Tag Archives: tobacco use

Boehner: "Smoking Makes Me Cry!"

Majority Leader of the Untied States Congress, John Boehner, appeared on Fox News and was asked by host Chris Wallace about his smoking habit and the fact he seemed to cry quite a bit. Boehner grew red in his face, his mouth quivered as he clenched and un-clenched his hands. He seemed to be having a hard time finding the … Continue reading Continue reading

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Tobacco-free Weddings in China

The latest tobacco-free wedding campaigns has received less response from Chinese people since leading brands of cigarettes and wines are a must items at wedding banquets, reported Xinhua news agency on Wednesday. Recently, health experts and officers have initiated tobacco-free wedding campaigns nations wide as one of the effective way to raise public awareness. Tobacco is deeply rooted in the … Continue reading

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Nora Aunor smoking a cigarette on “Yes! Magazine” cover

A group of doctors plans to tap show biz celebrities to help advocate for a healthy lifestyle in a smoke-free environment. The Philippine Medical Association (PMA) recently decided to tap entertainment icons as “role models” against tobacco use, “since they draw a larger following than doctors do,” said Dr. Mike Aragon, head of the PMA media affairs group. The idea … Continue reading

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Smoking licenses for casinos, nightclubs

Casino and large nightclubs have been given until November 30 to pay for licenses that will allow patrons to smoke on their premises, otherwise they will have to join smaller establishments and ban customers from lighting up. Casinos and venues with live music that are over 300 square meters can buy a permit to convert up to half of the … Continue reading

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Hair loss, divorce and smoking in women – links established

A new study showed that genetics aside, the next strongest predictor of midline (central) hair loss among women is their marital status, with the loss of a spouse (through either divorce or death) raising the risk for thinning hair above that of married or single women. “Most likely, stress is the aspect of a troubling divorce that appears to lead … Continue reading

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Youth too smart to be sucked in by smoking actors

An expert on youth, tobacco use and the media does not think that classifying films that feature smoking will make any difference to the habits of young people. A new European study has added weight to claims that young people are more inclined to take up smoking after they see it being done in films. The findings have led to … Continue reading

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Heavy drinking + smoking = fire risk

Heavy drinkers may die needlessly in house fires that would otherwise have been escapable, researchers in Australia suggest. Lead researcher Dorothy Bruck of Victoria University in Melbourne examined coroners’ records for 95 fire victims and found that 58 percent had positive results on blood-alcohol tests – often with very high alcohol levels. The intoxicated victims were less likely than sober … Continue reading

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Chewing Tobacco ‘s Brad Pitt Moment

Moneyball is easily the greatest movie ever made about the use of statistical analysis to gain a competitive business advantage. The adaptation of Michael Lewis’s best-selling book, released this month after years of delay, stars Brad Pitt as Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland Athletics who upset the game’s establishment by turning to Ivy League number crunchers for … Continue reading

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Sarah Jessica Parker’s Cigarette Habit Takes Toll on Health, Beauty

Actress Sarah Jessica Parker, who recently premiered in her new film “I Don’t Know How She Does It,” is known for her trim figure. But despite being a workout fanatic, she still smokes cigarettes, putting her health at risk. Young people take up smoking for a lot of reasons, but by the time they are in their mid-20s, many come … Continue reading

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Smoking rates down in Canada

Canada’s smoking rate dropped to 17 percent last year – the lowest level ever recorded – from a high of 25 percent in 1999, according to a government survey released Wednesday. According to the annual Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey conducted by Statistics Canada on behalf of Health Canada, 4.7 million Canadians still smoke, but this is much fewer (500,000) … Continue reading

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