Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Reilly says Government could ban all smoking in cars

 A Department of Health spokeswoman said officials were examining two scenarios here. One involved a ban on smoking where children under 16 were present. The other involved a blanket ban on smoking in private cars if it was deemed that a limited prohibition involving children was unworkable.

               This could make Ireland the first country to impose such a ban.

Why does this seem reasonable to any sane human being?
If you own and buy and pay for your own fucking vehicle then why should the government be able to tell you what you can and can't do in it?
Wonder how this will turn out with ASH backing it.

Should smoking in public places be banned? - Local News - News - Gazette Live


It has also been suggested that a potential town-wide smoking ban would impact on the hospitality industry - with restaurants, bars, and clubs already struggling after being forced to ban smoking in 2007.
One argument in favour of a ban in public places, however, is the effect that the image of smoking has on children.

  Oh well we can forget the hospitality industry since there are so many other jobs to go around .
Always save the children,because they must never see or come into contact with a smoker.  

Study: Nicotine-Based Drugs Could Help Control Obesity


A new study suggests Nicotine-based drugs may be useful in controlling obesity and other metabolic disorders in addition to helping people stop smoking, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

Ahh nothing like science finding a solution for a problem they helped to create.Another great success story.

The drug test that's as simple as the Breathalyzer


 What kinds of drugs does it detect? 
The technology was originally developed to detect the byproduct of a smoker's nicotine, but researchers have gone beyond that. They claim the device can detect marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and methadone (the heroin substitute used to treat addicts). The developer, a U.K. company called Intelligent Fingerprinting, also says that the device might soon be able to detect ecstasy and amphetamines.

Oh happy days.
How amazing and wonderful that this technology exists.
No more nasty privacy issues now.

Australians smoking less, doing more drugs


Drug use was up, with 14.7 per cent of Australians aged 14 and over having taken something in the past 12 months - a jump from 13.4 per cent in 2007.

Cheers for a successful campaign all around then.
The statistics speak for themselves.

Health Ministry Confiscates Chewing Tobacco Materials


Assistant Under-Secretary for Primary Care and Public Health at the Health Ministry Dr. Maryam Al Jalahma stated that the Committee in Charge of the Implementation of the Smoking Ban Law has carried out extensive inspection campaigns across the kingdom that have covered business firms, restaurants, cafes and shops.

Well thank Christ eh.
Not like they have any other problems or issues there in Bahrain.