“This is part of a wellness program established in the city,” Milton City Manager Brian Watkins said. “Wellness is an important part of our culture …. Workplace wellness programs can also play an important role in containing health care costs for employers and entrepreneurs.” Read more
Zimbabwe still earned more than U.S. $ 86 million from the sale of 21.4 million pounds of tobacco at an average price of US $ 4, 04 per kg. Read more
Proceeds from the sale of tobacco exceeded $ 110 million since the beginning of the sales season, amid indications more communal farmers are considering switching from corn to produce gold leaf.
Tobacco sales began last month. Read more
As a nation embraces a healthy lifestyle trends, Parkland College Student Government, a health center, Parkland United Student Health and the Office of Student Life are working together to develop proposals for a tobacco-free policy.
Health experts around the world to collect more information to confirm that passive smoking can have a negative impact on human health.
The report to the surgeon, he said that no amount of secondhand smoke is safe. Center for Disease Control adds that even brief exposures can be harmful to health. Read more
Imagine for a moment that the plague devastated the developed world, but has not yet established its control over developing countries. If the world’s leaders in the field of public health come together for two days at Harvard to outline the campaign to prevent the spread of the plague, unless you do not want to cover this meeting? Read more
With menthol cigarettes to be banned and cigarette packs sold with a repulsive image of rotting lungs, the European Union has launched a new anti-smoking proposals on Wednesday, the first in a decade.
“Tobacco kills half of its users and is highly addictive,” said EU Health Commissioner Tonio Borg, himself a former smoker. “We do not prohibit smoking; we strive to make it less attractive.
Almost 700,000 Europeans die from tobacco-related diseases each year, equal to the population of Frankfurt and Palermo, and Borg hopes to reduce by 27 per cent block of smokers by two percentage points over five years. Read more
There is a growing movement across the country to create tobacco-free environments, and Ohio universities seem to be part of the movement.
More than five Ohio colleges and universities have policies in place to limit tobacco use on campus, and tobacco-free campuses have significantly curbed smoking, said Kim Norris, spokesperson for the Ohio Board of Regents. Ream more »
Smoking is both a physical addiction to nicotine and a learned psychological behavior, so the best way to quit is to attack it from both sides, says Sarah Shelton of the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.
“Quitting smoking is a process of eliminating the physiological dependence on nicotine and re-learning how not to smoke,” says Shelton, manager of research and evaluation at the Brown School’s Center for Public Health Systems Science.
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On a day when trick-or-treaters and candy reign supreme, Tobacco Free Florida is warning parents to pay attention to candy flavored cigars and snuff, which it says are being marketed to teens. One in three high school students reports they have tried smoking cigarettes at least once. Ream more »
With more than half of Bihar’s population consuming harmful tobacco and its products, the state government, which imposed a ban on gutka early this year, has decided to launch a vigorous drive against its sale.
“Special squads will be constituted at state and district levels comprising officials from police, health and education to catch people selling or consuming cigarette and tobacco products,” Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi told reporters.
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