News: Smoke-free Environments

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

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

Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act celebrates 10 years since passing

Nevada Appeal By Taylor Pettaway The Nevada Tobacco Prevention Coalition celebrated 10 years of passing of the Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act Thursday at the Governor’s Mansion. The Coalition held a ceremony in the Nevada Room […]

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posted on 12/08/2016

New federal rule bans smoking in public housing

Associated Press Smoking will be prohibited in public housing developments nationwide under a final rule announced Wednesday by the Obama administration. The Department of Housing and Urban Development has been encouraging local public agencies to enact […]

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posted on 11/30/2016

You’re Invited: Nevada Celebrates 10 Years of Clean Indoor Air

Tobacco control advocates from Nevada Tobacco Prevention Coalition are gearing up to celebrate a decade of clean indoor air with the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act (NCIAA), Dec. 8 at the Governor’s […]

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posted on 10/10/2016