Australia urged to sue Big Tobacco for past healthcare costs

Smoking - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 21:05

Australia should consider suing Big Tobacco to recover the tens of billions spent each year on smoking-related illnesses, health researchers say. More than $30 billion is estimated to be spent each year on the health, social and economic costs related to smoking as one of the country's preventable causes of death.

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Obamacare may have helped more Americans quit smoking

Smoking - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 12:51

States that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act saw a greater increase in low-income adults who quit smoking than did states that did not expand Medicaid, a new study found. States that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act saw a greater increase in low-income adults who quit smoking than did states that did not expand Medicaid, a new study found.

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The sooner smoking is given the boot, the sooner the body can begin to repair itself

Smoking - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 08:42

With 2018 fast approaching, now is the time when you may start thinking about new year, new you. But if one of the things you're thinking about is stopping smoking, the unknown of what will happen may be putting you off.

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Woman smoking with electronic cigarette

Smoking - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 06:34

New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry is planning to issue an advisory to all States on the health risks of electronic smoking, even as it is in a quandary over which legal provisions it should be banned under. The advisory is likely to mention that products such as e-cigarettes, electronic nicotine delivery systems , nicotine and flavoured hookah are extremely harmful to health and that they have not been approved in any form by the ministry of health and family welfare.

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5 things that are almost as bad as smoking

Smoking - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 02:17

We all know the health hazards of cigarette smoking, but here are some other things that you need to watch out for: SITTING Sitting all day increases risk for a raft of different cancers including lung and colon, a 2014 study shows. POLLUTION One of out every six premature deaths in the world in 2015 - about nine million - was caused by pollution-related diseases.

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EDITORIAL: NZ smoking less, but getting fatter and sadder

Smoking - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 21:52

About 32.2 per cent of New Zealanders are now considered obese - that is with a body mass index of more than 30. EDITORIAL Headline results from the latest government health survey are out. They show a dramatic decline in smoking, notably among young people.

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Remember When? Iver Johnson Arms

Smoking - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 17:08

As a fan of older print advertisements, I came across an ad this week for Iver Johnson Arms & Cycle Works of Fitchburg, which gave me an "oh my" reaction. In this ad by Iver Johnson claimed their firearms were so safe they could be handled by babies.

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Students learn smoking's perils, clean up city

Smoking - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 12:28

The appearance of downtown Columbus is looking up, thanks to elementary students - on their hands and knees - who were picking up discarded cigarette butts during the Great American Smokeout. Sixteen students from St. Peter's Lutheran School worked with the Healthy Communities organization to improve the street-level looks of Fourth Street on Thursday.

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Victorias City launches anti-smoking ordinance

Smoking - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 07:46

THE City of Victorias headed by Mayor Francis Frederick Palanca declared the northern Negros as smoking-free city as local officials launched Friday the Anti-Smoking Ordinance. During the launching rites at the public plaza, Palanca said that he used to be a smoker for 20 years and that he is thankful to have stopped smoking after he realized the bad effects of addiction from nicotine.

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How Indiana wants to help smokers quit

Smoking - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 03:16

The Indiana Department of Health said smoking has a strong grip on Hoosiers. And the state wants to help them quit.

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Spokane City Council President shares how he quit smoking

Smoking - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 22:50

Every third Thursday in November, the American Cancer Society holds their "Great American Smoke-Out" event. The annual intervention aims to get people to quit smoking.

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Smoking officially out: Mayor Broome signs EBR indoor smoking ban into law

Smoking - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 18:05

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- A bar patrons' lighter and cigarettes sit on the bar, Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at Phil Brady's Bar & Grill on Government Street in Baton Rouge, La. Mayor Sharon Weston Broome speaks before the committe set to interview four candidates for the BRPD police chief position.

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Smoking parents may expose their children to far more smoke than they think

Smoking - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 13:06

SINGAPORE: If you think smoking by the window at home, or in the car with the windows down can minimise your children's exposure to second-hand smoke, think again. A study on 65 parents in Israel who did that, were found to expose their children to far more cigarette smoke than they realised.

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Heavy drinking and smoking can make you look older

Smoking - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:53

Male pattern baldness was not consistently associated with heavy drinking or smoking, possibly because it is strongly influenced by genes and circulating levels of male hormones . If you do not want to look older than your true age, stop heavy drinking and smoking, new research suggests.

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Youth smoking rates plummet - Ministry of Health figures

Smoking - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 05:33

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Great American Smokeout showcases bad effects of smoking

Smoking - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 00:55

UTA Health Services demonstrated the effects tobacco can have on organs with two pig lungs Nov. 16 in the Palo Duro Lounge. A hose pumped air into each lung, and the healthy lung, right, expanded considerably more than the unhealthy lung, left.

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Smoking continues at casino, video lottery rooms

Smoking - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 20:14

Smoking may continue in specified areas at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack and in limited video lottery rooms, now that the Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health has declined to change the county's clear air regulation.

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Quebec tables cannabis legislation; provincial body to control industry

Smoking - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 15:28

The Quebec government has tabled its cannabis legislation and is setting up a provincially run corporation to oversee the industry. Public Health Minister Lucie Charlebois says the body that will oversee the pot industry will be a subsidiary of the provincially owned liquor corporation.

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Growing concern about 'juuling' among teens in schools There's...

Smoking - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:34

Boston 25 News first told you about "juuling" over the summer. It's a way of vaping with a small new device that can be easily hidden, or mistaken for a thumb drive.

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November 16 - International Day Without Smoking

Smoking - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 05:43

Every year the third Thursday of November marks the International Smoking-free Day. This year, the Ministry of Health decided on November 16, 2017, the motto of the campaign to be "Smoking and you", reports bgnes.

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