Study: Smoking bans do not cause job losses in bars and restaurants
COLUMBUS, Ohio New research suggests that exempting bars from community smoking bans
makes no economic difference in terms of preserving bar employment, and that even the most comprehensive clean indoor air policies do not lead to a reduction in hospitality jobs.
Researchers hope the findings,...
Partial bans on smoking don't save jobs in restaurants and bars
Washington, DC, May 18, 2009 Some cities and states around the country have completely banned smoking in public places. Others have instituted partial bans
to avoid negative economic consequences, such as loss of employment in restaurants and bars due to reduced patronage by smokers. But a new stu...
National Multiple Sclerosis Society Commends President Obama's Initial Steps in Removing the Bans on Embryonic Stem Cell Research
NEW YORK, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is a driving force in creating a world free of MS. To advance this goal, the Society continues to seek ways to prevent, slow the progression or repair the effects of MS. One channel is by supporting scientifica...
Oxygen4Energy: International Sports News - World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Bans Oxygen Use
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has banned athletes from using bottled or canned oxygen in training and competition in any of the sports that it governs.
LAKE FOREST, Calif., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a statement from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), bottled or canned oxyge...
Nut Bans in Schools May Be Spurring Hysteria
Expert says lack of exposure could also perpetuate more allergies among kids,,,,
FRIDAY, Dec. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Peanut and other food allergies are on the rise, with more and more children being diagnosed with potentially life-threatening allergies, and schools are responding by p...
Heart attack rates fall following national smoking bans
French researchers announced a striking 15% decrease in admissions of patients with myocardial infarction to emergency wards since the public ban on smoking came into effect in restaurants, hotels and casinos in France last January. The announcement was made on 23 February by the National Sanitary...
Smoking Bans Spawn 'Smirting': Flirting While Smoking on the Street!
Speed dating, blind dates and the web are all pass, for the latest way to bag a partner is smirting-a combination of smoking and flirting.
This new trend is a blessing for many singleton smokers who can now experience new social encounters when going outside for a cigarette.
China Bans Sales of Leukemia Drug in Latest Medicine Scare
China's drug regulator has suspended the sales of a leukemia and arthritis drug due to complaints by patients, state press said Sunday , in the latest incident to plague the nation's medicine industry.
The move comes as China's quality-control systems have been called into serious question ...
Kenyan Capital Bans Smoking in Public
Authorities in the Kenyan capital began enforcing a ban on smoking in public places on Wednesday as Nairobi became the latest world capital to reject its harmful effects .
Smoking has been outlawed in restaurants, bars, offices, public buildings, markets, malls and theatres a year after the...
Village Panchayat in Tamil Nadu Bans Tobacco Consumption
Setting an example for others to follow, the Varanavasi Village Panchayat near Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu has imposed a ban on tobacco consumption among villagers .
Aghast over an ever-increasing trend of tobacco consumption, the village panchayat unanimously passed a resolution to ban the e...
Taiwan Bans Circuses from Importing Protected Animals
Taiwan's parliament has amended a law to ban circuses from importing or exporting protected animals in an effort to improve protection of animal rights, a legislator said Friday .
Under the revised Wildlife Conservation Law passed late Thursday, all imports and exports of animals such as li...
Madhya Pradesh Bans Use of Vibrating Condoms
The Government of Madhya Pradesh has banned the use of vibrating condoms, saying it goes against Indian culture.
The state-run Hindustan Latex Limited (HLL) introduced the item throughout the country about three months ago.
Protesting its launch, Hindu hardliners described the cond...
Uganda Bans Plastic Bags, Still a Tough Battle Lies Ahead
As is the case with most other developing countries, plastic bags have become a terrible environmental threat in Uganda.
As the situation seems to be spiraling out of control, the government has announced a ban on the all pervasive plastic bags.
In Uganda they are called buveera , and t...
New York Bans Trans Fats in Restaurants
New York on Sunday became the first US city to banish trans fats from its restaurants, but the city is facing an uphill struggle in forcing some eateries to display calorie information on their menus.
