Navigation Links
Denormalizing smoking: Making the case for banning cigarettes in parks and on beaches
Date:7/8/2013

g in children's play areas.

Notably, the three national organizations most closely associated with the public campaign against smokingthe American Lung Association, American Heart Association, and American Cancer Societywere "indifferent" or "skeptical" to initiatives of the state and local activists. The organizations' leadership thought other policies offered more promising ways to reduce smoking such as by raising cigarette taxes, imposing more severe restrictions on indoor smoking, and controlling tobacco marketing.

In New York City, advocates for a smoke-free city drew on a World Health Organization publication that said implementing 100% smoke-free environments is the only effective way to protect the population from exposure to smoking's harmful effects. But as Dr. Bayer notes, the health risk of exposure is far less certain than some supporters claimed.

In the argument for smoking bans in parks and on beaches, the most striking aspect, according to Dr. Bayer, is the assertion that just the act of smoking in public poses a threat to the well-being of children and adolescents because of the message it conveys. Protecting children has been an uncontested premise of public health, and the evidence clearly supports the claim that children model the behavior of a parent or other close adult.

"Banning smoking in public settings may have seemed beyond the pale 25 years ago, but with changes in the political context and in social norms, the public has increasingly come to consider them as interventions designed to serve the common good. However, local coalitions pressing for smoking bans need to be strong enough to overcome the opposition of the tobacco and hospitality industries and of people who invoke threats of Big Brother," writes Dr. Bayer.

While the rules for bans on smoking in public are gaining in popularity and the evidence may help to reduce tobacco-related illness and death in the short term, Dr. Bayer and co-a
'/>"/>

