Posts Tagged ‘anti-smoking’

Australia sharing anti-smoking experience

With its tough plain packaging laws, Australia has been touted as a world leader in the fight against smoking. ... read more >>

Anti-smoking campaign by the CDC – did it help?

Did an aggressive anti-smoking campaign conducted earlier this year influence people to give up smoking? There’s a good chance the $54-million campaign by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention did have an effect, an article in the Annals of Internal Medicine reports. ... read more >>

RP youth smoking more –WHO report

Young Filipinos—including women—are smoking more tobacco than ever before, says the World Health Organization (WHO) in its latest report. The report issued last December 9, titled “WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2009,” covers 179 countries and territories. The smoking percentage of Filipinos in the age group 13 to 15 years is now 22.7% compared to the 15.9% that WHO reported in 2008—a jump of 6.8%. ... read more >>

Our View: Alabama and Mississippi both fall short

ALABAMA AND Mississippi are squandering a major opportunity to save lives and reduce health care costs. Both states are failing to fund smoking prevention and cessation programs at the levels recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The $246 billion, multi-state settlement with the tobacco companies provided a windfall for the participating states, but the states haven’t fulfilled their promise to devote a substantial part of that money to tobacco prevention. ... read more >>

Samurai Karate Studio to Introduce Anti-Smoking Message to Karate Curriculum

Sensei Chris Feldt, owner and chief instructor for Samurai Karate Studio, located in Columbia, SC, Richland Northeast, announced today that he was introducing a new anti-smoking program as part of his karate curriculum. The flash card program, was developed by Tom Callos, creator and team coach of The Ultimate Black Belt Test and the New Way Network. ... read more >>

Govt strives to make Haj tobacco free

RIYADH: The Ministry of Health has launched a campaign among pilgrims to make Makkah and Madinah completely tobacco free during this year’s Haj season. ... read more >>

Federer fires up anti-smoking emotions

As Roger Federer sets out to win his fourth consecutive Swiss Indoors title in Basel, a debate has reignited over tobacco sponsorship in sport. ... read more >>

HPB’s anti-smoking campaign targets young women

SINGAPORE: The Health Promotion Board (HPB) has launched a new initiative which it hopes will arrest the rising trend of young women picking up smoking in Singapore. ... read more >>

Governor blasted over anti-smoking program cuts

A leading researcher of secondhand smoke sharply criticized the governor and the Legislature on Wednesday for cutting tobacco-control programs nearly in half, saying the cost to the health-care system will quickly overcome any short-term savings. ... read more >>

Canada enacts anti-smoking law despite burley growers’ concerns

WASHINGTON — Canada has given final approval to an anti-smoking law that Kentucky burley growers and lawmakers worry may spell an end to the market for the tobacco leaf north of the border. ... read more >>

It should matter to officials that anti-smoking efforts work

As a chemical dependency therapist, a cardiac rehab specialist and a smoking cessation specialist, I am appalled that settlement funding is being reduced for prevention and cessation programs (“State Cuts Imperil No-Smoking Efforts,” Sept. 28). What is the logic behind this? ... read more >>