Scientific Research Proves Smoke & Odor Reduction

The objective of the ECOBOND® Indoor Air Quality study was to validate that ECOBOND® OdorDefender® (EOD) substantially reduces hazards and odors from Thirdhand smoke and odors from ammonia (pet urine), significantly improving indoor air quality. The study proves that ECOBOND® OdorDefender® substantially reduced scientifically measured emissions originating from reemitted hazardous indoor air pollutants. ECOBOND® OdorDefender® provides a simple paint on solution to reducing common indoor air quality hazards, thus improving the indoor air quality.

APR Supply Co. Honored by Fulton Bank

Fulton Bank, having opened its own doors in 1882, recently recognized APR Supply Co. for 100 years in business, 75 of which the two have partnered in business.

Figure - PMC

Thirdhand smoke consists of residual tobacco smoke pollutants that 1) remain on surfaces and in dust after tobacco has been smoked, 2) are re-emitted back into the gas phase, or 3) react with oxidants

Munters to Build All-New Site in the U.S.

Munters' new facility will house fabrication, assembly, rotor production, a new R&D lab, as well as a service training academy.

Service Champions Group Acquires Service Wizard Heating & Air Conditioning

Service Champions Group announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Service Wizard Heating & Air Conditioning.

HVAC Distributors Can Avoid Common Pain Points with a WMS

While it’s no secret that automating manual processes with a WMS provides greater control over inventory and labor costs in the warehouse, the right WMS will also help HVAC distributors address seve

Women in HVACR Conference: Growing and Glowing

The Women in HVACR conference went on without a hitch with over 400 members in attendance, 45 exhibiting sponsors, and an Ignite Gala that “set the roof on fire.”



Del Air Receives Investment From Astara Capital Partners LLC

Del-Air Heating and Air Conditioning announced that it has received a growth investment from Astara Capital Partners LLC.

Facts + Figures: AHRI Shipment Data for September 2022

Industry figures are estimates that are derived from the best available figures supplied by a sample of AHRI member companies.

Repairing a System With Multiple Issues

Repairing refrigeration systems can be challenging, especially when a system has multiple problems. Technicians should have patience during the troubleshooting process, as it is easy to rush to an ear

Rheem Receives CES 2023 Innovation Award

Rheem’s ProTerra Plug-In Heat Pump Water Heater has been named a CES 2023 Innovation Award winner in the Sustainability, Eco-Design & Smart Energy category.

No Better Time to Offer Solar, EV Charging, and More

Homeowners looking to add solar, EV chargers, high-efficiency heat pumps, and more will soon have access to numerous tax incentives and rebates. HVAC contractors may want to consider offering more of

Cessation rates from a national collective social network smoking cessation programme: results from the 'I quit smoking with Facebook on March 21 Swiss programme

Background Programmes for collective smoking cessation, based on the British model Stoptober, are proposed by public health units in many countries. There is a need for data estimating the rate at

Changes in cigarillo availability following implementation of a local flavoured tobacco sales restriction

Introduction Providence, Rhode Island (RI) was among the first US jurisdictions to enact a policy (effective 3 January 2013) restricting the retail sale of non-cigarette tobacco products with a chara

Growth in imported large premium cigar sales, USA 2008-2019

Use of large premium cigars (hereafter ‘large cigars’) has steadily increased over the past 30 years in the USA.1 2 The health risks associated with cigar smoking depend on the type and number of

Economic cost of tobacco smoking and secondhand smoke exposure at home in Thailand

Introduction Smoking is an important public health concern. This study is the first that attempts to estimate the economic cost of smoking and secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure at home in Thailand. Me

Analysing the trend of illicit tobacco in the Philippines from 1998 to 2018

Tobacco taxation is the most effective measure to reduce cigarette consumption and consequently improve public health outcomes. It is also an important source of government revenue. The presence of an

Is the tobacco industrys human rights makeover growing bolder?

The tobacco industry lacks serious commitment to human rights,1 2 including its exploitation of civil rights efforts to curry favour with groups that experience tobacco-related health disparities.3 B

Worldwide news and comment

All articles written by Karen Evans-Reeves and John Baker unless otherwise attributed. Ideas and items for News Analysis should be sent to AfricaWhile global smoking rate

Tobacco mythbusting--tobacco is not a major driver of foot traffic in low socio-economic small retail stores

Background One of the opposing arguments to restricting or banning the sale of tobacco products stem from a perception that this would adversely impact on small retail stores that rely on tobacco sal

The temporary ban on tobacco sales in South Africa: lessons for endgame strategies

Background The endgame literature recommends that, for a tobacco sales ban to be successful, several demand-side preconditions (eg, low prevalence and effective cessation support) should be in place.

Analysis of wedding appeals on cigarette packs in China

Introduction Exchanging or gifting cigarettes is a common practice in Chinese culture, often occurring during weddings to connote celebrations and happiness. We examined Chinese cigarette packs for w


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