Navigation Links
Puff Out Teen Smoking In Full Steam

Hawaii’s efforts to reduce smoking amongst children have been lauded with a message to not rest on the laurels, but to give an added thrust to the campaign.// Smoking hampers their health and leads to lifelong addiction. Instead of sprucing up the drive, by augmenting the anti-smoking budget, Hawaii has regressed by reducing the budget for smoking prevention. The prices of cigarettes have not been hiked, unfortunately, which might have deterred the teens from the dreadful habit.

The state’s expenditure accounts show that only $5.8 million is being spent on tobacco prevention and control, prompting the American Lung Association to grade it ‘D’. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has recommended an expenditure of at least $10.78 million on tobacco prevention.

Deborah Zysman, executive director of the Coalition for a Tobacco Free Hawaii is of the opinion that , when money is spent on tobacco prevention, the effect shows in significant decrease of the habit among the teens. To quote her example, Maine, showed a 64 percent decline in smoking among school students, in eight years, when they expended more on tobacco prevention schemes. When the state’s cigarette tax doubled recently, these figures are slated to drop further.

A bill, currently on the legislator’s desk, that proposes to hike the rate of cigarettes, is due to be out. The advocates of this bill have elaborated on the effects of tobacco that lead to decline in worker productivity and cost $7.18 in health care. This would cost Hawaii $526 million in lost productivity. So, Hawaii, Don’t be Penny Wise, Pound Foolish!

'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. New hope on the Horizon for People Wishing to Quit Smoking
2. Cancers of Colon & Rectum linked to Cigarette Smoking
3. Smoking a greater risk than HIV? Yes say health experts!!!!
4. Kick Smoking with Nicotine Drink
5. Smoking spreads Cancer
6. Prescription Drug - Helps People Stop Smoking
7. Quit Smoking
8. Smoking can depreciate intellegence
9. Smoking Delays Pregnancy
10. Smoking Linked To Low Infant Birth Weight
11. GlaxoSmithKline To Cultivate Non-Smoking Environment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/7/2016)... Chicago, IL (PRWEB) , ... December 07, 2016 , ... ... giving back this holiday season by donating a portion of proceeds to two local ... North Chicago Animal Control & Friends is a team of authorized and ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... Dallas, TX (PRWEB) , ... December 07, 2016 ... ... a 2016 Top 20 Marketing Campaign Winner in the Folio: Marketing Awards competition. ... Awards recognize the year’s best in pioneering, inventive, and ultimately successful projects undertaken ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... CINCINNATI, Ohio (PRWEB) , ... December 07, 2016 ... ... winner in the 2016 BOC Business Brilliance Awards under the Best New Product ... inception and results achieved through user experience. , BOC Global Events & Training ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... “The Road To Restoration”: ... trial, not a one hour a week showing of hands. “The Road To Restoration” ... begins, “Perhaps you are familiar with the brass ring that you could reach out ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... “Fred Rides a Train” allows ... that follows. , “Fred Rides a Train” is the creation of published author, ... since her teen years in Michigan. The "Fred, the Dog" series is her first ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/7/2016)... 2016 According to a new market research report ... Type (Integrated, Standalone), Model (Knowledge-Based), Type (Therapeutic, Diagnostic), User Interactivity (Active, Passive), ... expected to reach USD 1,519.2 Million by 2021 from USD 856.3 Million ... Continue Reading ... ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... , Dec. 7, 2016  Organovo Holdings, Inc. ... biology company focused on delivering scientific and medical ... that Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Keith ... on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. ... are not yet familiar with the Company, an ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... December 7, 2016 According to ... titled , Global Market Study on Multiplex Detection Immunoassay: North ... , the global multiplex detection immunoassay market is expected to witness ... ... ,      (Logo: ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: