Sometimes students just need a break!
So grab a coffee, relax in your favourite chair and enjoy our selection of tobacco-related news articles.
FACTS ABOUT LITTER
Timmins Daily Press (12.06.2008)
“The single most common litter item is the cigarette butt…..” (full article)
GOLF FANS FACE FIRST SMOKE FREE U.S. OPEN THIS WEEKEND AT TORREY PINES
The Canadian Press (11.06.2008)
“SAN DIEGO Spectators at the U.S. Open had better keep their butts off Torrey Pines Golf Course: No smoking allowed….” (full article)
THERE’S MORE SMOKE IN PUFF FROM HOOKAH
Hamilton Spectator, Hamilton, ON (02.06.2008)
“A new study finds that the use of water pipes may be on the rise among U.S. college students….” (full article)
MAKING SURE THE BOYS CAN SWIM
The Toronto Star (Metro), Toronto, ON (23.04.2008)
“Heat, tight underwear and cigarettes are bad for sperm, but folic acid makes ’em healthy….” (full article)
EARTH DAY THOUGHTS
Chronicle-Journal, Thunder Bay, ON (22.04.2008)
“With earth day here, I cannot help but notice the snow melting, unveiling endless piles of litter….” (full article)
MUSTANG ALLEY TO PHASE OUT SMOKES BY 2010
Western University (27.03.2008)
“Students could now have only two more years to purchase cigarettes from Mustang Alley, as the University Studentsâ€™ Council debated…” (full article)
SMOKING IN CAR AS DAMAGING AS SMOKY PUB: STUDY
Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa, ON (21.03.2008)
“Having the windows rolled down or the air conditioner turned up in a car while smoking a cigarette does little to decrease potential health hazards…” (full article)
SETTING EXAMPLE FOR PUPILS PROVES AN INCENTIVE TO GIVE UP CIGARETTES
University of Windsor (19.03.2008)
“In eight years as a smoker, she tried to quit many times, said Tonya Allaer. This time, she is confident she has quit for good…” (full article)
STUDENTS CHALLENGED TO GO SMOKE-FREE FOR 24 HOURS
The Nugget, North Bay, ON (05.03.2008)
“Canadore College and Nipissing University students will be challenged today to quit smoking for 24 hours as part of an awareness campaign focused on the harmful effects of tobacco….” (full article)
HOW TO SAVE A BILLION LIVES
The Economist (07.02.2008)
“A war against the weed spreads and escalates, though the odds are unequal…” (full article)
LEAVE THE PACK BEHIND PERSUADES SMOKES TO BUTT OUT
Windsor, ON (06.02.2008)
“University of Windsorâ€™s Leave the Pack Behind (LTPB) team capped off National Non-Smoking Week recently with the successful…” (full article)
SMOKERS STRUGGLE TO HAVE QUALITY SNOOZE
Washington, DC (05.02.2008)
“For smokers, getting a good night’s sleep is no slumber party, scientists said yesterday…” (full article)
UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA GOVERNOR TAKES HEAT FROM ANTI-TOBACCO GROUP
Carleton Now, Ottawa, ON (02.02.2008)
“A member of the University of Alberta board of govenors is being called out by E-BUTT…” (full article)
PROVIDING A SMOKE-FREE ENVIRONMENT
Carleton Now, Ottawa, ON (02.02.2008)
“Carleton Universityâ€™s Smoking Policy restricts smoking to outdoor Designated Smoking Areas (DSAs) only…” (full article)
POT-LINKED â€˜EPIDEMICâ€™ OF LUNG CANCER PREDICTED
Toronto, ON (30.01.2008)
“Smoking one joint the same as 20 cigarettes in terms of risk, researchers in New Zealand warn…” (full article)
ONE LESS CIGARETTE AT A TIME
Hanover, ON (18.01.2008)
“I would be willing to bet money that, by now, most every person who made a New Year’s resolution has broken it in one way or another…” (full article)
SURVIVING QUITTING SMOKING
The Sault Star, Sault Ste. Marie, ON. (15.01.2008)
“Quitting smoking is no different than kicking an addition to drugs or alcohol…” (full article)
CAN YOU PICK A SMOKER JUST ON LOOKS ALONE?
