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Is sitting 'the new smoking'? Not really

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 01:27

Washington D.C. [USA], Sep 24 : Sitting has been described as 'the new smoking,' but according to a recent study, it's the obesity that really leads to problems. Researcher Mark Benden from Texas A and M School of Public Health, who studies the use of sit-stand desks to promote physical activity, said, "The better metaphor might be obesity is the new smoking.

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Awareness Campaign Takes Lung Cancer Risk Head-On, Asking North Carolinians To Screen Together

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 21:10

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 23, 2017 : Veracyte, Inc. today announced the launch of Screen Together , an awareness campaign aimed at increasing routine screening among the millions of Americans at high risk for lung cancer.

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URI receives grant to ban smoking and tobacco use on campus

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 16:41

The university received a $20,000 grant from the American Cancer Society and CVS Health Foundation to develop policies to prohibit smoking and tobacco use. The American Cancer Society's "Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative" is funded by the foundation to accelerate and expand the number of smoke and tobacco-free campuses nationwide.

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Sydney duo slapped with biggest ever fine for tobacco offences

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 14:28

Two Sydney tobacconist owners have been slapped with a record $72,000 fine for selling cigarettes in packages without health warnings. The man and woman at Free Choice Tobacconist in Bondi Junction were each found guilty of 36 tobacco-related offences, which carry a fine of $1000 per count.

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Coughing at night: Ten ways to relieve a nighttime cough

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 10:07

Everyone has a cough from time to time. In fact, coughing can serve a useful purpose by ridding the lungs of irritants or excess mucus.

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NHS refusing services to smokers, obese patients until they go to health boot camp for six months

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 05:40

Obese people, as well as smokers, will be refused of services by the United Kingdom's National Health Service until they go to a health boot camp for six months to try and lose weight, according to a Daily Mail report . These patients will be referred to the health optimization program of the NHS and taught to improve their behaviors before having surgery.

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Footballer John Terry is 'disgusted' with Gold Flake for 'using' his...

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 01:22

A screenshot of what could come across as Terry's Snapchat or Instagram story has been doing the rounds of the Internet of late. For those who don't know him, John Terry is a professional English football player and is the captain of EPL club Aston Villa.

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Stoptober is back

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 21:03

Stoptober has driven more than one million quit attempts to date and is the biggest mass quit attempt in the country. If you can make it to 28 days smoke-free, you are five times more likely to quit for good.

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URI clinic to help smokers quit

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 16:34

The clinic will be open to students, faculty, and people in the surrounding community. It will combine over-the-counter quit aids with motivational counseling.

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Smokers with HIV more likely to die of lung cancer than HIV

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:50

People living with HIV who adhere to antiretroviral therapy but smoke cigarettes are around 10 times more likely to die of lung cancer than of HIV itself, according to a new study led by Harvard Medical School researchers. The report, published in JAMA Internal Medicine , suggests that lung cancer prevention through smoking cessation should be a priority in the care of people living with HIV.

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University of Toronto wants to butt out smoking on campus:The moved...

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 07:08

The details are unclear as the proposal has yet to go through the school's governance procedures. The spokesperson could not offer any further details on the timeline or the expectation of success for a ban.

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U of T plans to ban smoking on its campuses

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 02:46

If you're a university student, you know how awful it can be to leave the library after a seven-hour late-night homework session and walk straight into a faceful of cigarette smoke. Following a new rule at McMaster University in Hamilton, the University of Toronto is looking to completely ban smoking on its campuses.

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Smoking linked to elevated risk of all-cause mortality in breast cancer patients

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 22:37

A new study published in JNCI Cancer Spectrum finds that smoking negatively impacts long-term survival after breast cancer. Quitting smoking after diagnosis may reduce the risk of dying from breast cancer .

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Anti-Smoking Campaign Endorses Using E-Cigarettes

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 18:12

CBS Local - An annual campaign that encourages people to quit smoking in England has endorsed an unlikely ally in their cause: e-cigarettes. The "Stoptober" campaign will reportedly promote using the controversial devices in their television ads this October.

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Oakland and S.F. take Big Oil to task over climate change

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 13:39

SAN FRANCISCO >> Comparing climate change to tobacco as a major threat to humanity, San Francisco and Oakland have sued the world's biggest oil companies in an attempt to defend against rising sea levels. In seeking huge but unspecified sums to pay for sea walls and other shoreline defenses, the cities argue that oil companies concealed for decades that they knew fossil fuel use was dooming the Earth to global warming and rising sea levels.

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E-cigarettes less harmful than smoking tobacco, health experts say

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 08:52

More than 20 organisations from the NHS and Scottish Government to charities and academic institutions have joined forces to "clarify perceptions " surrounding the harms and benefits of vaping. They said that smokers switching to e-cigarettes will take in far fewer cancer-causing chemicals and said vaping could help them find a way of quitting the habit.

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Tokyo to seek partial smoking ban by 2019, governor says

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 06:37

A senior World Health Organization official said Japan should go fully smoke-free in public places if it wants success for the 2019 Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Olympic Games. People gathered at a Tokyo smoking area in April.

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Editorial: Region needs stronger anti-smoking efforts

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 02:20

Smoking rates are dropping around the country. But they still remain high in our region, and the overall costs are staggering.

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Trying to quit smoking? Put your lungs to work.

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 21:36

Millions of people around the world are in the process of telling themselves that they need to quit smoking cigarettes. Some succeed in making the move, while others are fine with deluding themselves about their desire to quit.

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Ontario County offers services to help you quit smoking

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 16:57

Quitting tobacco and overcoming nicotine addiction can be excruciatingly difficult. Beyond the physical and mental aspect of kicking the habit, there's a behavioral side of things, too.

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