News: Smoke-free Environments

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

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

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

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

Clean indoor air debate continues in Mesquite

The Spectrum (Desert Valley Times)  By Lucas M Thomas If you’ve ever walked into a casino in the state of Nevada, the ambiance is unmistakable. Trying to find fresh air is often an exercise in futility. Former casino […]

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posted on 02/26/2016

Outside gaming expo, table-game dealers push for smoke-free casinos

Las Vegas Sun By Jackie Valley Las Vegas dealers who picketed Tuesday morning outside the Global Gaming Expo say they can handle the occasional drunken customer or angry gambler losing bets. But there’s another nuisance permeating […]

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posted on 09/30/2015

Haze of Hypocrisy Hangs in Smoky Casino Air

Las Vegas Review-Journal By John L. Smith You’re not allowed to smoke within 25 feet of the entrance to the Sands Expo and Convention Center, according to the sign. On Tuesday morning, smokers blurred the 25-foot […]

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posted on 09/29/2015

SNHD Health Advisory: A Summary of the Public Health Risks of Electronic Cigarettes

Background Combustible cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States and is responsible for more than 480,000 deaths each year. Cigarettes are the most commonly produced tobacco product in the world, […]

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posted on 02/18/2015