Bar workers health improved from smoking ban

Bar workers who smoke also benefit from smoking ban. Bar workers’ health and environmental tobacco smoke exposure: Symptomatic improvement in bar staff following smoke-free legislation in Scotland. – The health of bar workers, who actively smoke cigarettes, significantly improves after the introduction of a smoking ban, reveals research published ahead of print in Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Smoking linked with most male cancers

University of California Davis study links smoking with most male cancer deaths – The association between tobacco smoke and cancer deaths – beyond lung cancer deaths – has been strengthened by a recent study from a UC Davis researcher, suggesting that increased tobacco control efforts could save more lives than previously estimated.

US failed to prevent tobacco caused illness

American Lung Association Report Card Flunks Federal Government and Most States for Neglecting to Prevent Tobacco Caused Illness – The American Lung Association released its State of Tobacco Control 2008 report today, which includes a report card that grades the strength of state and federal laws to protect citizens from tobacco caused illness now at the heart of America’s chronic disease crisis.

Smoking during pregnancy fosters aggression in children

Pregnant women who smoke are at a higher risk of delivering physically aggressive children. – Women who smoke during pregnancy risk delivering aggressive kids according to a new Canada-Netherlands study published in the journal Development and Psychopathology.

5 reasons to be tobacco free this New Year 2009 – FixNixer

FixNixer Gives You Five Reasons to Be Tobacco-Free this New Year. Free, anonymous tool helps you quit via online and text messaging support. – For those resolving to become tobacco-free, FixNixer is a new quitting tool that helps people to overcome their tobacco addiction anonymously, with effective methods and motivational support.

Third hand smoke – another reason to quit smoking

Third hand smoke – Another reason to quit smoking; Adults who recognize dangers of third-hand smoke more likely to ban smoking at home. – Need another reason to add “Quit Smoking” to your New Year’s resolutions list? How about the fact that even if you choose to smoke outside of your home or only smoke in your home when your children are not there ? thinking that you’re keeping them away from second-hand smoke ? you’re still exposing them to toxins?

People with mental illness smoke more

People with mental illness smoke at four times the rate of general population, says new University of Melbourne study. – Australians with mental illness smoke at four times the rate of the general population, says a new study from the University of Melbourne.

Second hand smoke may trigger nicotine dependence symptoms in kids

New study from Canadian researchers published in Addictive Behaviors has warned parents that second-hand smoke may trigger nicotine dependence symptoms in kids. – Parents who smoke cigarettes around their kids in cars and homes beware ? second-hand smoke may trigger symptoms of nicotine dependence in children. The findings are published in the September edition of the journal Addictive Behaviors in a joint study from nine Canadian institutions.

Electronic cigarette not a safe or proven quitting method for smokers

Electronic cigarette not a safe or proven quitting method for smokers, warns UN, WHO. Marketers of electronic cigarettes should halt unproved therapy claims. – Contrary to what some marketers of the electronic cigarette imply in their advertisements, the World Health Organization (WHO) does not consider it to be a legitimate therapy for smokers trying to quit.

Gene found responsible for smoking habit

If your first cigarette gave you a buzz and you now smoke, a gene may be to blame; Link between initial smoking pleasure, lifetime smoking habits and variation in nicotine receptor gene found by U-M-led team. – Anyone who has ever tried smoking probably remembers that first cigarette vividly. For some, it brought a wave of nausea or a nasty coughing fit. For others, those first puffs also came with a rush of pleasure or “buzz.”

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