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2014-09-30 23:21:13

Approved online continuing education company announces addition of new course for healthcare providers. The course will assist in ending tobacco use. Miami, FL (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 CE-Classes.com has announced the addition of a new online course – Tobacco Free: A Toolkit for Healthcare Providers. This course on treating tobacco addiction is designed for healthcare providers who do clinical work - substance abuse counselors, social workers, professional counselors, psychologists,...

2014-09-29 20:23:11

Proposed measure delivers on the Prime Minister's commitment to further restrict flavoured cigars OTTAWA, Sept. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, announced new proposed regulatory amendments that would further restrict flavoured tobacco products that appeal to youth. Canada was the first country in the world to take action on ''little cigars" in 2010 when The Cracking Down on Tobacco Marketing Aimed at Youth came into force, banning the use of...

2014-09-24 23:14:07

Conquer and Control Your Smoking Habits teaches the new breakthrough science of subconscious habit change to eliminate smoking forever. (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 Conquer and Control Your Smoking Habits is a completely free book that teaches the new breakthrough science of subconscious habit change. The beauty of this subconscious habit system is its ability to easily transform smoking habits. It creates lasting and permanent transformation of destructive smoking habits. Smoking habits...

2014-09-24 12:30:08

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is astatement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: The Pennsylvania Legislature and Governor Tom Corbett have delivered a big win for Philadelphia's kids and health by enacting legislation that clears the way for Philadelphia to implement a $2 per pack tax on cigarettes. The cigarette tax is both a health and financial win for Philadelphia. The evidence is clear that increasing the price...

2014-09-23 16:27:47

Young adults encouraged to end their "bad relationship" with smoking OTTAWA, Sept. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada and the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) have launched the second tour of Break It Off, a joint tobacco cessation, awareness and outreach campaign aimed at young Canadians. This tour is part of the Government of Canada's multi-year $4.8 million investment to help young adults quit smoking and stay smoke-free. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health, Eve Adams...

WHO-commissioned Review On E-cigarettes Is Misleading, According To Experts
2014-09-08 03:51:25

King's College London World leading tobacco experts argue that a recently published World Health Organization (WHO)-commissioned review of evidence on e-cigarettes contains important errors, misinterpretations and misrepresentations putting policy-makers and the public in danger of foregoing the potential public health benefits of e-cigarettes. The authors, writing today in the journal Addiction, analyze the WHO-commissioned Background Paper on E-cigarettes, which looks to have been...

electronic cigarettes and substance abuse
2014-09-04 04:00:17

Karin Eskenazi, Columbia University Medical Center Nicotine, no matter the source, may function as a gateway to marijuana and cocaine Like conventional cigarettes, electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes) may function as a “gateway drug” — a drug that lowers the threshold for addiction to other substances, such as marijuana and cocaine — according to the 120th Shattuck lecture, presented to the Massachusetts Medical Society by Columbia researchers Denise and Eric Kandel and...

2014-09-04 08:30:17

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Smoking cigarettes or drinking too much alcohol can cause addiction and other serious health issues. The risk of diseases associated with tobacco and alcohol increase for those who drink and smoke. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), about 443,000 people in the United States die of illnesses caused by tobacco each year. Meanwhile, about 88,000 die from alcohol-related illnesses. Diseases caused by smoking tobacco Smoking...

2014-09-03 08:33:32

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: CVS Health's announcement today that it has ended tobacco sales sends a resounding message to the entire retail industry: Responsible retailers - especially those that provide health care through pharmacies and clinics - should not be in the business of selling cigarettes and other tobacco products. There is a fundamental conflict between...

2014-09-03 08:33:12

Calls on Other Retailers to Halt Tobacco Sales CHICAGO, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association applauds CVS for removing cigarettes and all tobacco products from all CVS/pharmacy locations across the U.S. This is an important milestone for the health of the American people today and for generations to come. We are very pleased that CVS has accelerated its timeline to remove all tobacco products from its shelves. We urge all retailers - especially retailers with pharmacies...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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