TPEP – December 17, 2010

Reports & Articles

KING COUNTY BANS PUBLIC E-CIGARETTE SMOKING, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, December 16, 2010

The King County Board of Health passed a controversial proposal Thursday that bans the public use of electronic cigarettes, despite protests that the battery-powered, nicotine-delivery sticks emit no second-hand smoke and are often used for harm reduction. The measure is not a complete ban on e-cigarettes. Rather, it prohibits e-cigarette smoking in the same places where real smoking is forbidden by the state, such as restaurants, bars and workplaces.

KIDS TAKE IN MORE TOBACCO SMOKE IN APARTMENTS THAN IN HOUSES, Bloomberg News, December 13, 2010

Children who live in apartments where no one smoked inside are more likely to be exposed to tobacco smoke than those who live in stand-alone houses, researchers said.  Read TIME Magazine’s coverage: 99% of children living in apartments exposed to tobacco. Watch a video at ABC News, or read the original study in Pediatrics: Tobacco-Smoke Exposure in Children who Live in Multiunit Housing.

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