Springfield-Greene County Health Dept. is stepping up its enforcement of the area’s smoking law.
Washington University’s Richard Grucza tracked data from a National Cancer Institute monitoring program and found tough state laws and policies helped stop teens from buying tobacco.
“Let’s not be antiquated, let’s get with it,” a supporter of the ban said. “Everything comes from the coasts and it’s coming this way and we are the last ones ones to get it.”
Health experts still working to verify manufacturers’ claims of E-cig safety.
Do you allow people to smoke in your home? What about in your car?
A minor injury was suffered by a firefighter who was knocked down by one of the eleven residents of the home who tried to get back inside to save the victim. That man was arrested.
The goal is to gain insight into more of the environmental and lifestyle factors that contribute to cancer.
Dr. Graham Colditz says longtime smokers die on average 11 years sooner than non smokers.
The smoking ban passed in 2009 allowed for some bars to be grandfathered in but councilman Mike O’Mara wants to change that.
Smoking is barred in the House chamber and public galleries, but it has been permitted in lawmakers’ private offices.