Smoking

Tough flu season ahead: vaccine may only be 10 percent effective

Smoking - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:34

A strong link exists between smoking and daily marijuana use, with U.S. smokers 10 times more likely to use pot every day, a new study says. A strong link exists between smoking and daily marijuana use, with U.S. smokers 10 times more likely to use pot every day, a new study says.

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BC Ferries are going smoke-free in January

Smoking - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 10:33

Come January, customers will no longer be able to light up on the outside decks of BC Ferries' vessels or at any of their terminals. The new anti-smoking policy bans the smoking of tobacco and any other type of substance including e-cigarettes.

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Hard stuff

Smoking - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 06:09

Hard Water House is a cigar and whiskey bar with an upscale lunch and dinner menu. If you sit on the lounge side, you'll definitely need to be OK with smoking.

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Link found between morning sickness, smoking and healthy pregnancies

Smoking - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 01:41

A link between the 'old wives' tale that morning sickness may indicate a healthy pregnancy, and the reason smoking is so detrimental has been found, according to a review published in the Journal of Molecular Endocrinology . The article discusses the importance of the hormone endokinin for healthy pregnancies, its role in causing morning sickness, and how its normal function may be adversely affected by smoking, leading to poor outcomes in pregnancy.

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Dana Point becomes second city in Orange County to pass citywide smoking ban

Smoking - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 21:06

Members of the Dana Point City Council consider a citywide smoing ban at Tuesday's city council meeting in Dana Point on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Dana Point Mayor Debra Lewis conducts the city council meeting in which a citywide smoking ban is being considered in Dana Point on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.

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Birth Control Regulations, Anti-Smoking Funds Up for Legislative Votes

Smoking - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 18:45

New Jersey lawmakers will meet Thursday for one of the last voting days of the year. And the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing to consider dozens of nominees for judgeships and boards.

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Local parks could ban you from smoking

Smoking - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 18:45

Years of giving smokers the free hand to puff away on local playgrounds is facing some fire. New legislation recently filed in both the House and Senate aims to end an age old state law that keeps cities and counties from having the power to ban smoking at its own parks.

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Quit smoking one step at a time

Smoking - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 16:18

You've decided to quit smoking. Congratulations! Your first day without cigarettes can be difficult.

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Smoking in Adaptive Perspective

Smoking - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 16:18

There is nothing mysterious about the use of stimulant drugs . They tap into our brain chemistry in ways that make us feel good.

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Smokers 10 times more likely to use pot daily

Smoking - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 13:52

A strong link exists between smoking and daily marijuana use, with U.S. smokers 10 times more likely to use pot every day, a new study says. A strong link exists between smoking and daily marijuana use, with U.S. smokers 10 times more likely to use pot every day, a new study says.

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This New Truth Initiative Study Shows the Effectiveness of Antismoking Ads

Smoking - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:38

A new study released today by the Truth Initiative shows that its campaign efforts to reduce smoking in the U.S. are working. According to the study, which was published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, U.S. teens and young adults aged 15 to 21 reported that they smoked less and were less likely to take up habitual smoking after being regularly exposed to Truth campaigns over a 12-month time period.

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Hempstead councilman to propose hookah bar restrictions

Smoking - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 07:12

Hempstead Town Councilman Dennis Dunne Sr. is to propose legislation Wednesday that would restrict hookah lounges in the town to light manufacturing and industrial zones. The legislation would only apply to hookah lounges that would open in the future or are amid opening, the release stated.

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Prior exposure to smoking may affect infants' respiratory health

Smoking - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 03:00

In a Pediatric Pulmonology study of children aged 15 months, increasing hair nicotine levels were related to prior parent-reported smoking exposure and were associated with potential increased risks of wheeze and asthma. In the study of 376 infants, researchers obtained detailed information from parents about smoking exposure during pregnancy and in the home at 3 and 15 months of age.

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Cut out smoking at playgrounds and school gates, says commissioner

Smoking - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 03:00

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She has cracked the code to help smokers quit

Smoking - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 00:49

'Running a start-up is hard.' 'We almost always will have obstacles.' 'There are two ways to tackle it.'

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New Study Says Teens Who Vape Are Likely to Start Smoking Tobacco

Smoking - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 20:20

A new study published in the medical journal Pediatrics claims that teens who vape are seven times more likely to progress to smoking cigarettes. But researchers said they couldn't determine the cause and effect from these kinds of reports.

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Regulators mull landscape for pot clubs, budtenders

Smoking - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 18:00

Allowing adults to purchase and use marijuana at some retail facilities -- think cannabis clubs -- could reduce the risk of children getting a hold of the drug and may limit how much legal marijuana is illegally transported out of state by visitors, a Cannabis Advisory Board subcommittee recommended Tuesday. "The package store model is old fashioned and the consumer really wants an outlet, a place to consume cannabis and do it safely," Michael Latulippe, an official with the Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance and a member of the Cannabis Advisory Board, said.

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Medical plans dangle gift cards and cash to get patients to take healthy steps

Smoking - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 18:00

A radiographer studies mammograms. Health plans and some Medicaid programs are increasingly offering financial incentives to motivate patients to engage in preventive care.

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Truth, yet deceit from Big Tobacco

Smoking - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 15:46

As a volunteer with the American Cancer Society-Cancer Action Network I learned at our last meeting that the tobacco industry is, finally, being forced to broadcast the harms of their products.

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Many high school kids graduate to cigarettes after e-cigarette use

Smoking - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 11:07

High school students who use e-cigarettes are more likely to smoke cigarettes in subsequent years, according to a new Yale University study published Dec. 4 in the journal Pediatrics. Those who smoke cigarettes, by contrast, are no more likely than non-smokers to use e-cigarettes over time, the three-year survey of Connecticut high school students shows.

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