Larry King opens up about secret lung cancer surgery: - I was lucky'

Smoking - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 18:52

Larry King hopes that his recent health scare will serve as an example for others to get regular medical checkups. The veteran broadcaster, 83, recently revealed to People magazine that he underwent a secret surgery after his physician discovered a trace of what appeared to be lung cancer during a routine appointment in July.

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Did you know that running can help you quit smoking?

Smoking - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 14:05

Finding it hard to quit the bad habit of smoking? Joining a running group can help you say no to tobacco, a study has claimed. The study, led by researchers from the University of British Columbia , evaluated Run to Quit -- a national initiative targeting smoking cessation through group-based running clinics.

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Cause of lakes area restaurant fire determinedWednesday, September...

Smoking - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 11:33

A state fire investigator has determined that a fire which destroyed a restaurant on Otter Tail Lake north of Battle Lake accidental. The Sept.

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There's a life-saving lung scan for smokers. So why are so few of them getting it?

Smoking - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 09:12

Nirmal Veeramachaneni, a thoracic surgeon at the University of Kansas Hospital, goes over Bettye Givens' lung scans. Givens, from south Kansas City, had a low-dose CT scan that detected her lung cancer at its earliest stage and was successfully treated.

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Northern Illinois county raising minimum tobacco age to 21

Smoking - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 06:45

A northern Illinois county is to become the first in the state to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products and electronic cigarettes to 21 years. The Waukegan News-Sun reports the Lake County Board passed the measure Tuesday that impacts unincorporated areas of the county.

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Media Advisory: Foundation Forming to Eliminate Smoking Worldwide

Smoking - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 01:59

Ushering in a bold, billion-dollar, far-reaching new effort to end smoking across the globe, the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World will be formally launched in New York City on September 13 at 9:30am EDT. The Foundation's founder and president-designate, Dr. Derek Yach, will outline the Foundation's mission, objectives, and an initial funding commitment of approximately US$80 million annually for 12 years during a speech to the Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum at the InterContinental New York Barclay.

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Smoking cessation clinical studies: quit-rates overestimated

Smoking - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 21:17

Researchers conducting smoking cessation clinical trials should use biochemical measures to determine if participants have quit - as many falsely self-report, according to a recent study. According to the report, which was recently published by the scientific journal Addiction, a high proportion of smokers enrolled in smoking cessation programs falsely report having quit.

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Volunteers needed for smoking cessation trial

Smoking - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 18:44

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Kathleen Wynne is no nanny on marijuana sales: Cohn:To those who...

Smoking - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 16:09

That's why I'm flummoxed by the flurry of protests against Premier Kathleen Wynne, accused of being Ontario's nanny-in-chief in the matter of marijuana sales. Pushing dope isn't in the job description for normal nannies.

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Cancer survivors who quit smoking sooner can live longer

Smoking - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 11:16

Lung cancer survivors who quit smoking within a year of diagnosis will live for longer than those who continue to smoke, according to new research led by the Universities of Birmingham and Oxford. The findings also revealed that general practitioners are comparatively less likely to intervene and offer stop- smoking support to cancer patients , than they are to people diagnosed with coronary heart disease.

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50% of people quit smoking after taking up this hobbyIF YOU want to...

Smoking - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 06:34

There's around 9million smokers in the UK but a whopping two thirds of them want to give up tobacco , according to Action on Smoking and Health . Nearly a fifth of all deaths in the UK are due to smoking, but quitting fags is the single most preventable cause of death.

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No smoking in La Feria?

Smoking - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 02:07

City leaders are scheduled to hold a public hearing today at city hall to determine whether or not to ban smoking in all indoor work places within the city.

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Do E-Cigarettes Damage Blood Vessels?

Smoking - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 21:47

Nicotine in e-cigarettes may cause stiffened arteries, which can lead to an increased risk for heart attack and stroke, a small Swedish study suggests. With the dramatic increase in e-cigarette use over the past few years, questions have arisen about their safety.

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Smoking changes lung cells, primes them to develop cancer

Smoking - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 16:53

Researchers say chronic exposure to cigarette smoke can change lung cells over time, raising risks of cancer and other diseases Chronic exposure to cigarette smoke can change lung cells over time, making them more vulnerable to disease and priming them to develop cancer, US researchers said Monday. The report in the journal Cancer Cell is based on lab experiments on lung cells that were exposed to chronic cigarette smoke -- the equivalent of a person smoking for 20 to 30 years.

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P1.8M collected from anti-smoking violators

Smoking - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 16:53

THE Davao City Anti-Smoking Task Force collected some P1.8 million fines from apprehended smokers from April to July 2017. ASTF head and Vice Regulation unit head Retired Captain Voltaire Engracia, on Monday, September 11, said the collection was based on the fines plus polluter's fee.

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UAlbany Study Links Smoking with Limited Nutrition Access

Smoking - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 14:35

A new School of Public Health study has found an association between smoking and poor nutrition. The study, led by Akiko Hosler and Isaac Michaels, researchers in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UAlbany's School of Public Health, analyzed health interview surveys and food environment assessments of just under 2,000 adults in Schenectady, N.Y. It found that individuals who ate zero or one serving of fruits and vegetables daily more than doubled their odds of smoking, compared with those who ate five or more servings per day.

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What your heart does not like

Smoking - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 12:25

INTERHEART, a very significant global study answers why Indians are more prone to cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and brain strokes compared to their Western counterparts. While the adverse risk factors are smoking, bad cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, abdominal obesity, mellitus and psycho-social stress, the protective risk factors are regular intake of fruits and vegetables, regular exercise and moderate alcohol consumption.

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Can E-cigarettes help COPD patients quit smoking and reduce harm to lungs?

Smoking - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 07:44

For people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease , e-cigarettes do neither, according to a new study at the UNC School of Medicine published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine . Because e-cigarettes are so new, there is very little reliable information about the long-term effects of vaping.

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City moving too slowly on patio smoking

Smoking - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 07:44

One of the harsh truths confronting politicians is that they will almost never be able to live up to the expectations of voters. That is not to say politicians don't occasionally deliver on promises, or solve problems.

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Women know the risks to babies, but they are being let down by a lack of supports

Smoking - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 05:31

Pregnancy itself is a huge motivation to stop smoking, but women also need support to help them tackle the cravings for a cigarette. One of the reasons contributing to why so many women are continuing to smoke heavily during pregnancy may be linked to the inadequate supports that are being provided by maternity services at this crucial time.

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