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NASA analyst forsakes $200k job to sell cigars

Smoking - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 00:47

Why does a man like Omar de Frias give up a $200,000 a year job as a project analyst for NASA to go hawk cigars? De Frias, owner of Fratello Cigars, was at Blue Havana II Cigars and Gifts to launch his latest cigar, the Fratello Navetta, dedicated to the people of NASA and was happy to explain why. But the 39-year-old de Frias grew up in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic where cigar growers can be as big as rock stars or an astronaut in this country.

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MFD warns of dangers of improperly disposing smoking materials after 2 incidents in 1 night

Smoking - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 19:58

The Madison Fire Department reminds citizens about safely discarding smoking materials after responding to two separate fires late Monday night and early Friday morning where smoking materials were found near the scene. The first fire was called in around 11 p.m. Monday night at a residence on Dwight Drive where occupants noticed smoke in the live room.

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Legal Smoking Age In New Jersey Goes Up To 21

Smoking - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 17:28

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Smoking may cause inflammatory bowel disease

Smoking - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 12:41

A new study shows a direct effect of cigarette smoke on intestinal inflammation for the first time. Researchers in South Korea report that exposing mice to cigarette smoke results in colitis, an inflammation of the colon resembling Crohn's disease, and identify a specific white blood cell and inflammatory protein responsible for this effect.

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ATTENTION non-smokers! You will get extra six days holiday for not taking cigarette breaks here

Smoking - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 07:59

If you are always glued to your seat and never leave your system like your smoking buddies at office, this would cheer you up. A marketing firm in Tokyo has decided to give extra six days paid holiday in a year to the non-smoking staff.

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More Japanese firms introducing anti-smoking measures, including incentives

Smoking - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 03:26

An increasing number of companies are stepping up efforts to protect employees from the health hazard of cigarettes as the central and local governments study measures to curb the public's exposure to secondhand smoke. Convenience store chain Lawson Inc. introduced an all-day ban on smoking at its head office and all regional offices in June with an eye toward lowering the ratio of smokers in its entire workforce by around 10 percentage points in fiscal 2018.

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Psychotic Symptoms in Marijuana Smokers

Smoking - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 01:12

A small pilot study published September 17, 2017 in Psychiatry Research finds that marijuana can cause a temporary increase in psychotic-like states in people who are at high clinical risk for psychotic disorders. The preliminary study, which involved 12 young adults who reported weekly marijuana use, is the first to test the drug's effects in people at high clinical risk for psychotic disorders under controlled laboratory conditions.

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Cash incentives help smokers quit, study finds

Smoking - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 20:38

Participants were not told how much they would get paid for quitting when they entered the year-long study. Miami: Smokers who are offered cash incentives are far more likely to give up cigarettes than those who are simply offered tips on how to quit, said a US study Monday.

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When It Pays to Quit, More People Stop Smoking

Smoking - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 16:03

"Our results show that a successful intervention to help [low-income] individuals quit smoking should be multifaceted and focus on both assisting with resources and, when possible, providing financial incentives," said lead author Dr. Karen Lasser. She's a general internist at Boston Medical Center and an associate professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine.

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Alabama has the 11th highest smoking rate in the nation

Smoking - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 11:20

That is 80 cigarettes per day, and if she slept about seven hours every night, she smoked one cigarette on average every 15 minutes she was awake. That is one after another after another.

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NHS trust bans cigarettes, vaping and e-cigarettes on all its sites

Smoking - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 11:20

STAFF, patients, carers and visitors will be banned from smoking tobacco, vaping and using e-cigarettes on any Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust sites from the start of next year. The only exceptions to the smokefree move will be patients at the end of their lives and mental health inpatients, who will be allowed to use non-rechargeable e-cigarettes as part of their nicotine dependence treatment.

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Former House Speaker John Boehner describes how Obama...

Smoking - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 08:57

Former House Speaker John Boehner says former President Barack Obama is "scared to death" of his wife, Michelle. Citing that reason, Obama maintains that he has not smoked a cigarette in years.

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Non-smokers getting six days extra paid leave at Japanese firm

Smoking - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 06:37

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E-cigarette use by teens linked to later tobacco smoking: study

Smoking - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 02:13

Electronic cigarettes are seen in a display case at a store in downtown Montreal, Wednesday, May 6, 2015. A study looks at the use of electronic cigarettes among Canadian teens and whether it might lead to tobacco use.

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E-cigarette use by high school students linked to cigarette smoking

Smoking - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 02:13

Use of e-cigarettes by high school students was strongly associated with later cigarette smoking, according to a large study conducted in 2 Canadian provinces and published in CMAJ . "While our study provides strong evidence that e-cigarettes are associated with smoking initiation among youth, the association is unclear," says Dr. David Hammond, School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario.

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Skill game parlors rack up fines for smoking

Smoking - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 21:49

Several local skill game and Internet sweepstakes establishments haven't had much luck avoiding tens of thousands of dollars in fines for indoor smoking violations, according to the Stark County Health Department. Courtney Myers, an inspector and sanitarian for the county health department, said repeated, escalating fines are failing to deter many skill game customers and employees from illegally smoking inside the businesses.

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The Cracker Barrel: Just plain lucky1 min ago

Smoking - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 17:15

While talking with an old friend last week, we came to the shared conclusion that those of us who came of age in the aftermath of World War II have a great deal to be thankful for.

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5 little-known things that are just deadly as smoking,...

Smoking - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 13:02

However, there are a number of risk factors taking its place, many of which stem from people's growing preference for sedentary, isolated lifestyles. As smoking makes its exit in the US, here are the risk factors science says to keep an eye on.

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Legal Age to Purchase Smoking Products to Increase to 21

Smoking - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 10:55

In advance of the age to purchase tobacco products and electronic smoking devices increasing to 21, the Department of Health mailed nearly 10,000 tobacco vendors and vape shop operators information about the law and signs for retailers to post. These materials have also been distributed to 95 county and local health officers in New Jersey.

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Peer Intervention Helps Many Young Smokers Quit

Smoking - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 10:55

Around 12.5 percent of young smokers who participated in a brief peer intervention in a community setting were able to quit the habit within six months, according to a new study published in the Journal of Community Health . These results are very promising, said researchers, given that only about five percent of smokers are typically able to quit on their own.

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