High smoking rates still plague region

Smoking - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 04:22

Although smoking rates continue to decline among teens and young adults, more than 1 in 4 adults in West Virginia regularly smoke cigarettes, according to data collected by the state Department of Health and Human Services.

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Remembering the Day Sweden Moved to the Right

Smoking - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 23:40

Sten SkiA ld was a week shy of 9 years old on "HA gertrafikomlA ggningen" or H-Day, September 3, the momentous Sunday in 1967 when all the road traffic in Sweden halted a little before dawn. When it started up again, Sweden had gone from driving on the left to driving on the right.

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The 19 best things we've ever bought our pets

Smoking - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 18:53

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If you take these supplements, you could be at risk of cancer

Smoking - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 14:12

There are lots of reasons to make sure you get enough of the eight B vitamins, all of which are said to increase energy, and two of which- B6 and B12 -are said to support production of serotonin, which is crucial to avoiding and overcoming depression . Since 2010, people have believed that taking Vitamin B6 supplements may help prevent lung cancer .

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Zimbabwe: Tobacco Export Earnings Up 13%

Smoking - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:23

Zimbabwe's tobacco export earnings have risen 13 percent to $380,6 million from $334,8 million, but the average price has since come off marginally. The bulk of the tobacco to mainly South Africa and China since the beginning of 2017.

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Why I Vape

Smoking - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 04:36

Sam used to smoke, many years ago, and had been getting tempted to do it again. She wanted to try vaping as an alternative.

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What a cigarette tax hike in New York City says about the health of South Carolinians

Smoking - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 00:15

New York City officials approved legislation last month hiking the per-pack price of cigarettes to $13, while South Carolina's cigarettes remain among the most affordable in the nation. Experts in this state believe the relatively low cost in South Carolina presents a public health problem.

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LGUs told: No smoking in schools, hospitals

Smoking - Sun, 09/03/2017 - 19:47

LOCAL government units were told to make sure that designated smoking areas are not to be established in places such as schools, hospitals and recreational facilities for minors. The Department of Interior and Local Government reminded the LGUs to strictly implement the standards and specifications for the efficient implementation of Executive Order 26. In a memorandum, the DILG said that smoking areas are not allowed to have an opening that might allow air or cigarette smoke to leak into the smoke-free areas of the building.

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Letter: No vehicle ashtrays causing problems for smokers

Smoking - Sun, 09/03/2017 - 17:44

One of the problems these days - you could say it's an excuse if you want - vehicles are no longer fitted with ashtrays. I'm sure pretty much everybody smoked in decades gone by, and when you purchased a car you got the central ashtray, some had ashtrays on the driver's side door, and there was another for the backseat passengers.

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Smokers be careful

Smoking - Sun, 09/03/2017 - 13:28

There is so much going on about the fires then why do people still throw the butts out of the car. I have seen people do this but was not close enough to see the people.

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MMDA: Apprehension of litterbugs throwing cigarette butts now fewer

Smoking - Sun, 09/03/2017 - 08:55

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said apprehension of litterbugs indiscriminately throwing cigarette butts, most common littered item at the streets, "now fewer." Dr. Loida Alzona, Health Protection and Safety and Protection Office , attributed this to the strict enforcement of the nationwide smoking ban.

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Smoking cessation group begins Sept. 7 at CHI Memorial center

Smoking - Sun, 09/03/2017 - 04:44

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates more than 16 million Americans live with a disease caused by smoking. CHI Memorial's Rees Skillern Cancer Institute will offer the free, seven-week Freedom From Smoking program beginning Sept.

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Finland is 'the worst country to eat, drink, smoke and vape in the...

Smoking - Sun, 09/03/2017 - 00:46

Finland is 'the worst country to eat, drink, smoke and vape in the European Union' according to a free market think tank's Nanny State Index The free-market think-tank IEA , has updated The Nanny-State Index for 2017 and one thing that hasn't changed is how sovereignly Finland tops the list. The index compares EU-countries in their restrictiveness when it comes to the consumption of alcohol, nicotine and food & soft drink - to determine which are "the worst countries to eat, drink, smoke & vape in the EU".

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Ukiah Valley Medical Center offers free stop-smoking class

Smoking - Sat, 09/02/2017 - 20:32

The Ukiah Valley Medical Center is offering a free six-week stop smoking class based on successful behavioral modification techniques. The class starts on Tuesday, Sept.

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E-cigarette ban wipes out less harmful alternative for smokers: Experts

Smoking - Sat, 09/02/2017 - 16:26

New Delhi, Sep 2 Banning e-cigarettes may deprive Indian smokers of a substantially less harmful alternative, which can be against public health and can result in adverse consequences, experts have warned. Some states in India, including Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Punjab, Maharashtra and Kerala, have prohibited sales of e-cigarettes, while tobacco cigarettes remain legal.

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Clear Lake considers smoking ban at parks, beaches

Smoking - Sat, 09/02/2017 - 12:23

Many Clear Lake residents support the ban because of health issues related to secondhand smoke and the litter smokers leave behind, the Globe Gazette reported . Clear Lake is a good vacation spot and cleaning up the public areas could boost tourism in the city, said resident Richard Bell, 85. Tracy Teter, 47, of Mason City, added, "In public places you notice a lot more outside because can't do it inside."

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Fire services wants to hear your views on 'flammable' emollient creams

Smoking - Sat, 09/02/2017 - 08:17

Teaming up with smoking cessation service Quit 51 and Public Health England, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue is trying to build a picture of what residents know about paraffin-based emollient creams and how they use them, so they can design an awareness campaign to highlight the dangers of smoking around these creams. Shona Wright, community fire safety manager at Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, said: "Across the country, we know there is an issue with people smoking after having applied paraffin-based emollient creams, or flames from cigarette lighters coming into contact with bedding or clothing soaked in such creams.

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VOICES: Smoking ban has improved health

Smoking - Sat, 09/02/2017 - 04:05

It has been a decade since the smoking ban was implemented and figures from Public Health England show that 230,000 people have kicked the habit in the South West as a result. In 2007, the enforcement of the law made it illegal for anyone to smoke in an enclosed public place or in the workplace and this has had myriad benefits for UK citizens.

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Hot shot: No smoking

Smoking - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 23:44

Signs are posted around California State University properties, including the Chico State University campus, warning that smoking, vaping and tobacco use is prohibited on all CSU campuses. Chancellor Timothy White issued the executive order in April, and the ban went into effect on Friday.

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Court rejects coercive, biased rule favoring intrusive workplace wellness plans

Smoking - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 21:26

American workers have gotten back a little breathing room from corporations' intrusive push to try to get them to surrender more of their personal, private health information as part of workplace wellness programs linked to company-provided health insurance plans. Instead, he ordered the agency to repair the rule, explaining why it believes, wrongly, he said, that companies arbitrarily can create incentives tied to wellness program participation and amounting to as much as 30 percent of workers' annual health insurance premiums .

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