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Sydney duo slapped with biggest ever fine for tobacco offences

Smoking - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 14:28

Two Sydney tobacconist owners have been slapped with a record $72,000 fine for selling cigarettes in packages without health warnings. The man and woman at Free Choice Tobacconist in Bondi Junction were each found guilty of 36 tobacco-related offences, which carry a fine of $1000 per count.

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NHS refusing services to smokers, obese patients until they go to health boot camp for six months

Smoking - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 05:40

Obese people, as well as smokers, will be refused of services by the United Kingdom's National Health Service until they go to a health boot camp for six months to try and lose weight, according to a Daily Mail report . These patients will be referred to the health optimization program of the NHS and taught to improve their behaviors before having surgery.

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Footballer John Terry is 'disgusted' with Gold Flake for 'using' his...

Smoking - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 01:22

A screenshot of what could come across as Terry's Snapchat or Instagram story has been doing the rounds of the Internet of late. For those who don't know him, John Terry is a professional English football player and is the captain of EPL club Aston Villa.

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Stoptober is back

Smoking - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 21:03

Stoptober has driven more than one million quit attempts to date and is the biggest mass quit attempt in the country. If you can make it to 28 days smoke-free, you are five times more likely to quit for good.

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URI clinic to help smokers quit

Smoking - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 16:34

The clinic will be open to students, faculty, and people in the surrounding community. It will combine over-the-counter quit aids with motivational counseling.

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Smokers with HIV more likely to die of lung cancer than HIV

Smoking - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:50

People living with HIV who adhere to antiretroviral therapy but smoke cigarettes are around 10 times more likely to die of lung cancer than of HIV itself, according to a new study led by Harvard Medical School researchers. The report, published in JAMA Internal Medicine , suggests that lung cancer prevention through smoking cessation should be a priority in the care of people living with HIV.

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University of Toronto wants to butt out smoking on campus:The moved...

Smoking - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 07:08

The details are unclear as the proposal has yet to go through the school's governance procedures. The spokesperson could not offer any further details on the timeline or the expectation of success for a ban.

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U of T plans to ban smoking on its campuses

Smoking - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 02:46

If you're a university student, you know how awful it can be to leave the library after a seven-hour late-night homework session and walk straight into a faceful of cigarette smoke. Following a new rule at McMaster University in Hamilton, the University of Toronto is looking to completely ban smoking on its campuses.

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Smoking linked to elevated risk of all-cause mortality in breast cancer patients

Smoking - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 22:37

A new study published in JNCI Cancer Spectrum finds that smoking negatively impacts long-term survival after breast cancer. Quitting smoking after diagnosis may reduce the risk of dying from breast cancer .

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Anti-Smoking Campaign Endorses Using E-Cigarettes

Smoking - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 18:12

CBS Local - An annual campaign that encourages people to quit smoking in England has endorsed an unlikely ally in their cause: e-cigarettes. The "Stoptober" campaign will reportedly promote using the controversial devices in their television ads this October.

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Oakland and S.F. take Big Oil to task over climate change

Smoking - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 13:39

SAN FRANCISCO >> Comparing climate change to tobacco as a major threat to humanity, San Francisco and Oakland have sued the world's biggest oil companies in an attempt to defend against rising sea levels. In seeking huge but unspecified sums to pay for sea walls and other shoreline defenses, the cities argue that oil companies concealed for decades that they knew fossil fuel use was dooming the Earth to global warming and rising sea levels.

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E-cigarettes less harmful than smoking tobacco, health experts say

Smoking - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 08:52

More than 20 organisations from the NHS and Scottish Government to charities and academic institutions have joined forces to "clarify perceptions " surrounding the harms and benefits of vaping. They said that smokers switching to e-cigarettes will take in far fewer cancer-causing chemicals and said vaping could help them find a way of quitting the habit.

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Tokyo to seek partial smoking ban by 2019, governor says

Smoking - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 06:37

A senior World Health Organization official said Japan should go fully smoke-free in public places if it wants success for the 2019 Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Olympic Games. People gathered at a Tokyo smoking area in April.

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Editorial: Region needs stronger anti-smoking efforts

Smoking - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 02:20

Smoking rates are dropping around the country. But they still remain high in our region, and the overall costs are staggering.

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Trying to quit smoking? Put your lungs to work.

Smoking - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 21:36

Millions of people around the world are in the process of telling themselves that they need to quit smoking cigarettes. Some succeed in making the move, while others are fine with deluding themselves about their desire to quit.

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Ontario County offers services to help you quit smoking

Smoking - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 16:57

Quitting tobacco and overcoming nicotine addiction can be excruciatingly difficult. Beyond the physical and mental aspect of kicking the habit, there's a behavioral side of things, too.

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CVS boosts campaign against tobacco at colleges

Smoking - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 14:36

CVS's charitable foundation said it will issues grants to 126 colleges and universities to help them ban smoking on campus. The foundation is donating a total of $1.2 million, or about $10,000 a school.

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Managing Negative Emotions Can Help Pregnant Smokers Quit

Smoking - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:05

A new study by scientists in the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions has shown that pregnant smokers are more likely to quit if they can learn to manage negative emotions that lead to smoking. "It's well-documented that smoking cigarettes while pregnant leads to a range of negative health effects on fetuses, including increased risk of low birth weight and preterm delivery, and greater rates of asthma and learning disabilities," she says.

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Smokers - should be told of little evidence on benefits or harms of e-cigarettes'

Smoking - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 07:16

GPs should warn smokers there is currently little evidence on the long-term benefits or harms of e-cigarettes, health officials have said. The move from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence comes despite backing for e-cigarettes from Public Health England , which says they are a useful aid for quitting.

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Pregnant smokers more likely to quit if they learn to manage negative emotions, study shows

Smoking - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 02:37

A new study by scientists in the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions has shown that pregnant smokers are more likely to quit if they can learn to manage negative emotions that lead to smoking. "It's well-documented that smoking cigarettes while pregnant leads to a range of negative health effects on fetuses, including increased risk of low birth weight and preterm delivery, and greater rates of asthma and learning disabilities," she says.

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