Vietnam has one of the highest numbers of smokers in the world, with as many as 15.6 million people spending VND31 trillion ($1.36 billion) on cigarettes every year. It is also among the top 15 countries in the world with the lowest tobacco prices, according to the World Health Organization. … [Read more...] about Hanoi to fine smokers at 30 public landmarks
Earlier this month, Savvor Restaurant & Lounge donated its kitchen space, making it easier for Market Sharing to make meals. Tibbitt’s goal is to keep the food healthy but tasty: pineapple fried rice, cauliflower tacos, bruschetta pasta. She never gives out fruit like apples in case of dental problems. She opts for bananas instead. And there’s always bottled water. … [Read more...] about The angel on Methadone Mile
Amid the uncertainty of what’s causing the severe illnesses, Governor Charlie Baker on Sept. 24 declared a public health emergency and issuded a 4-month ban on all sales of both marijuana and nicotine vapes in the state. The ban has prompted a backlash by medical marijuana patients and former smokers who say they relied on vaping for health reasons. Some have turned to the illicit market or to combustible cigarettes. … [Read more...] about First vaping-related death reported in Mass.
The Mecklenburg County Health Department says it contacted 18 Charlotte-area passengers who were on the American Airlines flight Sept. 21 from San Francisco to Charlotte. Spokeswoman Rebecca Carter says those passengers have since been vaccinated. … [Read more...] about Flight attendant may have exposed passengers to Hepatitis A
The lawsuit is one of thousands seeking to hold the drug industry accountable for an opioid crisis that has killed more than 400,000 people over the past two decades. A potentially multibillion-dollar settlement deal involving more than 2,600 suits against Purdue is being hashed out in bankruptcy court. … [Read more...] about Opioid makers’ latest legal woe: West Virginia handyman