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2 hrs ago | ABC News

Smoking Rates on the Rise in New York City

In this Feb. 18, 2011 file photo, Katherin Burns, 19, left, smokes with Shannon Roy, 18, right, in the pedestrian plaza in Times Square in New York. New York City's Department of Health released data Monday, Sept.

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6 hrs ago | WCAX-TV Burlington

Smoking rates on the rise in New York City

New York City's Department of Health released data Monday showing that for the first time since 2007 there are more than 1 million smokers in the city. The campaign is authorized by Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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7 hrs ago | Time

Here's the Best Way to Get Someone to Quit Smoking

For years, the U.S. government has gone back and forth about whether or not it's legal to force tobacco companies to use images of cancerous lungs and other graphic pictures on their cigarette packaging. The assumption, of course, is that the images will terrify any smoker into kicking the habit.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic)

11 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

A qualitative analysis of 'informed choice' among young adult smokers

Flaws in the tobacco industry's argument that smokers exercise "informed adult choice" when they start smoking have been highlighted in new study. The University of Otago research involved 15 in-depth interviews with 18-25 year olds who had started smoking since turning 18. Results showed that, despite a general awareness that tobacco causes harm, it is difficult for young adults to make an informed choice.

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16 hrs ago | Borehamwood and Elstree Times

Smokers will be given the support to quit with a national - stop smoking' challenge.

Hertfordshire County Council and Hertsmere Borough Council hope to encourage smokers to get through the 28-day quitting challenge Stoptober. Hertfordshire County Council and Hertsmere Borough Council hope to encourage smokers to get through the 28-day quitting challenge Stoptober.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicine, Hertfordshire County, England, United Kingdom

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Detroit News

Try a united front to clear smokers from main entrance

Q. My problem involves the smokers who gather in front of our office. Because we work in a government agency where security is tight, all employees are required to use the main entrance.

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CiteULike

Probing the Smoking-Suicide Association: Do Smoking Policy Interventions Affect Suicide Risk?

To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document. Smokers exhibit elevated risk for suicide, but it is unknown whether smoking interventions reduce suicide risk.

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Medical Daily

Parental Favoritism Puts Kids' Health At Risk; Least Favored 4...

Favoritism, more often than not, is written off as friendly, family banter. There's no way your parents could love your brother or sister more than you, right? Not so fast.

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Related Topix: Brigham Young University, Medicine, Health, University of Washington

Korea Herald

[Graphic News] Korean men among world's biggest smokers

South Korea recently announced an 80 percent hike in the price of cigarettes in an attempt to curb the country's smoking rate, which was particularly high among adult men. Lorea's male smoking rate stood at 43.7 percent in 2012 and was one of the highest of all members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, according to the Ministry of Health and Welfare.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Asian-American, Korean-American

Medical Daily

Salt And Rheumatoid Arthritis: Smokers Who Overconsume Salty Foods Are At Twice The Risk

Hey smokers, your penchant for salty snacks? It's doubling your risk for rheumatoid arthritis , according to a recent study published in the journal Rheumatology . The 386 smokers involved with the study had previously participated in a community intervention program, based in Sweden, nearly eight years prior to the onset of their RA symptoms.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatology

The Morning Call

Vapor Galleria promotes 'smoking solutions'

Co-owners and brothers Stephen and Patrick Martin stand behind the counter of the Vapor Galleria at the Tilghman Square Shopping Center in South Whitehall Township. They sell personal vaporizers and accessories.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic)

Sat Sep 13, 2014

KOMO News

Salem, Ore. considers sidewalk smoking ban

The City of Salem is considering banning smoking on some public sidewalks, including the walkways next to Salem Hospital and Willamette University. Mayor Anna Peterson proposed the ban at the request of officials from the hospital and university.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Salem, OR, Willamette University, Salem Hospital, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

WMBF

Horry County follows suit to national 'No smoking' trends

No smoking signs are posted on more and more facilities nationwide, and it's a trend happening right here in our area as well. To help wind down the number of students who smoke, CCU will launch their first student smoke-free clinic this Tuesday September 16. "The clinic is an 8 week program, whenever we first meet in the first session we're just going to do welcome introductions and talk about the free from smoking program.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Horry County, SC, Myrtle Beach, SC

SFGate

Watch The US Slowly But Surely Become A Nation Of Nonsmokers

From the 1940s through the 1970s , the United States was a nation of smokers. Since then though, the turnaround has been gradual but decisive: The map data comes from The Tax Burden on Tobacco, 2012 , an industry compendium first published in 1949.

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Harrow Times

Letter of the week: e-cigarettes give mixed message on smoking

What are kiosks selling so-called "e-cigarettes" doing in St Ann's and St George's shopping centres? Cigarettes are kept behind secure counters in the shops and away from children, so is Harrow Borough Council encouraging a message that it's all right to smoke in public places?

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Harrow Times

Call to tackle lifestyle issues

Alcohol, smoking and poor childhood diets are among public health issues that should be targeted by the next government, doctors have said. Measures such as imposing a minimum unit price on alcohol and a ban on selling cigarettes to anyone born after 2000 are being backed by the British Medical Association .

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Examiner.com

Psilocybin in mushrooms can help people quit smoking

A hallucinogen may have a benefit other than 'tripping' after all! In a small study conducted by researchers at John Hopkins University, it was found mushrooms had a remarkable effect on smoking cessation . In a report published on Sept.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Drugs, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic)

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Thorne Today

New stop smoking service in Doncaster

The service is being launched in the run up to the annual Stoptober event when people sign up to the 28-day challenge of an October without cigarettes. People who live or work in Doncaster can contact the new Yorkshire Smokefree service for free expert advice, face to face, over the telephone or online, and stop smoking products to help them quit.

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Science Daily

Favoritism linked to drug use in 'disengaged' families

In families, the perception that parents have a favorite is linked with the less-favored children being twice as likely to use alcohol, cigarettes or drugs. For parents worrying about keeping score and managing perceptions of fairness, one expert has some very simple advice.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Brigham Young University, Parenting, Medicine, Health

Blackburn Citizen

STOPTOBER: Comedians helping Lancashire smokers kick the habit

QUITTING cigarettes is no laughing matter - but some of Britain's top comics are helping Lancashire smokers kick the habit. Just over one in five of the county's population are said to smoke but they are being urged to banish the demon weed as part of the Stoptober initiative.

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