Monthly Archives: February 2016

Don’t Leave Public Health to Public Health Experts

H/T Harley: West Virginia lawmakers have county smoking bans in their crosshairs. For the second consecutive year, Republican legislators are moving bills that would allow county commissions across the state to revoke clean indoor air regulations and other public health … Continue reading

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EU Referendum Campaign Begins

So the EU referendum will be on 23 June. Michael Gove has joined the Brexit camp. His statement at Guido: …The ability to choose who governs us, and the freedom to change laws we do not like, were secured for … Continue reading

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Suppressing Even The Memory Of Tobacco

H/T Harley for this Australian story: The owner of a popular Irish pub in Perth is seeing red after the Western Australia Health Department told him to remove his tobacco memorabilia signs or face prosecution and hefty fines. Almost every … Continue reading

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Blind Heartless Bastards

New England Journal of Medicine: Three quarters of homeless adults smoke cigarettes. The substantial health consequences of tobacco use among homeless people have been documented, but less is known about the financial effects of tobacco use in this population. From April through … Continue reading

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Obama in Russian Antismoking Ads

Moscow Times: Anti-smoking posters in Moscow have used the image of U.S. President Barack Obama smoking to deter smokers — saying that both he and cigarettes are killers. The poster has a photoshopped image of the U.S. president and the … Continue reading

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Hollywood Kills

H/T Michael McFadden: They really, really want to keep people’s attention on lifestyle medicine: eating, drinking, smoking, and sex. I guess they had a bad experience with Ebola, which grabbed the world’s attention away from lifestyle medicine for a few … Continue reading

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Prisons, Disbelief, and Zika

A reminder that smoking bans are being introduced in UK prisons: Smoking is currently allowed only in prison cells and exercise yards, but the government intends to ban smoking in all indoor areas across the 136 prisons in England and … Continue reading

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