Harm of Smokefree Strip Overstated

Las Vegas Review Journal To the editor: Howard Stutz’s article about smoking at Strip casinos cited Deutsche Bank gaming analyst Andrew Zarnett, who made a few assumptions that just don’t stand up to further scrutiny (“Ashes […]

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posted on 08/04/2014

School District Bans E-Cigarettes From Campuses

Las Vegas Sun By Paul Takahashi The Clark County School Board unanimously moved Thursday to begin banning e-cigarettes from its 357 school campuses and athletic fields. School and health officials have noticed a growing number of […]

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posted on 04/24/2014

Let’s End Smoking in Nevada Casinos

Las Vegas Sun To the Editor: A recent journal article by a senior scientist with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“Secondhand smoke and smoking restrictions in casinos: a review of the evidence,” published […]

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posted on 04/03/2014

More Evidence for Smoke-Free Casinos

To the Editor: On the heels of the Surgeon General’s report that was released in January, a senior scientist with the Centers for Disease Control has just published more research further supporting need for all indoor […]

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posted on 03/27/2014

John Packham: Funds Can Help Cut Youth Tobacco Use in Nevada

Reno Gazzette Journal Through the end of April, state health officials are giving the public an opportunity to weigh in on the best use our state’s share of tobacco settlement dollars. The on-line survey’s first question […]

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posted on 03/22/2014

CVS Tobacco Decision Bold Move

Las Vegas Review Journal To the Editor: CVS Caremark should be highly commended for its leadership in making the bold and courageous announcement last week to stop selling tobacco products at its 7,600 pharmacies, including 85 […]

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posted on 02/12/2014

John Packham: New Smoking Report Details Unfinished Business

Reno Gazette Journal Last week, the U.S. surgeon general released the latest report on smoking and health. The study details considerable gains made by our country in reducing tobacco’s deadly toll since the first Surgeon General’s […]

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posted on 02/01/2014

Nevada Leads Nation in Secondhand Smoke Exposure

Reno Gazette Journal By Steve Timko More than two-thirds of adult Nevadans are exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke, the highest rate in the nation, according to a federal study. In fact, the No. 2 state for […]

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posted on 01/25/2014

John Packham: Should We Curb E-Cigs?

Reno Gazette Journal January 4, 2014 The regulation of electronic cigarettes will be one of the most hotly debated health policy topics in 2014. E-cigarettes are battery-powered nicotine-delivery devices that mimic the look and feel of […]

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posted on 01/04/2014