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Health officials congratulate Davis stores for not selling tobacco to minors

Ninety Davis County tobacco retailers are now recognized throughout the say “no” to underage teenagers trying to buy tobacco products over the 2012-13 fiscal.

story-davis-county-new-cmyk-221405.jpgTobacco compliance checks carried out in the last fiscal year are part of a program the Devis County Health Department, in partnership with local law enforcement agencies, has been running since 1989.

The Department of Health recognizing 90 tobacco retailers in the country , because according to the tests. The program is designed to reduce the access of minors to tobacco products.

Special recognition went to Sinclair Main Street Service Layton for being in line for 25 years and Saigon Market Set for being in compliance for 20 years, health officials said Davis.

15 -year-old award under dostalas7 -Eleven store on Main Street Kaysville author.

From July 2012 to June 2013, the juvenile buyers, led by local law enforcement, tried to buy tobacco products 431 times, said Lewis R. Garrett, Davis, and Director of the Department of Health.

“Of these, 431 attempts, 14 resulted in an illegal sale of tobacco to minors at a speed of county buy 3.2 per cent,” he said.

“I am pleased with the continued downward trend from buying rate of last year when he was 4 percent. We have significantly reduced our High of 14 percent, we have seen in the July 2006 -June 2007 period.

“We are a very active program aimed at educating tobacco retailers how to train their employees to identify underage buyers, and it still shows good results.

“I extend my congratulations and appreciation to the management and employees of those retailers who are working hard to keep tobacco products to minors.”

The sales of cigarettes to a person under the age of 19, is a class misdemeanor for a first offense. Clerks are issued citations at the time of the violation.

In addition, store owners may be civil penalties for selling tobacco products to minor’s buyer. Shops fined for the first two violations and have their tobacco license suspended for 30 days for a third.

The store’s license of the sale of tobacco responds to the fourth violation within a 12- month period.

The fine may be reduced if the store has a documented training program and proof that the employee was trained.

Why do adults start smoking?

The risk of becoming a smoker among young people who have never smoked is high: 14% of smokers will be between the ages of 16 and 24, and the three factors to predict this behavior.

images (1)“The beginning of smoking is also occurring among young people, and particularly among those who are impulsive, have poor grades , or who drink alcohol regularly ,” says Jennifer O’Loughlin , a professor of the University of Montreal School of Public Health (ESPUM) and author izzhurnala health adolescents are published in August. O’Loughlin says smoking prevention campaigns should also target young people between the ages of 16 and 24.

A recent phenomenon

Since smoking is reduced markedly in the past three decades, researchers have presented several studies that the tobacco industry is increasing its efforts to reach out to young people.

In the United States, there is a 60 % increase in the number of young people who start smoking after high school.

This trend has prompted O’Loughlin and her team at ESPUM identifies predictors of young people start smoking, which can lead to opportunities for prevention.

They analyzed data from a cohort study «NdIt” (nicotine dependence in adolescents), which began in 1999 in the Greater Montreal Area, in which nearly 1,300 young people aged 12-15 years participated.

In this cohort, fully 75 % had tried smoking. Of these young people, 40 % started smoking before high school, 44 % started smoking during high school, and 17 % started after high school.

Not everyone, however, continued to smoke, but among the “late” smokers, the researchers found that smoking is associated with the beginning of three risk factors: high levels of impulsivity, poor school performance, and higher alcohol consumption.

Explaining the three risk factors

Some smokers showed greater impulsivity end compared to other participants in the study. According to O’Loughlin, it is possible that impulsivity more freely expressed when one becomes an adult, because the parents are no longer there to control. “We can say that the parents of children impulsive exercise more control when they are living with them at home to protect their children from the adoption of behaviors that may lead to smoking, and this protection may wane over time,” she explains.

In addition, school difficulties increase the risk of becoming a smoker, because they are associated with dropping out of school and looking for work in workplaces where smoking rates are higher.

Finally, as young people are likely to frequent places where they can drink alcohol, they are more likely to be influenced by smoking, or at least more easily tempted. “Since alcohol lowers inhibitions and self-control, it is an important risk factor for smoking initiation,” warns O’Loughlin.

On targeted prevention campaigns

Smoking prevention campaigns usually target teens because studies show that people usually start smoking at the age of 14 or 15. This phenomenon is well known, and many prevention programs targeted at adolescents.

“Our research shows that it is also important to address prevention among young people, especially because the tobacco companies’ advertising campaigns of this particular group,” said O’Loughlin.

“This is especially important because, if we can prevent the onset of smoking among young people, the probability that they would never smokers is high, ” she says.

State prisons allow prisoners to have a cigarette at work centers

Corrections officials quietly canceled a total ban on tobacco at prisons this summer and currently are allowing inmates to work release centers have up to 10 packs of cigarettes each.

downloadDepartment of Corrections officials say they lifted the ban on tobacco products in the programs of work release because they did not want the prisoners are so close to the end of their sentences would have to return to jail for breaking the rules .

But the American Lung Association called the move a mistake.