For the majority of New York's 20,000 restaurants, the transition towards healthier cooki...
Indoor Smoking Bans Creating Unhealthy Outdoor Second-hand Smoke Zones
A new study has found that second-hand smoke from smokers clustered outside establishments, which bans
the fag, is posing a health hazard of its own, as there has been an increase of pollutants from it.
The study was conducted by a team of researchers led by Luke Naeher at the University o...
China Bans Smoking at Olympics
China will risk the wrath of the country's 350 million smokers today by declaring the site of the Beijing Olympics a smoke-free zone .
"It will be applied in all Olympic venues and restaurants," The Telegraph quoted Zhang Jianshu, a city spokesman, as saying.
A sign of the passions ...
Eritrea Bans Female Circumcision
Eritrea, a small East African nation and very poor, has banned the life-threatening practice of female circumcision, the country’s information ministry has said//.
Anybody involved in female genital mutilation (FGM) would be punished with a fine and imprisonment, it said.
The move follows...
France Bans Smoking in Public
Paris: Anyone caught smoking in a French school, hospital, metro station, office or sports hall on Thursday was liable for the first time to a stiff fine as the first stage of a// two-step measure to ban smoking in all public places went into effect.
The ban covers schools, offices, shops, ho...
Islamabad Bans Hookah Smoking in Public Places
Authorities have banned the use of hookah, or hubble-bubble, in the Pakistani capital saying that besides being a serious health hazard they were spoiling the younger// generation.
A way of relaxation, either individually or in company down the ages across South Asia and the Middle East, the ...
Judge bans veiled lawyers in courtrooms
A senior judge of Pakistan has ordered woman lawyers not to wear veils in courtrooms, the newspaper Daily Times reported Saturday//.
"You are professionals and should be dressed as required of lawyers," Chief Justice Tariq Pervaiz Khan of the Peshawar High Court told veiled lawyer Raees Anjum,...
China Bans Illegal Stem Cell Collection, Transplantation
Close on the heels of banning illegal organ transplants, China has forbidden unauthorised stem cell collection and transplantation//, a panacea for a range of blood disorders.
Two sets of the regulations issued by the Chinese Ministry of Health said that the sources of peripheral blood stem cel...
Iran Bans Smoking In Public Places
The Iranian parliament Wednesday approved a bill prohibiting smoking in public places, IRNA reported.//
The bill prohibits smoking in public groups, restaurants and even in private cars providing for a minimum fine of $12.5.
It also restricts selling of cigarettes to anyone under the age...
Russia Bans British Poultry Products
Russia has taken an early cue from several other nations in banning poultry products from Britain. The Times of London reported that Japan had previously banned poultry, eggs and even breeding birds from Britain. // While Hong Kong has banned exports from Norfolk, which is the epicentre of bird flu...
Japan Bans Import of Poultry from UK
Japan banned all imports of poultry from UK to prevent the spread of bird flu to domestic fowl. The Agriculture Ministry of Japan said in statement// as soon as the British ministry informed them of the latest outbreak of H7N3 strain of bird flu.
This virus is less dangerous to humans than the ...
Bangladesh Bans the Import of Indian Chickens Due To Fear of Bird Flu
Major Motiur Rahman of Bangladesh Rifles said that they seized 16000 Indian chickens from border areas in eastern district of Comilla and northern district of Rajshahi which were later burned due to the fear of bird flu. //
Bangladesh has tightened its border security following the outbreak of b...
Orissa Bans Inclusion Of Eggs In Midday Meals
All district collectors in Orissa have been instructed to ban the provision of eggs from midday meals as a precautionary measure against bird flu. // Orissa has over 59, 700 primary schools, which provide eggs to approximately 5.2 million students every year. The ban would be retained for at least ...
Kerala Bans The Sale Of Pan Masala Near Schools
A ban has been imposed on the sales pan masala and tobacco products near hospitals and educational institutions by the Kerala State Government in India. The products can be sold only from beyond 500 meters from such institutions, according to the new rules. //A law is also planned to be enacted to ...
