Addressing tobacco use in our society

Entries for January, 2009

Angry Smoker Arrested for Setting No Smoking Sign on Fire

As reported, Medford, Oregon police said a man set a “No Smoking” sign on fire after being repeatedly told he could not light up inside a nightclub. The man was charged with reckless burning and disorderly conduct. The Web site for the Jackson County Jail said the 44-year-old remains behind bars on $6,000 bail.

Teenage Girls Who Smoke More Likely to be Obese as Adults

Remember the cool girls, huddled together in high school restrooms, puffing their cigarettes? Well, here’s consolation for the nerds in the crowd: Those teen smokers are more likely to experience obesity as adults, according to a new study. Girls who smoke 10 cigarettes per day or more are at greatest risk, particularly for abdominal obesity. [...]

Third Hand Smoke

The New York Times ran an excellent article discussing the problem of Third Hand Smoke: