Category Archives: anti smoking

MEPs debate proposal to make smoking unattractive

Draft rules on tobacco additives and labeling, and the likely effect of updating the EU Tobacco Products Directive on public health, business and tax revenues were examined in an Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee debate with Ireland’s Health Minister James Reilly and Health and Consumer Policy Commissioner Toni Borg on Monday.

Child labor in the tobacco fields

International Labor Organization said that last year, it affected the output of some 1,600 children from hazardous child labor.

Federal judge blocks anti-smoking images required on tobacco products

Federal mandate requires tobacco companies to place graphic images on their products warning about the dangers of smoking have been released into the environment a judge in Washington, with the judge saying the requirements are in violation of freedom of speech.

Anti-tobacco funding gone up in smoke

When it comes to tobacco use, there is a problem of willpower. It’s not limited to smokers who can’t resist the urge for one more cigarette. It also affects state lawmakers, most of whom can’t summon the willpower to spend tobacco settlement and tax money on smoking prevention and cessation.

Potsdam’s Tobacco Cessation Center offers a quitting smoking plan for 2012

Tobacco Cessation Center of NNY

North Carolina Prevention Partners recognizes FirstHealth hospitals

North Carolina Prevention Partners has recognized FirstHealth of the Carolinas for providing the highest standard of excellence for tobacco-cessation programs offered to patients.

Study Documents Toll Of Smoke Inhalation Injuries

A study of burn patients has found that those who suffered the most severe smoke inhalation also had more inflammation and spent more time on ventilators and in intensive care.

Passive Smoking

Choosing to smoke and destroying your own health is one thing but passive smoking, also known as Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) or Secondhand Smoke (SHS), damages the health of those around you. These people have no choice as to whether or not they are exposed to your harmful smoke. Passive smoking constitutes a serious public health risk to both children and adults. It is also a major source of indoor air pollution. A non-smoker is subjected to both the “sidestream” smoke from the burning tip of the cigarette and the “mainstream” smoke that has been inhaled and then is exhaled into their environment by the smoker. Nearly four-fifths of the smoke that builds up in a room containing a smoker is of the more harmful “sidestream” type.

The history, economics and hazards of tobacco

Most people know that smoking is bad for the health and causes lung cancer and heart attacks. What they may not know is that smoking causes many other diseases and illnesses. It is also the single most preventable cause of death in the U.S.