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22
MAY
2012

Smoking Health Effects

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In recent years, smoking has become an acute global problem, and it is estimated that there are 1.2 billion smokers worldwide. The habit of smoking cigarette was once considered sexy, cool, good for health, was promoted by the sportsmen, advertised all over the television and was...
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21
MAY
2012

Russia Considers Public Smoking Ban

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MOSCOW, May 21, 2012 / RIA Novosti / — Russia’s Health Ministry has submitted a draft law to parliament banning the open sale of cigarettes and smoking in public places, in a bid to cut deaths in the world’s largest smoking nation. The ministry hopes the new...
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16
MAY
2012

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Honors Nataanii Hatathlie of Kirtland, NM As Youth Advocate of the Year

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WASHINGTON, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Nataanii Hatathlie, 18, of Kirtland, New Mexico, has been named the Western Region Youth Advocate of the Year by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids for his leadership in the fight against tobacco.  Nataanii is being honored...
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07
MAY
2012

Health Poll Shows Majority of Kentuckians Favor Statewide Smoking Ban

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KENTUCKY, May 7, 2012 / WFPL News / –  A new poll by a nonpartisan health organization suggests a majority of Kentuckians would support a statewide smoking ban. The Kentucky Health Issues Poll is conducted by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. And its 2011 poll, taken...
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06
MAY
2012

Editorial – Efforts to roll back Michigan’s smoking ban should be soundly rejected

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ANN ARBOR, May 6, 2012 / AnnArbor.com/ – In the two years since the smoking ban went into effect in Michigan, a couple of things have become abundantly clear. The first is that the ban enjoys widespread popular support. The second is that it has done what it’s supposed to...
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13
APR
2012

Surgeon general to talk about smoking illnesses

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April 13, 2012 / Bloomberg Businessweek / – With the U.S. surgeon general returning to her home state of Alabama to talk about the dangers of smoking, some legislators are pushing an increase in the state cigarette tax, but they say it doesn’t have much chance of passing...
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03
APR
2012

Why women find it harder to quit smoking

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April 3, 2012 / Fox News / – Women tend to find it harder to quit smoking than men, and a new study suggests why – women’s brains respond differently to nicotine, the researchers say….Elements of smoking not related to nicotine, such as the smell and act of holding a cigarette,...
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02
APR
2012

Smoking Associated with Hip and Knee Replacement Failure

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ROSEMONT, Ill., April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Orthopaedic surgeons outline steps to help patients stop smoking, ideally before surgery.  Tobacco and nicotine use are known to impair the body’s ability to heal bones and wounds. Two new studies presented at...
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23
MAR
2012

Helpline, Free Nicotine Patches Don’t Help Smokers Quit: Study

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(HealthDay News), March 23, 2012 — Offering smokers free nicotine patches and telephone counseling does not improve their chances of quitting, according to a new study.The study included nearly 2,600 smokers who called the United Kingdom’s National Health Service...
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09
JAN
2012

Nicotine Gum and Skin Patch Face New Doubt

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January 9, 2012 / NY Times /  – The nicotine gum and patches that millions of smokers use to help kick their habit have no lasting benefit and may backfire in some cases, according to the most rigorous long-term study to date of so-called nicotine replacement therapy. The study,...
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