School districts banning e-cigarettes

January 28, 2014

Originally published: January 26, 2014
By JOIE TYRRELL joie.tyrrell@newsday.com

Photo credit: Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan | This file image shows a woman smoking a Blu electronic cigarette in a studio in Melville. (Sept. 5, 2013)

Photo credit: Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan | This file image shows a woman smoking a Blu electronic cigarette in a studio in Melville. (Sept. 5, 2013)

Long Island school districts are cracking down on electronic cigarettes, adding specific campus bans on the devices to their anti-tobacco policies.

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KXXT’s Men’s Health Segment to Feature Courtney Ward & Ben Palmer

January 27, 2014

DECEMBER IS SAFE TOYS AND CELEBRATION MONTH

 SOUTHWEST PROSTATE CANCER FOUNDATION’S RADIO SHOW

SPONSORED BY ASHLINE ARIZONA SMOKER’S HELPLINE

Presents Men’s Health Talk Program 

Arizona Smokers’ Helpline

1-800-55-66-222

ASHLine.org

What:

Men’s Health Talk Program

Topic:

 Project Quit & New Year’s Resolution to Quit Smoking  (2014)
Special Guest & Presenters:
  • Ms. Courtney E. Ward, MPA & Mr. Benjamin Palmer, MPA
  • Dr. Tursha’ Hamilton N.M.D.
  • Dr.  Valentina Koury N.M.D.
  • Fred Taylor, Executive Director of SWPCF

Thursday, January 30,2014

Time:

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Where:

Radio Station – KXXT 1010 AM

Online – www.familyvaluesradio.net (click left side of menu)

Call-in phone number: 602.296.3632

*Courtney E. Ward, Chief, Office of Tobacco Prevention & Cessation Programs, Bureau of Tobacco & Chronic Disease and Benjamin Palmer, Tobacco Programs Communications Mgr. Bureau of Tobacco & Chronic Disease, both work for the Arizona Dept. of Health Services. Both are major players statewide in promoting no smoking programs in Arizona. They will discuss their new campaign called Project Quit and ASHline and other resources available to assist you in saving your own life by STOP SMOKING. The show will also recommend strategies to assist you in developing a New Year’s resolution to achieve the goal of being smoke free in 2014. As the host of this show I stopped smoking cold turkey in 1978, after smoking THREE PACKS A DAY. You can do this and this program will assist you.

  THE SHOW COVERS A VARIETY OF CANCERS INCLUDING PROSTATE CANCER, BREAST CANCER, AND COLON CANCER.

A MAJOR COMPONET OF THE SHOW WILL BE DISUSSIONS BY HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS ON CANCER. IN

ADDITION HEALTHY LIVING FOR BOTH SEXES IS KEY.

 SOUTHWEST PROSTATE CANCER FOUNDATION Fred Taylor, Executive Director – P.0. BOX                            

12186, Glendale, AZ (602) 547-3806 E-MAIL: swprostatecancer@aol.com /web

Site: www.sw-prostatecancer.com


Chicago E-Cigarette Ban: Major City Adds E-Cigs To Public Smoking Ban

January 15, 2014

Posted: 01/15/2014

chicago e-cigarette indoor smoking
 Get ready to take that habit outside, e-cigarette smokers.

The Chicago City Council on Wednesday moved to ban the smoking of e-cigarettes in most indoor public spaces — including restaurants and bars — in addition to anywhere within 15 feet of a building entrance, just as traditional cigarettes are regulated under the city’s existing indoor smoking ban.

Only four aldermen voted in opposition to the e-cigarette ban, while 45 voted in favor of the proposal backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Voting against the ban were Alds. Roderick Sawyer (6th), Rey Colon (35th), Nicholas Sposato (36th) and Brendan Rellly (42nd). Reilly was particularly vocal in his opposition to the proposal ahead of the vote.On Monday, the City Council’s Health and Finance Committees voted overwhelmingly — 15-5 — in support of the proposal, which also requires e-cigarettes be sold only behind the counter at stores.

While critics of the ban say e-cigarettes are harmless to bystanders and argue the change will make it more difficult for smokers who use e-cigarettes to help them quit smoking traditional cigarettes, others in support of the ban say it will dissuade more people from picking up smoking in the first place.

New York City previously added e-cigarettes to their public smoking banlast month, while Los Angeles has also moved to regulate the battery-powered cigarettes and similar “vaping” devicesjust as they do traditional cigarettes. Just north of the city, Evanston passed a similar ordinance last year, NBC Chicago notes.

A new Illinois law that went into effect on Jan. 1 already bans the sale of e-cigarettes to minors.

E-cigarette bans, meanwhile, have also been a topic of consideration for college campuses nationwide as of late and a group of U.S. senators has blasted the “glamorization” of smoking e-cigarettes during Sunday’s Golden Globes broadcast.

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Project Quit Media

January 15, 2014

New York Tobacco Education Task Force Recommendation is Accepted by US Medical Licensing Board

January 15, 2014

PRESS RELEASE
November 26, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Susan Lennon, TTS POW’R Cessation Center/American Lung Association
of the Northeast
Phone: 914-407-2307
Cell: 914-805-9379
slennon@lungne.org
or Patricia Folan, MS, RN, DNP North Shore-LIJ Center for Tobacco Control
Phone: (516) 466-1980
pfolan@nshs.edu

NEW YORK STATE TOBACCO EDUCATION TASK FORCE
RECOMMENDATION IS ACCEPTED BY
U.S. MEDICAL LICENSING BOARD

More tobacco dependence and treatment content to be on physician exams in 2014

ALBANY, NY- A Tobacco Education Task Force in New York State has received approval from the United States Medical Licensing Board (USLME) for more comprehensive tobacco dependence and treatment content to be included in future physician examinations beginning in 2014. This change in content will result in physicians entering medical practice better educated in the evidence-based methods of treating tobacco use and dependence and more confident utilizing the recommended method of helping their patients quit smoking.

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