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Thursday, March 15, 2007

MP supports stubbing out smoking

HELPING smokers to quit was under discussion when Redditch MP Jacqui Smith met with the chief executive and chairman of Worcestershire Primary Care Trust (PCT). Ms Smith discussed the help available to smokers who want to give up smoking from No Smoking Day, which falls today, with Paul Bates and Dr Bryan Smith. In Worcestershire there is support available to help smokers break their dependence on nicotine. Quit Smoking Clinics offer weekly appointments with specialist nurses, nicotine replacement products and support and advice. "Most smokers say they would quit if they could - I want to do as much as I can to help them. That is why I am proud to support No Smoking Day and the ban on smoking in public places and the ban on smoking adverts," she said.

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Sunday, February 04, 2007

Businesses adapting to upcoming smoking ban

KINGMAN - Beginning May 1, anyone going into a restaurant, bar, government building, commercial store or place of employment will breathe a little easier.In the Nov. 7 election, Arizona residents approved the stricter of two smoking propositions that went before voters. Mohave County Environmental Health Manager Rachael Patterson said her office will investigate complaints of smoking in public areas. Details on whether the state or the county will enforce the new law are still being worked out.Patterson said her investigators must have proof of smoking at a public place, such as a restaurant, including ashtrays, cigarette butts or other evidence of smoking. Investigators will check on a complaint within days. .

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Sunday, January 28, 2007

County should not follow towns' lead on smoking ban

The issue: After three southwest suburbs backed away from their smoking bans in bars and restaurants, the area's county commissioner wants the county to follow suit. We say: County board members should keep health concerns a higher priority than the economic arguments and hold firm on the March 14 effective date. Elected officials in three southwest suburbs already have turned tail and run on the issue of smoking in bars and restaurants. Now Cook County Commissioner Liz Gorman (R-Orland Park) wants the county to do the same thing. Last week, Oak Forest, Orland Park and Tinley Park officials lifted their municipal bans on smoking in bars and restaurants after business owners complained their businesses were in jeopardy after two and a half weeks of the prohibition.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Pugster Smoking Pig Animal Farm Pipe Pet Italian Charms

Show off your personality, hobbies, or significant affiliations with this Pugster Smoking Pig Italian charm. The pig in this photo charm apparently fancies himself an English gentleman, puffing away on his pipe. Crafted of the finest stainless steel with soldered faces (as opposed to less durable glue), these charms are sure to be a hit as you build your Italian charm bracelet or anklet. You can build your bracelet all at once, or gradually over the years. Either way, these bracelets are a great way to express your enduring values and style. Also a great gift for the animal lover. Crafted and authenticated by Pugster (TM) Inc., these Smoking Pig Italian charms are available for both retail and wholesale purchase in our store.

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Sunday, January 21, 2007

Kids organize campaign against beach smoking

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) _ A group of middle school students is celebrating a victory for marine life at one Kailua-Kona beach. After nearly a year of helping usher a new law through the Hawaii County Council, the West Hawaii Fisheries Council youth group had been waiting only for Mayor Harry Kim's signature on an ordinance that prohibits smoking or disposing of cigarette butts at Kahaluu Beach Park. Kim signed the ordinance Friday. Violators may face a fine of 25- to 50-dollars. Inspired by a science fair project, the students got a little more than they bargained for when they invited a county councilwoman to their meeting last year. They wanted former Kona Councilwoman Virginia Isbell to stop people from smoking at the popular surf and snorkel spot off Alii Drive.

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Sunday, January 14, 2007

Pubs rush on outdoor areas to beat smoking ban

Melbourne's hospitality and gaming industry is undergoing a dramatic transformation as a flood of pubs and gaming venues rush to build outdoor areas for smokers before strict smoking bans on July 1. At least 100 licensed venues across Melbourne have applied to councils in the past six months to create beer gardens, balconies and roof-top terraces. The flurry of applications comes as hospitality industry sources say that gaming giants Tabcorp and Tattersall's have launched an all-out assault to ensure that smokers are not discouraged from gaming venues. The poker machine operators have provided consultants to help hotels and clubs reconfigure their premises and have assisted with the purchase of outdoor furniture and heaters for venues with outdoor smoking areas.

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Sunday, January 07, 2007

‘Freedom From Smoking’

17, the clinic will host its third Freedom From Smoking Cessation Class sponsored by the American Lung Association. Rated the number one research-based smoking cessation class in the country, this six-week course will be held once a week from 6 to 7 p.m. for smokers seeking help to kick their habits."We've had a lot of people quit from this program and stay off cigarettes," said Labdik. "It's a good group where everybody has the same goal. Also, everybody is local, and it helps that way." Ideally, Labdik said the course will have five or six total participants and will charge an initial $35 upon signing up. However, if the attendees make every class and show genuine efforts to quit smoking, this fee will be refunded.At the start of the course, smokers are asked to think about things like why they smoke, the most common times of day they do it, and the issues that prevent them from not being able to quit.

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