US Hotel Chain Bans Smoking In 77 Hotels From 2006
The Westin Hotels and Resorts has banned smoking in the rooms, restaurants, bars and public areas of its 77 hotels in the US, Canada and the Caribbean from January 2006//.
Guests will only be allowed to smoke on balconies or in other outdoor areas.
Westin said research among its custom...
Queensland Bans OTC Sales Of Cold And Flu Drugs
Health Minister Stephen Robertson announced that cold and flu drugs containing pseudoephedrine will be banned from being sold over the counter in an effort to limit illegal manufacturing of such drugs. //
This new rule is set to come into effect from January 1 in Queensland. Pharmacists have bee...
NY Health Dept Bans 3 Ayurveda Drugs
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) has banned at least three herbal medicine products produced in India, for containing "dangerous levels" of lead and mercury. //
"Though there are no specific federal standards, the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of M...
American Academy of Dermatology Commends Reclassification of Tanning Beds as Carcinogenic
...od and Drug Administration (FDA) to take action that will ban the sale and use of tanning equipment for non-medical purposes. Unless and until the FDA bans
the sale and use of tanning equipment for non-medical purposes, the AADA supports the following requirements for indoor tanning facilities:
Betsy McCaughey Rallies to Protect Seniors & Your Healthcare Choices
...thority on the subject."
McCaughey is a former Lt. Governor of New York State who railed against HMO abuses in the 1990s, including launching bans
on drive-thru mastectomies and drive-thru deliveries that forced women out of the hospital too soon.
In 2004, she founded the Committee to Re...
Americans United for Life President to Testify at Sotomayor Senate Judiciary Hearing
...cord proves that she is an abortion advocate. That record includes opposition to parental notification, opposition to informed consent, opposition to bans
on partial-birth abortion and support for taxpayer-funded abortions. These positions are far outside the mainstream of American public opinion," said...
AUL President to Senate Judiciary Committee: Ask Top 10 Questions to Judge Sotomayor
...e radical record shows she would rule against all common-sense legal protections for the unborn, including parental notification, informed consent and bans
on partial-birth abortion. The American people will not tolerate a nominee who is outside the mainstream of American public opinion."
The "Top T...
Whole Foods Market(R) Partners With Non-GMO Project to Label Company's Private Label Food Products Using New Third-Party Standard
...er countries around the world, including Australia, Japan and all of the nations in the European Union, there are significant restrictions or outright bans
on the production of GMOs, due to environmental impact and concerns about GMO safety," said Megan Thompson, executive director of the Non-GMO Project....
AMA Cheers Senate Passage of Historic Tobacco Regulation Bill
... nicotine is a drug harmful to people's health. Tobacco companies will now have to disclose ingredients and use stronger warning labels.
on all outdoor tobacco advertising within 1,000 feet of schools and playgrounds and on tobacco-brand sponsorships of sports and entertainment events w...
Max Muscle Sports Nutrition Releases The Truth About Creatine
... Recent news on recalls, bans
and non-scientific claims have consumers seeking supplements and products based on scientific evidence, not marketing muscle or claims. CX3, Max Musc...
Prop. 8 Challenged in Federal Court; Ted Olson & David Boies to Argue Case
...gnized that marriage is one of the basic rights of man," the suit states, referring to the Court's decision in Loving v. Virginia , which struck down bans
on interracial marriage.
According to the suit, Proposition 8:
Violates the Due Process Clause by impinging on fundamental libe...
Americans United for Life Announces Legal Prospectus on Probable Supreme Court Nominees
...he subsidization of "anti-abortion" speech. Another short-list topper, Judge Diane Wood, has disputed the constitutionality of partial-birth abortion bans
enacted in Illinois and Wisconsin.
To access the prospectus, visit: http://www.aul.org/ussc_potentials
AUL President Dr. Charmaine Y...
First Swine Flu Death Reported in U.S.
...spended flights to and from Mexico, becoming the first countries to impose a travel ban, even though the World Health Organization (WHO) has said such bans
were ineffective because the virus has already taken root in more than one country, the AP said.
In Mexico, meanwhile, the toll from the swine fl...