smoking http://kuow.org en War Stories, The Science Of Aggregation, And David Sedaris http://kuow.org/post/war-stories-science-aggregation-and-david-sedaris <p><strong>War Stories</strong></p><p>War is often remembered through history textbooks. Shortly before Veteran’s Day 2004, <em>Weekday </em>took a look at war through the eyes of soldiers and their families. Steve Scher talked with two Medal of Honor recipients: retired Air Force Col. Joe M. Jackson&nbsp;and retired Army Maj. Gen. Patrick H. Brady.</p><p><strong>Aggregation: Swarming, Flocking&nbsp;And Schooling</strong></p><p>Many of us have experienced "the wave" at a baseball game, and most of us have marveled at fish swimming in schools or starlings whirling around in the evening sky. In 2009, Steve Scher talked with Julia Parish, associate director of the school of aquatic and fishery sciences at the University of Washington, about why animals move together.</p><p><strong>David Sedaris On Smoking</strong></p><p>In this past month, <a href="http://kuow.org/post/anti-smoking-cuts-pose-risk-public-health">Washington state cut funding </a>for the smoking cessation hotline. Humorist David Sedaris has a different approach to quit smoking. Instead of calling the hotline, Sedaris moved to Japan. His story "The Smoking Section" is just one of 17 essays in his book “When You Are Engulfed in Flames.<em>”</em> Steve Scher talked with David Sedaris back in 2008 about smoking and other tales. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 16:00:00 +0000 weekday 18520 at http://kuow.org War Stories, The Science Of Aggregation, And David Sedaris Health Department To Teens: 'Suck On This' http://kuow.org/post/health-department-teens-suck <p><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>If you saw a teenager walking down the street wearing a neon t-shirt with the phrase “Suck on This” printed across the chest, your mind might not automatically think that they are trying to spread a message to other teens to stay away from tobacco. Teens taking part in an awareness campaign with the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department are saying "suck on this" and they aren't trying to offend anyone. Ross Reynolds talks about the new anti-tobacco campaign with a representative from the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 17:31:54 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 18487 at http://kuow.org Health Department To Teens: 'Suck On This' Anti-Smoking Cuts Pose Risk To Public Health http://kuow.org/post/anti-smoking-cuts-pose-risk-public-health <p>Washington state is cutting back funding for the smoking cessation hotline. That means some&nbsp;people will only be able to call once. Are stop-smoking hotlines effective? Will this cutback lead to more smoking and higher public health care costs down the line? Ross Reynolds gets the answers from Dr. Abigail Halperin of the UW Tobacco Scholars Program in the UW School of Public Health.</p><p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 18:30:30 +0000 The Conversation with ross reynolds 17712 at http://kuow.org Anti-Smoking Cuts Pose Risk To Public Health The Complex Relationship Between Smoking And Mental Illness http://kuow.org/post/complex-relationship-between-smoking-and-mental-illness <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A recent study from the Centers For Disease Control has found that nearly one-third of mentally ill adults are smokers. In fact, they’re 70 percent more likely to smoke than adults without mental illness. The relationship between cigarettes and mental hospitals is a complicated one. Historically, smoking was common in mental hospitals. It was even used as an incentive for patients at times. Now, more and more treatment facilities are becoming smoke-free. What does this mean for patients who rely on the habit for comfort?</span><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/07/health/psychiatric-hospitals-alter-rules-on-patient-smoking.html?pagewanted=1&amp;_r=1&amp;ref=health" style="line-height: 1.5;"> Pam Belluck </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">has been writing about these issues. She covers health and science for The New York Times.</span></p><p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 7888 at http://kuow.org The Complex Relationship Between Smoking And Mental Illness Tacoma Public Housing To Become Smoke-Free http://kuow.org/post/tacoma-public-housing-become-smoke-free <p>Tacoma’s public housing is becoming completely smoke-free.&nbsp; Right now residents can’t smoke in common areas.&nbsp; But beginning March 1, 2013 residents won’t be allowed to smoke in their apartments.&nbsp; The ban also includes outdoor areas like patios and balconies.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 01:15:19 +0000 Ruby de Luna 2810 at http://kuow.org Tacoma Public Housing To Become Smoke-Free