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2012-05-10 23:13:13

A citywide ban on public smoking in Colorado led to significant decreases in maternal smoking and preterm births, providing the first evidence in the U.S. that such interventions can impact maternal and fetal health, according to an article in Journal of Women´s Health, a peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free on the Journal of Women´s Health website. Prenatal exposure to tobacco smoke—whether the mother is a smoker...

2012-04-26 23:01:19

Fort Worth in Texas considers hiring non-smokers only for health care cost-cutting. To help smokers prepare themselves in case the proposal gets implemented, SolarCigarette.com//blog advised quitting smoking with use of a smokeless cigarette. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) April 26, 2012 More and more policies are being cooked to counter smoking and its negative effects. The city of Fort Worth in Texas is contemplating the idea of hiring only non-smoking applicants to reduce the financial effect of...

2012-04-26 10:53:19

Millions of smoking-related deaths could still be prevented by 2030 if the World Health Organization smoking reduction policy is applied immediately worldwide, say University of Michigan researchers. Further, the number of smokers could have been reduced by 34 percent had the WHO policy been implemented globally in 2010. Researchers developed two sets of projections predicting smoking outcomes from 2010 to 2020 and then again to 2030, with or without the implementation of the smoking...

2012-04-26 10:50:26

But prevalence could be as low as 13 percent if WHO measures adopted The global prevalence of cigarette smoking among adults is set to fall by just 1.7 percentage points by 2030 if governments do not do more to intervene, finds research published online in Tobacco Control. But if World Health Organization (WHO) measures are adopted, global prevalence would fall from just under 24% in 2010 to just over 13% by 2030, predict the researchers. Smoking kills more than 5 million people...

2012-04-20 12:44:29

New study presented at the World Congress of Cardiology organized by the World Heart Federation The successful implementation of smokefree legislation in Hong Kong has led to an overall decrease in the total number of smokers but the remaining smokers who are finding it difficult to quit are going on to become "hardcore" smokers, according to a new study from Hong Kong presented today at the World Congress of Cardiology. Hardcore smokers are defined as those smokers that are daily...

2012-04-19 21:14:15

Anti-tobacco television advertising helps reduce adult smoking, according to a study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago's Institute for Health Research and Policy -- but some ads may be more effective than others. Adults and youth are exposed to a variety of anti-smoking messages on television. However, no research had been done on whether the ads, produced by various sponsors, impact adult smoking behaviors, or on how the ads differ, says Sherry Emery, a senior...

2012-04-03 09:21:09

Tips from Former Smokers campaign shows real lives and bodies damaged by tobacco Two weeks after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched the Tips from Former Smokers campaign, calls to the 1-800-QUIT-NOW quitline have more than doubled. Call volume rose from 14,437 calls for the period Monday, March 12 — Sunday, March 18, to 33,262 calls for the period Monday, March 19 — Sunday, March 25, and a record 34,413 calls for the period Monday, March 26 —...


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  • To talk saucily.
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This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.