According to a recent study, the enduring belief that women are less successful than men in quitting smoking is questionable. The study, finds little difference in cessation between sexes across all age groups.
According to the study published in the Journal Tobacco Control: “There is relatively little difference in cessation between the sexes”. Ream more »
A fight for the hearts and minds – not to mention the lungs – of every American who’s lighting up for the first time or thinking of kicking the smoking habit is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
In a split ruling that accorded Big Tobacco little-deserved deference, a federal appeals court in Washington last week struck down the Food and Drug Administration’s bold and sensible plan to require graphic warnings about the dangers of smoking on cigarette packs. Ream more »
There are a lot of buts in the way of making the Greer city-owned parks and recreation facilities tobacco-free.
Councilwoman Judy Albert (District 6) took the opportunity to revisit a hot button topic at city council tonight, asking for a blanket tobacco-free ordinance making it unlawful for any person to smoke or otherwise use tobacco products in/on any cit-owned or city-leased recreation facility or park. Ream more »
The Department of Health is expanding its second-generation “quit smoking” project to include 1,000 pharmacies as designated locations where smokers can obtain smoking cessation drugs.
The program, which began on March 1, offers up to 16 weeks of medical subsidies to smokers who seek assistance at these clinics.
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Stating that most of the tobacco consumers know the impact of it, N Inaoba Singh, CMO Regional Officer for Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, said behavioral change is needed to quit smoking and consumption of tobacco.
Speaking at the inaugural of a 2-day Orientation Workshop on Family Welfare jointly organized by Song and Drama Division Ream more »
Last Friday, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) issued a quarterly progress report on the agency’s actions and efforts in implementing the federal tobacco regulations. A copy of the progress report accompanies this Tobacco E-News bulletin.
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Almost 1 in 5 Iowans smoke and a program to help them quit is getting new accolades. A survey of Iowans who smoke finds 83% wish they could quit. From that figure, Operation 83 was launched.
Lori Mein, a nurse practitioner at the Mercy Clinic in Des Moines, says they work with Quitline Iowa to give smokers the necessary tools. Ream more »
Senate Bill 1280, which was developed and supported by Horne, prevents the sale of tobacco products over the Internet and through other non-face-to-face sale methods such as delivery sales. Ream more »
Stepping up its campaign to make Amritsar tobacco-free, the district administration on Saturday conducted surprise checks at various hotels and eateries and fined them for not displaying boards against tobacco use.
Various teams of the district administration under deputy commissioner Priyank Bharti conducted checks and fined those not abiding by the instructions. Ream more »
My first born child was a super-sucker right from birth. She was born about 45 minutes after my OB/GYN had prescribed me some sleeping pills to get me through what looked what was going to be a long night of labour. Then, just after the meds kicked in, she whisked me off to the OR for an emergency C-section. Ream more »