News: Smoke-free Environments

Anti-Smoking Group Taking Another Swing at Casino Smoking Ban

By: Richard N. Velotta, Las Vegas Review-Journal The battle to ban smoking in casinos is heating up again. Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, a California-based advocacy group seeking to ban smoking in casinos nationwide, has jumped on […]

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posted on 08/13/2021

Smoke Free Truckee Meadows

It’s time to clear the air. For work. For play. For life. Smoke Free Truckee Meadows, led by NTPC, and supported by numerous partners and organizations, is working to ensure smoke-free air for everyone in the […]

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posted on 05/03/2021

UNR Student Advocates for Smoke-Free Movement

Guest Blog: Sydney Miranda, University of Nevada, Reno School of Community Health Sciences I am a Community Health Sciences student at the University of Nevada, Reno, set to graduate in spring of 2021. This semester I have […]

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posted on 12/03/2020

It’s Time for Casinos and Bars to be 100% Smoke-Free

Blog By: Kelli Goatley-Seals, MPH, NTPC President When my son turned 16, he started looking for a job. Here is important context: I am a former contractor for a local health insurance company who provided wellness education to […]

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posted on 11/20/2020

Support Smoke-Free Parks in Washoe County

NTPC partners in Reno/Sparks/Washoe County have been working with community leaders to encourage passage of local ordinances for smoke-free and vape-free parks and recreation areas. We’re excited to tell you that city council and county commission […]

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posted on 03/29/2018

Nevada receives poor scores in tobacco use report

Las Vegas Review-Journal By Jessie Bekker Nevada received a “C” and four “F”s for tobacco usage, the leading cause of preventable death in the state and nationwide, in a report card released Tuesday by the American […]

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posted on 01/24/2018

Big Tobacco finally tells the truth in court-ordered ad campaign

NBC News By Maggie Fox Smoking kills 1,200 people a day. The tobacco companies worked to make them as addictive as possible. There is no such thing as a safer cigarette. Ads with these statements hit […]

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posted on 11/27/2017

Japanese Company Offers Extra Days Off to Workers Who Don’t Smoke

The New York Times By Matthew Haag Over the summer, employees at a Japanese marketing firm noticed that not all of their colleagues were working the same number of hours. About one-third of the people at […]

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posted on 11/02/2017

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

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