Archive for November, 2011

Nov 30 2011

Maasin City College best smoke-free college in Eastern Visayas

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The Department of Health (DOH) Regional Office 8 has declared Maasin City College as the Best Smoke-Free College throughout Eastern Visayas.

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Nov 30 2011

Fewer teens smoking, but binge drinking still a concern

Fewer Ontario teens are getting behind the wheel after drinking alcohol and teen smoking is at an all-time low in the province, according to new research from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

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Nov 30 2011

Anti-smoking vaccine in the pipeline

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It took Tom Heger many attempts before he was finally able to quit smoking after 20 years wedded to the habit. He was finally able to break free of his addiction this year, with the aid of medication, but it was a hard road that made Heger, 42, of Norwalk, wish there was a simpler solution.

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Nov 29 2011

Therapy can help smokers quit, even if they don’t want to

“What we found is if you treat smoking like other health conditions and diseases like high blood pressure and diabetes, you’re more likely to be successful,” says lead author Anne Joseph, a physician and director of the University of Minnesota’s applied clinical research program. “With blood pressure, you’ll give medication to get near target goals, change diet and lifestyle and keep monitoring.”

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Nov 29 2011

The Wrong Way to Quit Smoking

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It’s not easy to quit smoking, and many who try turn to anti-smoking drugs for help. But some medications can do more harm than good.

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Nov 29 2011

Longer effort aids smokers’ quit rate

There could be a better way to help people snuff out the smoking habit.

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Nov 28 2011

Indonesia Increases Cigarette Taxes

With effect from January 1, 2012, the Indonesian government has decided to increase the excise tax on cigarettes next year by an overall 15%, with the intention, it was said, both to discourage smoking and to increase tax revenue.

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Nov 28 2011

The world is no longer Big Tobacco’s ashtray

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Now that the Australian Government’s plain tobacco packaging legislation has passed into law, the three tobacco transnationals which sell cigarettes in Australia are jostling to show who has the hairiest legal chest.

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