Posts tagged: tobacco cessation

Tobacco must come off pharmacy shelves in 30 days, City Council decides

Tweet FALL RIVER — The ban on selling tobacco products in stores with pharmacies will become city ordinance in 30 days after the City Council’s second 5-4 vote to approve the ban Tuesday night. Once the ordinance becomes law, 17 retail outlets like CVS, Rite Aid and Stop & Shop must remove cigarettes and related products from their shelves or face daily fines. “I’m very happy they passed it tonight. I think it’s one more step in ma ... Jump to full article >>

The Big Tobacco lobby owns our representatives

Tweet With great fanfare and flatulence, Speaker of the U.S. House John Boehner announced that the newly elected Republican majority would be the “people’s house.” With great fanfare and flatulence, Speaker of the U.S. House John Boehner announced that the newly elected Republican majority would be the “people’s house.” This from the man who you can watch on video admitting that he passed out campaign contributions from the tobacco lo ... Jump to full article >>

City property goes tobacco-free today

Tweet Sioux Falls city property is tobacco-free starting today. The city is fully implementing an initiative that started with Mayor Dave Munson’s administration in 2009. There now are no designated tobacco-use areas on city property. The policy applies to everyone – employees, customers, contractors and anyone doing city business on city property. “We just decided it was the right thing to do. From a health issue, I think that& ... Jump to full article >>

Stress, W.Va. culture big factors in high rate of pregnant smokers

Tweet CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Rosa Lara remembers a doctor advising her not to quit smoking during her pregnancy because her baby was used to it. Lara had been living in California at the time. Most of her sisters had smoked and did not seem to have issues with it, and no one had told her about the health risks associated with smoking while pregnant. “My doctor never really explained to me what can be the consequences for my daughter,R ... Jump to full article >>

Cigarette taxes helping push smokers to quit

Tweet Jacksonville resident Sheris Fogarty enjoyed one of her last Marlboro Lights on the Fourth of July. Between the $1.34 per pack state tax increase that went into effect July 1 and rising health concerns, Fogarty has decided her days of smoking have come to an end. “I have been meaning to quit for years but the tax increase was the last straw,” she said. “I will not pay $5 a pack.” Many smokers, like Fogarty, have become quite bitter ... Jump to full article >>