Thursday, January 27, 2011

CUNY Bans Smoking on All Campuses

“CUNY’s move is the latest in a wave of comprehensive smoking bans on college campuses nationwide, a trend that began about five years ago and has gathered momentum in recent months. The American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation, a nonprofit advocacy group, reported this month that at least 466 campuses had completely banned smoking or passed resolutions to do so.”

Read the complete New York Times story.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Smoking Causes Gene Damage in Minutes

The statistical link between smoking and cancer has been long known. Now there's clear evidence based on the study of individuals who smoke. In a study funded by the National Cancer Institute and reported in Chemical Research in Toxicology, researchers said the "effect is so fast that it's equivalent to injecting the substance directly into the bloodstream." More in the AFP article picked up by Yahoo! News.