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You can win big money for quitting

Indiana health officials have joined forces with MDWise Hoosier Alliance and ADVANTAGE Health Solutions to offer up to $2,500 in rewards for those who stay tobacco free, whether smoking or chewing tobacco. “Quitting smoking is one of the best ways to improve your health,” Indiana State Health Commissioner Gregory Larkin, M.D. said in a prepared […]

Smokers don’t make better lovers

Men who successfully stopped smoking improved on lab measurements of sexual health more than those who relapsed after a quit-smoking program. The findings show that smoking may be affecting the sexual health of men who consider themselves perfectly alright in the bedroom — and not...

Tobacco: a threat that cannot be ignored

The health and economic costs of tobacco are devastating to the world. The single greatest preventable cause of death in the world today, tobacco kills 5.4 million people a year. If left unchecked, that number will increase to more than 8 million a year by...

Utah lawmakers: Smoking hookah OK in bars and clubs

A legislative committee Tuesday requested that public health officials not enforce a controversial new rule that would have banned hookahs containing tobacco from indoor public spaces. Utah Department of Health spokesman Tom Hudachko said the health department would comply with the request. It will have...

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US ban proposed on electronic cigarettes on planes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Wednesday proposed banning the use of electronic cigarettes on airline flights, saying there is concern the smokeless cigarettes may be harmful. “Airline passengers have rights, and this new rule would enhance passenger comfort and reduce any confusion surrounding...

Non-smoking Russia?

It seems as though the anti-smoking drive has finally reached Russia. The Ministry of Health and Social Development has thrashed out a fairly tough bill that will not only ban smoking in public places and raise tobacco prices, but also remove cigarettes from shop windows...

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U.S. Seeks to Prevent 1 Million Heart Attacks, Strokes

TUESDAY, Sept. 13 (HealthDay News) — Preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes over the next five years is the goal of U.S. health officials, who launched a new program Tuesday called Million Hearts. The aim is to raise awareness of the risk factors for...

Big tobacco brings in top silk

British American Tobacco Australia (BATA) will wheel out one of the nation’s most expensive lawyers tomorrow to front a Senate inquiry examining Labor’s legislation. Allan Myers QC will join BATA chief executive David Crow in giving evidence regarding a bill that will amend the Trade...

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