Latest No Smoking Day Stories

2009-03-11 12:18:00

LONDON, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- - With Photo To mark this year's No Smoking Day, three 'mini' entrepreneurs today went head-to-head to win a GBP2,000 investment from TV Dragon Duncan Bannatyne. In a re-enactment of the TV challenge, the school children faced their toughest challenge yet when they presented their big ideas on how they could encourage parents to give up smoking. Shannon Stokes, 9, from Neith, South Wales, won with her proposal to support parents who want to...

2009-03-10 19:01:00

LONDON, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- New research released to mark No Smoking Day (11 March) shows more than one in three (36%) of the nine million smokers in Great Britain are thinking about or planning to cut down or quit as a direct result of the economic downturn. The poll also shows that one in ten (9%) will be taking the first step and making a quit attempt on No Smoking Day. No Smoking Day President and Dragons' Den star, Duncan Bannatyne, commented on the findings:...

2008-12-23 10:40:00

Planning, Support Improve Chances of Success; Quitting Smoking Saves You Money HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Health Acting Secretary Everette James today urged Pennsylvania smokers to make quitting smoking their top New Year's resolution for 2009. "The start of a new year presents an opportunity to make positive changes in our lives," said James. "While quitting smoking is rarely easy, having a plan and seeking support can greatly increase your chances...

2008-03-06 12:45:00

If you are planning to ignore the messages of national No Smoking Day on 12th March by claiming that smoking is one of the few pleasures left to you, then recent research from the Peninsula Medical School in the South West of England may make you think again.Extensive research carried out by Dr Iain Lang at the Peninsula Medical School looked at the relationship between smoking and psychological wellbeing. Dr Lang and colleagues used a measure of quality of life called the CASP-19 and found...

2006-03-08 08:37:31

LONDON (Reuters) - The decision to ban smoking in England's pubs, clubs and workplaces next year has already made more people want to quit the habit, according to a poll on Wednesday. The House of Commons voted in February to ban smoking in all indoor public spaces and the law could come into effect by mid-2007. A survey of British doctors, released to coincide with No Smoking Day, said the change in law was already having an impact, with one in five GPs reporting an increase in the...

Word of the Day
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).