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Study suggests nonpharmaceutical interventions may be helpful in severe influenza outbreaks

...interventions. School closure and public gathering bans activated concurrently represented the most common combination implemented in 34 cities (79 percent); this combination had a median (midpoint) duration of four weeks (range, 1-10 weeks) and was significantly associated with reductions in weekly EDR. ...

Steps needed to reduce smoking in the US

... control efforts in each state. Imposing smoking bans in all nonresidential indoor settings nationwide, ...terest in smoking and access to tobacco, including bans on online sales of tobacco products and direct-to-consumer shipments. These measures focus on re...

Indoor smoking bans: Are they creating unhealthy outdoor zones for secondhand smoke?

...7, SAN FRANCISCOWith the growing number of smoking bans in restaurants and bars driving smokers outside, researchers in Athens, Georgia, are hoping to find out whether secondhand smoke from smokers clustered outside these establishments is posing a health hazard of its own. On Monday, May 22, at the Amer...

'Healthy' children with smoking parents aren't really so healthy

... that in the future, the growing number of smoking bans in public places might cause parents to smoke more in their own homes, thereby increasing the harm to the developing lungs of children. "We may see an increase in diminished lung function in children of smokers because of this trend," he said....

Mayor of New York proposes preventing 100 million deaths from tobacco

...tobacco companies, direct and indirect advertising bans and smoking cessation services are also discussed. The Viewpoint concludes: "Government economic interests in tobacco manufacturing and revenues, and tobacco industry opposition, will make implementation of these [tobacco control] strategies challe...

Better health twice as likely for nonsmokers who live and work with smoking restrictions

... The study suggests that while household smoking bans cannot be legislated, governmental agencies can increase their efforts in developing and testing effective interventions to promote household smoking policies. "By highlighting potential health benefits of promoting workplace legislation and volunta...

Smoking, growing private hospital care for poor and US flu vaccine policies

... better health status than those facing no smoking bans at work or home, according to first-of-its-kind st... private apartment buildings are enforcing smoking bans and public housing is considering adopting them. Although these policies raise difficult ethical iss...

Smoking ban dramatically reduces air pollution in Irish pubs

...have said all along is true: Comprehensive smoking bans in bars dramatically reduce the levels of fine-particulate matter, chemicals and gases in the air and improve bar workers' health." If all European countries were to adopt a similar policy, she estimates that between 5 to 10 million premature death...

Rapid response was crucial to containing the 1918 flu pandemic

...ey. In contrast to St. Louis, Philadelphia imposed bans on public gatherings more than two weeks after the first infections were reported. City officials even allowed a city-wide parade to take place prior to imposing their bans. If St. Louis had waited another week or two, they might have fared the sa...

Passive smoke in workplace increases lung cancer risk

...es and states that have not yet legislated smoking bans in bars and restaurants where there are high levels of environmental smoke. ...

New study reveals postcode lottery for rheumatoid arthritis treatment

...allowed to treat each month, fixed financial caps, bans on treating any more patients until the next financial year, and the fact that different primary care trusts had different financial limits. Waiting lists were also a means of controlling access to treatment, with some patients waiting as long as 15...

Secondhand smoke in cars may lead to dangerous levels of contaminants for children

...trusion on personal privacy, supporters of smoking bans note that SHS is dangerous to children's health and that the use of safety devices such as seat belts and infant car seats are already widely legislated. "We know from previous research that smoking indoors can produce dangerous levels of toxic con...

Repealing 'Blue Laws' on Sunday alcohol sales increased alcohol-related crashes and crash fatalities

...ia, Rhode Island, and Virginia have lifted similar bans since 1998, despite the lack of data on the impact...gislation. And many of the 15 states with current bans on Sunday alcohol sales are considering repeal--in response to both pressures from the alcohol indus...

Mental health units should not be exempt from smoking ban

...ies have succeeded in mental health settings. Such bans have caused fewer problems than anticipated, and policies applied in a consistent way to all patients were more effective than selective bans. The health select committee has proposed that psychiatric institutions in England and Wales should not be...

On World NO Tobacco Day the ESC urges governments to spread smoking bans & tax tobacco

...eir citizens by implementing comprehensive smoking bans and imposing high taxes on tobacco products. "One..., and that imposes high tax on cigarettes. Smoking bans and tobacco taxes, introduced in several European countries, have proven to be extremely effective i...

Ireland leads Europe for anti-tobacco policies while Luxembourg comes last

...acco products, comprehensive advertising bans, and bans on smoking in public places. Ireland came top, scoring 74 points out of a maximum of 100, earning 21 points alone for its ban on smoking in public places. It might have been awarded a higher score, had it not been for the fact that it failed to incr...

Mothers use evasive action to protect sick children from smoking fathers

... number of countries worldwide introducing smoking bans in public areas such as bars and restaurants, ther...e welcome this move, as evidence shows that public bans can encourage some people to quit smoking and this will reduce the health risks from smoking and pas...

New kind of drug could increase number who quit smoking

...ounced or implemented comprehensive indoor smoking bans and that figure is rising all the time" adds Dr Foulds. "Here in New Jersey, for example, smoking is very expensive and we have just implemented comprehensive legislation to ban smoking indoors in virtually all pubic places. "This is good news for ...

Can Islam help Muslim smokers to quit?

... These rulings need to be backed up by advertising bans and support to stop smoking if they are to have much effect on smoking rates, they conclude....

Tobacco industry promoted 'ineffective' ventilation systems

... primarily, "To negate the need for indoor smoking bans around the world " BAT targeted the hospitality industry by pushing a so-called "smoker resocialisation" initiative, which aimed to portray smoking in a "more positive and stylish context" and to lobby against smoke-free public places. In June 2000, ...

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