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How many people in the world smoke?

About 2.0 billion people smoke all around the world. The World Health Organization states that global prevalence is 48% for adult males and 12% for adult females, about 1/3 of the adults worldwide, making about 2.0 billion smokers around the world including child smokers. How many people in the world smoke? | Infographics Number of People Who Start Smoking Each … Continue reading Continue reading

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Northern Kentucky program offers smoking cessation classes for free

Looking to quit smoking in 2012? A program in Northern Kentucky wants to help you with that goal. The Cooper-Clayton Smoking Cessation program will start the first week of January. Cooper-Clayton is a comprehensive, 13-week program helping participants stop smoking with peer support, educational guidance and nicotine replacement therapy. The program is offered in-person and online. If you’re looking for … Continue reading

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Why smoking is a pain in the back

Chiropractors’ Association of Australia SA president Dr Brett Hill says smoking dehydrates spinal discs which provide shock absorption for the back. He said including the warning on cigarette packets could give smokers an immediate reason to consider quitting, while warnings about tooth decay and lung cancer indicated future problems for smokers. “Back pain is something that people are rather fearful … Continue reading

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Moscow marks No-Smoking Day

As part of international anti-smoking campaign, Moscow authorities wage war against ashtrays in restaurants and send superheroes to give lectures on tobacco’s killing effects. Eager to take part in No-Smoking Day celebrations, 27 restaurants in Moscow have strictly banned smoking on their premises, removing ashtrays from the tables and cigarettes from the menu. While the ban on smoking in public … Continue reading

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Jennifer Aniston and Other Celebrities That Quit Smoking

Jennifer Aniston wants everyone to know that she hasn’t gained weight because she’s pregnant – the actress has been packing on the pounds because she quit smoking. So did she do it for new beaux Justin Theroux? Maybe, but there’s always the chance that she tossed her cigs because she’s hoping to get pregnant and wants her body to be … Continue reading

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How to prevent from gaining weight by quitting smoking

When we stop smoking, our metabolism changes. When we are smokers, we are feeding our organism with food and with a poison such as the nicotine. When we get accustomed to nicotine, our body treats it like if it was food. It’s a hunger like sensation but be aware: its not hunger. Don’t confuse it with the normal hunger for … Continue reading

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Wisconsin gets $9.5 million to help pregnant, postpartum women quit smoking

Two federal grants totaling $9.5 million over five years aim to help pregnant and postpartum Wisconsin women quit smoking. Smoking during pregnancy affects the health of a mother and her baby, increasing the risk of a stillbirth, preterm delivery at a low birth weight, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), childhood cancers, respiratory and behavioral issues, and death. It also costs … Continue reading

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Why people start and stop smoking

Mike Johnston has no idea what he was thinking when he took up cigarettes at age 15 “I was definitely more impulsive back then than I am now,” said Johnston, 39, of Oakville, as he puffed away on a downtown sidewalk during a work break. “I was young and had no responsibilities. Now I have a wife and two kids.” … Continue reading

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No Smoking Day and British Heart Foundation to merge

No Smoking Day is to merge with the British Heart Foundation in March next year in an effort to secure its future following a 50 per cent reduction in its funding due to government cuts. No Smoking Day has existed for 28 years. It offers support to thousands of local organisations such as GP surgeries and schools to arrange stop-smoking … Continue reading

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Exercise Spurs Teenage Boys to Stop Smoking

It showed that teenage boys who took part in a smoking cessation program and combined it with exercise were several times less likely to continue smoking than those who received only traditional anti-smoking advice. Exercise did not have a comparable effect on teenage girls; researchers aren’t sure why. But the research is among the first to show that an exercise … Continue reading

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