smoking http://wamc.org en New Smoking Restrictions In Effect In Vermont http://wamc.org/post/new-smoking-restrictions-effect-vermont <p></p><p></p><p>A new law restricting smoking in Vermont went into effect Tuesday. Its provisions include banning smoking in cars when children under 8 are in the vehicle. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 22:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 93995 at http://wamc.org New Smoking Restrictions In Effect In Vermont Vermont Set To Ban Smoking In Cars With Kids http://wamc.org/post/vermont-set-ban-smoking-cars-kids <p></p><p></p><p>Vermont's top public health official is hopeful a series of new laws restricting smoking will encourage more people to quit. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 00:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 93658 at http://wamc.org Vermont Set To Ban Smoking In Cars With Kids Dr. Lauren Dutra, UC, San Francisco - E-Cigs and Real Cigs http://wamc.org/post/dr-lauren-dutra-uc-san-francisco-e-cigs-and-real-cigs <p>E-Cigarettes are rapidly gaining popularity.</p><p>Lauren Dutra, post-doctoral scholar at the University of California, San Francisco's School of Medicine, is studying the correlation between usages of these different tobacco products.</p> Tue, 20 May 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Matthew Pryce 89044 at http://wamc.org Dr. Lauren Dutra, UC, San Francisco - E-Cigs and Real Cigs VT Lawmakers Put Off Raising Tobacco Purchase Age http://wamc.org/post/vt-lawmakers-put-raising-tobacco-purchase-age <p></p><p></p><p>The Vermont House is putting off a debate on whether to raise the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products in Vermont from 18 to 21. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 01:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 84806 at http://wamc.org VT Lawmakers Put Off Raising Tobacco Purchase Age Surgeon General On Smoking: Enough Is Enough http://wamc.org/post/surgeon-general-smoking-enough-enough <p>Those health warnings on the side of a package or carton of cigarettes are well-established and have become more severe and graphic over the years. That warning from the Surgeon General was the result of a landmark 1964 report by the Surgeon General, establishing a link between cigarettes and heart disease and cancer. Fifty years later, the acting Surgeon General, Rear Admiral Boris Lushniak, says progress has been made, but smoking remains a serious health problem. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 20:40:00 +0000 Brian Shields 83653 at http://wamc.org Surgeon General On Smoking: Enough Is Enough Blair Horner: The Anniversary Of NY’s Smoke Free Law http://wamc.org/post/blair-horner-anniversary-ny-s-smoke-free-law <p>Albany is well known for its overblown promises and rhetorical hype.&nbsp; Often newly passed laws are promoted as “historic” and criticisms of health reforms paint a picture of the end of civilization as we know it.</p><p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 19:51:00 +0000 Blair Horner 70258 at http://wamc.org New York State Marks 10th Anniversary of Anti-Smoking Law http://wamc.org/post/new-york-state-marks-10th-anniversary-anti-smoking-law <p></p><p></p><p>This week marks the 10th anniversary of New York State’s Clean Indoor Air Act, which prohibits smoking in all indoor workplaces, including restaurants and bars. While smoking cessation advocates are celebrating the anniversary, they also say there is more to be done to protect public health. Mon, 22 Jul 2013 16:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 69731 at http://wamc.org New York State Marks 10th Anniversary of Anti-Smoking Law Blair Horner: NY Takes Step Toward Reducing Cigarette Smuggling http://wamc.org/post/blair-horner-ny-takes-step-toward-reducing-cigarette-smuggling <p>Higher prices have been shown to encourage smokers to quit or reduce their consumption of cigarettes. &nbsp;Cigarette tax evasion makes cigarettes cheaper and reduces the public health benefits of New York’s excise tax, as well as depriving the state of much-needed revenue. &nbsp;Were the tax collected on all cigarettes smoked in New York, tens of thousands of adults would quit rather than pay higher prices, and state revenues would dramatically increase.</p><p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 19:47:00 +0000 Blair Horner 68259 at http://wamc.org Blair Horner: From one cliff to the next http://wamc.org/post/blair-horner-one-cliff-next-1 <p></p><p>Tobacco companies are an extreme example of how greed trumps morality in America’s marketplace.&nbsp; Every year roughly 500,000 smokers die from tobacco use and the industry knows it must at least replace those lost customers – plus the ones who successfully quit the addiction.</p><p> Mon, 06 May 2013 19:35:48 +0000 Blair Horner 63992 at http://wamc.org 4/23/13 - Panel http://wamc.org/post/42313-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Ray Graf, and Selma Kaplan. Joe Donahue moderates.</p><p>This morning our discussion topics include:<br>• Bombing Suspect Charged<br>•Death penalty discussion with WAMC listeners<br>• NY Smoking Age to 21?<br>&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 62884 at http://wamc.org