Yves Saint Laurent still sells cigarettes while marketing ‘socially responsible’ $1,720 handbag

Want to smell like Yves Saint Laurent? Then just have someone blow some smoke in your face. Many who’ve bought into the high-end French fashion house new “green” ethos – its limited edition “Muse Two Artisanal” bag is made from recycled materials by impoverished women in Burkina Faso – may be surprised to learn that […]

Doctors Refusal To Treat Obese Patients May Raise Legal Issues Smoking Provides Some Precedent, But It’s Different, Says Expert

More than 10% of obstetrics-gynecology doctors in a recent survey refuse to accept patients who are too fat. While there have been instances in which doctors decline to perform operations on patients who refuse to quit smoking, the two situations different from a legal point...

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Roswell Park Studies Conclude That Cigarette Packaging Needs To Change

The messages that cigarette pack labels convey to smokers and nonsmokers have been evaluated by Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) researchers in three studies published in the June 2011 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The conclusion from these studies is that manufacturers...

Link to When smokers quit-What are the benefits over time?

When smokers quit-What are the benefits over time?

20 minutes after quitting Your heart rate and blood pressure drop. 12 hours after quitting The carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal. 2 weeks to 3 months after quitting Your circulation improves and your lung function increases. 1 to 9 months after...

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Women Can Fight Smoking Cravings With Exercise, But The Effect Is Short-Lived

For years researchers have found that exercise can curb nicotine cravings, but have struggled to show a practical benefit in trials. Newly published research suggests a reason: the effect is too ephemeral. The next step, funded by a 5-year grant, will be to see how...

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Titanic captain’s cigar box sells for £25,000

A cigar box once owned by the captain of the Titanic has been sold for £25,000 at an auction in Liverpool. The walnut humidor was discovered gathering dust on a bedroom cabinet in the Merseyside home of Hilary Mee. The cigar box is a 12-inch...

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