Contact: Stephanie Berger
sb2247@columbia.edu
212-305-4372
Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Inactivity May Kill as Many Worldwide as Smoking: Report
2. Egg Yolks Almost as Bad for Arteries as Smoking: Study
3. Most Doctors Dont Help Lung Cancer Patients Quit Smoking: Survey
4. Brain Changes May Hamper Decision-Making in Old Age
5. OHSU Oregon National Primate Research Center develops new, safer method for making vaccines
6. After 25 years, World No Tobacco Day is making an impact
7. Making bad worse for expectant mothers
8. DotComSecrets’ Russell Brunson Is Revealing Online Money Making Secrets in Free Webinars for Students
9. New Electronic Cigarette Free Trial Kit Adds More Years to Smokers Life by Making it Easy to Quit Smoking
10. First Is Viewed as Best When Making Quick Decisions
11. Neuroeconomics to study decision-making in anxious individuals
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 The City of West Hollywood hosted a ... commemorate the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Roe v. ... 42 years since the Roe vs. Wade decision and the fight ... as ever,” said City of West Hollywood Councilmember Abbe Land. “We ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Chemo Duck Program is pleased to announce the release of the ... with cancer. The Chemo Duck App, available on iTunes for use ... to help children of all ages living with cancer adjust to ... entertained, educated and at ease while waiting for clinic visits or ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... a seasoned and trusted leader who consistently delivers trendy dresses ... it lead the wedding dress industry into the future. Today, ... the global market. , “The CEO of VogueQueen is uniquely ... continuing the goal of operational excellence and giving back to ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 23, 2015 Angelweddingdress is a famous wedding ... its customers to follow it on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. ... Day gift. Angelweddingdress draws a lottery every week. , Moreover, ... Feb. 28, 2015. Click Angelweddingdress homepage for more ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 AngelWeddingDress, the premier women’s dress ... wedding dresses. View website of AngelWeddingDress.com to ... maternity wedding dresses online for a bridal party. AngelWeddingDress ... quality for them. Its maternity wedding dresses are specially ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Chemo Duck Launches First App Ever Created for Kids with Cancer 2Health News:Chemo Duck Launches First App Ever Created for Kids with Cancer 3Health News:VogueQueen Unveils New Designs of Prom Dresses for 2015 2Health News:Angelweddingdress Invites Its Customers To Follow It On Facebook, Twitter, And Pinterest 2Health News:AngelWeddingDress Has Recently Released Its Collection Of 2015 Maternity Wedding Dresses 2
... regional pain syndrome is a neurological disorder caused by continuous ... sense pain. // ,This syndrome includes all the post-traumatic ... injury has healed. But the causes of the symptoms of ... the fact that there are very few objective findings, diagnosis ...
... British Prime Minister Tony Blair today formally inducted 11 private ... further step towards increasing competition in the health sector. //Mr ... members at a summit held at Downing Street to mark ... signed a document pledging to work as partners towards 'future ...
... is the key to weight loss a new study says ... //, ,This study comes from the Canadian Institute for ... work can help make or break our battle against the ... CIHI's Canadian Population Health Initiative, "We see that the majority ...
... pollution in the air now that if it weren't for ... -Robert Orben // ,The order of the ... Clemenceau to be sent back to France, represents the overall ... The order has been issued following dismissal of the proposed ...
... profound impact on either couple, men seem to be more ... Christakis and his research team from Harvard Medical School. ... spouse on the risk of illness in the other partner ... elderly couples. ,They found that when a spouse ...
... at the Washington Hospital Center studied the use of ... blocked arteries. // ,These blocked arteries are ... as it leads to devastating complications such as amputation. ... high blood pressure are at high risk for losing ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Location largely affects weight 2Health News:The Return Of The Clemenceau: Happy India 2Health News:Laser Used To Clear Blocked Arteries Preventing Amputation, 2
(Date:1/23/2015)...  Mallinckrodt plc (NYSE: MNK ) announced today ... repurchase program. The open-ended authorization permits the company to ... shares. "Funding additional initiatives and seeking ... continue to pursue a range of focused growth strategies," ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015  BiOptix is pleased to announce the appointment ... of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Scott joins the company after previous ... Amgen throughout the course of his nearly 20 year ... is a nationally recognized thought leader in the biosensor ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015  Bio-Techne Corporation (NASDAQ: TECH ) announced ... of the new Simple Plex platform through its Proteins ... the re-branding of the previously acquired CyPlex instrument platform ... a transformative immunoassay technology which integrates an innovatively designed ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Mallinckrodt plc Announces Share Repurchase Program 2Mallinckrodt plc Announces Share Repurchase Program 3Mallinckrodt plc Announces Share Repurchase Program 4BiOptix Expands Leadership Team with the Appointment of Dr. Scott Klakamp as Vice President of Chemistry and Biochemistry 2Bio-Techne Launches Simple Plex Platform 2Bio-Techne Launches Simple Plex Platform 3
... Sept. 15 VentiRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company ... (TLR8) candidates for the treatment of cancer, respiratory and ... to the annual FierceBiotech "Fierce 15" list, designating it ... companies in the industry. Every year, FierceBiotech evaluates hundreds ...
... (Nasdaq: CYPB )  ("Cypress") today confirmed that Ramius ... all outstanding common shares of Cypress at a price of ... fiduciary duties and as required by applicable law, the Cypress ... course of action that it believes is in the best ...
Cached Medicine Technology:FierceBiotech Names VentiRx Pharmaceuticals as One of the 'Fierce 15' Biotech Companies of 2010 2Cypress Bioscience Board of Directors to Review Unsolicited Tender Offer from Ramius LLC 2
... II Smart ValveTM, Hakim, H-V ... intelligent choice for meeting the ... Automatic pressure response causes the ... the conditions present, eliminating the ...
Codman Hakim Programmable valve cylindrical offers the ability to optimize the opening pressure of a shunt system before and after implantation. A shunted patient's condition will often change over t...
Leadpoint Micro-Electrode Recording...
... Using advanced 3D matching algorithms developed by ... automatically merges image sets from a variety ... PET, regardless of acquisition orientation. Stealthmerge even ... the requirement to scan tissue outside the ...
Medicine Products: