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Ban on smoking outside hospitals, schools and playgrounds to come into force by 2019

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 07:18

A new plan to reduce the number of smokers in Wales to 16% by 2020 has been launched by the Welsh Government. Smoking contributes most to the current burden of disease in Wales, causing around 5,450 deaths each year and costing the NHS an estimated 302m annually.

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Smokers with HIV Far More Likely to Die of Lung Cancer

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 02:45

People who are infected with human immunodeficiency virus and who smoke are far more likely to die from lung cancer than HIV, researchers said Monday. "Having HIV and using tobacco may together accelerate the development of lung cancer," warned the report in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine.

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IC council to vote Tuesday on smoking ban for all parks and trails

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 22:10

The council is set to vote tomorrow on banning all smoking in city parks. This would include tobacco and e-cigarettes.

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Man pushes for smoking ban at Waterloo parks

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 19:47

After noticing a big problem of littered cigarettes scattered all across one Waterloo park, Bryan Vestal decided to do something about it. Orange flags in hand, Vestal scoured every cigarette butt in Lafayette park in Waterloo.

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McMaster University to ban smoking on campus on Jan. 1

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 17:28

Starting Jan. 1, the use of tobacco and all oral smoking devices will be banned from the Hamilton campus and at the Ron Joyce Centre in Burlington. President Patrick Deane addressed the incoming policy in a video on McMaster's website, saying the move was "obviously desirable and logical."

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How Smoking Increases the Risk of Oral Cancer

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 17:28

The facts about smoking are everywhere, yet many people continue to smoke. Cigarette smoke contains more than 6,000 chemicals, and at least 200 of those chemicals are known to be harmful to your health.

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Five ways to quit smoking

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 15:04

Deciding that you are now ready to quit smoking is only half the battle. Knowing where to start on your path to becoming smoke-free can help you to take the leap.

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HIV and Smoking a Lethal Combo for the Lungs

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 15:04

HIV patients who take their medication but also smoke are about 10 times more likely to die from lung cancer than from AIDS-related causes, a new study estimates. Lifesaving antiretroviral drugs have improved life expectancy to the point that patients now have more to fear from tobacco than HIV, said lead researcher Dr. Krishna Reddy.

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Cigarette packet coffin is daughter's last-gasp plan to get mum to quit smoking

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 15:04

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What Are You Doing With Your Dividend Raise?

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 10:03

Traditional tobacco products were the way of the past, they provide earnings while the company transitions to domestic use of IQOS. IQOS has shown exceptional growth in other developed markets.

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Bendigo Health backs hospital smoking ban

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 05:10

BENDIGO Health has called on people to act responsibly when smoking near hospital entrances, following appeals for a ban to be reviewed. The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation believes a ban on smoking outside Victoria's public hospitals has resulted in violence and aggression towards its members.

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Vaping doubles risk of smoking cigarettes for teens

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 02:47

The study -- from the University of Waterloo and the Wake Forest School of Medicine -- found that students in grades seven to 12 who had tried an e-cigarette are 2.16 times more likely to be susceptible to cigarette smoking. "Since e-cigarettes came on the market there has been a debate about whether their use may lead to cigarette smoking," said Bruce Baskerville, co-author on the study and a researcher at the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact at the University of Waterloo.

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Smoking emojis not the focus of tobacco control

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 00:34

ON WEDNESDAY, some of China's social media deleted emojis representing a person smoking from their platforms, because there were concerns that it might mislead young people into linking being "cool" with smoking. comments: By deleting the emojis, the companies said they hope to help curb an implied link between smoking and being cool.

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IDF Announces New Operation: A War On Smoking

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 19:57

The military announced Sunday that on November 1 that it will stop selling cigarettes on 65 bases across the country and that it will prohibit smoking in public areas of the bases and will provide limited smoking areas. The IDF's Kiriya headquarters in Tel Aviv are among those where smoking will be strictly prohibited, according to the IDF.

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Smoking, poor diet lead global death causes

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 15:23

Tobacco caused 7.1 million deaths worldwide in 2016, and poor diet was associated with 1 in 5 deaths, according to a new report. The Global Burden of Disease study also found that 1.1 billion people had mental health and substance use disorders in 2016, and that major depression was among the top 10 causes of poor health in all but four countries.

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Want a 'free' Christmas? Stop smoking now: Scott Stevens

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 10:40

Guest columnist Scott Stevens is a 20-cigarette-a-day ex-smoker and tobacco cessation advocate. He is founder of the social smoking-cessation project Quitza .

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IDF declares war on smoking

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 08:24

The IDF is attempting to wipe out smoking among troops and has decided to implement recommendations put forward by the Medical Corps. The move comes as recent studies found that 4 in 10 IDF soldiers start smoking by the time they finish their mandatory service.

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Tobacco giant urges changes to Thai excise system

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 06:12

A leading international tobacco company on Sunday urged the Thai government to improve the structure of the tobacco tax to meet global standards. For low-cost cigarette brands priced at Bt60 or less, the tax will add Bt4 to Bt15 more per pack, while higher-priced cigarettes will be taxed at Bt2 to Bt10 more per pack.

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Loneliness in Hong Kong: don't let it kill you - " reach out and share

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 01:45

Loneliness in Hong Kong: don't let it kill you - how to reach out to others and enrich your life and theirs Loneliness in Hong Kong: don't let it kill you - how to reach out to others and enrich your life and theirs With some of the longest working hours in the developed world, it can be difficult to form or sustain relationships in Hong Kong. Given studies show loneliness is as bad for you as heavy smoking or obesity, here's how to avoid it Loneliness is an unpleasant feeling.

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Lay of the Land: The fiery focal point of an Irish family home

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 23:35

When it comes to the best time to start lighting a fire after summer, there seems to be two kinds of country folk: those who say we are only halfway through September , and there's the other lot who, like closet cigarette smokers, use any dip in temperatures all year round as an excuse to stoke things up. When it comes to the best time to start lighting a fire after summer, there seems to be two kinds of country folk: those who say we are only halfway through September , and there's the other lot who, like closet cigarette smokers, use any dip in temperatures all year round as an excuse to stoke things up.

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