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2014-04-09 16:42:40

Large, graphic health warnings on tobacco packets in China would increase awareness about the harms of smoking, help to cut smoking rates, and in doing so save lives according to global studies. These are the key findings from a new report, Tobacco health warnings in China – Evidence of effectiveness and implications for action, from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project (ITC Project), released today. “This new report...

2014-03-28 11:34:46

Banning smoking in public places has helped to cut premature births by 10 per cent, new research shows. The study of data from parts of North America and Europe where smoking bans have been introduced also showed a 10 per cent fall in hospital attendance for childhood asthma attacks. The findings reveal that the impact of anti-smoking laws varies between countries but overall the effect on child health around the world is very positive. Laws that prohibit smoking in public places,...

2014-03-28 08:27:29

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thirty-three leading public health and medical organizations are urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to make it a priority to regulate how cigarettes are manufactured and stop tobacco industry practices that have made cigarettes even more deadly and addictive than they were 50 years ago. In a letter sent this week to Mitchell Zeller, Director of the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products, the health groups urged the FDA to...

2014-02-06 23:25:42

Hypnohero’s Patented New Software Technology Puts the Power to Create a Personalized Quit Smoking Program In the Palm of Your Hand. The Stop Smoking Topic is the #1 Download Generating Ten Thousand Downloads Per Month. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 MindCures, LLC is pleased to announce that the HypnoHero app launched on July 8th 2013, has reached top ten ranking according to App Annie in eight countries. Turks and Caicos #1 Philippines #1 Botswana #2 Brunei #3 Zimbabwe #3 Egypt...

2014-01-31 10:52:10

More than a third of a million people in England took part in Stoptober 2012, a national campaign to encourage people to give up smoking, according to new research by UCL researchers published today in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Stoptober, which is now run by Public Health England, aims to support a positive social movement that encourages smokers to kick the habit by setting them a realistic and achievable goal (quitting for 28 days). Using data from a very large national...

2014-01-10 08:23:26

New film on smoking may be hazardous to viewers' preconceptions TUSCALOOSA, Ala., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While public health officials across the US celebrate the 50(th) anniversary this month of the landmark Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health, a veteran anti-smoking activist argues in a provocative new documentary that efforts to reduce smoking have become more symbol than substance. Blowing Smoke: The Lost Legacy of the Surgeon General's Report, a...

2014-01-07 12:27:07

On the Eve of the 50th Anniversary of the Historic 1964 Surgeon General's Report on Tobacco, Smokers are Still Choosing Ineffective Tools and Risk Relapse After Just Eight Days WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a new survey conducted for national public health nonprofit, Legacy®, 56 percent of adult smokers polled were preparing to quit as a New Year's Resolution in 2014 to improve their health. The findings come at a critical date when past research has shown...

Tripling Tobacco Tax
2014-01-02 09:02:01

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While it may cause some grumbling among smokers, high taxes on tobacco products have been shown to be an effective way to reduce the use of cigarettes. A research review published Monday in the New England Journal of Medicine has called for these prohibitive taxes to be taken a step further – suggesting that a tripling of taxes could cut the number of smokers by one-third and stop 200 million premature deaths. Such a large tax...

2013-12-31 16:22:23

HOUSTON, Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Many people will make the New Year's resolution to quit smoking, but according to American Cancer Society research, few will achieve their goal: -- Percentage of smokers who want to quit altogether: 70 percent -- Percentage of smokers who will try to quit this year: 40 percent -- Percentage of smokers who will succeed at quitting smoking on their first try: 7 percent While the odds may not seem to be in their favor,...

2013-12-20 23:26:39

The new “the effects of smoking” article on the site Healthreviewcenter.com delivers to people some typical disadvantages of smoking. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) December 20, 2013 The new “the effects of smoking” article on the website Healthreviewcenter.com covers common daily side effects of smoking that often create the incentive to quit smoking. This article is actually suitable for those people who want to broaden their knowledge about health issues and quit smoking habits...