Breaking unhealthy habits

Breaking the mould  Recent research from the University of Alberta in Canada has shown that people are aware of the dangers of unhealthy habits, but have trouble giving them up because the habits have become socially acceptable. Bit of a cop out? Perhaps, but breaking away from peer pressure is easier said than done. Take […]

Link to I quit my 20-a-day habit for love

I quit my 20-a-day habit for love

I started smoking at a very young age, around 15. I grew up in France and at the time, most of my friends were smokers — I was surrounded! I didn’t really know anyone who didn’t smoke, it was just the thing to do. I...

Link to Real life: How I cut my social smoking habit

Real life: How I cut my social smoking habit

I’d never touched a cigarette until my gap year in the UK in 1999. There was another Aussie I’d met who offered me one when we were out and I took it. To be honest, I didn’t really think much of it. I was too...

Link to Ten myths of passive smoking

Ten myths of passive smoking

Passive smoking is not harmful to children’s health. FACT: In 1999 over 100 Australian children died as a result of passive smoking. Only children with asthma are affected by passive smoking. FACT: passive smoking can itself cause asthma, but has also been linked to Sudden...

Make your stop smoking resolution a reality

 Make packing up cigarettes a promise you can keep with our step-by-step guide to quitting. Helen Alexander explains why giving up shouldn’t get you down. When you consider tobacco kills more than 15,500 Australians a year, according to the Australian Council on Smoking and Health,...

Link to How our bad habits are hurting the healthcare system

How our bad habits are hurting the healthcare system

While Australian governments have spent the past 20 odd years looking at ways to try to stamp out smoking, there is another evil lurking among us. The problem of national obesity is growing at an alarming rate. The federal government is now focusing its attention...

Link to How smoking is damaging your looks

How smoking is damaging your looks

Just in case you needed one more reason to extinguish the habit for good, Dr Cassy Richmond explains how cigarettes can negatively transform your youthful, “smoking hot” looks. It’s probably pretty fair to assume that just about everybody on the planet earth knows that cigarette...

First Person: How the New California Smoking Law Will Affect Me as a Landlord

COMMENTARY | As a landlord, there are a lot of issues I need to deal with to keep my tenants happy. There is a new law proposed for California that will help my real estate business, by giving me the ability to restrict smoking at my rental units....

Pages:«1...678910111213