Saturday, November 10, 2012


  • Smokers may fare worse after colorectal surgery

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Smoking has long been linked with slower recovery in general from injuries and surgeries, and now a new study finds that smokers face more complications and higher chances of death following major surgery for colorectal ...

  • Poor more prone to smoking in India: Study

    Commenting on the finding, Economist M A Oommen said, "While linking high incidence of smoking with poverty is a simplistic correlation, the issue has to be tackled in a multi-pronged manner such as giving incentives to the poor to get out of the habit ...

  • Anti-Smoking Progress Stalls Among US Adults: Report

    Smoking dipped from 20.9 percent to 19.3 percent of the U.S. population between 2005 and 2011, but in the last year the decline slowed to 19 percent.

  • Wanna Quit Smoking? Try Gargling With Lemonade

    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - A new study has a different way to quit smoking - gargling with lemonade. The study from the University of Georgia finds that the sugar in lemonade helps self-control.

  • 'We had widespread support'

    Shannon Doll, manager of the Last Call in Mandan, talking about the smoking ban initiative passing during the general election.

  • Durango weighs outdoor smoking ban in public spots

    (AP) - The Durango City Council is set to consider a smoking ban in public outdoor spaces including bus stops, playgrounds and the Animas River Trail.

  • No, Athletes In Colorado And Washington, You Can't Start Smoking Weed Now

    When voters in Colorado and Washington state approved ballot initiatives Tuesday that legalize marijuana in limited quantities, college and professional athletes in both states likely began wondering if they'd be able to partake in a post-game joint.

  • Young men's smoking roulette

    A GENERATION of young Tasmanian men are smoking at almost double the national average, making them the nation's biggest smokers. Almost half of young men in the state are smokers, well ahead of any other state. Dr Julia Walters, a Hobart GP who ...

  • Health roundup: 19% still smoke, but they smoke less

    Smoking less: Nearly 44 million U.S. adults, or 19%, still smoke, but those who do are lighting up fewer cigarettes in a day, continuing a trend seen in recent years, says the latest report from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

  • Smoking and children

    Smoking among children has increased tremendously. It is painful as well as surprising that every day almost three thousand and eight hundred children in United States smoke their first ever cigarette. Among the stats, smoking is common among three ...

  • Column: County smoking ban protects workers' health

    All employees deserve the opportunity to work in a smoke-free environment. It is a matter of public health. And starting Jan. 1, that will be the case across Johnson County as smoking no longer will be allowed in bars, private clubs or other publicly ...

  • Revenge of the Pot-Smoking, Gay-Marrying, Women-Empowering, DREAMing ...

    I have to admit, I did not write a concession column, just in case I needed it. Seriously, a man running for the most powerful office in the country didn't bother to plan for one of the two contingencies that were guaranteed to happen last night?

  • Quinn Hatfield's smoked, brined turkey

    Brine the turkey for 36 hours, then air-dry it for at least an hour before smoking. Half fill the charcoal basket with briquettes.

  • Secondhand smoke poses health hazard

    Secondhand smoke contains more than 60 chemicals that are known to cause cancer. A few of the chemicals are: arsenic (a hazardous gas), benzene (a hazardous gas), beryllium (a toxic metal), 1,3–butadiene (a hazardous gas), chromium (a metal), ...

  • Tobacco-free life

    With millions of people suffering serious illnesses because of smoking and more than 80 percent of lung cancer deaths thought to be linked to smoking, putting down those cigarettes, or any tobacco product, is viewed as an important step toward ...

  • Appeals Court Rejects Challenge to Outdoor Smoking Ban

    Arthur Gallagher, an avid outdoor smoker, sued Clayton in 2011, claiming a ban on smoking in city parks it had enacted a year earlier was unconstitutional.

  • Get A Free Electronic Cigarette: Study Finds E Cigs Harmless To Cardiac ...

    Nicotine addiction is one of the major challenges smokers face when trying to quit smoking. In its support, http://electroniccigarettehub.

  • City closer to amending smoking law

    Now, interim city attorney Charles Bateman has introduced a new version of the proposed amendment that would eliminate smoking in businesses adjacent to restaurants in strip malls. The city council set a public hearing on the amendment for Nov. 20.

  • Healthy Outlook: Janyth Bolden When it comes to smoking, it's OK to be a quitter

    For many years, I taught classes helping smokers to quit their habit. One technique I used was to get them to write five reasons why they wanted to stop smoking. I made the assignment a little more difficult by telling them they couldn't cite health ...

  • Pro-smoking smartphone apps are the new trend for kids

    Just when you thought you knew what was being marketed to your kids and how...a new study has found that pro-smoking smartphone apps are emerging as the latest tool for marketers and the latest trend among kids.

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