Posts Tagged ‘tobacco use’

Tobacco, alcohol, fat have huge health impact

A large percentage of NCDs could be prevented by reductions in their four main behavioral risk factors — tobacco use, physical inactivity, alcohol and unhealthy diets, the WHO said. Here are some details about those risk factors and the toll they exact on human health: ... read more >>

Hookah Smoking Replacing Cigarettes?

Young Americans are smoking fewer cigarettes, but researchers say that progress is threatened by an increasingly popular cultural import — the tall, ornate water pipe known as the hookah. What started as a fad for smoking exotic and flavor-soaked tobacco in hookah bars is showing worrisome staying power, according to a study released on Tuesday by the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ... read more >>

Oral Sex Puts Men at Risk for Oral Cancer

Rates of oral cancer are on the rise among men, and researchers say the culprit isn’t the devil you might think. The rising rates of oral cancer aren’t being caused by tobacco, experts say, but by HPV, the same sexually transmitted virus responsible for the vast majority of cases of cervical cancer in women. Millions of women and girls have been vaccinated against HPV, or human papillomavirus, but doctors now say men exposed to the STD during oral sex are at risk as well and may have higher chances of developing oral cancer. ... read more >>

Putnam County Tobacco Prevention and Cessation gets new coordinator

The cause to reduce tobacco use among Hoosiers in Putnam County is alive and well, thanks to the Putnam County Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Coalition. Through the combined efforts of the Coalition and Putnam County Hospital, Chris Shuck was recently hired as the new program coordinator. “We are very excited to have Chris be a part of the team,” said Dennis Weatherford, CEO of Putnam County Hospital. “It’s great to know that the program will be able to continue with effective leadership. Chris brings a lot of qualities to the table that will be important as we work toward the goal of improving the overall health of the residents in the county. ” ... read more >>

The reasons for the use of chewing tobacco MLB

The directors of public health from across the nation—including David Fleming, the public-health chief of Seattle and King County—penned letters to Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig and Michael Weiner, director of the MLB Players Association, asking them to ban chewing tobacco from the big leagues. Supporters of such a policy say sluggers with stuffed lower lips are influencing children to try tobacco, and contributing to the perception that the smokeless stuff is less risky than cigarettes. The hearts (and mouths) of the anti-chew movement may be in the right place, but here are five reasons why banning chewing tobacco from baseball is a bad idea. ... read more >>

Tobacco levy to address public smoking, advertising

A tobacco levy expected to address public smoking and advertising is in the offing says the Minister of Health Reverend Dr John Seakgosing in his budget proposal speech. He said his ministry has been working on ‘the repeal of the Control of Smoking Act of 1992 and the 2004 amendment.’ Seakgosing said that his ministry has proposed a tobacco control act that will address current problems such as easy accessibility, public smoking, advertising as well as other requirements of the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control that Botswana ratified in 2005. ... read more >>

Hubbly bubbly not safer

YOUNG Americans are smoking fewer­ cigarettes, but researchers say that progress is threatened by an increasingly popular cultural import — the tall, ornate water pipe known as the hookah or hubbly bubbly. What started as a fad for smoking exotic and flavour-soaked tobacco in hookah bars is showing worrisome staying power, according to a study released by the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Centre in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ... read more >>

Faculty Senate to consider campus tobacco ban in Thursday session

Life for smokers in high-tax Massachusetts could become a bit more complicated Thursday if the University of Massachusetts Faculty Senate ratifies a proposal to ban tobacco use on campus at its Thursday meeting. The Senate will vote on “A Tobacco-Free UMass Amherst” at its Thursday meeting, which will be held at 4 p.m. in Herter Hall room 227. The proposal has already been approved by the campus Health Council and by the Campus Leadership Council. ... read more >>

National Consultation on Smokeless Tobacco, 4-5 April

A two-day National Consultation on Smokeless Tobacco is being organized by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare in collaboration with Pubic Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and World Health Organization (WHO) on April 4-5, 2011 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The primary objective is to highlight current pattern and the burden smokeless tobacco use globally, regionally and particularly in India, with a view to learn from global best practices and find local solutions for regulation. ... read more >>

Celebrity Quotes: Tobacco Addiction, Weed and Jail!

Browse our collection of some of the funniest, strangest and dumbest celebrity quotes from today’s most popular celebs. We’ll start with Martin Sheen, the father of emotionally disturbed Charlie Sheen, who was speaking with a reporter when asked about his son and what he think might benefit the actor. He replied: “Faith can help all of us. Addiction is the dark side. It’s a reflection of despair. And it’s fed by all the other negativity.” ... read more >>

Troy Aikman quits tobacco, runs half-marathon in honor of mother

Ex-NFL pro Troy Aikman ran the Rock n’ Roll half-marathon in Dallas, Texas on Sunday dedicating the race finish to his mother, Charlyn Aikman. A breast cancer survivor, Troy Aikman’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997 and has since inspired her son to take on charity efforts with Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and speak out against smokeless tobacco use in young teens. ... read more >>