Archive for August, 2010

Aug 26 2010

Passive smoking facts

passive_smoking_factsDespite all the propaganda against smoking and besides pointing out all the time and over and over that the cigarettes are not only unhealthy, but very dangerous for the health, a lot of people still practice this nasty habit. Also, apart from the direct irreparable damage to the lungs and the respiratory system, smoking can cause a number of additional serious health problems, because, the nature of this habit is that it is, in the majority of the cases, permanent. So, one of the biggest problems of this habit is that the cigarettes create a serious addiction and the cessation of consuming them is very hard and durable process.

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Aug 26 2010

Healthy cigarette alternatives

healthy_cigarette_alternativesUnhealthy and Hard to Give Up . It is no secret that people who smoke cigarettes or people who are always around to inhale the smoke passively all risk their health greatly. Therefore, quitting this nasty habit will most certainly work well for both active and passive smokers. However, it is not easy to quit something you are addicted to, bearing in mind that nicotine is a highly addictive substance. In order to find an adequate solution for this problem, people have invented numerous alternatives like herbal cigarettes, nicotine patches and numerous others.

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Aug 25 2010

School students about tobacco

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teen-smokingRaksha Bandhan was celebrated throughout the city on Tuesday, and many sisters tied the symbolical thread of protection on their brothers’ wrist. But for Std IX students from a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) school, it was a different kind of Raksha Bandhan all together.

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Aug 25 2010

Most oral cancer patients never said no to tobacco

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smoking-cigaretteEach year, mouth cancer continues to take several young lives as the disease is most commonly seen in those male patients who never say no to tobacco products. However, the oral cancer count has increased drastically in the past one year. Compared with the last year, PGI has seen a 40-50% increase in such cases this year.

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Aug 23 2010

President ratifies Tobacco Control Bill

cigarettesPresident Mohamed Nasheed Wednesday ratified Tobacco Control Bill passed by the parliament on August 2.The bill submitted by the government on July 22, 2009 prohibited public smoking. However, the parliamentary committee that studied the bill amended the article allowing smoking in public places such as parks and halls.

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Aug 20 2010

Movie Depictions of Smoking Decline

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smokingHumphrey Bogart never seemed to be without a cigarette on the big screen, and a generation of men in the 1940s learned a romantic move when Paul Henreid put two between his lips, lit them both and handed one to Bette Davis in “Now, Voyager.”

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Aug 19 2010

Michael Douglas’ Throat Cancer Comes After Many Years of Abuse

michael_douglasMichael Douglas quit smoking in 2006 after a half-a-pack-a-day habit. But was the damage already done?As reported at CNN Health, “Throat cancer refers to cancerous tumors that develop in your throat (pharynx), voice box (larynx) or tonsils.” And as reported at Home Health UK, “Cancers of the mouth and throat are more common in men and people over the age of 45.”The 65-year-old Michael Douglas is well over 45 and indulged in a habit that is a number one cause of the problem.

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Aug 18 2010

Vaccine to help people stop smoking

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anti-nicotine-vaccineThere are vaccines to prevent people from getting life-threatening diseases, such as influenza, polio, rubella, diphtheria, and more. The way it works is that a doctor injects microorganisms that resemble a disease-causing organism, but in a weakened state. The body’s immune system fights off the organisms and becomes stronger against the real thing, should it show up.

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