CVS to workers: You must be tobacco-free and you must sell tobacco
CVS is telling employees they must be tobacco-free by May 1, 2014, yet continues to sell tobacco in its stores. While it’s admirable to want to improve employee health, shouldn’t the customers’ health also matter to pharmacies?
Infographic: America’s Most Wanted Tobacco Villains
Take a look at the usual suspects and the new villains in this infographic by the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids
Capital Region colleges get ‘A’ for snuffing out smoking
Bloomberg’s plan to put cigarettes out of public sight and prevent youth smoking
Already being done in several countries including Canada, Mayor Bloomberg’s proposal to put cigarettes out of public sight would be the first in the nation. Studies have shown that cigarette displays act as cues to smoke, even among those not explicitly intending to buy cigarettes, and those trying to avoid buying cigarettes.
Secondhand smoke exposure riskier than cholesterol
A new study indicates that people who are heavily exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke are 90% more likely to have coronary plaque compared with the general population.
Tobacco companies tipping the scales in their fiscal favor with kitty litter in cigars
Tobacco firms save $1 billion with kitty litter in cigars
Dollar Tree shuns selling tobacco
Unlike competitors, Dollar General and Family Dollar who recently began rolling out tobacco to its stores, Dollar Tree will not sell tobacco because in the words of CEO Sasser “It’s bad for you, and also bad for our margins”.
C. Everett Koop, “rock star” surgeon general and smoke-free advocate, dies
Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop called for a smoke-free society and spawned public policy change through his landmark report on secondhand smoke. R.I.P.
Banning smoking in restaurants and bars has led to better food, more families eating out and a boost to business
Rather than hurt business, laws prohibiting smoking in restaurants and bars have led to healthier, tastier culinary outings for the whole family. Thanks to the Clean Indoor Air Act of 2003, this has been true in New York for almost 10 years.
Scotland’s ban on tobacco displays takes effect in April
As of April 29, open displays of tobacco in large shops will be prohibited in Scotland. Smaller retailers will be given more time to implement the ban. Reason behind legislation: To prevent youth from taking up smoking.