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P1.8M collected from anti-smoking violators

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 16:53

THE Davao City Anti-Smoking Task Force collected some P1.8 million fines from apprehended smokers from April to July 2017. ASTF head and Vice Regulation unit head Retired Captain Voltaire Engracia, on Monday, September 11, said the collection was based on the fines plus polluter's fee.

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UAlbany Study Links Smoking with Limited Nutrition Access

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 14:35

A new School of Public Health study has found an association between smoking and poor nutrition. The study, led by Akiko Hosler and Isaac Michaels, researchers in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UAlbany's School of Public Health, analyzed health interview surveys and food environment assessments of just under 2,000 adults in Schenectady, N.Y. It found that individuals who ate zero or one serving of fruits and vegetables daily more than doubled their odds of smoking, compared with those who ate five or more servings per day.

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What your heart does not like

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 12:25

INTERHEART, a very significant global study answers why Indians are more prone to cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and brain strokes compared to their Western counterparts. While the adverse risk factors are smoking, bad cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, abdominal obesity, mellitus and psycho-social stress, the protective risk factors are regular intake of fruits and vegetables, regular exercise and moderate alcohol consumption.

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Can E-cigarettes help COPD patients quit smoking and reduce harm to lungs?

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 07:44

For people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease , e-cigarettes do neither, according to a new study at the UNC School of Medicine published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine . Because e-cigarettes are so new, there is very little reliable information about the long-term effects of vaping.

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City moving too slowly on patio smoking

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 07:44

One of the harsh truths confronting politicians is that they will almost never be able to live up to the expectations of voters. That is not to say politicians don't occasionally deliver on promises, or solve problems.

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Women know the risks to babies, but they are being let down by a lack of supports

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 05:31

Pregnancy itself is a huge motivation to stop smoking, but women also need support to help them tackle the cravings for a cigarette. One of the reasons contributing to why so many women are continuing to smoke heavily during pregnancy may be linked to the inadequate supports that are being provided by maternity services at this crucial time.

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Korea advised to limit smoking at public places, cigarette ads: WTO

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 01:15

The World Health Organization has recommended South Korea to adopt more stringent regulations to ban cigarette smoking in public places and restrict tobacco advertising and promotions. The WTO has been issuing the outcome of the MPOWER project assessing the implementation of monitoring, protecting, offering help, warning, enforcing bans and raising taxes every other year to support an anti-tobacco campaign around the world.

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Hamilton mum quits smoking in second pregnancy

Sun, 09/10/2017 - 23:14

Dayna Allen smoked through her first pregnancy, but quit when she found out she was pregnant with her second child. "It was terrible.

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Rise in number of pregnant women smoking heavily

Sun, 09/10/2017 - 23:14

The risk of babies being born earlier or at a lower birth weight has not fallen in one of the country's main maternity hospitals because so many pregnant women are continuing to smoke heavily, a new study reveals. The risk of babies being born earlier or at a lower birth weight has not fallen in one of the country's main maternity hospitals because so many pregnant women are continuing to smoke heavily, a new study reveals.

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E-cig refills contain irritants, and people who smoke and use e-cigs suffer more symptoms

Sun, 09/10/2017 - 21:02

Milan, Italy: Two new studies presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress highlight the risks associated with using e-cigarettes, especially for those who also smoke conventional cigarettes. One study examined 122 of the most commonly sold e-cigarette liquids in nine European countries and found that all contained at least one substance classified as a health risk.

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Opinion Don't believe anti-union rhetoricDon't believe anti-union...

Sun, 09/10/2017 - 16:59

Don't believe anti-union rhetoric Contrary to center's claims, carpenters union supports candidates from both parties Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://on.sctimes.com/2xnjSpQ With that ominous statement, the Aug. 30 Your Turn "Reform labor laws to curb union power" began a tale of woe, supporting the contention that Americans working in union shops were being denied their right to work in a free workplace. The commentary from the Center for Union Facts claims union employees were subjugated by their union bosses, forced to work against their best interests by cigar-smoking fat cats, and forced to give their hard-earned money to support politicians picked with no input from them.

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WritA ing a story isn't what it used to be

Sun, 09/10/2017 - 12:50

It seems only appropriate while I am waiting for a computer fix-it person to think about the good old days when typewriters were high tech and knowing how to put a ribbon in one was the main challenge. I really didn't need an antique L.C. Smith typewriter to remind me of the early days in the newspaper office.

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Another popular Gower beach could go 'smoke-free'

Sun, 09/10/2017 - 08:29

Swansea could be set to launch its second 'smoke-free' beach in a bid to discourage young people from smoking. A public consultation has now been launched in Swansea asking for views on the introduction of another smoke-free beach at popular Langland Bay.

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Musician Bobby Simmons dealing with wifea s death

Sun, 09/10/2017 - 04:00

He strummed his guitar, showcased his vocal skills and a few locals sat in. Just another gig ... until Simmons attempted Larry Graham's "One in a Million." "Wrong choice," Simmons said mid-afternoon Thursday.

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Three west Georgia housing authorities go smoke-free

Sun, 09/10/2017 - 04:00

As maintenance director for the housing authorities in Bowdon and Bremen, cleaning out a unit after a smoker has vacated is his responsibility. He has to get the smell out of the carpet.

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Steel Magnoliasa a trip to Havanaa ; Committee of 300 party; Last Time celebration

Sun, 09/10/2017 - 00:03

Steel Magnolias Hot Havana Night: Gary Lee Wolf poses with model wearing the headdress he created for Hot Havana Nights. There was no airfare involved for the Steel Magnolia guests who attended the "trip to Havana" on Aug. 11. Party-goers had but a short jaunt to the Park Estates home of Anthony Gagliardi for the Hot Havana Night-themed party.

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The Simple Reason Why I Won't Buy Altria Group Stock

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 19:57

The company has hiked its dividend every year since spinning off its international business as Philip Morris International instead. But I've still been watching Altria to see if it's worth buying again.

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PAD | Often misdiagnosed, this illness can be mild or deadly

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 15:43

CHICAGO, Sept. 9, 2017 : As we age, it is common to be concerned about heart disease or high blood pressure.

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1 in 7 Americans smoke a " where youa ll find them

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 11:27

My mother and her best friend smoked cigarettes at the kitchen table every afternoon. My dad didn't smoke, but all his buddies did.

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Will we ever get the truth behind the FDA's devastating vaping rule?

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 07:20

Getting information out of government agencies is like pulling teeth at the best of times, but more often than not it can feel like an unending struggle against willful obstructionism marinated with incompetence. That's certainly been the experience of Jeff Stier, a senior fellow at the National Center for Public Policy Research.

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