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Woman smoking with electronic cigarette

Smoking - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 06:34

New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry is planning to issue an advisory to all States on the health risks of electronic smoking, even as it is in a quandary over which legal provisions it should be banned under. The advisory is likely to mention that products such as e-cigarettes, electronic nicotine delivery systems , nicotine and flavoured hookah are extremely harmful to health and that they have not been approved in any form by the ministry of health and family welfare.

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5 things that are almost as bad as smoking

Smoking - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 02:17

We all know the health hazards of cigarette smoking, but here are some other things that you need to watch out for: SITTING Sitting all day increases risk for a raft of different cancers including lung and colon, a 2014 study shows. POLLUTION One of out every six premature deaths in the world in 2015 - about nine million - was caused by pollution-related diseases.

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EDITORIAL: NZ smoking less, but getting fatter and sadder

Smoking - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 21:52

About 32.2 per cent of New Zealanders are now considered obese - that is with a body mass index of more than 30. EDITORIAL Headline results from the latest government health survey are out. They show a dramatic decline in smoking, notably among young people.

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Remember When? Iver Johnson Arms

Smoking - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 17:08

As a fan of older print advertisements, I came across an ad this week for Iver Johnson Arms & Cycle Works of Fitchburg, which gave me an "oh my" reaction. In this ad by Iver Johnson claimed their firearms were so safe they could be handled by babies.

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Students learn smoking's perils, clean up city

Smoking - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 12:28

The appearance of downtown Columbus is looking up, thanks to elementary students - on their hands and knees - who were picking up discarded cigarette butts during the Great American Smokeout. Sixteen students from St. Peter's Lutheran School worked with the Healthy Communities organization to improve the street-level looks of Fourth Street on Thursday.

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Victorias City launches anti-smoking ordinance

Smoking - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 07:46

THE City of Victorias headed by Mayor Francis Frederick Palanca declared the northern Negros as smoking-free city as local officials launched Friday the Anti-Smoking Ordinance. During the launching rites at the public plaza, Palanca said that he used to be a smoker for 20 years and that he is thankful to have stopped smoking after he realized the bad effects of addiction from nicotine.

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How Indiana wants to help smokers quit

Smoking - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 03:16

The Indiana Department of Health said smoking has a strong grip on Hoosiers. And the state wants to help them quit.

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Spokane City Council President shares how he quit smoking

Smoking - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 22:50

Every third Thursday in November, the American Cancer Society holds their "Great American Smoke-Out" event. The annual intervention aims to get people to quit smoking.

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Smoking officially out: Mayor Broome signs EBR indoor smoking ban into law

Smoking - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 18:05

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- A bar patrons' lighter and cigarettes sit on the bar, Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at Phil Brady's Bar & Grill on Government Street in Baton Rouge, La. Mayor Sharon Weston Broome speaks before the committe set to interview four candidates for the BRPD police chief position.

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Smoking parents may expose their children to far more smoke than they think

Smoking - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 13:06

SINGAPORE: If you think smoking by the window at home, or in the car with the windows down can minimise your children's exposure to second-hand smoke, think again. A study on 65 parents in Israel who did that, were found to expose their children to far more cigarette smoke than they realised.

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Heavy drinking and smoking can make you look older

Smoking - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:53

Male pattern baldness was not consistently associated with heavy drinking or smoking, possibly because it is strongly influenced by genes and circulating levels of male hormones . If you do not want to look older than your true age, stop heavy drinking and smoking, new research suggests.

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Youth smoking rates plummet - Ministry of Health figures

Smoking - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 05:33

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Great American Smokeout showcases bad effects of smoking

Smoking - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 00:55

UTA Health Services demonstrated the effects tobacco can have on organs with two pig lungs Nov. 16 in the Palo Duro Lounge. A hose pumped air into each lung, and the healthy lung, right, expanded considerably more than the unhealthy lung, left.

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Smoking continues at casino, video lottery rooms

Smoking - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 20:14

Smoking may continue in specified areas at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack and in limited video lottery rooms, now that the Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health has declined to change the county's clear air regulation.

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Quebec tables cannabis legislation; provincial body to control industry

Smoking - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 15:28

The Quebec government has tabled its cannabis legislation and is setting up a provincially run corporation to oversee the industry. Public Health Minister Lucie Charlebois says the body that will oversee the pot industry will be a subsidiary of the provincially owned liquor corporation.

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Growing concern about 'juuling' among teens in schools There's...

Smoking - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:34

Boston 25 News first told you about "juuling" over the summer. It's a way of vaping with a small new device that can be easily hidden, or mistaken for a thumb drive.

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November 16 - International Day Without Smoking

Smoking - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 05:43

Every year the third Thursday of November marks the International Smoking-free Day. This year, the Ministry of Health decided on November 16, 2017, the motto of the campaign to be "Smoking and you", reports bgnes.

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Nelson man proves it's possible to kick his smoking habit after 50 years

Smoking - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 01:11

When Peter Bond took his first steps towards ending a 50-year smoking habit, his fingers were blue from poor circulation. "I can breathe better, I can sleep better and my lungs don't feel sore like they did before.

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A day to snuff out smoking

Smoking - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 01:11

Tribune-Star/Austen LeakeFight for better health: Beth Clark, Holly Mullenix, Abby Helton, Cathy Contri, Tina Elliott, Mayor Duke Bennett, and Libby Ray were present for Mayor Bennett signing a proclamation on Wednesday to voice the local support for the Great American Smoke Out, an event that discourages smoking. Tribune-Star/Austen Leake Doing her part: Libby Ray listens to Mayor Duke Bennett read Wednesday's proclamation supporting The Great American Smoke Out, a day to celebrate the battle against smoking.

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Editorial: Use big tobacco's Nov 26 corrective statements to reduce smoking

Smoking - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 22:56

Nov. 15, 2017--The court-ordered publication of "corrective statements" by major U.S. tobacco companies later this month should serve as a reminder that tobacco addiction remains a major health problem in the country and that Big Tobacco has a long history of marketing practices aimed at hooking a new generation on a lethal product , according to an editorial published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society .

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