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Self enforce the smoking ban on BTPD property

Smoking - 8 hours 12 min ago

When in Rome, do as the Romans do. And when on Bourbonnais Township Park District property, do as the rules dictate.

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'King George Square - the ashtray of the CBD': Petitioners want smoking ban

Smoking - 10 hours 41 min ago

A push for smokers to be banned from King George Square, the "ashtray of the CBD", has not been met with support from Brisbane City Council. A 35-signature petition calling for the smoking ban was first presented at the March 21 Lifestyle and Community Service Committee and brought forward for debate in the chamber on Tuesday.

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Are condoms a smoking alternative? Teenager points out strange Tesco layout in ALL stores

Smoking - 13 hours 3 min ago

Tesco have been left stumped after a teenager pointed out an unusual placement of condoms across all of their stores. Beth Cutts , 18, was shopping in her local Tesco Superstore when she noticed an unusual product placed underneath 'Smoking Alternatives'.

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Arkansas lawmakers put limits on smoking medical marijuana

Smoking - 15 hours 24 min ago

Arkansas lawmakers have given final legislative approval and sent to the governor a bill limiting where medical marijuana patients can smoke the drug. The state Senate voted 31-1 Thursday for the bill to prohibit smoking medical marijuana anywhere tobacco smoke is banned.

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Smoking Slows Recovery From Drug Abuse

Smoking - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 23:34

People recovering from illicit drug abuse are more likely to be successful if they don't smoke cigarettes, a new study finds. Most illicit drug users also smoke cigarettes, but many substance abuse programs do not include treatment for nicotine dependence, the study authors said.

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Republican-linked nonprofit downplays ties to Big Tobacco while fighting smoking age increase

Smoking - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 18:34

Impact Oregon, a nonprofit controlled by Senate Republican leaders, surged into action this month to oppose increasing Oregon's tobacco age. The group didn't publicly disclose that its treasurer, Paul Rainey, has close ties with a tobacco lobbyist: Justen Rainey, his twin brother, who works for cigarette giant Reynolds American.

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Lesbian and bisexual girls more likely than other teens to smoke

Smoking - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 16:04

Lesbian, gay and bisexual adolescents report higher rates of tobacco use than heterosexual teens, according to a U.S. study that also highlights gender differences in smoking habits. Overall, about 41 percent of lesbian and gay teens use tobacco products including both traditional and e-cigarettes, as do 39 percent of bisexual youth and 32 percent of adolescents who are uncertain about their sexual orientation, the study found.

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Researchers warn of hazards of smoking and need for wider use of varenicline to quit

Smoking - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 11:12

More than 35 million Americans are trying to quit smoking. Smoking cigarettes causes 480,000 premature deaths each year due mainly to a two-fold risk of cardiovascular disease and a 20-fold risk of lung cancer.

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Researchers warn of hazards of smoking and need for wider use of varenicline to quit

Smoking - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 11:12

IMAGE: Charles H. Hennekens, M.D., Dr.P.H., the first Sir Richard Doll Professor and senior academic advisor to the dean, FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, and co-authors, speculate that if... view more More than 35 million Americans are trying to quit smoking. Smoking cigarettes causes 480,000 premature deaths each year due mainly to a two-fold risk of cardiovascular disease and a 20-fold risk of lung cancer.

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I never collapsed after smoking - Maame Dokono

Smoking - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 08:42

Veteran actress Grace Omaboe, popularly known as Maame Dokono, has denied rumors that she collapsed and was hospitalized after smoking cigarette. The incident is reported to have happened while she was on set of an upcoming movie dubbed 'John & John' by Kofas Media.

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Pay people to stop smoking? It works, especially in vulnerable...

Smoking - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 03:54

Cigarette smoking in the U.S. has dropped dramatically since the landmark publication of the 1964 U.S. Surgeon General 's report on smoking and health. This has led to improved health for millions of Americans.

