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November 16 - International Day Without Smoking

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 05:43

Every year the third Thursday of November marks the International Smoking-free Day. This year, the Ministry of Health decided on November 16, 2017, the motto of the campaign to be "Smoking and you", reports bgnes.

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Nelson man proves it's possible to kick his smoking habit after 50 years

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 01:11

When Peter Bond took his first steps towards ending a 50-year smoking habit, his fingers were blue from poor circulation. "I can breathe better, I can sleep better and my lungs don't feel sore like they did before.

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A day to snuff out smoking

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 01:11

Tribune-Star/Austen LeakeFight for better health: Beth Clark, Holly Mullenix, Abby Helton, Cathy Contri, Tina Elliott, Mayor Duke Bennett, and Libby Ray were present for Mayor Bennett signing a proclamation on Wednesday to voice the local support for the Great American Smoke Out, an event that discourages smoking. Tribune-Star/Austen Leake Doing her part: Libby Ray listens to Mayor Duke Bennett read Wednesday's proclamation supporting The Great American Smoke Out, a day to celebrate the battle against smoking.

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Editorial: Use big tobacco's Nov 26 corrective statements to reduce smoking

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 22:56

Nov. 15, 2017--The court-ordered publication of "corrective statements" by major U.S. tobacco companies later this month should serve as a reminder that tobacco addiction remains a major health problem in the country and that Big Tobacco has a long history of marketing practices aimed at hooking a new generation on a lethal product , according to an editorial published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society .

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P.E.I. government asked to fund smoking cessation program

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 18:14

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. As the provincial legislature resumes, the Canadian Cancer Society is asking the government to fund a comprehensive smoking cessation program. Given that smoking is related to 30 per cent of all cancer deaths, the society is urging the P.E.I. government to invest in residents who want to quit.

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Smoking parents may underestimate kid's exposure to secondhand smoke

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:53

Four out of 10 children in the US are exposed to secondhand smoke, according to the American Heart Association. A new Tel Aviv University study suggests that parents who smoke mistakenly rely on their own physical senses to gauge the presence of tobacco smoke in the air.

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CNV sticks with voluntary smoking ban despite hazy results

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:53

A smoker has a puff at Lonsdale and 15th Street. City of North Vancouver council recently voted to continue a voluntary smoking ban on the 100-block of West First Street.

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Great American Smokeout: A day to quit smoking

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 13:24

It's for the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout, which is held every year on the third Thursday of November. Organizers say when a smoker quits, even for one day, they are taking a step towards a healthier life and reducing their risk for cancer.

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Great American SmokeOut seeks to end smoking among students, faculty

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 08:22

Playing into Texans' love for Mexican food, UT's Tobacco Free Campus, or TFC, program offered T-shirts, pins and phone wallets emblazoned with the motto "Tacos, not Tobacco" to smokers in exchange for their personal tobacco products at Tuesday's Great American SmokeOut Carnival. Staff and student smokers participated in the program's third annual "trade in and trade up" activity, with many non-smokers also taking advantage of the opportunity to educate themselves and win prizes in the process, said Dinda Aryaputri, TFC volunteer and public health junior.

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Patients' leader: Reimbursed anti-smoking programmes are a way to kill COPD

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 03:40

Stricter rules on smoking, reimbursed anti-smoking programmes and smoke-free public places are among the ways to prevent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease from being a public health crisis, says Mikaela Odemyr. What is the best way to strengthen prevention of COPD? Do you believe that the new rules introduced in the Tobacco Products Directive are enough? There is no better COPD prevention that informing about the disease.

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Smoking near oxygen tank can be deadly

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 22:59

Medical Oxygen use has been involved in 20 deaths and more than 55 injuries in Massachusetts over the last 10 years. The most recent deadly fire took place at the Van Deane Apartments on Friday night.

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Grandparents giving children treats may pose health risk, warn scientists

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 17:50

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HARDYSTON a " Did you know that lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the...

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 15:31

Did you know that lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States for both men and women, and the second most common cancer to be diagnosed? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics from 2014, approximately 200,000 people in the United States are told they have lung cancer and more than 150,000 people die from this disease. The Sussex Warren Chronic Disease Coalition and the Sussex County Division of Health want to raise awareness about this illness by inviting all of Sussex County to observe Lung Cancer Awareness Month throughout November.

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Anti-smoking advocates to Angara: Include higher tobacco tax in bill

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 10:44

An anti-smoking group on Tuesday warned Senator Sonny Angara that he may suffer the fate of Senator Ralph Recto during 2007 elections if he ignores their call to include a higher tobacco tax rate in the proposed Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion bill. Maricar Limpin, Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Alliance Philippines Executive Director, said Angara, the chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, should be wary of not being re-elected because he refuses to push for a higher tobacco tax that can protect more Filipinos from smoking-related illnesses.

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Commitment Is Key for Online Quit-Smoking Groups

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 08:11

They examined the impact of, a social network site created by the nonprofit anti-tobacco group Truth Initiative, in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic. Network users can share information and support through blogs, forums and messages.

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Tips to Quit for the Great American Smoke-Out

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 03:47

Thursday is the Great American Smoke-Out when smokers are asked to give up smoking for just one day, hoping the effort will last a lifetime. So, If you're thinking about trying that on Thursday, there is something you can do now to make it easier on your quit day.

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Govt. to retain budget for anti-smoking programs after heavy criticism

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 23:27

Parliament is to reinstate the reduced budget for anti-smoking programs, sources said Tuesday, following public criticism that the country is neglecting its responsibility despite a rise in revenue brought on by higher cigarette prices. The assembly's budgeting subcommittee on Monday set next year's anti-smoking assistance budget at 146.7 billion won , up 13.5 billion won from the prior proposal so as to meet this year's level.

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Medicaid expansion under ACA linked to higher rate of smoking cessation

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 18:39

When low-income adults were newly covered by Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act , they were more likely to quit smoking cigarettes than their counterparts in states that did not offer Medicaid expansion, according to a new analysis from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. The findings, published online and scheduled for an upcoming issue of the journal Medical Care , support a policy-driven approach to reduce high smoking rates among low-income adults by giving greater access to smoking cessation programs.

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Great American Smokeout is a great day to quit smokingNo matter how...

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 14:01

Did you know that about 36.5 million Americans still smoke cigarettes, and tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the world? While it is encouraging that current smoking has declined from nearly 21 of every 100 adults in 2005 to about 15 of every 100 adults in 2015, cigar, pipe and hookah are on the rise. No matter how you use tobacco, smoking kills people.

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Lung cancer increasingly affects non-smokers, but stigma in Canada persists

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 09:23

Her doctor chalked it up to swelling and acid reflux, and Bradford figured it would clear up after she gave birth. It didn't.

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