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Tobacco litter affects children, wildlife

This summer, Community Partnerships for a Tobacco Free New York launched a campaign highlighting the benefits of tobacco-free outdoor recreational areas. One of the objectives of this campaign is to raise awareness about the impact that tobacco litter has on our environment. Tobacco litter is poisonous to children and wildlife. As anyone who has taken […]

Tobacco danger

When Gruen Von Behrens walked across the stage at Westridge Middle School Thursday morning, a murmur went through the crowd. The now 34-year-old’s entire jaw has been removed, and half of his tongue was cut off. He has had 34 surgeries in the past 17...

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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...

TOOTHPASTES COME WITH NICOTINE FIX

Govt lab raises red flag on nicotine level of popular brands BEWARE! Your favourite toothpaste could be laced with cancer- causing nicotine. Astudy by the Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research ( DIPSAR) has found that many of the toothpaste manufacturers are adulterating toothpastes...

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The World Cancer Congress will take place for the first time in Canada in 2012

Save the date: August 27-30, 2012 in Montréal MONTREAL, Aug. 31, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ – Held in many cities around the world since 1933, the World Cancer Congress will take place for the first time in Canada, in Montréal, in 2012 (August 27-30) at the Palais des Congrès....

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You Docs: Cigarettes may pose threat to hearing

Do you smoke or live with someone who does? Are there kids around? We’re not asking because we plan on using some R-rated language. But we sure felt like it after seeing a new study showing yet another danger of secondhand smoke: It doubles kids’...

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The devastating effects of secondhand smoke

A new study has concluded that children exposed to tobacco smoke at home miss more time in school than those who live in smoke-free environments. The MGH team also detailed the possible economic cost of the children’s elevated school absences; it’s all been released in...

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Is the EU looking to save €100 billion a year? Take action on lung diseases!

Respiratory diseases are one of the leading causes of death and suffering in the EU. The challenge Europe is facing in this field goes far beyond public health: lung diseases currently cause an annual cost of €100 billion and threaten the Europe 2020 strategy and...