June 13, 2006
WHY DOES Novella K. Lyons feel the need to segment the fight for clean air in the workplace? This is an issue that has absolutely nothing to do with race, yet she finds the need to mention lung-cancer rates for African-American males only, not once pointing out that maybe the reason for such high numbers is that one in every five adult African-Americans are smokers. Let's keep the focus on making it safer for food-service workers of all colors. Deric L. Adger, Philadelphia
September 12, 2008
IT'S unbelievable that the state leggies and governor would pick a day that will live forever in our hearts and minds to be the start of a socialist smoking law? The arrogance of the anti-smoking cartel and anti-small business pols to not only enact this socialist law but to implement it on 9/11. Geesh! Don Minichino, Stormville, N.Y.
September 7, 1986
Recently the National Academy of Sciences stated that cigarette smoking on board aircraft should be banned altogether because cigarette smoke may be harmful to nonsmokers and the crew. Being a reformed cigarette smoker, I can state unequivocally that cigarette smoke to me is obnoxious on an aircraft whether it is near me or a passing breeze. Inasmuch as cigarette smoking has never been demonstrated to improve anyone's health, inasmuch as it has been demonstrated to be harmful to the health of those who smoke, inasmuch as cigarette smoking is usually bothersome to the nonsmoker, I heartily agree that cigarette smoking should be banned.
June 3, 1988 |
The signs used to say, "Thank You for Not Smoking. " Now, they insist, "If You Smoke, Don't Exhale. " Restaurant patrons storm up to smokers and demand that they stub out their cigarettes. Throughout the country, hundreds of laws that restrict smoking force smokers to puff in bathrooms and closets. In at least one case in Southern California, a woman was refused a job because she smoked. And last month, smoking was banned on commercial airline flights of less than two hours. Those are some visible signs of what more and more people believe: Smoking is no longer a nasty habit, but a harmful practice, and people who continue to smoke deserve to have their judgment questioned.
November 25, 1987 |
Last month, Cherry Hill Moving & Storage Co. banned smoking in its office. On Thursday, the moving company, in association with the American Cancer Society, took its anti-smoking campaign on the road. One of its 45-foot moving vans traveled around Camden and Gloucester Counties asking residents to give up smoking during the Cancer Society's annual "Great American Smokeout. " During a new segment of the nationwide event, the moving company's van hosted the "Great American Sign-up.
April 7, 1990 |
The chairman of the Senate Health and Welfare Committee wants the state to help medical-assistance recipients quit smoking. Sen. John E. Peterson (R., Venango) has introduced legislation that would provide $133,000 to the Department of Public Welfare next year for people who use prescriptions or enter programs designed to help them stop smoking. "The studies have shown that the cost of providing some of the deterrents is a lot less than taking care of some of the consequential health problems that arise," said Barbara Gleim, executive director of the committee.
November 27, 2010
The Food and Drug Administration's plan for gruesome warnings on cigarette packaging will help public health officials level the playing field in a way that could save lives. With authority granted by Congress in 2009, the FDA has ordered that half of every cigarette pack - both front and back - must contain a photo depicting the health ills of smoking, as well as the blunt warning that "Smoking can kill you. " Not for the faint of heart, these shocking images: About two years from now, cigarette packs will display diseased lungs, toe-tagged bodies, terminally ill cancer patients, and the like.
November 11, 1997 |
Three security guards hired by the district to catch underage smokers at Friday's football playoff game against Plymouth-Whitemarsh handed out four $50 citations to violators, school officials said yesterday. The district spent $200 on the extra security to crack down on what students and administrators said was a problem at home games. Until now, the district has not aggressively enforced its no-smoking policy at the stadium, school officials said. "I think it [the enforcement effort]
March 15, 2004 |
While waiting for a haircut at a Bucks County salon, I flipped through the February GQ magazine. Hunkster Ashton Kutcher, prominently holding a cigarette, caught my eye in a photo layout reminiscent of old Hollywood. This blatant marketing placement by the tobacco industry shocked me. It is regrettable that such stars as Nicole Kidman and Lara Flynn Boyle lack the good sense to refrain from smoking in public, where they are photographed. Apparently, like Kutcher, they fail to grasp the meaning of role models.