Archive for November, 2006


Nevada Smoking Ban a Sign of the Times for Changing State

Nevada’s passage of a ballot measure that will chase smokers out of slot machine sections at supermarkets, gas stations and convenience stores, and from bars that serve food is part of an evolution from a frontier state in which anything goes into an urbanized society, analysts say. Eric Herzik, a political science professor at the […]

Women more vulnerable to smoking’s deadly effects

For women, the attraction of smoking may be the perception of equality. Over the past 50 years smoking has been marketed toward women. About 19 percent of U.S. women smoke compared to 23 percent of men. But women who choose to smoke must also face the health risks. Many smoking women have died and, unfortunately, […]