News: Smoke-free Environments

Secondhand Smoke Exposure Drops, CDC Reports

The New York Times By Sabrina Tavernise Americans’ exposure to secondhand smoke has declined by half since 2000, federal health authorities reported Tuesday, as states and municipalities banned smoking in bars, restaurants and offices, and fewer […]

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posted on 02/03/2015

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

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

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

Let’s End Smoking in Nevada Casinos

Las Vegas Sun To the Editor: A recent journal article by a senior scientist with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“Secondhand smoke and smoking restrictions in casinos: a review of the evidence,” published […]

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posted on 04/03/2014

More Evidence for Smoke-Free Casinos

To the Editor: On the heels of the Surgeon General’s report that was released in January, a senior scientist with the Centers for Disease Control has just published more research further supporting need for all indoor […]

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posted on 03/27/2014

Nevada Leads Nation in Secondhand Smoke Exposure

Reno Gazette Journal By Steve Timko More than two-thirds of adult Nevadans are exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke, the highest rate in the nation, according to a federal study. In fact, the No. 2 state for […]

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posted on 01/25/2014