Independence Plus, Listowel, ON. (11.01.2008)
“The answer is yes, you can! “Smoker’s Face” is a term coined by Dr. Douglas Model…” (full article)
THE CIGARETTE’S EXOTIC OLDER SIBLING
Queenâ€™s Journal, Kingston, ON (11.02.2007)
Smoking shisha may be the latest fruity craze, but that doesnâ€™t mean it’s healthy… (full article).”
CUT CORPORATE TIES TO SCHOOL RESEARCH
Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa, ON (11.04.2007)
Canadian universities should be banned from accepting corporate funding… (full article).”
COUNCIL VOTES STUDENTS SHOULD DECIDE
The Gazette, University of Western Ontario, London (11.23.07)
USC votes for Mustang Alley cigarette plebiscite question …(full article).”
SHEDDING POUNDS AFTER KISSING THE BUTTS GOODBYE
The Globe and Mail (10.22.2007)
“I just quit smoking this year, and the first year generally is pretty hard on your body. So right now, I’m just working on getting back to being healthy and getting back to the weight I was before…(full article).”
INFORMATION FAIR PROMOTES HEALTHY LIVING
With a mid-term exam yesterday, Lee Bagley was feeling stressedâ€”stressed enough to have smoked 10 cigarettes by noon…. (full article).
THE SMOKING STIGMA
U of T may have divested in tobacco, that shouldnâ€™t mean I canâ€™t smoke here anymore
This spring, some acquaintances and I were relaxing between exams at University College. Relaxing to us, meant smoking… (full article).
STEP AWAY FROM THE DOORâ€¦
New campus policy prohibits people from smoking within nine metres of building doorways
The clouds of cigarette smoke that often surround doorways into public buildings should be dissipating at U of G, thanks to an extension of the smoking policy … (full article).
QUEENâ€™S KEEPS ON SMOKING
Group wants university to drop tobacco investments
Queenâ€™s University has no plans to divest its stock holdings in tobacco-related companies even though the University of Toronto recently decided to do so… (full article).
ONTARIO SMOKERS TO GET ACCESS TO FREE NICOTINE GUM, PATCHES
Ontario smokers will have free access to free nicotine gum and patches to help them quit, the provinceâ€™s health promotion minister announced yesterday… (full article).
TRENT STRIKES A BLOW FOR NON-SMOKERS
Campus book store will no longer sell cigarettes, talks underway about turning the university into smoke-free zone.
Students at Trent University are divided over being forced to make the trek off campus to buy a pack of smokes. On Thursday (March 22), Trent announced that after March 31 tobacco products will no longer be sold at the Trent University Book Store… (full article).
SELL TOBACCO INVESTMENTS, STUDENTS ASKS
Mary Frances Lynch wants the University of Guelph to get its investments out of tobacco companies. The 22-year-old says an ethical investment policy needs to be created so the university knows what companies the community doesnâ€™t support… (full article).
U OF T TO DIVEST $10-MILLION IN TOBACCO STOCK
Student campaign against investments results in landmark ethical decision
The University of Toronto has become the first university in Canada to eliminate tobacco company investments on ethical grounds… (full article).
MINISTER PRAISES YORK
Jim Watson called Yorkâ€™s plan to go smoke-free by 2009 â€˜courageousâ€™
York University received high praise from the province for its plans to be a smoke-free campus by 2009… (full article).
DOWNSTAIRS SMOKER TROUBLES UPSTAIRS TENANT
QUESTION: We rent living quarters in a house. The person who rents the downstairs apartment is a smoker. Whenever he is home, we can smell the stench of cigarettes upstairs (and sometimes it is very, very strong… (full article).
BIG TOBACCO, OTTAWA FACE OFF AGAIN OVER SMOKING ADS
Three big tobacco companies will square off against the federal government today as the Supreme Court of Canada considers whether graphic health warnings on cigarette packages and restrictions on tobacco advertising are constitutional… (full article).
SCHOOLS URGED TO DUMP TOBACCO
A group of students at Canadaâ€™s largest university is pushing the administration at the University of Toronto to sell off more than $10 million in investments in the global tobacco industry â€“ and urging fellow students across the country to take up their cause… (full article).
CASINO SMOKE RULES ASSAILED
Government-owned casinos in Windsor and Niagara Falls are allowed to build special outdoor shelters for smokers even though bars and restaurants in Ontario cannot do so under a province-wide smoking ban, Health Promotion Minister Jim Watson said Tuesday… (full article).