smoking http://wrvo.org en This week: e-cigarettes, drug dependence during pregnancy and more http://wrvo.org/post/week-e-cigarettes-drug-dependence-during-pregnancy-and-more <p>Health authorities are very aware of the increasing popularity of electronic cigarettes. Some think these tobacco products lure teens and young adults to the habit of smoking not only e-cigarettes but traditional cigarettes as well.</p><p>The number of high school students using e-cigarettes has doubled from 2011 to 2012. Dr. Leslie Kohman, the medical director of the Upstate Cancer Center, explains some dangers of these devices.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:41:30 +0000 Leah Landry 53763 at http://wrvo.org Cathedral Square residents want neighborhood to be smoke free http://wrvo.org/post/cathedral-square-residents-want-neighborhood-be-smoke-free <p></p><p>The Syracuse Common Council’s new health committee used its first meeting to discuss a smoking ban in the city’s Cathedral Square neighborhood.</p><p>The Cathedral Square Neighborhood Association has been looking to push out smoking for about three years. Now it sees a possible way to do that with the council’s newly formed health committee. The neighborhood includes the blocks surrounding Columbus Circle in downtown Syracuse.</p><p>There are a lot of questions left to be answered, like legality of such a ban and enforcement of it, said councilor Khalid Bey.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 19:39:25 +0000 Ryan Delaney 51613 at http://wrvo.org Cathedral Square residents want neighborhood to be smoke free Cliff Douglas on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/cliff-douglas-campbell-conversations <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">You sometimes hear that with all we know about the dangerous health effects of cigarettes, you’d have to be crazy to smoke.&nbsp; That turns out to be more true than we might realize.&nbsp; In this episode of the Campbell Conversations host Grant Reeher talks with tobacco control policy expert <strong><a href="http://tobaccofreecampus.org/" target="_blank">Cliff Douglas</a></strong>, and uncovers a variety of disturbing—and sometimes hopeful—information about our society’s tobacco use, tobacco Sun, 09 Feb 2014 23:04:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 51040 at http://wrvo.org Cliff Douglas on The Campbell Conversations State cancer groups ask for more money to promote smoking cessation programs http://wrvo.org/post/state-cancer-groups-ask-more-money-promote-smoking-cessation-programs <p></p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 12:31:55 +0000 Karen DeWitt 47529 at http://wrvo.org State cancer groups ask for more money to promote smoking cessation programs The Clean Indoor Air Act a decade later http://wrvo.org/post/clean-indoor-air-act-decade-later <p>It's been 10 years since New York passed some of the toughest smoking laws in the country, snuffing out the practice inside many buildings -- including restaurants, businesses and schools. A decade later, the American Lung Association cites the Clean Indoor Air Act as being influential in helping New Yorkers stay healthier.</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 20:08:44 +0000 Gino Geruntino 41519 at http://wrvo.org The Clean Indoor Air Act a decade later New York gets mixed grades in tobacco report http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-gets-mixed-grades-tobacco-report <p>The American Lung Association has published its annual “State of Tobacco Control” report, and New York state did not fare well. Thu, 17 Jan 2013 13:55:32 +0000 Durrie Lawrence 32000 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga County considers smoking ban in parks http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-considers-smoking-ban-parks <p>Onondaga County lawmakers are considering the possibility of a smoking ban in county parks and the perimeter of county facilities.&nbsp; But an initial proposal from the county executive's office needs to be whittled down before lawmakers will agree to it.</p><p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 14:07:10 +0000 Ellen Abbott 29194 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga County considers smoking ban in parks Smoke-free SUNY proposed http://wrvo.org/post/smoke-free-suny-proposed <p>Top officials in the SUNY system want to ban all tobacco use on its 64 colleges campuses.&nbsp; Adam Wolfe has the story.</p><p>Since 2007, smoking has been prohibited within 20 feet of SUNY buildings. And it&#39;s not allowed inside any structure, including dorms, either. But if the SUNY Board of Trustees has its way, smokers won&#39;t be able to light up anywhere on SUNY&#39;s 64 campuses -- and they mean anywhere -- including outdoor parks.</p><p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 13:25:00 +0000 Adam Wolfe 21501 at http://wrvo.org Smoke-free SUNY proposed