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Unavoidable DNA errors help fuel cancer

Smoking - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 23:39

Cancer patients often wonder, "why me?'' Does their tumour run in the family? Did they try hard enough to avoid risks like smoking, too much sun or a bad diet? Lifestyle and heredity get the most blame but new research suggests random chance plays a bigger role than people realise: Healthy cells naturally make mistakes when they multiply, unavoidable typos in DNA that can leave new cells carrying cancer-prone genetic mutations. How big? About two-thirds of the mutations that occur in various forms of cancer are due to those random copying errors, researchers at Johns Hopkins University reported on Thursday in the journal Science .

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Helping Cancer Patients Quit Smoking Through Counseling and Pharmacotherapy

Smoking - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 19:21

At the 22nd Annual Conference of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, in Orlando, Florida, Paul M. Cinciripini, PhD, of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center delivered a presentation on a mission he said he has spent the better part of his life working on: getting patients with cancer to quit smoking cigarettes. At the 22nd Annual Conference of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network , in Orlando, Florida, Paul M. Cinciripini, PhD, of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, delivered a presentation on a mission he said he has spent the better part of his life working on: getting patients with cancer to quit smoking cigarettes.

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No smokes without fire: Philip Morris' 'Heat not burn' tobacco sales under scrutiny

Smoking - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 17:02

Multi-national tobacco giant Philip Morris is giving smokers private demonstrations of its "heat not burn" electronic devices, and insists it is not breaking the law. Through an invitation-only website , the tobacco giant is marketing its Iqos smokeless electronic devices, which heat sticks of tobacco called Heets to release the nicotine that addicts crave without burning it.

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CIGARETTES: Thousands of smokers doing THIS to dodge new fags ban

Smoking - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 12:36

Packs of 10 will be a thing of the past and rolling tobacco will only be sold in packets of 30g or more - hitting social smokers hard. But panicked smokers have vowed to get around the rules, saying they will stock up or turn to illegal means to get their fix.

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Ken Dixon: Kennedy gets feet wet in committee

Smoking - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 08:15

The Environment Committee wrapped up its legislative business last week in a maddening flurry of do-overs, a failed attempt by Republicans to override their GOP co-chairman, and assorted well-meaning but flawed attempts to somehow, some way, provide adequate funding for operation of the state parks. It was a tall order because the committee wants to do the near-impossible: provide a dedicated fund of at least $11 million squirreled away somewhere safe, where the cash might not be raided by other factions of the money-starved General Assembly .

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A poll has revealed almost 60% of people want smoking rooms in Welsh pubs

Smoking - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 03:47

A poll has revealed almost 60% of Welsh people want smoking rooms in pubs but nearly 50% want the habit banned on beaches. The poll was commissioned by pro-tobacco group Forest as the tenth anniversary of the smoking ban on April 2 approaches.

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Cigar icon and jazz musician Avo Uvezian, 91, Dies

Smoking - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 23:40

The man in the white Brioni suit has passed away. Cigar icon and jazz musician Avo Uvezian died today at age 91 at his home in Orlando, Florida, just two days after his birthday.

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Oregon Lawmakers Preparing to Raise the Legal Smoking Age to 21

Smoking - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 19:05

The Oregon State Senate passed a bill on Wednesday to raise the legal age for purchasing tobacco to 21, up from 18. The law would also raise the legal age for purchasing any smoking device, such as pipes, bongs and rolling papers. The approval comes just one day after Oregon State Senate v oted to limit sales of medicinal products containing DXM , in an effort to curb teen abuse of the drug.

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First Nations teens create innovative smoking prevention campaign for B.C. youth

Smoking - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 14:55

First Nations Health Authority and teens have created two 30 second videos aimed at preventing the use of commercial tobacco among First Nations youth. First Nations teens and the First Nations Health Authority have announced a new smoking prevention campaign aimed at preventing the use of commercial tobacco among First Nations youth aged 13-16.

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