to push clean air initiative

The Spectrum By Lucas M Thomas As efforts continue by the Mesquite Citizens for Clean Indoor Air to eradicate smoke from the city’s casinos, a recent survey from the Southern Nevada Health District shows the population […]

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posted on 04/24/2017

Children of Smokers Carry Tobacco Toxins on Their Hands

Medpage Today By Salynn Boyles Children of smokers routinely carried nicotine on their hands, indicating that exposure to thirdhand smoke appears to play an important role in overall tobacco exposures among young children whose parents smoke […]

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posted on 04/06/2017

Smoking slows recovery from drug abuse

Chicago Tribune People recovering from illicit drug abuse are more likely to be successful if they don’t smoke cigarettes, a new study finds. Most illicit drug users also smoke cigarettes, but many substance abuse programs do […]

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posted on 03/27/2017

Kids who live with e-cigarette users may think smoking is okay

Reuters By Shereen Lehman Kids who don’t smoke but are around adults who use electronic cigarettes may start to think regular smoking is okay, a recent study suggests. Tobacco smoking among U.S. youth has fallen since […]

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posted on 02/10/2017

US Surgeon General Releases Youth E-Cig Report

The first lines of the December 2016 report by the U.S. Surgeon General, “E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults,” is decisive and succinct. “Tobacco use among youth and young adults in any form, including e-cigarettes, […]

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posted on 12/12/2016