Health Care Costs Drop Quickly After Smokers Quit

University of California, San Francisco News Center By Elizabeth Fernandez When smoking drops, health care costs plummet the next year. A new national analysis by UC San Francisco of health care expenditures associated with smoking estimates […]

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posted on 05/10/2016

E-cigarette Poisonings Surge In Young Children, Study Says

Associated Press By Lindsey Tanner Electronic cigarettes have sickened rising numbers of young children, a study of U.S. poison center calls has found. Most cases involve swallowing liquid nicotine. While most kids weren’t seriously harmed, one […]

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posted on 05/09/2016

Living Life with Cancer

The Spectrum By Lysa Buonanno, In My Opinion A short time ago, I participated in a community roundtable discussion sponsored by the Mesquite Citizens for Clean Indoor Air. The purpose of the event was to bring […]

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posted on 05/05/2016

FDA News Release: FDA takes significant steps to protect Americans from dangers of tobacco through new regulation

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration finalized a rule extending its authority to all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars, hookah tobacco and pipe tobacco, among others. This historic rule helps implement the bipartisan Family Smoking […]

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posted on 05/05/2016

California Raising Smoking Age to 21

The New York Times By Adam Nagourney California will become the second state in the nation to raise the smoking age to 21 and will begin regulating electronic cigarettes like other tobacco products under legislation signed […]

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posted on 05/04/2016

Henderson cocktail waitress blames secondhand smoke for her lung cancer

Las Vegas Review-Journal VIEW By Jan Hogan A nonsmoker all her life, Henderson resident Lysa Buonanno got a job as a cocktail waitress at 21. At 40, she was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer. Buonanno […]

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posted on 04/14/2016

In Sin City, an old vice gets snuffed out

The Washington Post By John M. Glionna LAS VEGAS — It was Final Four weekend, and James Riviello was in a mood to make some serious money. The professional gambler sat in a puffy tan leather […]

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posted on 04/09/2016

Smoking banned at Westgate SuperBook

KLAS Channel 8 Las Vegas By Vanessa Murphy and Chris Benka One Las Vegas sports book is now smoke free. If you spent time in the Westgate Las Vegas Race and Sports Superbook a month ago, […]

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posted on 03/30/2016

NFL’s Flawed Concussion Research and Ties to Tobacco Industry

The New York Times By Alan Schwarz, Walt Bogdanich, and Jacqueline Williams The National Football League was on the clock. With several of its marquee players retiring early after a cascade of frightening concussions, the league […]

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posted on 03/24/2016

U.S. bans the use of electronic cigarettes on commercial flights

Reuters The U.S. Transportation Department announced on Wednesday it has banned the use of electronic cigarettes on commercial flights. The rule applies to all scheduled flights by U.S. and foreign carriers involving transportation in, to and […]

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posted on 03/02/2016