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|CVS to End Sales of Tobacco Products in Oct.
|...Note that the CVS Pharmacies new policy of: "No Tobacco Product Sales" after October
2014 includes "No e-cigarettes until FDA regulation."
There are quite a number of commendations for this policy and its total package policy to
include "No e-cigarettes until FDA regulation" being expressed.
While some others disagree, I and my "Arizonans Concerned About Smoking" colleagues think
this total package inclusion of "No e-cigarettes" is wise at this stage in the history...
Take home message from all this: (CVS pharmacy policy is wise and to be commended).
Heated e-cigarette emissions contain chemical reaction toxic contaminants not found in FDA
research approved Nicotine replacement products at room temperature. They have no place in
legitimate designated clean air "No Smoking" areas in Arizona, at this time. Research to
determine if they have a possible harm reduction role for addicted smokers should be done, but
not in Non-Smoking areas to contaminate shared clean air breathing space of others.
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|(07/31/14) Tempe Votes
to Modify Smoking Control
Policy to Include E-Cigarettes
Tempe bans e-cigarette use in public
Dianna M. Náñez, The Republic | azcentral.com | August 1, 2014
Please read details l►here
"It's a battle playing out across the country: the concern
for public health vs. freedom from government regulation.
In Arizona, the latest front is in Tempe, where the
concern for public health won — at least for now.
This week, Tempe became the first Arizona city to
ban the use of electronic cigarettes in public areas,
joining a growing number of municipalities
nationwide in the debate over the nicotine devices.
|"This week, Tempe became the first
Arizona city to ban the use of
electronic cigarettes in public areas..."
|(August 6, 2014)
Study: 10 percent of cancer
survivors still smoke tobacco
New study finds the dependence on tobacco is too
hard for some survivors to overcome
Dexter Mullins http://america.aljazeera.com/
|“It is hard to quit smoking, and if you have a smoking-related cancer you are probably
smoking at a high level,” said J. Lee Westmaas, director of tobacco control research at the
American Cancer Society’s Behavioral Research Center, and one of the authors of the
study. “Some people were smoking 50 or 60 cigarettes a day, and that suggests a serious
tobacco addiction. We know that tobacco addiction is one of the strongest things to
overcome.”The study also notes that people who are older or who are married to or around
a family member who also smokes are more likely to have difficulties quitting, or to continue
to smoke after they overcome their cancer.
“Those who were still smoking were much more likely to be exposed to other people who are
still smoking – that can trigger cravings and make it even more difficult to quit. If a family
member is smoking interventions need to include that family member to try and get them to
quit,” Westmaas said.
The study also showed that while 47 percent of the smokers did want to quit, they were not
always aware of the various medications and quit support lines available to help them kick
What’s more, 43 percent of the current smokers said they “weren’t sure” if they wanted to
quit smoking, and 10 percent had no plans to quit.
“A lot of them do want to quit,” Westmaas said. “It’s just very hard to overcome” the urge to
See original story l►here
|However, critics point out that there's no way to know whether the ordinance is warranted because
the federal Food and Drug Administration has yet to decide how or whether to regulate e-cigarettes.
Nevertheless, the Tempe City Council voted 5-1 Thursday to approve the ordinance, which mirrors
statewide regulation of tobacco cigarettes."
|Big Tobacco Tries to Don A New Look: Are You Buying?
|Why the US hasn't banned vaping—
and a map of countries that have
|Updated by Julia Belluz on July 11,
2014, 11:11 a.m. ET
|entire article l►here.
|Why the e-cigarette free-for-all in America?
ADS SPOOK ANTI
|Read all about it l►here
concerns about safety
of e-cig chemicals,
says they're safe
|ACAS Policy Recommendation: Wherever "No Smoking permitted"
areas apply, it includes
"No e-cigarette emissions permitted."
|"What are electronic
cigarettes? Are they safer than
the potential risks, the safe
play is to say no to
Mayo Clinic Health Info
|"Electronic Cigarettes Harm
seen by many as a healthy
alternative to tobacco
smoking, do cause
damage to the lungs,
scientists from the
University of Athens,
Greece, explained at the
Congress 2012, Vienna..."
Please read full article here:
Medical News Today
|Why is nicotine
|Please continue to read l►here.
Military's tobacco discount:
|"There is no reason these deadly products are subsidized," Durbin
said. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said she was surprised that the
subsidy was so high.
The defense bill for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1 would do away
with the discount.
The move is controversial and certain to generate disagreements in
Congress. The House version of the defense policy bill would thwart
any Navy efforts to restrict access to tobacco. In May, Rep. Duncan
Hunter, R-Calif., described smoking as one of the few pleasures for a
member of the military, and he easily convinced his colleagues on
the House Armed Services Committee to back his measure.
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|Curt Schilling Treated For Mouth Cancer: Baseball Legend Blames Smokeless Tobacco?
|Longtime Phillies pitcher Curt Schilling announced last week that he was in remission after a bout with oral cancer.
Diagnosed in February, he immediately underwent treatment. Schilling also said that he believes the blame is on his
nearly 30-year habit of using smokeless tobacco. The always outspoken baseball legend stated emphatically his belief
that chewing tobacco was the problem, which is becoming a hot topic in baseball after the beloved Tony Gwynn
passed away earlier this summer.
Strangely enough, Schilling did not become aware of his problem until something unexpected happened (via Boston
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"This all came about from a dog bite. I got bitten by a dog... I was driving [to the doctor] and I went to rub my neck and I
felt a lump on the left side of my neck."
Not one to mince words, Schilling said that he had no doubt that his habit of using chewing tobacco was the cause of
his cancer, but he wasn't acting holier-than-thou (via USA Today):
"I'm not going to sit up here from the pedestal and preach about chewing. I will say this: I dipped for about 30 years,
and it was an addictive habit..."