Smoking Ban http://wunc.org en NC Ranks 45th For Tobacco Prevention And Cessation Spending http://wunc.org/post/nc-ranks-45th-tobacco-prevention-and-cessation-spending <p></p><p>North Carolina doesn't spend enough to keep people from smoking or help them quit. That's according to a report from a coalition of health organizations.</p><p></p><p>The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids report ranked North Carolina 45<sup>th</sup> in the country for spending on smoking and chewing prevention or cessation programs. The report says the state spent none of its tobacco tax revenue on those programs in fiscal year 2013.</p><p></p><p>Ricky Diaz of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services says the state wants to serve its residents.</p><p></p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 13:34:43 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 27126 at http://wunc.org NC Ranks 45th For Tobacco Prevention And Cessation Spending Orange County Smoking Ban Up For Vote http://wunc.org/post/orange-county-smoking-ban-vote <p style="line-height: 15px; margin: 0px 0px 0.75em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">Orange County's board of commissioners will discuss a county-wide ban on smoking in public places at its meeting tomorrow. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 21:40:00 +0000 Gurnal Scott 5436 at http://wunc.org Durham Smoking Ordinance Takes Effect Tomorrow http://wunc.org/post/durham-smoking-ordinance-takes-effect-tomorrow <p>Beginning tomorrow, a Durham city ordinance will officially prohibit smoking on city and county grounds both inside and outside. County commissioners passed the ordinance in February. Eric Nickens is a spokesman for the Durham County Health Department.<br> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 20:20:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 1965 at http://wunc.org Budget Could Eliminate Teen Anti-Smoking Campaign http://wunc.org/post/budget-could-eliminate-teen-anti-smoking-campaign <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">The budget on Governor Bev Perdue's desk would eliminate the Health and Wellness Trust Fund. And that has some public health experts worried.&nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);"><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">One of the Fund's best known programs is an aggressive teen anti-smoking campaign called Tobacco Reality Unfiltered, or T-R-U. The budget would allow for some of the fund's money to go to the department of health and human services which could create a similar program.&nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">But Doctor Adam Goldstein, from the tobacco prevention and evaluation program at UNC Chapel Hill says their research shows T-R-U has reached most of the kids in the state and makes a difference.&nbsp;</span> Fri, 10 Jun 2011 22:07:00 +0000 Rose Hoban 8682 at http://wunc.org Budget Could Eliminate Teen Anti-Smoking Campaign Durham Considers Ban on Smoking in Public http://wunc.org/post/durham-considers-ban-smoking-public <p></p> Tue, 17 May 2011 10:25:00 +0000 Jeremy Loeb 8810 at http://wunc.org Raleigh May Ban Smoking In Parks http://wunc.org/post/raleigh-may-ban-smoking-parks <p>The city of Raleigh is one step closer to banning smoking in public parks.</p><p>The City Council voted 6-to-2 to move towards a ban on smoking in city parks. The ban would apply to city parks like Pullen near NC State’s campus, but not to Moore and Nash Squares downtown, which are state parks.</p><p>Mayor Charles Meeker proposed the ban, saying it is a health and litter issue. The two council members who voted against it say it will be too difficult to enforce.</p><p>Raleigh will spend about $25,000 to put no smoking signs up at all city parks.</p> Wed, 19 Jan 2011 09:25:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 10253 at http://wunc.org