Thumbs Down to Walgreens. They promptly halted sales of a product that might cause cancer—Zantac—yet they continue to sell a product that DEFINITELY causes cancer—cigarettes. Take tobacco off the shelves if you really care about your customers’ health, Walgreens! Share our post
Thumbs Up to Anderson, South Carolina, for their passage of a strong local smokefree law prohibiting smoking and e-cigarettes outdoors in downtown Anderson along a one-mile stretch of Main Street between Franklin and Greenville Streets. In addition to downtown Anderson, the ordinance also covers all city parks and facilities. The ordinance takes effect November 1st. While this is a great step, we encourage Anderson to also prohibit smoking indoors. Read more
Thumbs Up and Down to Beau Rivage Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. While their new Black Clover lounge is smokefree, we urge Beau Rivage to be 100% smokefree indoors for the health of its workers and customers. Smoking and non-smoking sections do not address the health hazards of secondhand smoke.
Thumbs Down for the most recent sad news on the vaping crisis. As of October 15, there are 33 deaths in 24 states, and 1,479 confirmed and probable lung injury cases associated with use of e-cigarette, or vaping, products reported by 49 states (all except Alaska), the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For updates on the CDC investigation, visit: www.cdc.gov/lunginjury.