tobacco http://kcur.org en Kansas City Council Committee Urges E-Cigarette Ban On Buses http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-council-committee-urges-e-cigarette-ban-buses <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">A city council committee is recommending that e-cigarettes and similar nicotine delivery devices be banned from Kansas City buses and streetcars.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><span style="background: #e6e6e6">The city already bans tobacco smoking of any kind on public transit vehicles and other public facilities, but some smokers have been using e-cigarettes, cigars or pipes to circumvent those bans. </span></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:47:04 +0000 Steve Bell 53954 at http://kcur.org Synthetic Drug, Tobacco Enforcement Measure Sails Through City Council http://kcur.org/post/synthetic-drug-tobacco-enforcement-measure-sails-through-city-council <p>An ordinance allowing the city of Kansas City, Mo. to suspend or revoke the tobacco-sales licenses of stores&nbsp; which sell illegal synthetic drugs or sell cigarettes to minors sailed through a final city council vote yesterday. Fri, 01 Feb 2013 15:41:42 +0000 Steve Bell 31289 at http://kcur.org Lung Association Report Card: Missouri's Smoking Policies Fail To Protect http://kcur.org/post/lung-association-report-card-missouris-smoking-policies-fail-protect <p>A <a href="http://www.stateoftobaccocontrol.org/SOTC_2012.pdf">new report</a> by the <b>American Lung Association</b> puts Missouri near the bottom of the list when it comes to state tobacco control policies. Thu, 19 Jan 2012 16:22:25 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 11081 at http://kcur.org $2 Million Study Examines Tobacco Use in Missouri http://kcur.org/post/2-million-study-examines-tobacco-use-missouri-0 <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-535787b15861f-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-535787b15861f-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="535787b15861f-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-944854.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>St. Louis, Missouri – The Missouri Foundation for Health is providing close to $2 million to fund a state-wide survey of tobacco use and its health effects. The largest adult health study ever conducted in the state will reach more than 52,000 Missourians.</p> Tue, 11 Jan 2011 16:26:56 +0000 7443 at http://kcur.org New Report: Smoking Causes Immediate Damage to Health http://kcur.org/post/new-report-smoking-causes-immediate-damage-health <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-535787b156736-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-535787b156736-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="535787b156736-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-940124.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Topkea, KS – A <a href="http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/tobaccosmoke/index.html">new report</a> from the Surgeon General has better defined the dangers of smoking. State health officials in Kansas are hoping the report will help influence Kansans to kick the habit.</p> Tue, 14 Dec 2010 16:41:55 +0000 7363 at http://kcur.org Missourians Among Most Likely to Smoke http://kcur.org/post/missourians-among-most-likely-smoke <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-535782c5e30bd-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-535782c5e30bd-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="535782c5e30bd-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-933730.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5943a2.htm?s_cid=mm5943a2_w"> New Public Health Data</a> shows Missourians are among the most likely Americans to smoke. The state ranked fifth in the country for its adult smoking rate, according to new CDC data.</p> Sun, 07 Nov 2010 17:33:44 +0000 Elana Gordon 7266 at http://kcur.org Kansas Smoking Ban Begins (Mostly) http://kcur.org/post/kansas-smoking-ban-begins-mostly <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-535787b154550-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-535787b154550-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="535787b154550-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-910489.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – A statewide ban on smoking in public places goes into effect today, with a few, limited exceptions.</p> Thu, 01 Jul 2010 16:20:18 +0000 Laura Spencer & Bryan Thompson 6777 at http://kcur.org Kansas Goes Smoke-Free This Week http://kcur.org/post/kansas-goes-smoke-free-week <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-535787b1530cf-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-535787b1530cf-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="535787b1530cf-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-909832.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – A statewide smoking ban takes effect this Thursday in Kansas. It prohibits smoking in public places, bars and restaurants but exempts tobacco shops, casino gaming floors, and some private clubs.</p> Mon, 28 Jun 2010 15:36:49 +0000 Elana Gordon 6768 at http://kcur.org