smoking http://wrvo.org en Auburn Housing Authority bans smoking in public housing units http://wrvo.org/post/auburn-housing-authority-bans-smoking-public-housing-units <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There will be no more smoking inside apartments operated by the Auburn Housing Authority.</span></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 09:37:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58491 at http://wrvo.org Auburn Housing Authority bans smoking in public housing units Syracuse nixes smoking in parks; approves alarm fee http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-nixes-smoking-parks-approves-alarm-fee <p>The Syracuse Common Council has snuffed out the right to smoke in city parks and publicly-owned downtown gathering areas, like Clinton Square.</p><p>The council also formally added the dropping of cigarette butts on sidewalks to its anti-littering ordinance, punishable by a $50 fine.</p><p><a href="http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-moves-ban-smoking-city-parks" target="_blank">The laws were written by</a> councilor Bob Dougherty and Khalid Bey, who said they will shift the habits of smokers and protect people in public who don't want to be near second-hand smoke.</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 10:24:56 +0000 Ryan Delaney 57068 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse nixes smoking in parks; approves alarm fee Syracuse lawmakers to vote on smoking ban in city parks and other gathering places http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-lawmakers-vote-smoking-ban-city-parks-and-other-gathering-places <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">The Syracuse Common Council will vote Monday on a proposal to ban smoking in city parks and other areas. </span></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 11:54:07 +0000 Ellen Abbott 57018 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse lawmakers to vote on smoking ban in city parks and other gathering places Syracuse moves to ban smoking in city parks http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-moves-ban-smoking-city-parks <p></p><p>Syracuse lawmakers are moving to ban smoking in city parks. And&nbsp;that includes some popular downtown hangout spots.</p><p>An ordinance brought up by the Common Council’s new health committee would prohibit smoking on any land managed by the Syracuse parks department. That includes around the fountains in Columbus Circle and Clinton Square and Hanover Squares.</p><p>The committee is also putting forward a measure to discourage smoking on sidewalks.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 23:52:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 56404 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse moves to ban smoking in city parks 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 American Lung Association says New York needs to spend more to help people quit smoking http://wrvo.org/post/american-lung-association-says-new-york-needs-spend-more-help-people-quit-smoking <p> New York state received mixed grades in the annual American Lung Association report card.&nbsp; But the advocacy group says more can be done to help people quit the smoking habit..<br /><br />Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in this country, in New York state that translates to about 25,000 people who die every year from smoking-related diseases. So while the state got good grades as far as smoke free air and the nations highest cigarette tax, it got failing grades when it comes to helping people quit. &nbsp;<br /> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 20:22:29 +0000 Ellen Abbott 50481 at http://wrvo.org American Lung Association says New York needs to spend more to help people quit smoking 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 While e-cigarettes gain popularity, FDA may start regulating products http://wrvo.org/post/while-e-cigarettes-gain-popularity-fda-may-start-regulating-products <p></p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 13:04:52 +0000 Ellen Abbott 47472 at http://wrvo.org While e-cigarettes gain popularity, FDA may start regulating products 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 Anti-cancer groups want candy-flavored cigars banned http://wrvo.org/post/anti-cancer-groups-want-candy-flavored-cigars-banned <p>Anti-cancer groups are seeking to ban the sale of fruit and chocolate flavored cigars in New York state that they say are target to children.<br><br>The products include chocolate, strawberry and grape flavored cigars, which sell for under a dollar at common convenience stores. Also available on line are gummy bear and cookie dough flavored chewing tobacco and other related products. Mon, 03 Jun 2013 12:59:57 +0000 Karen DeWitt 38871 at http://wrvo.org 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 New York state gets failing grades for anti-smoking programs http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-state-gets-failing-grades-anti-smoking-programs <p>The American Cancer Society has given New York state a mixed report card when it comes to cancer prevention. The group says the most glaring error is the lack of investment in anti-smoking campaigns.<br /><br />The American Cancer Society has issued its annual report card, rating states on how well they are doing to prevent cancer through encouraging cancer screenings, banning smoking from public places, and smoking prevention programs.</p><p> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 14:12:17 +0000 Karen DeWitt 24073 at http://wrvo.org New York state gets failing grades for anti-smoking programs 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