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Smoking Bans Spawn 'Smirting': Flirting While Smoking on the Street!

...veloped in the countries where a ban on smoking in workplaces was introduced, reports The Sun. The Irish were the first ones to discover the magic of smoking and flirting when their ciggy ban started in March 2004. The ban meant that smoking in pubs became illegal, as it was the work place for bar staff. Th...

Indian Government at the Crossroads in Implementing Anti-smoking

... enforce an existing law which will state that all workplaces in India will be smoke free," Ramadoss said. "All workplaces mean where there are employees present, whether it is an office space, any buildings, any restaurant...

Slovenia Cracks Down on Smoking

...lares. Ventilated cabins can also be installed in workplaces and some public institutions, exclusively for smokers, with eating and drinking forbidden inside them. Currently, smoking in Slovenia is allowed in specially marked public areas -- but with no clear separation between smoking and non-smoking areas. ...

Non Smoking Workers Absorb the Carcinogen Immediately

...g state and local legislation mandating smoke-free workplaces is a relatively cheap and easy way of removing a cumbersome and costly liability....

Nurturing Our Nurses for Healthcare Par Excellence

...he importance of positive work ethos where quality workplaces translate into quality patient care. Nursing The Scenario Worldwide The nursing workforce is in a deep crisis. There is a huge demand for quality nursing professionals. In the developing countries the scene is worse, as many leave for fo...

Making Change: The Cost of Being Transgender

...onald's if they're visibly trans -- the most basic workplaces and most basic jobs," said Ray Carannante, associate director of the Gender Identity Project at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center in New York. "They're out there and they often have to rely on sex work. Very often, trans you...

Majority of Europeans in Favor of Smoking Ban in Public Places

... of Europeans are in favour of a ban on smoking in workplaces and indoor public places, new data showed Tuesday. Some 88 percent of citizens in the European Union want smoke free offices, restaurants and other indoor spaces, said a study by the European Commission, the bloc's executive arm. EU health chief...

Workplace Drinking Culture Influences Alcohol Intake Elsewhere

...45% less likely to be heavy drinkers than those in workplaces with the most relaxed attitudes to drinking. They were also 54% less likely to be frequent drinkers and 69% less likely to drink during the working day. The authors conclude that the workplace drinking culture is crucial for changing drinking pat...

Ban Smoking Indoor Workplaces and China Cause for Concern WHO

... all member countries should ban smoking at indoor workplaces and in public buildings. 'The evidence is clear. There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke,' said Dr. Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization. China has come in for special mention. It needs comprehensi...

Growth of Smoke-Free Air Laws Worldwide; More Than 200 Million Found "Fully Protected"

...w protected by laws that require smoke-free air in workplaces and public places. The report concludes that the m... to protect people from secondhand smoke in indoor workplaces and public places. The treatys governing body is expected to adopt guidelines at its meeting in July...

Iowa to Receive Grant Funding for Youth Suicide Prevention, Early Intervention

...e prevention in schools and on athletic fields, in workplaces and places of worship, and at home, we can save thousands of lives." Iowa's youth have a higher risk for suicide than the national average. For the years 2000-2003, suicide was the second leading cause of death for Iowa youth 10-24 years of age. Th...

The Rate of Accident Deaths Much Higher

... seems to be some stability in rate of deaths from workplaces and car crashes. Dying in a car crash is still the most frequent cause of accidental death for the younger generation; poisonings topped or tied car crashes among people in their 40s and falls were the leading cause of accidental deaths among the e...

Today Cancer is the Deadliest Killer

...oach rooted in primary prevention, that is to make workplaces free from carcinogenic risks.""The control of carcinogens in the workplace should be a key component of every national cancer control programme," said Dr Andreas Ullrich, WHO Medical Officer for cancer control. "To achieve this, WHO supports countr...

Global Momentum for Smoke-Free Indoor Environments at Tipping Point

...sed smoke-free policies applying broadly to indoor workplaces and other indoor public places. Among the countries are Ireland, New Zealand, Bermuda (territory), Scotland, England and the United Kingdom, Lithuania, Uruguay, Iran, the British Virgin Islands (territory), Bhutan, Norway, Italy, Malta, Sweden, Icela...

Toolkit Released To Employers Of Expecting Mothers

... from this major social change, so it's vital that workplaces are equipped to make pregnancy at work a good experience. "If we fail to tackle the knowledge gap surrounding the rights of pregnant women and new parents at work we run the risk of seeing these women drop out of the workforce altogether. "Those...

Antiviral Drugs Curb Influenza Virus

...reads – such as schools, homes for the elderly and workplaces – would be beneficial not only for planning management of seasonal influenza but also would be invaluable in pandemic planning. Additionally, simple solutions such as standardized randomization and study criteria would greatly facilitate trial compar...

'Red'y to Fight HIV – 'AbstinenceBehaviorCondom', Sacrosanct to AIDS Preventio

.../AIDS. A law to check stigma and discrimination at workplaces is also on the anvil. Aiding a HIV-free Tomorrow In finality, there is nothing to beat the strength of collective will and strategies to outwit the virus, which has laid siege for more than two decades. It is important to recall the main tenet...

Ramadoss Stresses the Need to Focus on Health and Education in Combating AIDS Spread

...f HIV. A law to check stigma and discrimination at workplaces is also on the anvil <BR...

Distribution of Flu Vaccines Unpredictable

...distributors, while pharmacies grocery chains, and workplaces hire for-profit companies that organize flu shot clinics. Hannaford Bros., for example, contracts with Maryland-based Maxim Health Systems. The chain sponsored 25 flu shot clinics in October and has 20 more scheduled for this month.Mills said, "I go...

Big Bus, the £1.5m Cancer Bus Hits the roa

...e bringing the Big Bus to 200 community groups and workplaces throughout Northern Ireland every year, spending a month at a time in each health board area." NLA...

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