Let's douse wood fire pits

Smoking - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 12:16

A wood fire next door is like having 30 or more people smoking cigarettes continuously for several hours in my backyard. Should I or anyone else in the city be expected to tolerate this secondhand smoke? I would answer resoundingly, no.

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Stoptober: How to quit smoking in ONE hour with a treatment that really works

Smoking - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 07:29

In the UK alone, there is around 10million smokers but around two thirds of them want to give up the unhealthy habit. While there are various methods out there to help cigarette-addicts quit, from nictotine replacement therapy to going cold turkey, studies have shown that hypnotherapy could be the best way to give up for good.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly passes ordinance against passive smoking aimed at protecting children

Smoking - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 03:21

The Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly on Thursday approved an ordinance aimed at protecting children from inhaling secondhand cigarette smoke in homes and other places. The ordinance, cosponsored by Tomin First , Komeito and the Democratic Party, was approved by a majority vote in a plenary assembly session.

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Answering challenge, local leaders set out to kick their smoking habits - Fri, 06 Oct 2017 PST

Smoking - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 03:20

State Rep. Timm Ormsby, D-Spokane, of the 3rd Legislative District, has accepted a challenge from Ben Stuckart to quit smoking as part of the Spokane Regional Health District's Challenge to Stop Smoking. Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart, has called out other local leaders to join him in a challenge to quit smoking, including state Rep. Timm Ormsby and Spokane City Councilman Make Fagan.

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Video: This petrol pump employee uses a fire extinguisher to Blow Out costumer's cigarette

Smoking - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 01:21

Smoking is injurious to health but if it is done near a petrol pump, then it surely is a safety hazard for others as well. However, if people choose to be oblivious to this fact, then probably only an extreme reaction could fix things.

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Smoking banned at Canberra's bus stops, taxi ranks and train station

Smoking - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 21:25

Canberrans can no longer smoke in public transport waiting areas in the ACT with a new ban in place that covers bus stops, taxi ranks and bus and train stations. The ban includes the Jolimont Bus Station and Canberra Train Station but does not apply to the Civic Bus Interchange between 11 pm and 6 am in keeping with the regulations applying to the city's night traders.

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Smoking banned from within the grounds of Darent Valley Hospital

Smoking - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 19:21

The Dartford Messenger revealed in August chief executive Susan Acott wanted to clamp down on smokers and vapers to promote healthy behaviour and protect others from passive smoking. At the time, she said the ban was not being brought in "to be awkward" and the hospital simply wanted to discourage smoking and help people break the habit.

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Clearing the air about smoking on campus

Smoking - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 17:17

New posters and signage going up around Dal's Halifax campuses this fall remind members of the Dal community that the campuses are smoke-free, and to respect one another in helping "clear the air." "We all have a responsibility to help keep campus a respectful environment," says Ian Nason, vice-president finance and administration.

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Gas station attendant sprays smoking customer with extinguisher

Smoking - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 17:17

A man in Sofia, Bulgaria tried to have a cigarette while filling up his car at a gas station and an employee was forced to extinguish his nicotine fix. In the video, the man is shown arguing with someone off camera near his car as he smokes.

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Vaping is better for you than smoking cigarettes says new study

Smoking - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 15:09

Tired of all the vape shops in your city? Tired of the stereotypical bro culture staple? Well get ready for a potential healthy uptick in vapers and reduction in smokers because a cancer research team just released a study saying that if every smoker switched to e-cigs and similar devices exclusively they would live 86.7 million more years in total. The study "supports a policy strategy that encourages replacing cigarette smoking with vaping to yield substantial life year gains," says the study's lead author David Levy, PhD, professor of oncology at Georgetown Lombardi.

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Antibody injections in pregnancy might shield fetus from Zika

Smoking - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 13:09

Americans may be more willing to talk about mental health issues these days, but misperceptions and stigmas persist, a new survey finds. Americans may be more willing to talk about mental health issues these days, but misperceptions and stigmas persist, a new survey finds.

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Smoking at work: what are your rights and what can your boss do to help you quit?

Smoking - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:57

It's likely your boss wouldn't think twice if you stepped away from the desk to make a quick cup of tea but if you're a smoker and taking regular breaks your habit could be costing your employer time and money. There may be fewer people smoking in Britain than ever before according to Action on Smoking and Health , but unofficial smoking breaks remain a controversial issue with employers.

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Smoking banned in parks

Smoking - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 08:34

Keremeos council unanimously voted this week to impose a $100 fine on anyone caught smoking in Memorial or Pine parks. "This came to the forefront because of all the wildfires we had in the area and in the whole province, some of the parks are really dry," said Mayor Manfred Bauer.

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CBFC to Chef makers: If you show a character drinking or smoking, it dictates a UA certificate

Smoking - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 04:12

Saif Ali Khan's Chef is the official remake of the 2014 American film by the same name, which starred Jon Favreau. Days before Saif Ali Khan 's film 'Chef' hits the theaters on October 6, reports began doing the rounds that the comic drama has got a 'U/A' certificate from the Central Board of film Certification .

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Eastern India clouds smoking good news

Smoking - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 00:00

New Delhi, Oct. 4: India's overall population of tobacco smokers is set to shrink by nearly 12 per cent during the decade ending 2025, but sharp population increases might lead to higher numbers of smokers in some states like Bengal and Bihar, a study has suggested. The study by the International Institute of Population Sciences , Mumbai, has estimated that the number of smokers in the country will fall from about 344 million in 2015 to 327 million by 2020 and 303 million by 2025, in line with trends from recent observations.

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Idiot at gas station won't put out cigarette, so attendant uses fire extinguisher

Smoking - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 19:37

A gas station didn't heed the attendant's request to put out his cigarette, so the attendant doused him and his car with a powder-based extinguisher. Sorry for the potato camera quality of the video.

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Gas Station Attendant Fire Extinguishes Guy Who Refuses To Stop Smoking At The Pump

Smoking - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 15:12

This is some security camera footage from a gas station where a badass refuses to extinguish his cigarette, so a gas station attendant extinguishes it for him . Who smokes at a gas pump anyways? When I'm pumping gas I don't want to smell anything but the gasoline.

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Breast cancer's decline may have saved 322,000 lives

Smoking - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:36

New research finds the number of American women who've lost their lives to breast cancer has fallen precipitously in the past 25 years, with more than 322,000 lives saved in that time. New research finds the number of American women who've lost their lives to breast cancer has fallen precipitously in the past 25 years, with more than 322,000 lives saved in that time.

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Fit and Fab: EastEnders star on quitting smoking

Smoking - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:36

Handout Photo of Laila Morse supporting this year's Stoptober campaign. See PA Feature HEALTH Stoptober.

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Times Are Changing: Smoking In Your Condo

Smoking - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:36

Smokers, beware! "The times, they are a-changing." And with more and more marijuana use, this is now a hot-button topic.

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