TPEP — May 19, 2011

Just for Fun

Bollywood singer Shaan was just appointed the tobacco control ambassador for the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.  In his new music video, “Life se panga mat le yaar,” Shaan encourages youth to take their problems in stride, instead of worsening the situation by consuming tobacco.

Articles & Reports

Cupertino city council votes to put a stop to smoking in recreational areas, San Jose Mercury-News, May 13, 2011 The city council unanimously amended a city ordinance that now prohibits smoking in recreational areas such as city parks.  Puffing is now prohibited in parks, picnic areas, playgrounds, sports fields, golf courses, walking paths, gardens, bike paths, hiking trails, and roller skating and skateboard parks.

Cigarettes returning to NASCAR, Examiner, May 14, 2011 While cigarette companies are banned from sponsoring sporting events by the Tobacco Control Act, e-cigarettes are not subject to the same regulations.

Physician communication regarding smoking and adolescent tobacco use, Pediatrics, May 16, 2011 Physician advice to quit smoking and screening for tobacco use were associated with healthier attitudes about smoking, more accurate knowledge about tobacco-related damage, and intentions to quit smoking among teenagers.

Washington state senate approves exceptions to smoking ban, Seattle Times, May 17, 2011 Washington state senators have approved a plan that would allow cigar and pipe smoking at a limited number of establishments.

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