Smoking

Pendleton Bans Smoking in Parks for at Least 2 Years

Smoking - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 07:44

The East Oregon ian reports the council amended an ordinance that bans tobacco at a skate park and expanded it to all 22 properties in the parks system. Pendleton Parks and Recreation director Donnie Cook says the goal is to reduce litter from cigarette butts and protect children from tobacco.

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Single-Payer Nightmare: No Surgeries For Smokers, Obese In UK

Smoking - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 03:21

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders found a lot of support from Democrats in the Senate when he introduced a bill to create a single-payer in the U.S. earlier this year. While Sanders said, "health care is a right," one nation often held up as a model for what the U.S. should have is facing another public relations nightmare as the National Health Service in the United Kingdom has moved to indefinitely block all non-urgent surgeries for people who smoke or are obese.

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SDSU to adopt smoking and tobacco free campus policy by 2018

Smoking - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 23:10

South Dakota State University President Barry Dunn has told students that the school is formalizing a policy to make the campus smoke free by the beginning of 2018. Back in August, Dunn sent out an email to all staff and students requesting input on a draft for a smoking and tobacco free campus.

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Smoking impact by recognised with inaugural Dame Tariana Turia Award

Smoking - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 20:57

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Genetic Research Uncovers Traits Associated With Longer Life

Smoking - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 18:30

A large study of the genetic basis of human longevity highlights the influence of DNA on lifestyle choices and how these influences, in turn, are related to longevity. Scientists at the University of Edinburgh looked at 25 population studies and analyzed genetic data from more than 600,000 men and women from North America, Europe, and Australia, and compared the results to their parents ' lifespan.

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Smoking in cars with kids is now illegal on Oahu

Smoking - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 14:03

The bill bans smoking traditional and electronic cigarettes in a car if a person under the age of 18 is a passenger. Hawaii County and Kauai County already have similar laws in place.

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Loudon County anti-smoking efforts working

Smoking - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 09:26

Lenoir City Positive Peer Pressure Club students, from left, Emily Monroe, Macy Ontiveros, Maeley Nixon and Aubrie Robbins place cups in the Lenoir City Intermediate/Middle School fence in hopes of reducing tobacco use. Lenoir City Positive Peer Pressure Club students, from left, Emily Monroe, Macy Ontiveros, Maeley Nixon and Aubrie Robbins place cups in the Lenoir City Intermediate/Middle School fence in hopes of reducing tobacco use.

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Auckland smoking ban at footpath dining areas deemed 'unfair targeting'

Smoking - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 04:55

Places with outdoor footpath dining such as Ponsonby's SPQR restaurant would have to make sure their outdoor dining area was smokefree by November. The move has been applauded by the likes of the Cancer Society and Hapai Te Hauora - but Hospitality New Zealand said the policy unfairly targets some restaurants over others.

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Canadian researchers develop new model for early-stage lung cancer detection

Smoking - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 02:53

Canadian researchers have developed a predictive model for detecting lung cancer in early stages when the disease has a greater potential to be curable. The Pan Can Model, developed by a team of health researchers across the country, uses a wider range of factors that contributes to lung cancer compared with current screening practices.

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Pregnant women in Glasgow could be offered "financial incentives" to quit smoking

Smoking - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 02:53

The city's health board wants to offer expectant mums financial incentives to give up cigarettes after trials showed it almost tripled the quit rate. Hundreds of women were offered up to A 400 in vouchers if they reached the end of their pregnancy smoke-free.

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Smokers need to be more considerate on campus

Smoking - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:58

In the weeks since classes have started, I've walked past several people smoking and vaping on campus grounds. While people have every right to smoke, that right should not be abused while on campus where it can negatively impact the UT community.

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De Blasio, Gentile sign hookah regulation bill

Smoking - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 20:39

Mayor Bill De Blasio and City Councilmember Vincent Gentile signed the first ever regulation on hookah smoking in NYC into law on Tuesday by adding non-tobacco hookah to the Smoke Free Air Act. This makes New York City the first city to have a law governing the cleanliness of hookah paraphernalia.

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Global In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Market Competition by Manufacturers Opportunities and Forecast

Smoking - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 15:56

In Vitro Fertilization is a process of fertilizing the egg outside the body. It is helpful for those couples who are suffering from infertility and hence are not able to conceive a child but want to have a family.

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Passive smoking and Parkinson's disease in California Teachers.

Smoking - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 11:39

Tobacco smoking is consistently inversely associated with Parkinson's disease in men and women; recently this has been related to reverse causation, prompting questions as to whether similar patterns exist for passive smoke exposure. We used baseline and follow-up data from the California Teachers Study, a prospective cohort of women, to investigate whether timing, location and cumulative measures of intensity and duration of passive smoke exposure are associated with PD risk.

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Fitness, Education, Quitting Smoking Keys to Longevity

Smoking - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 07:05

A new major UK study has revealed various factors that can increase life expectancy, including maintaining a healthy weight and long-term education. Carried out by researchers from the University of Edinburgh, the team analyzed genetic information from more than 600,000 people alongside records of their parents' lifespan, and included data from 25 separate population studies from Europe, Australia and North America.

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Afternoon delight ends when wife stops to take a call

Smoking - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 02:56

My wife and I have been married for many years, work long schedules, and actually sleep when we go to bed at night. Saturday afternoon, we had "nothin' to do," so I suggested some hanky-panky.

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America's 'tobacco nation' has a smoking rate on par with developing countries

Smoking - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 22:39

A group of 12 contiguous U.S. states in the Midwest and South has the highest rate of adult tobacco use in the nation.

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Integration of smoking cessation within CT lung cancer screenings shows life-saving results

Smoking - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 22:39

Dr. William Evans of McMaster University in Canada presented these findings today at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer 18th World Conference on Lung Cancer in Yokohama, Japan. Previous studies had shown that LDCT screening for smokers at high-risk of developing lung cancer can reduce lung cancer specific and overall mortality rates.

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Integration of smoking cessation within CT lung cancer screenings shows life-saving results

Smoking - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 22:39

A study that integrated robust smoking cessation programs into an organized low-dose CT lung cancer screening program found that the inclusion of both interventions has the potential to decrease mortality rates while being relatively cost-effective. Dr. William Evans of McMaster University in Canada presented these findings today at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer 18th World Conference on Lung Cancer in Yokohama, Japan.

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The high cost of smoking: 45,400 dead, $16.2B in economic costs

Smoking - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 19:39

Canada's smoking rate has fallen in the past decade, but the numbers of deaths continues to rise, to 45,464 in 2012. There are more than 45,400 deaths in Canada attributable to smoking, and the habit cost the economy $16.2 billion in 2012, according a new study from the Conference Board of Canada.

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