County smoking bans in bars, restaurants cut asthma-related hospitalizations

Smoking - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 10:10

Expanding smoke-free laws in bars or restaurants may be more impactful in preventing asthma-related hospitalizations than smoke-free laws in non-hospitality workplaces, according to a Georgia State University study published in the Canadian Respiratory Journal . While the majority of nonhospitality workplaces are covered by either public or private smoking bans, only about half of the U.S. population lives in places where 100 percent smoke-free laws are in force in all workplaces, including bars and restaurants.

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Delhi pollution: Here's what smog does to your body

Smoking - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 05:18

The air quality index of the city shot up to 451 on a scale where the maximum level is 500. Inhaling this air has been equated with smoking 50 cigarettes a day by doctors.

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Smoking ban now in effect for Newport parks

Smoking - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 00:41

NEWPORT, AR - Smoking in public parks in Newport is now against the law . The Newport City Council approved an ordinance Monday night to ban the use of tobacco products in public parks.

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Annual scans for smokers help catch cancer early

Smoking - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 22:30

A Grand Rapids cancer center is beating the national average when it comes to spotting and attacking lung cancer early. A lifetime of smoking can mean a death sentence if it leads to lung cancer.

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Should You Give Non-Smoking Employees Extra Vacation Days?

Smoking - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 17:34

There are all sorts of good reasons to encourage your employees to be healthy, and a lot of good ways to incentivize them. And one of the biggest battlegrounds of employee health has been cigarette use.

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EDITORIAL: Cannabis conundrum - where will smoking pot actually be allowed?

Smoking - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 17:34

Think about it not as marijuana, but as smoke - and then think about just how complicated the federal, provincial and municipal regulation of the drug will be. Consider this admittedly ludicrous example: say you were in Vancouver, you were having company in and wanted to show off to your guests by burning a big batt of weed in your old-style fireplace.

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Tiny worms may offer new clues about why it's so hard to quit smoking

Smoking - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 15:17

Researchers at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute found that a previously dismissed genetic mechanism may contribute to nicotine dependence, and to the withdrawal effects that can make quitting smoking so difficult. Scientists in the lab of Shawn Xu examined withdrawal responses in the millimeter-long roundworms Caenorhabditis elegans, which get hooked on nicotine just like humans.

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Ireland facing epidemic as serious cancers rising at 'alarming rate'

Smoking - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:44

The incidence and death rates from melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, in men and woman are rising at an alarming rate, a new report warns today. The incidence and death rates from melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, in men and woman are rising at an alarming rate, a new report warns today.

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Legal age for smoking to be gradually raised from 18 to 21

Smoking - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 06:18

The minimum age will go up to 19 on Jan 1, 2019, 20 on Jan 1, 2020 and 21 and Jan 1, 2021. SINGAPORE: The Minimum Legal Age for the purchase, use, possession, sale and supply of tobacco products will be increased from 18 to 21, said Parliamentary Secretary for Health Amrin Amin on Tuesday .

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Committee Votes to Ban Smoking in Wausau Parks

Smoking - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 02:00

Public comment was held on the issue during the meeting. Judy Burrows with the Marathon County Health Department spoke and said she supported the issue because of the amount of cigarette butts throw around.

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Survey: Fewer Alaska teens are drinking and smoking, but more are making suicide plans

Smoking - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 21:44

Fewer Alaska high school students say they are drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes compared to a decade ago, according to recent results from a statewide survey. However, the percentage of students who said they felt sad or hopeless increased, as well as the percentage of those who said they made a suicide plan in the past year, according to the 2017 Alaska Youth Risk Behavior Survey results published last week.

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With Cigarettes Out of Favor, Many U.S. Teens Also Shun Pot

Smoking - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 17:18

Today's American teens are smoking less than ever, and the trend may be keeping many from smoking pot, too. But the news wasn't all good, the researchers said.

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Smoking in Bryant-Denny gets Alabama fan hauled off; here's the stadium's smoking policy

Smoking - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 12:54

A woman was escorted out of Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday after she refused to extinguish her cigarette in front of a police officer. After taking one more drag she holds the cigarette up in front of him before he takes out his handcuffs and attempts to take her into custody.

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COMMENTARY: Quit smoking for better health - November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Smoking - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 10:47

Lorena Saenz Gonzalez is the spouse of U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen. She is a member of the Prevent Cancer Foundation's Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program.

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Smoking major cause of cancer - Health Expert

Smoking - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 10:47

The Executive Director of Cancer Health Foundation Madam Mary Agyemang has issued a stern warning against smoking, which according to her is the major cause of cancer cases across the globe. She said smoking is harmful to health and that those who smoke cigarette, marijuana and cocaine are at risk to get cancer-related diseases.

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The Wall Street Journal: Philip Morris hopes smokeless is the new smoking

Smoking - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 06:28

The number of cigarettes big companies sell is declining and, with regulations continuing to tighten, the companies are focused on future-proofing their business, investing in e-cigarettes and "heat not burn" products that they say are less harmful than traditional cigarettes. Philip Morris has joined with Altria Group Inc. to apply for Food and Drug Administration approval to market IQOS in the U.S. as a less risky alternative to cigarettes.

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Smoking rate in Korea rebounds in 2016 despite price hike

Smoking - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 02:39

The smoking rate in South Korea rebounded last year, data showed Monday, despite the government's effort to lower the rate with a hike in cigarette prices starting 2015. According to the data compiled by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, 23.9 percent of South Koreans aged 19 and above smoked in 2016, up 1.3 percentage points from 22.6 percent posted a year earlier.

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Health ministry to heighten public education campaign to tackle NCDs

Smoking - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 00:39

The Ministry of Health will, over the forthcoming months, be heightening its public education programme on the effects of non-communicable diseases , as it intensifies efforts to reduce the high incidence of NCDs impacting the populace. Portfolio Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton, says the campaign aims to promote healthier lifestyles while identifying the ill-effects of unhealthy living.

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Ukaipo programme helps Maori mums-to-be quit smoking

Smoking - Sun, 11/05/2017 - 20:24

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Smokin' and Jugglin' Dick Allen

Smoking - Sun, 11/05/2017 - 16:10

I'd love to get your feedback on the t-shirt we made commemorating the 1972 Sports Illustrated cover of Dick Allen where he is smoking a cigarette and juggling baseballs in the dugout during a game. Check it out and let me know what you think.

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