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More than 21 percent of male high school students in South Carolina use smokeless or spit tobacco, and nearly 5,900 South Carolinians younger than 18 become new daily smokers each year. In an effort to promote a tobacco-free nation, Delta Dental of South Carolina teamed up with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine’s Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine to educate student athletes on the harmful effects of tobacco use on oral and overall health during the free SMAR
Businesses going smoke free is a trend that's already hit the Grand Strand and Pee Dee. Now a Myrtle Beach dance club is joining the party. Revolutions no longer allows people to smoke inside.
Revolutions at Broadway at the Beach won’t allow smoking inside, but a smoking area has been established for those who want to use it.
Tobacco use may soon be banned on Beaufort County-owned property, including parks, parking lots and areas around buildings. County administrator Gary Kubic, who offered the proposal this week, said the goal is to promote healthier lifestyles for county residents and employees.
Lovelace Family Medicine’s efforts to help patients quit smoking has been nationally awarded by the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Smokeless tobacco tore into Gruen VonBehren’s face and split his tongue in half before he was old enough to vote. Food fell from his mouth; he drooled; his speech became slurred. By the time he was 17, a white spot “the size of the tip of a pencil” had progressed into an oral cancer that ravaged his mouth and tongue – four years after he took his first dip of tobacco during a camping trip.
A no-smoking zone around Roper Hospital and the Medical University of South Carolina will be implemented on Friday, but an MUSC spokeswoman said it is not the university’s intention to fine smokers who break the new policy.
One year after MUSC's campus went smoke free, the ban extends to the sidewalks and streets near the hospitals as well.
The school’s Student Government Association last week voted 14-8 in support of a resolution to make the campus “tobacco-free.” But on the same day, the school’s Faculty Senate voted against a similar resolution with a 15-14 vote. The students’ proposal now moves to college administrators, who will decide whether to consider it.
Crocodile Rocks no longer allows smoking inside the dueling piano bar, part of a new policy to start the new year, the club said in a news release.