Posts Tagged ‘Stop Smoking’

George tweets to quit the cigs

George Michael has turned to Twitter in a bid to stop smoking. Speaking to Smooth Radio’s Mark Goodier, the 47-year-old singer revealed that he started to smoke again after he was sent to prison. He said: ‘When they put you inside, they almost chuck nicotine at you and, having given up regular cigarettes many years ago, I found that within a week I was hooked back on the nicotine. ... read more >>

Government eyes $25-million plan to help smokers quit

The B.C. government is considering a $25-million plan to provide taxpayer-funded subsidies or coverage to help people stop smoking. Based on a “very early, high level assessment,” the cost for all smoking-cessation products, including prescription and non-prescription ones, could be more than $25 million a year, said Michelle Stewart, spokeswoman for the B.C. Health Services Ministry. ... read more >>

Lindsay Lohan’s dad asks her to stop smoking

Lindsay Lohan’s estranged father has launched a desperate attempt to stop his troubled daughter from smoking while she is struggling to give up drugs in court-ordered rehab. Michael Lohan has been banned from visiting his daughter at the Betty Ford Clinic in Rancho Mirage, California but that hasn’t stopped him from trying to get his anti-smoking message across, Contactmusic reported. ... read more >>

Doctor’s comment: Stop smoking abruptly or gradually

I’ve tried to quit smoking three times. A friend suggested that instead of giving cigarettes up all at once that I try to kick the habit gradually. Which method is best? ... read more >>

How quitters can be winners on smoking

Smokers are two to four times more likely to develop heart disease than nonsmokers. That said, quitting can start to turn things around almost instantly. “It’s really quite striking how rapidly you get benefits,” says Russell Luepker, a cardiologist at the University of Minnesota and an expert on smoking cessation. ... read more >>

Stopping smoking may increase short-term diabetes risk

It’s one of the best things you can do to improve your health, and a popular New Year resolution. But can stopping smoking actually increase your risk of getting diabetes? We take a closer look at the evidence. ... read more >>

Kansas ranks 39th in funding tobacco prevention programs

Kansas ranks 39th in the nation when it comes to funding tobacco prevention programs. “States like Kansas are not investing in comprehensive tobacco prevention and smoking cessation programs. We know that when states do invest in these programs lives are saved. Kids don’t start smoking and adults quit,” said Paul G. Billings, vice president of National Policy and Advocacy of the American Lung Association. ... read more >>

John Mellencamp’s Son Starts Facebook Group to Convince Dad to Stop Smoking

John Mellencamp’s son Speck has taken to Facebook in an effort to convince his Rock & Roll Hall of Fame father to quit smoking. “I made a deal with my dad that if I get a 1,000,000 to join this group he will quit smoking,” Speck writes on the Facebook group page. That means it’ll only take a platinum plaque’s worth of fellow Facebookers to get Mellencamp to ditch the nicotine and live a healthier lifestyle. It’s been written that Mellencamp used to smoke four packs a day, and while he’s since cut down that number significantly, he remains a smoker to this day. ... read more >>

Does tobacco industry need to be saved?

Tobacco tax increases are the most effective way to encourage people to stop smoking. ... read more >>

Wife uses sex as quit-smoking bribe

Dear Abby: My wife of 25 years, in an effort to get me to stop smoking, refuses to have sex until I quit. It’s been more than a year since we made love. ... read more >>

Less smoking equals more birthdays

MOBILE, Ala. – As the official sponsor of birthdays, the American Cancer Society marks the 34th Great American Smokeout on November 19 by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. ... read more >>