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US Surgeon General lies by omission: Smoking one cigarette can kill you? Seriously?

In what can only be called a bizarre leap of pseudoscience, U.S. Surgeon General Dr Regina M. Benjamin recently announced that smoking one cigarette can kill you. In fact, she says, just breathing in the smoke from someone else’s cigarette can kill you, she claims. It’s all part of a just-released report entitled A Report of the Surgeon General: How … Continue reading Continue reading

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Smoking Ban Considered in San Marcos

A couple dozen people turned out for the City of San Marcos’ first open house meeting about a possible smoking ban ordinance in bars and restaurants Monday. The open house was held at the city’s activity center. Citizens were asked to visit several stations set-up at the event to give their input. The city is looking to get a few … Continue reading

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Passive smoking ‘can harm’ hearing

Hearing loss may be another passive smoking peril faced by teenagers, a study has found. Inhaling other people’s tobacco smoke almost doubled the risk of impaired hearing among adolescents, scientists discovered. Levels of hearing loss were mild but potentially enough to affect performance in the classroom. Exposure to second-hand smoke has already been linked to a range of dangers in … Continue reading

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BMA Votes To Ban Smoking In Cars, Scotland

Doctors meeting at the BMA’s Annual Representatives Meeting in Cardiff have voted to ban smoking in cars. Following the debate, Dr Charles Saunders, joint deputy chairman of the BMA’s Scottish Council said: “Tobacco smoke is a potent cocktail of over 4,000 toxins, including 50 known to cause cancer. Smoking in the confined space of a car is therefore a toxic … Continue reading

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A Child’s Surgery May Prompt Parents to Try to Quit Smoking

Parents who smoke are more likely to try to kick the habit if their child is having surgery, but their chances of success aren’t any better than normal, a new study reveals. The findings suggest that doctors could play an important role in helping these parents quit smoking, said the researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. The study … Continue reading

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Doncaster smokers urged to stop smoking to protect pets

Pet owners in Doncaster are being urged to stop smoking to avoid harming their animals’ health. The Doncaster Stop Smoking Service has targeted vets, pet shops and grooming parlours with posters highlighting the risk of second-hand smoke on animals. This is the first time that the service has targeted pet owners. Maryanne Wylde from the Stop Smoking Service said: “We … Continue reading

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Beat Smoking Urges with Exercise

Exercise Reduces Cravings for Nicotine When the urge to smoke hits, take a quick walk around the block or participate in another physical activity of your choice. It will reduce or eliminate tobacco cravings quickly. Exercise Releases Dopamine in the Brain Research has shown that nicotine elevates the level of dopamine in the brain, a neurotransmitter that is responsible for … Continue reading

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Port St. Lucie restricts smoking in city parks

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – Attention smokers: no longer will you be able to light up wherever you want in city parks. Beware of future signs announcing designated smoking areas. On Monday, the City Council unanimously agreed to establish a city policy relegating smokers to certain areas in community parks. That includes special-use parks, such as soccer and neighborhood parks. … Continue reading

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Smoking ban dominates discussion

EMMITSBURG — Commissioners discussed a proposal to ban smoking in town parks Monday night. Commissioner Glenn Blanchard proposed the ban after witnessing smoking during Little League games and hearing inquiries about a ban from attendees at games and other events in town parks. The proposal drew a variety of comments from residents in attendance. Resident Larry Little said the charcoal … Continue reading

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Women Celebrating Smoke Free Lives

Smoke Free Women is an organization serving as a resource for women who are looking to quit smoking, as well as acting as a support system for women who have already quit. Approximately one in five American women is a smoker. Almost 80% of them have a desire to quit. Created by the Tobacco Control Research Branch of the National … Continue reading

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