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  • Apples and legumes can help you to stop smoking
    Four foods that help you to stop smoking: Apples, spices, legumes, and beans
    Apples are one of the four best foods recommended to help you stop smoking. The other three foods are beans, legumes, and spices. Condiments such as sauerkraut and fermented foods also help, for example foods such as tempeh. The worst foods for...
  • Harsh campaign uses former smokers to drive health realities home
    Harsh campaign uses former smokers to drive health realities home
    By now you have likely seen the commercials on TV or heard them on the radio. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently launched a hard-hitting ad campaign that shows the graphic realities of smoking. The spots are airing nationwide,...
  • Federal judge blocks graphic cigarette labels
    Federal judge blocks graphic cigarette labels
    On November 7, a federal judge blocked a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirement that tobacco companies place large graphic warning labels on cigarette packages by next September. The proposed labels include staged photos of a corpse and of...
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    Cigarette additives cause cancer, not nicotine: Know the difference
    Cigarette tobacco is laden with cancer causing agents, not the nicotine. Do not let the research literature of empirical facts mislead you to confuse the words ‘cigarette tobacco’ with ‘nicotine.’With the new controversial...
  • No smoking
    Disgusting and threatening anti-smoking ads can have ‘boomerang’ effect
    There has been a growing awareness about the life threatening effects of smoking in the Syracuse community. This has lead to aggressive initiatives to work hard to wipe out smoking in this community. And so there are now concerns in Syracuse about...
  • New UCLA study: smoke-free policies could save landlords $18 million per year
    New UCLA study: Smoke-free policies could save landlords $18 million per year
    When apartment tenants light up a cigarette, it is not just their smoking-averse neighbors who are bothered; landlords are also impacted by increased cleaning costs. According to a new UCLA study, with the implementation of complete smoke-free...
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    California smoking ban expansion fails in Assembly committee
    In what is being heralded as an important, yet somewhat temporary repreive for cigar shop owners in California, reports thatSenate Bill 575 has been defeated in the state Assembly's Committee on Governmental Organization have been reported by...
  • Smokers have slimmer odds of surviving colon cancer
    Smokers have slimmer odds of surviving colon cancer
    Smokers aren't just more likely to develop colon cancer than non-smokers, they might also be at higher risk of dying from the disease, a new study suggests.The results, reported in the journal Cancer, show that smokers were 30 percent more...
  • Heavy Smoking Declines in U.S.
    Heavy Smoking Declines in U.S.
    The number of people who smoke a pack or more a day has dropped significantly in the United States, and perhaps nowhere more than in California, a new study finds.The number of people smoking less than a pack but at least 10 cigarettes a day has...
  • Smoking Raises Odds for Cancer in Women Already at High Risk
    Smoking Raises Odds for Cancer in Women Already at High Risk
    Long-term smoking significantly increases the risk of invasive breast, lung and colon cancers in women with a high risk of breast cancer, a new study finds.Researchers analyzed how smoking, drinking and physical activity affected the risk of...
  • Study Links Smoking, Breast Cancer in Older Women
    Study Links Smoking, Breast Cancer in Older Women
    There's a significant link between smoking and breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women, but it depends on their body weight, researchers report.Breast cancer risk was higher than normal among female smokers who were not obese, but this...
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    Fat, smoking fees to access AHCCCS?
    Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has proposed charging some AHCCCS beneficiaries additional $50.00 fees if they fail to address their weight problems and/or smoke. The fees would be assessed to childless adults who will remain on the state's...
  • Study Finds Smoking Linked to Breast Cancer Risk
    Study Finds Smoking Linked to Breast Cancer Risk
    Both smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke appear to increase the risk for breast cancer among postmenopausal women, new research shows.Although earlier studies had found little or no connection between breast cancer and smoking, as more women...
  • Smoke-Free Environments Linked to Less Breast Cancer
    Smoke-Free Environments Linked to Less Breast Cancer
    Milwaukee women in smoke-free homes and workplaces are less likely to develop or die from breast cancer, new research shows.U.S. researchers compared rates of non-smoking homes and workplaces with state-specific rates of breast cancer incidence...
  • Survey Finds Iowans Prefer Smokefree Workplace
    Survey Finds Iowans Prefer Smokefree Workplace
    A new survey sponsored by the Iowa Tobacco Prevention Alliance shows that Iowans are pleased with the state’s current smoking-ban for the workplace. It also finds that nearly two-thirds of the state’s citizens would like to see the...