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Study confirms that living with a smoker increases absenteeism in school children

Children who live in households where they are exposed to tobacco smoke miss more days of school than do children living in smoke-free homes, a new nationwide study confirms. The report from investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) – which finds these children have higher rates of respiratory illnesses that can be caused by second-hand […]

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Less young Victorians taking up smoking

Researcher Melanie Wakefield said the Cancer Council survey showed that while younger people are more likely to smoke than their older counterparts, smoking rates have declined by 6.9 per cent among people aged 18 to 29 since 2005. “In this younger group we are seeing...

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

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...

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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...

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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...

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Paedophile’s writ over smoke in cells affecting his human rights could cost taxpayers £16m

PAEDOPHILE Mahmood Qadri’s anti-smoking writ could end up costing Scots taxpayers up to £16million. The pervert, jailed for seven years for abusing two young girls at the mosque where he worked, claims his “human dignity” has been infringed by passive smoking behind bars. Papers lodged...

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Manipulating Dopamine in a Bid to Help Smoking Addicts

In what could be hopeful news for the treatment of smoking addiction, Parkinson’s disease, and schizophrenia, researchers at the California Institute of Technology have discovered a new target for fighting diseases that result from extreme levels of the hormone and neurotransmitter dopamine. A research team...

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Cigarettes and Cancer: 5 questions

What are the effects of cigarette smoking on cancer rates? Cigarette smoking causes 87 percent of lung cancer deaths . Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women . Smoking is also responsible for most cancers of the larynx,...