Scotland passed a law that prohibits smoking in public areas; this act went into effect on March 26, 2006. What impresses me about Scotlandâ€™s site is that it also promotes quitting smoking, not just banning it, by providing a phone number (I suggest calling only if youâ€™re in Scotland). Wisconsin is on the right track, but it needs to take legislation further statewide, especially through legislation. Only then will becoming smoke-free show some promise.
My cousin Kevin had his surgery today. As I reported recently, a malignant tumor was found inside his mouth. My aunt reported today that his surgery was successful, and that the doctors expect that heâ€™ll be out of intensive care and back in the ward by tomorrow evening. I am just happy to hear that all went well, and that heâ€™ll be likely be ready for his brotherâ€™s wedding in June. Tonightâ€™s blog is dedicated to his speedy and successful recovery.
ABC decided to air â€œFatal Contact: Bird Flu in Americaâ€ tonight. I wonâ€™t pass judgment until I actually watch it, but here are some sites that should provide some insight. Before you get scared, though, I suggest reading information on the first two sites.