Ticks are out and about in New Hampshire, and health officials are reminding residents that they can cause more than Lyme disease. I’m picking daily fresh asparagus and just harvested 20 pounds of Shiitake mushrooms. That’s fundamentally dishonest and unethical, and I don’t believe a campaign like this has any place in public health. Through its various platforms, Nigeria Health Watch provides informed commentary and in-depth analysis of health issues in Nigeria, always in good conscience.
I countered this by explaining that in tobacco control, we respect individual rights and autonomy, including that of business owners, and that we would not call for a ban on smoking in these establishments in the absence of significant evidence that secondhand smoke exposure represents a substantial public health hazard.
Understandably, a number of public health organizations came out strongly in favor of banning menthol cigarettes. In the first letter, the New York state health department actually urges physicians to discourage patients from quitting smoking unless they are prepared to use nicotine replacement therapy, Zyban, or Chantix.
Georgia Health News is a nonprofit, independent news organization devoted to covering health care in the state. Before forming HPSA in 1992, Mr. Laszewski was chief operating officer for a health and group benefits insurer. Instead, we’re basing our support for these bans on the absence of substantial evidence that there is a public health hazard.
Today we have almost 20 million people in the Obamacare compliant individual health insurance market that now depend on a program in self-destruct mode. I set just two conditions: that I have at least 500 daily readers, and that Gannett remain substantially the same company.