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Global Foundation Launches to Accelerate an End to Smoking

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 16:24

New York, United States, Sep 14: With the goal of eliminating smoking worldwide, the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World formally launched in New York City. The Foundation is founded and led by Dr. Derek Yach, a renowned anti-smoking crusader who, while at the World Health Organization , was the primary architect of the WHO's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

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Neuregulin signaling pathway in smoking behavior.

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 11:18

To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document. Understanding molecular processes that link comorbid traits such as addictions and mental disorders can provide novel therapeutic targets.

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Coroner finds that anti-smoking drug, Champix, contributed to young man's suicide

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 06:21

A Queensland coroner has recommended that drug manufacturer Pfizer put a warning label on the quit-smoking drug Champix and that toxicology tests for the drug be conducted on all people who died by suicide, after a mother's four-year fight to prove that the drug contributed to her son's death. His mother Phoebe Morwood-Oldham spoke to 7.30 in 2015 and gathered 49,000 signatures on an online petition before the Queensland coroner reopened an inquest into Timothy's death.

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No plan to expand smoking ban

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 06:21

NO EXPANSION: Tamworth Regional Council manager of regulatory services Ross Briggs and Cancer Council spokesperson Dimity Betts happy to keep the smoke ban to the CBD. Photo: Gareth Gardner WHILE the CBD ciggie nix has been hailed a success, the region still boasts one of the highest smoking rates in NSW, and there's no plan to expand the ban.

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China's Twitter-like service stubs out its 'cool' smoking emoji

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 01:45

Sina Weibo, the Twitter-like microblogging service, on Wednesday replaced its "cool" emoji - a smiling yellow face wearing sunglasses and smoking a cigarette - with a non-smoking equivalent. "After receiving users' comments, Weibo decided to remove the 'cool' emoji from its international version, and [it] will soon be history for Weibo's PC and mobile clients," the company said in a statement.

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Smoking ban on UNL campus property to begin Jan. 1

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 21:13

Smoking, tobacco and vaping products will no longer be allowed on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus beginning Jan. 1, a move prompted by a student-led initiative.

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Smoking pot or tobacco at California beaches could soon be illegal under bill headed to Gov. Brown

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 21:13

California parks and beaches would be off-limits to those smoking tobacco or marijuana, or using electronic-cigarettes under legislation sent to Gov. Jerry Brown by state lawmakers Wednesday. The Legislature approved a bill by Assemblyman Marc Levine and was poised to pass a similar measure by by Sen. Steve Glazer that would apply the ban to 300 miles of state beaches and areas of 280 state parks that have not been designated by park officials for smoking.

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Larry King opens up about secret lung cancer surgery: - I was lucky'

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 18:52

Larry King hopes that his recent health scare will serve as an example for others to get regular medical checkups. The veteran broadcaster, 83, recently revealed to People magazine that he underwent a secret surgery after his physician discovered a trace of what appeared to be lung cancer during a routine appointment in July.

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Did you know that running can help you quit smoking?

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 14:05

Finding it hard to quit the bad habit of smoking? Joining a running group can help you say no to tobacco, a study has claimed. The study, led by researchers from the University of British Columbia , evaluated Run to Quit -- a national initiative targeting smoking cessation through group-based running clinics.

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Cause of lakes area restaurant fire determinedWednesday, September...

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 11:33

A state fire investigator has determined that a fire which destroyed a restaurant on Otter Tail Lake north of Battle Lake accidental. The Sept.

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There's a life-saving lung scan for smokers. So why are so few of them getting it?

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 09:12

Nirmal Veeramachaneni, a thoracic surgeon at the University of Kansas Hospital, goes over Bettye Givens' lung scans. Givens, from south Kansas City, had a low-dose CT scan that detected her lung cancer at its earliest stage and was successfully treated.

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Northern Illinois county raising minimum tobacco age to 21

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 06:45

A northern Illinois county is to become the first in the state to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products and electronic cigarettes to 21 years. The Waukegan News-Sun reports the Lake County Board passed the measure Tuesday that impacts unincorporated areas of the county.

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Media Advisory: Foundation Forming to Eliminate Smoking Worldwide

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 01:59

Ushering in a bold, billion-dollar, far-reaching new effort to end smoking across the globe, the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World will be formally launched in New York City on September 13 at 9:30am EDT. The Foundation's founder and president-designate, Dr. Derek Yach, will outline the Foundation's mission, objectives, and an initial funding commitment of approximately US$80 million annually for 12 years during a speech to the Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum at the InterContinental New York Barclay.

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Smoking cessation clinical studies: quit-rates overestimated

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 21:17

Researchers conducting smoking cessation clinical trials should use biochemical measures to determine if participants have quit - as many falsely self-report, according to a recent study. According to the report, which was recently published by the scientific journal Addiction, a high proportion of smokers enrolled in smoking cessation programs falsely report having quit.

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Volunteers needed for smoking cessation trial

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 18:44

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Kathleen Wynne is no nanny on marijuana sales: Cohn:To those who...

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 16:09

That's why I'm flummoxed by the flurry of protests against Premier Kathleen Wynne, accused of being Ontario's nanny-in-chief in the matter of marijuana sales. Pushing dope isn't in the job description for normal nannies.

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Cancer survivors who quit smoking sooner can live longer

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 11:16

Lung cancer survivors who quit smoking within a year of diagnosis will live for longer than those who continue to smoke, according to new research led by the Universities of Birmingham and Oxford. The findings also revealed that general practitioners are comparatively less likely to intervene and offer stop- smoking support to cancer patients , than they are to people diagnosed with coronary heart disease.

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50% of people quit smoking after taking up this hobbyIF YOU want to...

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 06:34

There's around 9million smokers in the UK but a whopping two thirds of them want to give up tobacco , according to Action on Smoking and Health . Nearly a fifth of all deaths in the UK are due to smoking, but quitting fags is the single most preventable cause of death.

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No smoking in La Feria?

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 02:07

City leaders are scheduled to hold a public hearing today at city hall to determine whether or not to ban smoking in all indoor work places within the city.

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Do E-Cigarettes Damage Blood Vessels?

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 21:47

Nicotine in e-cigarettes may cause stiffened arteries, which can lead to an increased risk for heart attack and stroke, a small Swedish study suggests. With the dramatic increase in e-cigarette use over the past few years, questions have arisen about their safety.

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