Daily Archives: June 23, 2011

Australians getting fatter but living longer and smoking less

Experts formulating a report on Australia’s health related figures say that Australian men and women are living longer than ever thanks to a drop in deaths from notorious diseases and cancer, but the rising weight has left the door open to a host of new health problems. The key finding of a major study released today was that excess weight carried by one in four children and more than 60 per cent of adults was contributing to an increase in chronic diseases across the country.

Clark County bans sale of e-cigarettes to minors

Selling electronic cigarettes — the plastic-and-metal cigarette lookalikes that puff vaporized nicotine — to minors will be illegal in e-cigarettesClark County.