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National Report: Nevada Ranks 42nd in Protecting Kids from Tobacco

States Challenged to Join Florida in Reducing Youth Smoking to Record Low Washington, D.C.- Nevada ranks 42nd in the country in funding programs that prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a national […]

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posted on 12/19/2014

E-Cigarettes on Rise Among Teenagers, Study Finds

The New York Times By Sabrina Tavernise WASHINGTON — A new federal survey has found that e-cigarette use among teenagers has surpassed the use of traditional cigarettes, even as smoking of traditional cigarettes has continued to […]

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posted on 12/16/2014

Calling It Quits: American Smoking Hits 50-Year Low

NBC News Fewer Americans are smoking, with the smoking rate at its lowest point in 50 years, federal health experts reported Wednesday. Just under 18 percent of Americans are smokers, down from 21 percent in 2005, […]

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posted on 11/26/2014

CDC: E-cigarette Use Rising in High School Kids

Associated Press By Mike Stobbe NEW YORK (AP) — Use of electronic cigarettes by high school students tripled over three years, according to a new government report released Thursday. In a large national survey last year, […]

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posted on 11/14/2014

Dire Warnings by Big Tobacco on E-Smoking

New York Times By Matt Richtel Tobacco companies, long considered public health enemy No. 1, have suddenly positioned themselves as protectors of consumer well-being in the digital age. They are putting out among the strongest health […]

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posted on 09/28/2014

Could Navy submarine smoking ban lead military to quit?

Reuters Health By Ronnie Cohen A US Navy ban on smoking aboard submarines may offer lessons for enacting similar prohibitions in other parts of the military as well as in civilian life, a new paper suggests. […]

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posted on 09/08/2014

Risk Assessment of Exposure to E-cigarette Aerosol

In the June 2014 issue of ASHRAE Journal, Bud Offerman, an expert on indoor air published a well-done risk assessment of active and passive exposure to e-cigarette aerosol using standard methods. (ASHRAE is the American Society […]

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posted on 08/27/2014

Will Nevada Ever See Smoke-free Casinos?

Las Vegas Weekly By Steve Friess She smiles at me broadly, a queen of hearts hurtling my way, photos of happy gamblers drinking and winning as they always do in these things. But this wasn’t just any […]

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posted on 08/20/2014

E-cigarettes put up smokescreen, must be snuffed out

By Daniel M. Cook Special thanks to the Las Vegas Review Journal The Review-Journal’s June 21 editorial (“E-cigarettes and teen smoking”) concludes by asking, “If this business (e-cigarettes) is furthering the goal of reducing cigarette smoking, […]

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posted on 08/05/2014

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