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Prisons smoking ban a hard sell

PRISONERS will be banned from smoking in their cells as part of a NSW trial, but guards fear a violent backlash from nicotine-addicted inmates who are locked up for a 16-hour stretch each day. Inmates at the maximum-security Lithgow jail will be allowed to smoke only in designated outdoor areas during the six-month trial next […]

Waiting list patients asked to quit smoking before ops

Smokers will be asked to undergo a stop smoking course before being put forward for routine operations including hip or knee replacements. Doctors will decide whether to operate after weighing up the benefit of quitting against the benefit of the operation. NHS Portsmouth said quitting...

Study: Women who smoke are at a tenfold risk for PAD

Women who currently smoke or have a history of smoking are at a greater risk for developing peripheral artery disease (PAD), and stopping smoking produces a dramatic reduction in PAD risk, but doesn’t completely eliminate it. The findings are published in the Annals of Internal...

How to kick the habit for good

Do you want to quit smoking?. There are basically three options: 1) behaviour therapy, which requires strong will-power; 2) nicotine replacement therapy, that helps you gradually quit smoking; 3) smoking-cessation aids. Behaviour therapy is often the first approach recommended to smokers. If you think you...

70% of seized cigarettes pass through internal border, says NCA chief

70% of the seized cigarettes pass through the internal border, while 3% – through the border with Turkey. Small percent of the seized cigarettes come from Serbia and Macedonia and the same is valid for cigarettes with paid excise duty in another country, which are...

East Harlem neighborhood becomes New York City’s first smoke-free block with experiment

Where’s a New York smoker to go? The bustling street – home to the East Harlem Asthma Center and several businesses – became the city’s first “smoke-free” block this week with a novel approach to do away with secondhand smoke. Most residents and workers along...

Tobacco Bill to go before Parliament

AFTER more than a decade in the making, the Tobacco Bill — which seeks to control the use of tobacco in the island — is soon to be put before Parliament. Spencer made the disclosure Monday as he addressed a high-level breakfast forum on chronic...

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More people go to bars following smoking ban

CONTRARY to complaints from bar and restaurant owners about lost business due to the smoking ban, a new study shows that in fact more people are going out now that the establishments are smoke-free. In a survey carried out by the Spanish Society for Family...