Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The leading cause of preventable death is often entangled in a financial web of neglect and deceit, according to the American Lung Association
Tuesday, January 29
The following press release was issued by the American Lung Association: Follow the trail of money misused by policymakers and strategically invested by Big Tobacco in the American Lung Association's "State of Tobacco Control 2013" report released recently to discover how the leading cause of preventable death is often entangled in a financial web of neglect and deceit. Read more: The Lung Association's "State of Tobacco Control" report tracks annual progress on key tobacco control policies at the federal and state level, assigning grades based on whether laws are adequately protecting citizens from the enormous toll tobacco use takes on lives and the economy. "We are faced with a deep-pocketed, ever-evolving tobacco industry that's …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The American Lung Association report gives Pennsylvania two failing grades.
The American Lung Association says Pennsylvania is not adequately funding programs to protect children and cut back on illnesses related to tobacco use. This comes as a result the recent release of the State of Tobacco Control 2013 report. This is the 11th year for the report which looks at how states and the federal government are spending their money on tobacco control programs. Related story: "Ex-Smoker: I'd Have Walked 5 Miles for a Camel" Pennsylvania received the following grades for 2012. "Pennsylvania must make it a priority to invest in programs that keep kids off tobacco and to help smokers quit,” says Deb Brown, president and CEO of the American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic, in a press release. “That starts with …
Friday, September 21, 2012
Weekends-only trailer serves truckload of slow-cooked, smoky flavor to take-out customers and picnickers.
In honor of the recent launch of North Whitehall Patch and its new editor, Jennifer Rodgers, I have made this my first review of a "restaurant" in the township whose nearly 29 square miles include the villages of Mechanicsville, Orefield and Schnecksville. I put the term restaurant in quotes because, well, Tex's Smokin' BarBQ is actually a trailer set up along a busy stretch of Route 309 near Shankweiler's Drive-In on property owned by the Hunsicker Funeral Home. My former editor suggested the place out of curiosity concerning the smoke she would see wafting across the highway from a small wood-burning smoker and from the massive rotisserie, nicknamed "Betsy," parked behind the trailer. Turns out Betsy is where owner Tex Wells, who wears…