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Researchers identify gene that influences nicotine dependence

Smoking - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 15:21

A DNA variant--located in the DNMT3B gene and commonly found in people of European and African descent--increases the likelihood of developing nicotine dependence, smoking heavily, and developing lung cancer, according to a new study led by RTI International. Nearly 1 billion people smoke and 6 million premature deaths occur worldwide each year from cigarette smoking, according to the World Health Organization.

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#Budget18 reaction: Sugary drinks tax provides 'a landmark day in the fight against obesity'

Smoking - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 13:01

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has delivered his Budget 2018 speech. We'll bring you the main reaction from special-interest groups and others.

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Smoking deaths among Indigenous Australians likely to rise, research shows

Smoking - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 08:21

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Passive smoking hidden risk factor of heart disease

Smoking - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 08:21

New Delhi , Oct 10 : According to statistics, about six million people die of tobacco use or exposure to secondhand smoke. This accounts for six percent of female and 12% of male deaths worldwide every year.

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Town hall set for smoking rule

Smoking - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 03:59

A local grassroots organization wants to lessen people's exposure to secondhand smoke and help people quit smoking by changing the city's current smoking ordinance. Smoke Free Seymour is seeking the support of the public and city officials to strengthen the city's nearly 11-year-old smoking law by adding some new restrictions.

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Smokers, overweight patients may soon be denied surgery

Smoking - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 23:45

The National Health Service in the United Kingdom began planning the implementation of a new policy in 2016 that would delay surgery for smokers and overweight patients by several months. Although the move is controversial, it reflects changes coming as a result of necessary budgetary adjustments within the national health plan than offers free care to everyone in the UK.

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Video Of The Day - He Said No Smoking

Smoking - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 19:22

A guy wouldn't put out his cigarette so a gas station attendant did it for himwith a fire extinguisher! Great Video Of The Day!! And remember to send us your cool videos because if we use one for our Video Of The Day, you'll win $40 in Domino's Pizza. Watch for Hal's Thoughts at the start of each week on MyToba.

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This hospital banned smoking and this is what happens if you insist on lighting up

Smoking - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 14:51

A hospital in Dartford that has gone smoke-free will "reluctantly" turn patients and visitors away if they persistently break the rules. Darent Valley Hospital banned smoking on site last week and has two wardens patrolling the perimeter to enforce the ban.

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More people are vaping cannabis - but does it make you less likely to be caught?

Smoking - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:12

The distinctive waft of cannabis is an all-too-familiar presence in many of our city streets and parks these days. And new technology is making the practice of smoking it in public more discreet, according to experts - and far easier to get away with.

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Ad campaign in Kentucky promotes going tobacco-free

Smoking - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:12

Officials with Kentucky's Tobacco Quit Line are launching a new advertising campaign that encourages people to stop using tobacco products. The ads are designed to lead people to the state's free tobacco counseling service, 1-800-784-8669.

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Maternal smoking may lead to cerebral palsy in offspring

Smoking - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 07:45

Smoking during pregnancy can be harmful for both mother and baby. Now, a new study provides further evidence that maternal smoking is a risk factor for cerebral palsy in offspring, and it has shed light on the mechanisms behind this association.

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Smoking among future doctors in a "no-smoking" university...

Smoking - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 05:36

To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document. To determine the level of tobacco-related attitudes and practices among medical students who study in a designated 'No-Smoking University' in Pakistan's largest city, Karachi.

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Minimal data on the cardiovascular response to marijuana use

Smoking - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 01:14

Can marijuana use really increase the risk of high blood pressure, as a recent study suggests? I thought marijuana was supposed to make you relax. Dear Reader: If you'll recall, there was a time when smoking tobacco was similarly touted as a healthy way to relax.

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Smoking age to be raised to 21?

Smoking - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 20:48

Professor Sanchia Aranda, CEO of the Cancer Council, is "cautiously optimistic" about the measures suggested by mining magnate Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest. Professor Aranda referred to national surveys which have indicated that 80% of the 18-24 age demographic have reported never trying a cigarette.

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How can nonsmokers get COPD?

Smoking - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 18:33

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, known as COPD, is a common condition most often associated with smoking. However, nonsmokers, and even people who have never smoked, can also develop the disease.

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Julie Goodyear turned down IAC due to non-smoking flight

Smoking - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 14:13

Chain-smoking Coronation Street legend Julie Goodyear 'once turned down I'm A Celeb because she couldn't light up' on 23-hour flight to Australia She gained the nickname 'The Chimney Pot' during her stint on Celebrity Big Brother in 2012 due to her smoking 100 cigarettes a day. The 75-year-old actress, who played blonde barmaid Bette Lynch for 25 years, reportedly turned down the jungle series as she was unable to smoke on the 23 hour flight.

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Ban on menthol-flavoured tobacco takes a bite out of business, says Regina supplier

Smoking - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 10:02

Menthol cigarettes are now banned in Canada and local tobacco suppliers have lost a range of products and with that, customer dollars, according to one store owner. Ashok Brahmania, manager of Twin's Smoke Shop Ltd. in Regina, said the store has lost 11 per cent of its total revenue since the legislation came into effect on Oct. 1. "I don't know where I'm going to get that extra revenue," Brahmania said.

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E-cigarette ordinance to address biz concerns

Smoking - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 05:52

In this Dispatch file photo, a customer uses a vaporizer at 1810 Vapors in Starkville. Starkville aldermen recently added electronic cigarettes and similar products to the city's longstanding ban on smoking in public areas, but Ward 1 Alderman said he plans to bring forward an additional amendment which would allow an exemption for businesses, in standalone buildings, that only sell tobacco or vaping products.

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New BI documentary shines light on incurable lung disease

Smoking - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 01:54

Mary from Hermansville, Michigan, right, talks with her pulmonologist Dr. Tafoya about her COPD during the filming of the documentary "Clear the Air: Opening Up about COPD," which was done by Ridgefield, Conn.-based Boehringer Ingelheim. less Mary from Hermansville, Michigan, right, talks with her pulmonologist Dr. Tafoya about her COPD during the filming of the documentary "Clear the Air: Opening Up about COPD," which was done by Ridgefield, ... more Tina from Central, South Carolina, is part of the documentary "Clear the Air: Opening Up about COPD," which was done by Ridgefield, Conn.-based Boehringer Ingelheim.

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With Decline in Smoking, Tobacco Headquarters Becomes Entertainment Complex

Smoking - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 01:54

According to the American Medical Association, a big anti-smoking effort launched more than 50 years ago saved more than 8 million lives in the US. Before 1964, when the official data on smoking and its link to cancer was published, 42 percent of American adults smoked a cigarette on a regular basis.

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