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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The shocking reason why your boss can STOP you from taking a c...

Smoking - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 08:51

Smoking can cause fatal diseases like pneumonia, emphysema and lung cancer. A whopping 84% of deaths from lung cancer and 83% of deaths from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are caused by smoking.

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Chris Hemsworth jokes he wants to be Chris Pratt

Smoking - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 02:40

'It's true!' Chris Hemsworth reveals he wants to be just like Chris Pratt in hilarious Instagram post ... after the Thor star revealed he was 'weirdly intimidated' by the Guardians actor In a post to Instagram on Saturday, the 34-year-old reevaluated his life's purpose, claiming that he wanted to be American actor and friend Chris Pratt. 'It's true': Chris Hemsworth jokingly admitted he would like to become Chris Pratt one day, in a post to his Instagram on Saturday Chris appeared alongside a photo of a man smoking a cigarette in his right hand, with the writing underneath the image claiming, 'Everyone wants to be Chris Pratt.

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Study Shows Black Men Are At High Risk For Oral HPV

Smoking - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 22:21

According to the study-which was conducted by the Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Florida, and other researchers-between the years of 2011 and 2014 nearly 11 million men and 3 million women were diagnosed with oral HPV, the news outlet writes. The infection was predicted to be most prevalent amongst African American men who smoked marijuana, consumed over 20 cigarettes per day, and had more than 16 vaginal or oral sex partners.

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It's about to get harder for some to buy tobacco in N.J. Here's what you need to know.

Smoking - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 17:53

Beginning Nov. 1, smokers under 21 won't be permitted to buy tobacco products or electronic cigarettes in New Jersey. Here's what you need to know about the new law, how it will be enforced and why elected officials enacted it.

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City Snuffs Smoking in Outdoor Public Areas

Smoking - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 13:36

The city of Santa Barbara has adopted a new law prohibiting smoking in outdoor public areas to provide a healthy, family-friendly, and clean environment for residents and visitors. Smoke-free outdoor areas will reduce cigarette butt litter, lower the risk of fires, and limit public exposure to secondhand smoke, the city reports.

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Researchers may have found a way to catch lung cancer early - by testing cells in the nose

Smoking - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 11:22

The CT scan can't reveal if the growths in the lung are benign or cancerous without performing a biopsy. Lung cancer causes far more deaths than any other form of cancer, and most of those casualties result from tardy diagnoses.

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Plattsburgh businesses consider impact of new e-cigarette ban

Smoking - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 06:54

Vermont banned the smoking of e-cigarette's indoors back in 2016, now New York is adding themselves to the list. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a new law forcing electronic cigarettes to comply with New York's Clean Indoor Air Act.

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Tufton renews war on tobacco

Smoking - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 02:29

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says that while there is a law against smoking in public spaces in Jamaica, it will require a collaborative approach to effect the World Health Organization policy framework to support legislation and ultimately reduce the use of tobacco. "In Jamaica, we have made a lot of progress, and I give credit to my predecessor, Dr Fenton Ferguson.

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Anti-opioid ad campaign will come with challenges

Smoking - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 22:07

Two experts with 70 years' experience in the advertising industry believe a successful ad campaign to combat the opioid epidemic can be achieved, but it will come with challenges. "Behavioral change is a far more complicated proposition," said Jennifer Savino, co-owner of KW2, an advertising agency in Madison that has worked on behavioral change ad campaigns.

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Brief intervention delivered by peers can help reduce smoking among youth

Smoking - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 17:46

Participating in a brief intervention delivered by their peers in community settings can help reduce smoking among youth and young adults, a new study from a team of tobacco-cessation researchers shows. Published in the " Journal of Community Health ," the study also showed that the most effective tools in the intervention were informational conversations about the consequences of smoking and a "quit kit" of behavior-replacement activities.

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Pot Smokers May Have Better Sex Lives

Smoking - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 13:22

The old image of the "pothead" who's too blissed out to make it in the bedroom may need revising. People who report daily pot use have sex more often than either occasional users or those who never touch the stuff, the researchers found.

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The smoking age goes to 21 in just days - are NJ retailers ready?

Smoking - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 08:46

The minimum age to purchase cigarettes in New Jersey jumps from 19 to 21 on Nov. 1 . While there's bound to be a few bad apples or shops that are truly unaware of the new law, the overwhelming majority of tobacco retailers in the state will not let any underage smokers slip through the cracks.

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