E-cigarettes are more likely to be used by alcohol drinkers and former cigarette smokers

Smoking - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 08:21

Electronic cigarettes are more frequently used by people who recently quit smoking and alcohol drinkers, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2017, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians. Researchers examined data from 5,423 individuals with recorded tobacco use in the 2013-2014 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey .

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Smoking ban extended to pool halls, indoor sports facilities

Smoking - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 06:10

Pool halls, screen golf studios and other indoor sports facilities are among popular leisure destinations for jaded urban dwellers to blow off some steam, often followed by a puff of cigarette. However, these indoor sports and leisure facilities are going smoke-free under the new legislative ban that came into force Sunday.

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Dad, now do your part

Smoking - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 03:57

My father has smoked cigarettes and cigars for over 20 years. My mother and I have been "encouraging" him to stop smoking for a dozen different reasons, but most of all, because he is the best dad and husband in the world and we don't want to lose him to some tobacco-related malady.

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Nicotine replacement in pregnancy 'safer than smoking'

Smoking - Sun, 12/03/2017 - 23:41

Doctors are being encouraged to prescribe nicotine replacement therapy to pregnant women who find it too hard to quit smoking on their own in order to ensure the best health outcomes for the baby. Doctors are being encouraged to prescribe nicotine replacement therapy to pregnant women who find it too hard to quit smoking on their own.

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Simon Cowell struggling to quit smoking

Smoking - Sun, 12/03/2017 - 23:41

Los Angeles, Dec 4 - Music mogul Simon Cowell says he is struggling to quit the smoking and his drinking habit. The music mogul vowed to cut down on alcohol and smoking after being rushed to hospital following a fall at his London home in October.

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Linda K. Ochs: Let's keep Topeka kids from smoking

Smoking - Sun, 12/03/2017 - 19:10

As we learned from the County Health Rankings released last March, Shawnee County ranked 65th out of 102 ranked counties. One of the leading indicators resulting in a decrease of Shawnee County's ranking in 2017 was the adult smoking rate, which is currently 22 percent.

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Look out for signs of lung cancer, doctor warns smokers

Smoking - Sun, 12/03/2017 - 14:48

Senior Medical Officer at the National Chest Hospital, Dr Terry Baker is urging persons who have been exposed to cigarette smoke over an extended period to look out for signs of lung cancer. Baker who is a pulmonologist and Internist pointed out that the disease may present itself in a myriad of ways and early signs may often be attributed to other conditions.

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Jim Dey: Now that's rich: Democrats have vast treasure of campaign rhetoric

Smoking - Sun, 12/03/2017 - 12:36

There's a substantial dispute about whether that exchange of observations about the rotten rich took place in the manner commonly described. That was made eminently clear last week when multi-gazillionaire Democratic gubernatorial candidates J.B. Pritzker and Chris Kennedy revealed some of their income tax records and, even more important, filed statements of economic interest with the Illinois secretary of state's office.

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Public housing complexes to go smoke-free

Smoking - Sun, 12/03/2017 - 02:28

Shafer, who lives at Colleen Loney Manor, a public-housing apartment complex in West St. Paul, said she often smells secondhand cigarette smoke coming from other units. "I don't like it," she said, shortly after sucking down a Pyramid Light 100 one afternoon last week.

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A replica of the sculpture in an office window in Hawes

Smoking - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 22:46

The artwork, of a 7ft-high shepherd, his dog, and a sheep, due to be installed in Hawes, in upper Wensleydale town this week, could be bad for the image of the Yorkshire Dales market town, where the economy is dependent on the tourism industry the parish council has been told. The shepherd, sculpted from metal, is depicted smoking a pipe and will be placed on the enclosure at Town Foot, opposite the Central Dales Medical Practice, in Hawes, in upper Wensleydale.

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Leader comment: Minimum unit pricing of alcohol needs time to work

Smoking - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 18:44

Given Scotland has had an alcohol problem for decades, centuries perhaps, it was never going to be an overnight fix. So the revelation in the Scottish Government's consultation document that it could be 20 years before minimum unit pricing becomes fully effective should therefore not delay its introduction.

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UTHSC To Go Smoke Free Next Year

Smoking - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 14:38

Smokers, vapers, dippers, chewers, and more won't be able to light up, get a pinch, or a chaw over 55 acres of Memphis after New Year's Eve. The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will prohibit the "use of, advertising, sale, or free sampling of tobacco products on university property, facilities, grounds, and controlled venues will be prohibited, effective 24 hours a day, year round," in a decision announced Friday.

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Heat-not-Burn Tobacco Products may be 'not so hot' at protecting Blood Vessel Function

Smoking - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 10:28

Heat-not-burn devices may eliminate users' exposure to tobacco smoke , but the vapor they produce has the same negative impact on blood vessel function as smoking, according to a preliminary animal study presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2017, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians. Heat-not-burn products are not new, but have been recently updated and test marketed in several countries outside the United States with greater success.

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The history of tobacco and bamboo pipes in Japan

Smoking - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 06:11

Tobacco was smoked using a bamboo pipe with a fine metal fitting on either end. Though cigarettes rapidly gained popularity at the turn of the 19th century, kiseru bamboo pipes are occasionally still used by some people.

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J'cans warned against using e-cigarettes

Smoking - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 02:19

The Senior medical officer of the National Chest Hospital, Dr Terry Baker, is urging Jamaicans to stay away from using electronic cigarettes , warning that they are dangerous and should not be viewed as a viable option to regular cigarettes. "A number of persons have turned to e-cigarettes or vaping in the belief that it is not harmful, including persons who are using it as a transitional tool to quit smoking," she said, while acknowledging that although some of her colleagues have not drawn their conclusions, she is among those that are of the firm view that the product is harmful.

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State law does not prohibit smoking in private condo

Smoking - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 22:18

Q: Certain city in California have city codes regarding smoking in multiple residence units. Some states have laws forbidding smoking inside residence units.

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Majority of smokers surveyed think flavored tobacco sales should be restricted

Smoking - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 20:08

A survey conducted by UMass Medical School students found that 86 percent of Worcester adults surveyed-including 72 percent of those surveyed who smoke-believe flavored tobacco products should be sold exclusively by adult-only establishments.

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Smoking, drinking worsen prognosis for head and neck cancers

Smoking - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 15:53

People with head and neck cancers who smoke and drink are much more likely to die with these tumors than nonsmokers and teetotalers, a recent study suggests. Researchers studied 463 patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, a common type of cancer that develops in the outer layer of the skin.

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Calls for tighter fire safety checks on smokers who sleep on...

Smoking - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 13:37

Coroner Elizabeth Didcock is taking action after hearing that leaking air probably fanned a smouldering fire caused by a cigarette A disabled man's fire death is to prompt tighter safety checks on smokers who sleep on air-filled mattresses. Coroner Elizabeth Didcock is taking action after hearing that leaking air probably fanned a smouldering fire caused by a cigarette.

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Smoking bans having the desired effect

Smoking - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 09:15

Strong restrictions on public smoking enacted in the first decade of this century in communities across Kentucky, including Ashland, have been linked in a new University of Kentucky study to a decline in lung cancer rates in those communities. While a decline in cancer rates was predicted by advocates of the smoking bans because of the reduction of contact with second-hand smoke, the new study by anti-smoking advocate Ellen Hahn of the UK College of Nursing is the first to show that lung cancer rates go down when smoke-free laws protect workers and the general public from the dangers of second-hand smoke.

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