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Smoking rate in Korea rebounds in 2016 despite price hike

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 02:39

The smoking rate in South Korea rebounded last year, data showed Monday, despite the government's effort to lower the rate with a hike in cigarette prices starting 2015. According to the data compiled by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, 23.9 percent of South Koreans aged 19 and above smoked in 2016, up 1.3 percentage points from 22.6 percent posted a year earlier.

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Health ministry to heighten public education campaign to tackle NCDs

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 00:39

The Ministry of Health will, over the forthcoming months, be heightening its public education programme on the effects of non-communicable diseases , as it intensifies efforts to reduce the high incidence of NCDs impacting the populace. Portfolio Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton, says the campaign aims to promote healthier lifestyles while identifying the ill-effects of unhealthy living.

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Ukaipo programme helps Maori mums-to-be quit smoking

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 20:24

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Smokin' and Jugglin' Dick Allen

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 16:10

I'd love to get your feedback on the t-shirt we made commemorating the 1972 Sports Illustrated cover of Dick Allen where he is smoking a cigarette and juggling baseballs in the dugout during a game. Check it out and let me know what you think.

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What is lung cancer? Symptoms to watch for, diagnosis and treatment

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 11:51

That means ensuring people know all about the symptoms of lung cancer to help with early diagnosis as well as making sure those who have already been diagnosed have the support they need. Non-small cell lung cancer is the most common type and small cell lung cancer makes up roughly 10% of lung cancers.

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Smoking rates fall among young people - but more have taken drugs, figures reveal

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 07:16

Almost a quarter of surveyed pupils said they had used drugs at least once, while around one in five had smoked tobacco, according to a report by NHS Digital covering 2016. The number of pupils reporting drug-taking rose from 15% in 2014 to 24% in 2016, which NHS Digital said may partly be fuelled by the addition of new questions about nitrous oxide and new psychoactive substances, formerly known as legal highs.

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EDITORIAL: Anti-smoking zealots upset that some states won't punish smokers with massive taxes

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 02:57

The philosophical argument that "adults should be free to choose whether to smoke and not be prodded into quitting by a nanny state" has been tough to overcome in many capitals. The Washington Post reports that anti-smoking advocates are in a tizzy because many states refuse to jack up cigarette taxes to punitive levels.

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Pot smokers' insurance premiums to get high

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 00:46

Pot smokers in the US can't get off scot free, since many will now have to take it on the chin and pay a steep marijuana penalty - to sign up with life insurers, that is. Marijuana indulgence, recreational or medicinal, is sharply raising the price of some premiums, with certain issuers making the same risk assumptions for pot smokers as cigarette smokers.

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Fast food the new smoking: Urban planners urged by experts to consider health in planning approvals

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 20:12

The impact on the health of residents should be considered before planning approval is granted to new fast-food outlets. Visiting urban agriculture expert Nick Rose also said councils could do more to encourage fresh-food markets and community gardens.

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How to Stay Healthy Until the End of Life

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 15:51

The number of centenarians is rising steadily in rapidly aging Korea. But rather than spending these extra years bed-ridden, how can you remain healthy? Here is some useful advice for keeping illness at bay from the Korean Medical Association.

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By all logic I should not be alive right now - Wole Soyinka

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 11:21

It was the shocking response by the 83 year-old professor of literature and political activist to a question by the Financial Times of London, on how long he intends to live. "I flout everything they teach at medical school, including the fact that I don't drink water.

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Smoking rate of South Korean men down in 2016

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 06:36

The smoking rate of South Korean men aged 19 or older has fallen in recent years, but the rate still remains high, data showed Saturday. The proportion of men who smoke came to 39.1 percent in 2016, compared with 43.3 percent in 2014, according to the data compiled by Statistics Korea.

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Why we don't need cannabis in every corner store: Cohn

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 01:53

It surely won't be The Weed Store, but there's little else we know about the new Ontario Cannabis Retail Corp. By 2020, Ontario will have 150 rebranded Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation outlets doing business. Despite the impatience of pot-smokers, the province's go-slow roll-out looks more realistic when you look at some of the challenges, Martin Regg Cohn writes.

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Environmental commission to submit recommendations for weeds, outdoor smoking

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 21:25

Choose your news! Select the text alerts you want to receive: breaking news, prep sports scores, school closings, weather, and more. Matthew Apgar - Jennifer Chelikas of DeKalb enjoys a cigarette outside of Lord Stanley's Bar on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 in DeKalb.

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No butts about it: Stratford looks to ban smoking in all public places

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 16:46

The Town of Stratford will be asking its residence about going smoke-free in all public spaces by July 2018. In 2007, the town introduced a tobacco free policy for town buildings, sport fields, parks and near the entrance way of public buildings.

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Would you kick your smoking habit for six extra vacation days?

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 12:09

Using a dangling carrot of extra days off for non-smoking employees is an "innovative" way to encourage those still using cigarette sticks to kick the habit, says a senior policy analyst with the Canadian Cancer Society. Piala Inc., a Tokyo marketing firm, started offing six more days of vacation to non-puffing employees in September, saying it would make up for all those smoking breaks taken by their colleagues.

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This company is giving nonsmoking employees six extra days of vacation

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 07:36

Piala, a marketing firm in Tokyo, plans to give employees who don't smoke cigarettes an extra six days of paid vacation.

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More help for parents and whA nau to stop smoking

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 03:01

Southern DHB is making it easier for patients and whA nau who smoke and want to stop to access nicotine replacement therapy packs. A new initiative at Dunedin Hospital offers parents/caregivers who smoke nicotine packs when attending the Emergency Department with their children, along with a referral to the Southern Stop Smoking service.

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Nonbinding pot tax, smoking age articles also on Tuesday ballot

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 23:02

Voters will be asked to share their opinions on whether the town should adopt a local option tax on the sale of recreational marijuana and whether the town should allow the sale of flavored tobacco products to adults 21 and over during Tuesday's General Election.

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Springtime in Hillcrest: A no-smoking Fountain Bar in the works

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 18:32

Come mid-March, The Hillcrest Fountain bar will have a larger back deck featuring an enclosed area and seating atop the enclosed area, owner Daniel Bryant says. Now the deck drinkers will have "an even better view of the shoppers at Kroger," Bryant told the Times , laughing.

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