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J&J Philippines, PCCP help Filipino dissonant smokers quit the habit

Global healthcare company Johnson & Johnson Philippines (J&J), through its consumer health brand Nicorette, has partnered with the Philippine College of Chest Physicians (PCCP) to help Filipino smokers receive support as they work toward quitting the habit for good. Alongside existing efforts, J&J and the PCCP will be developing a new smoking cessation module that will be used for training healthcare practitioners in giving counsel and recommending treatment to dissonant smokers. The module will kick off with Lung Center of the Philippines as its first […]

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1.1. billion people smoked in 2019. But the U.S. had fewer smokers.

Although smoking has decreased in the United States since the 1990s, new research shows there was a global record high of 1.1 billion people who smoked in 2019.  Published on Thursday, the number of smokers was directly tied to population growth, a new peer-reviewed study published in the medical journal The Lancet claims. The study stated that in the last 30 years, smoking tobacco accounted for over 200 million deaths. The annual economic costs exceeded $1 trillion.  “I’m not surprised at all. Tobacco use smoking is still the No. 1 preventable […]

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Use of new tobacco products hits record high among youth smokers, HKU Youth Quitline survey finds – India Education | Latest Education News India | Global Educational News

Use of new tobacco products hits record high among youth smokers, HKU Youth Quitline survey finds – India Education | Latest Education News India | Global Educational News | Recent Educational News Home International News Use of new tobacco products hits record high among youth smokers, HKU Youth Quitline survey finds Source link

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Smokers at greater risk of severe Covid-19 complications

PUTRAJAYA: Smokers who contract Covid-19 are at risk of developing severe complications such as liver and kidney failure as well as acute respiratory distress syndrome, says Deputy Health Minister Datuk Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali. He said the data was obtained through a study by the Health Ministry (MOH) involving 5,889 Covid-19 patients treated nationwide from Feb 1 to May 31,2020. Of those patients, 791 were smokers (773 men and 18 women) with the majority aged 30 and above, he said. “The findings show that smokers are almost […]

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Younger Smokers Are More Likely to Quit Than Older Smokers

Younger smokers are more likely to try to quit smoking than older smokers. Not surprisingly, those who smoked less often were more likely to be successful. That’s according to a 4-country survey conducted between 2002 and 2014. The results of the survey were published in Addiction. The researchers analyzed survey results from 15,874 smokers in 4 age groups: 18-24, 25-39, 40-54, and 55+ years. The smokers participated in the International Tobacco Control Policy Cohort Survey conducted in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. The […]

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