Dec 31, 2010
Two Florida hospitals have joined the growing number of hospitals that want a drug-free workforce - a category which increasingly includes the addictive and deadly drug nicotine - both to save up to $12,000/yr per worker and to protect their image
Dec 30, 2010
Laurent Huber, 45, who has served as International Director of Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) for more than ten years, will become its new (and second) Executive Director on January 1, 2011.
Dec 24, 2010
The best gift any smoker can give his spouse, children or grandchildren, nephews or nieces, friends or coworkers, is to quit smoking, says Action on Smoking and Health (ASH).
Dec 21, 2010
Santa Claus will deliver toys this year without his pipe because of growing concerns about his health, the health of Mrs. Claus and children everywhere, and the growing number of court orders and even laws prohibiting smoking in homes with children.
Dec 20, 2010
A new study shows that persons who move into apartments previously inhabited by smokers are exposed to tobacco toxins even if the dwellings had been vacant for months and cleaned and repaired - more evidence of the dangers of thirdhand tobacco smoke.
Dec 13, 2010
The Deficit Reduction Commission totally ignored the major controllable cause of health care expenditures and completely spared the cause, even while proposing sacrifices for innocent bystanders like doctors, hospitals, medical students, patients.
Nov 30, 2010
The WHO reports that 165,000 children die annually from secondhand tobacco smoke. While most occur in poor countries, many people refuse to recognize that parental smoking kills thousands of children yearly in the U.S., largely unprotected by law.
Nov 23, 2010
Recently the Anna Jaques Hospital in the Merrimack Valley of Massachusetts followed the lead of the Massachusetts Hospital Association in refusing to hire smokers, a move also copied by Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri - ASH
Nov 15, 2010
The Department of Health and Human Services has proposed new graphic health warnings as the centerpiece of its new war on smoking, but even HHS seems to concede that such warnings are likely to have no measurable impact, says ASH
Nov 10, 2010
Professor John Banzhaf asked the first question at this morning's announcement by HHS's Secretary Kathleen Sebelius about her agency's "Tobacco Control Action Plan, Here are more questions which might help to put her announcement into perspective.