” I’m surprised ,” said Brenda Olsen , chief operating officer of the American Lung Association in Florida.

Olsen said her present government “set a good example” in the form of a ban or restrict tobacco use.

The switch has less than two years after the DOC did all tobacco products in closed prisons, labor camps and centers of release September 30, 2011.

“The decision to Eliminate smoking and tobacco use has been made for umensheniyameditsinskih costs associated with exposure to tobacco , and eliminate second -hand smoke non-smokers , ” the agency said in April 2011, when the ban was announced .

The ban also applies to prison workers, who can not bring cigarettes into the hall, and visitors. Those sentenced to death are allowed to buy two packs of smokeless tobacco per week.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons and more than half of the other states also prohibit tobacco in prisons nozaprety created a new demand for cigarettes, a valuable commodity in prison.

During the six-month period shortly after the Florida ban went into effect, nearly 30,000 inmates or staff were caught with a tobacco smuggling , according to the annual report Doc . The report did not say how many of the culprits were the staff, and how many of them were prisoners.

The new rules of the camp came into force on June 13 and allow about 3,800 inmates in work programs have up to 10 packs of cigarettes or smokeless tobacco or 20 cigars, as well as a disposable lighter.

Rationale: Sentenced to work release can access to cigarettes, chewing tobacco or other products while they are in society.

“The department is determined after evaluation, it was more effective use of resources is not naytizaklyuchennogo in violation , which could potentially result in him / her to go back to prison for possession of tobacco, when so far ahead in the transition back into the community , we hope as a productive citizen, ” DOC spokeswoman Jessica said Carey.

Carey said there were “quite a few such incidents,” the prisoners and sent back to prison secretly smoking or other tobacco products in the work release center, but no data was immediately available on how widespread the problem is. Prison guards and other employees also were caught smuggling of tobacco products to ensure prisoners, Carey said.

But making sure that prisoners without tobacco before they are sent home will help them live a healthier life and save their money as soon as they are released, said Olsen.

“We know how addictive tobacco products,” said Olsen. “This is a great opportunity for these people to begin their journey to the availability of smoke-free life.”

Television welcomes the return of cigarette advertising

They’re back. Commercials for cigarettes as soon as often as pickup trucks at a construction site, are back with a few changes.

1385First of all, we’re talking about electronic cigarettes, these trendy, battery-powered devices designed to wean you from the kind you light with matches. Second, while the major networks all say no, several cable channels do not take them. Outlets like ESPN, AMC and WGN America are running the spots- often with certain restrictions (ESPN runs them after midnight).

But the e-cigarette market is lighting up for the tobacco companies. Annual sales are expected to reach $1.7 billion this year, noted the New York Times.

With significant sales come important ad expenditures. Stuart Elliott’s article in the Times notes that the marketing tactics for electronic cigarettes eerily reminiscent of the early attempts of commercial tobacco giants.

“It is worrying that electronic cigarettes use the same exact marketing tactics we have seen the use of the tobacco industry in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s that made it so effective for tobacco products to reach young people ,” said Matthew Myers , president of the Washington , DC, the campaign for tobacco-Free article Times.

Critics believe that electronic cigarettes are far from perfect. They can be purchased by minors, are used in places where smoking is prohibited and is subject to the user the nicotine while questions still rage over whether electronic cigarettes actually help people quit smoking.

Marketing is tobacco companies have demonstrated throughout most of the 20th century, they were very, very good at. The disclosure of these talents again unsuspecting public could raise serious questions.

Curtain came down on regular cigarette advertising on television and radio in 1970, recognizing that the only thing that can stop the tobacco industry from unleashing these catchy messages to the public puffing was to cut them off all electronic media, cold turkey.

How good were the tobacco interests in getting your attention? Here’s a rundown of the top 10 advertising campaigns of cigarettes:

  1.  (tie) – Chesterfield was «silly millimeter longer ” going for it while larks went on TV , “Show us your Larks package.”
  2.  Muriel was actually a cigar with Edie Adams inviting the audience (it was takzhePapirosnitsa , vacations ” cigars , cigarettes , Tiparillos.”) “Pick me up and smoke me sometime.”
  3.  VilliKool penguin. Yes, penguins have always been cool, even with cigarettes dangling from their beaks.
  4.  Talk about modest. LSMFT the bottom of the package is the Lucky Shot Means Fine Tobacco.
  5. “Call for Phillip Morris.” Brings us back to the days of messengers shouting the names of clients in hotels.
  6. “You have come a long way, baby” You ladies have their own cigarettes, baby. (Virginia Slims)
  7. “I’d rather switch than fight.” Do you remember the slogan but can you remember the brand?
  8. “I’d walk a mile for a Camel “Walking is good for you.
  9. “Winston tastes good like (clap, clap) cigarette should.” Forty years later, we still cannot get it out of our heads.
  10. 1 – The Marlboro Man. Courageous marketing approach used in advertising truck these days lacks the sweep and grandeur that Marlboro is used for more than 40 years.