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The power of persuasion

An advertisement in the newspaper the other day for hypnosis classes to helping people with weight control issues got me remembering back to when I needed help to kick a habit. While I’m not a big believer in mumbo-jumbo or a lot of the touchy-feelly stuff that passes for armchair psychology and quick-fixes to real […]

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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...

Smoking causes gene damage in minutes

Those first few puffs on a cigarette can within minutes cause genetic damage linked to cancer, US scientists said in a study released. In fact, researchers said the “effect is so fast that it’s equivalent to injecting the substance directly into the bloodstream,” in findings...

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No. 1 anti-ageing secret: Quit

Are you a smoker with an “it won’t happen to me” mindset? If the state of your health is not enough to stop you, is the price of your good looks? So why are so many of us still lighting up? Smoker’s face The term...

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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...

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....

Nonsmoker socked with smoking fee by New York hotel

Bernardino Suva is hit by a $250 cleaning fee for smoking in his New York hotel room. Problem is, he doesn’t smoke. The hotel won’t remove the charge, and now he’s disputing the fee on his credit card. Is that his only option? There’s just...

Reynolds American Deceives Consumers by Marketing American Spirit Cigarettes As “Eco Friendly”

The Reynolds American tobacco company is once again deceiving consumers by running magazine ads that describe its Natural American Spirit cigarettes as “eco friendly.” This is yet another attempt by a tobacco company to downplay how deadly and addictive cigarettes truly are, this time by...

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