This November 24, 2014 NBC article talks about the problems with the belief by many in the mental health and addiction communities where they think that smoking is better than doing drugs or somehow helps people cope. the article offers some information about the number of hospitalizations and difficulty managing symptoms of mental illness among those who smoke.
This March 13, 2014 article from The Inquirer found on the Philly.com website talks about a trend in Pennsylvania where landlords are opting to not allow smoking in multi-unit buildings. This is something that is being encouraged by the state, but at this point is a suggestion and not a mandate, meaning it is optional for landlords to do it or not do it, the choice is theirs.
- State wants landlords to ban smoking (philly.com)
- What Landlords Need to Know to Go Smoke Free (houstonevictions.com)
- Can Your Landlord Evict You for Smoking? (blogs.lawyers.com)
- It Is Now Illegal To Smoke In Your Own Home In San Rafael, California (reason.com)
This April 9, 2012 article on the TIME Health & Family website talks about a recent study that indicates an increase in physical activity may be helpful for teens to quit smoking.