Category Archives: Stop Smoking News

’Breathe Easy’ bus brings lung screening to areas where it’s needed most

ADD TOPIC TO EMAIL ALERTS Receive an email when new articles are posted on Please provide your email address to receive an email when new articles are posted on . “ data-action=”subscribe”> Subscribe We were unable to process your request. Please try again later. If you continue to have this issue please contact customerservice@slackinc.com. Back to Healio J. Rob Headrick, MD, MBA, understands the psychology of smokers. “I grew up in a family of smokers,” Headrick, chief of thoracic surgery and […]

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51 days on a ventilator: How ‘Miracle Larry’ survived

NEW YORK — On Saturday, March 28, Dawn Kelly got the phone call summoning her to the hospital to say goodbye to her husband, Larry. A palliative care social worker was pressing her to think about what her husband would want. In other words, Larry wasn’t going to make it. They needed her permission to take him off life support. Dawn’s knees gave way; she grabbed the kitchen counter so she wouldn’t fall. Dawn last saw Larry 11 days earlier, in their apartment on the Upper West […]

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Study Looks At Quit Hotlines For Smokers – Do They Help? | Health

It’s hard to stop smoking, but smoking cessation programs like  Ohio’s smoking Quit Line, offered by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), can be important factors in helping people put out their last cigarette.  But only about 30 percent of people who were referred to an Ohio smoking cessation program by their physician actually enrolled, according to researchers who studied why people didn’t complete the free program. Life circumstances, such as changes in housing or relationships, might get in the way of a person wanting to quit smoking or being able to […]

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NFLPA reminds players that drug testing resumes when training camp opens

Getty Images NFL training camps currently are set to open on July 28, in 19 days. The NFL Players Association has reminded players that, when they show up, they are subject to unannounced drug testing. The new labor deal moved the opening of the window for annual substance-abuse testing from April 20 (yes, 4/20) to the launch of camp. “You must be prepared to drug test as soon as camp opens,” the NFLPA said in an email to all players. “As in years past, testing is unannounced […]

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Is It Possible To Be An Extrovert With Social Anxiety? | Lifestyle

Saying that you are an extrovert who has social anxiety is like telling someone, ‘you love football but you despise watching it’. But is it as simple as generalising the phenomenon to that metaphor? Well… to others who have no clue about this contradicting condition, that may just be how they would picture it.   First, let’s get acquainted with the word extrovert. In the 1960’s, psychologist Carl Jung first described extroverts as people who are energized by crowds and interaction with the external world. They thrive […]

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Janesville officer justified in shooting of suicidal man

Posted: Jun 29, 2020 / 10:27 AM CDT / Updated: Jun 29, 2020 / 10:27 AM CDT JANESVILLE, Wis. (WTVO) — A Janesville officer has been found justified in using deadly force against an suicidal Oklahoma man who crashed a camper trailer on I-39/I-90 in March. On Monday, the Janesville Police Department released a report on the incident, which occurred on March 26th. According to the report, police were called to a spot near the intersection of HWY 14 and I-39/I-90, where a full-sized pickup truck towing […]

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Vape sales increase eleven-fold for specialist retailer

Demand for vape products has surged more than eleven-fold since the coronavirus pandemic and the UK ban on menthol tobacco cigarettes. This is according to vape retailer Every Cloud Vape Shop, which said its sales grew by 1,150% during the three months of lockdown between March and May, compared to the previous three months. Read more: Merchandising your vaping range with JTI Despite the UK ban on menthol tobacco cigarettes, there was a 69% increase in sales of menthol vape products and e-liquids in May. The retailer said this […]

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The boy Leonard Cohen raised as his own – U.S. News

STOCKHOLM – In 2009, Bård Kjøge Rønning, a Norwegian director and producer of independent films, was managing an international artists retreat, Can Serrat, in the mountains outside Barcelona. One day, recalls Kjøge Rønning – who in addition to his cinematic work is also a painter – two older Norwegian women arrived and asked if they could work at the residency in return for lodging. “I gave them a room and food, and in return they cleaned rooms and did various jobs in the hotel,” he says. “At […]

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Why Do People Act Against Their Own Better Judgement?

Why do people act against their own better judgement? Source: maja7777/pixabay The other day, I passed what looked to be a 50-year-old woman in the street. She was fully equipped with single-use gloves and a futuristic-looking face mask, worn correctly to cover both nose and mouth. She was also making clear efforts to keep her distance from fellow pedestrians and shoppers. Her actions pointed to a strong concern for minimising health risks to herself and others during the unprecedented times of the COVID-19 pandemic. With UK scientists estimating […]

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Scientists discover that nicotine promotes spread of lung cancer to the brain

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – June 4, 2020 – Among people who have the most common type of lung cancer, up to 40% develop metastatic brain tumors, with an average survival time of less than six months. But why non-small-cell lung cancer so often spreads to the brain has been poorly understood. Now scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine have found that nicotine, a non-carcinogenic chemical found in tobacco, actually promotes the spread, or metastasis, of lung cancer cells into the brain. “Based on our findings, […]

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