Sometimes students just need a break!
So grab a coffee, relax in your favourite chair and enjoy our selection of tobacco-related news articles.
BUTT OUT SLOWLY, FOR GREATER SUCCESS
For people who resolve to quit smoking this New Year’s, the only “cold turkey” they might have to deal with is the stuff in the refrigerator. A scientific review from the University of Vermont this month suggests many smokers trying to quit might be better off doing it gradually… (full article).
BUTT BAN SPARKS PEOPLE TO QUIT
A new survey shows Ontario’s smoking ban has led one in five smokers to butt out. Since the Smoke-Free Ontario strategy came into effect May 31, the same day as Quebec introduced a similar ban, 53% of smokers report they’ve taken measures to quit smoking or have reduced the average number of cigarettes they smoke…(full article).
DISCONTINUING “LIGHT” AND “MILD” CIGARETTES
At the request of the Commissioner of Competition, JTI-MACDONALD CORP. has voluntarily agreed to discontinue the manufacture and packaging of tobacco products for sale in Canada using the descriptors “light” and “mild”, or variants of these descriptors…(full article).
IMPERIAL”S CLAIM A SMOKESCREEN
Ontario Health Promotion Minister Jim Watson is right on target, and not alone, in pointing out that Imperial Tobacco Limited”s latest complaints about smuggling and over-regulation are a PR smokescreen designed to deflect attention from the real impact of its products on public health…(full article).
ROTHMAN INTRODUCES NO-NAME CIGARETTES
Rothmans Inc., has unveiled a new brand of cigarettes that, while nameless, will be instantly recognizable to most tobacco consumers in Canada…(full article).
CLEAR YOUR AIR OF SECOND-HAND SMOKE
When a cigarette is smoked in a home or a car, everyone inside breathes in second-hand smoke. Second-hand smoke releases the same 4,000 chemicals as the smoke directly inhaled by a smoker, but in higher concentrations. Approximately 50 of these chemicals are known to cause cancer…(full article).
SECOND-HAND SMOKE BAD FOR PETS, TOO
My Husband and I are both smokers and we are aware of the risks of second-hand smoke to non-smokers so we smoke only when we are alone. However, we have two cats and we want to know if they are affected by second-hand smoke in much the same way that humans are? Are our cats at risk of we smoke in their presence? …(full article).
SCHOOL CLEARS THE AIR
Carleton University students looking to grab a quick puff before classes will have to take a longer hike to light up when the return to classes this fall. Effective Aug. 1, the university has restricted outdoor smoking to 21 designated areas scattered across campus. …(full article).