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€˜Stoptober€™ Campaign Launched at Royal London Hospital

A drive to recruit people to take part in ‘Stoptober’ to stub out their smoking habits was launched last week. The event at Whitechapel’s Royal London Hospital saw residents sign up to quit next month as doctors try to clamp down on the biggest cause of premature death in Tower Hamlets. The campaign, from Public […]

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Hospital hopes city bylaw will help snuff out smoking

Hospital officials want city council to include the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre in the city’s smoke-free bylaw. The hospital has its own no-smoking policy — but that hasn’t stopped people from lighting up during the nine years the smoke-free policy has been in place.

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Mindfulness Meditation Trims Craving for Tobacco

Addiction to smoking and other substances involves a particular set of brain areas related to self-control, according to numerous research. For a new study, researchers wondered if a training approach designed to influence this addiction pathway could influence smokers to reduce their tobacco use — even if smokers did not intend to do so. It […]

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Understanding Smoking Behavior

There is a pile of well confirmed information on the serious health consequences of smoking that mostly lead to a tragic end. Furthermore, smoking has a highly negative impact on a person’s wallet, as well as on the employers profit in the end. One would always tell a child not to smoke, but cannot tell […]

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Struggling to quit smoking? Help is now at hand

THERE is good news for Alcester residents who have tried, or are trying, to give up smoking. Warwickshire County Council has become the first county council in the country to sign up to a Declaration on Tobacco Control. It has committed its full support to the declaration which aims to help people stop smoking and […]

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Are e-cigs more than just hot air?

There’s little research on how safe they might be or whether they’re an effective strategy for kicking the habit, but more people are giving e-cigarettes a try every day. About one in five adult cigarette smokers in the U.S. had tried electronic cigarettes in 2011, nearly twice as many as in 2010. Sales reached nearly […]

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Addenbrooke’s To Impose Smoking Ban Across Entire Hospital Site

Staff, patients and visitors to Addenbrooke’s hospital will be banned from smoking anywhere on the hospital site from the start of next year. Currently, smokers are able to use designated areas and shelters to indulge in their habit but hospital bosses are now set for a zero tolerance policy across the entire biomedical campus, which […]

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Lung Cancer Can Be Detected by Inexpensive Early Screenings

Prevention health experts declared this week longtime heavy smokers should get annual low-dose CT scans to look for lung cancer — something West Virginia University Healthcare has offered for more than a year for $99. Insurance companies will be required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to pay for the screenings, which cost […]

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