Category Archives: Stop Smoking News

Management of Obesity in Heart Patients Needs More Attention, Study Finds

At the time of hospitalization, 34.9% of patients were obese and 46.0% were overweight. About 16 months after hospitalization, 86% of patients who were obese during hospitalization were still obese, and 14% of patients who were overweight continued to gain weight, until they met the standard for obesity, which was defined as a BMI of 30 kg/m2 or above; overweight was defined as a BMI of 25 to 30 kg/m2. Women under the age of 55 were particularly affected, with nearly half involved in the study being obese. […]

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Philip Morris has beaten the earnings quote. Why is the inventory down?

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font size Philip Morris sees the momentum of low-risk products gaining momentum. Fabrice Coffrini / AFP via Getty Images Philip Morris International Shares fell on Tuesday following the second-quarter results of tobacco giants as the market responded to slightly lower-than-expected year-round guidance. The CFO says the company is “going in the right direction.” Philip Morris (Ticker: PM) said it generated $ 2.17 billion, or $ 1.39 per share, from $ 1.25 per share in the year-ago quarter. Adjusted revenue, excluding non-recurring items, was $ 1.57 per share. […]

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Malaysia should copy New Zealand’s strategy, says vape group

by HARIZAH KAMEL / pic by BLOOMBERG MALAYSIA should emulate New Zealand’s strategy of using vape as a medium for smoking cessation. Malaysian Vape Industry Advocacy president Rizani Zakaria said New Zealand has succeeded in creating an eco-system involving various parties including consumers, industry players, the government and the country’s health agency. “From their collaborative efforts, New Zealand is expected to succeed in achieving its goal of becoming a smoke-free nation,” he said in a statement yesterday. Last March, the New Zealand government introduced the “Vape to QuitStrong” […]

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Support your lung health during smoke season

Jul. 18—With the early start of this year’s fire season, it is important to support respiratory health as we endure poor air conditions. There are many ways to maintain and better your lung health, but the first step is learning more about how lungs work and why they are so important. The lungs take in oxygen through the windpipe, which branches into two airways called bronchi. These airways lead into the lungs and become increasingly narrow until they end in alveoli, commonly referred to as air sacs. […]

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First District bringing back tobacco cessation courses in Minot

MINOT, N.D. – First District Health Unit will host its first tobacco cessation class since February of last year. The first class will be held on Aug. 12, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the First District South Building in Minot. After that, it will be at the same location on the second Thursday of every month. The class teaches people what resources to use in order to stop smoking and vaping. Leaders of the class say they are happy it’s back. “It feels so good […]

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Letter from Jo Churchill to Michael Brodie, PHE chief executive

From: Jo Churchill MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Prevention, Public Health and Primary Care 39 Victoria Street London SW1H 0EU To: Michael Brodie Chief Executive Public Health England Wellington House 133 to 155 Waterloo Road London SE1 8UG Dear Michael, Public Health England strategic remit and priorities I would like to thank all Public Health England (PHE) staff who have worked relentlessly since its establishment in 2013 to protect and improve the public’s health. COVID-19 represents the greatest health challenge in living memory. Everyone working […]

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UNLV proposes smoke and tobacco-free campus policy

UNLV campus (Las Vegas Review-Journal file photo)

UNLV is considering a new policy that would prohibit on-campus smoking and tobacco use. If approved, the change would ban smoking — including the use of electronic cigarettes — and tobacco products such as chewing tobacco in all university spaces, both indoors and outdoors. It would apply to students, employees, contractors and vendors, and visitors. Under state law, smoking in any form is already prohibited in indoor workplaces, including spaces owned or occupied by the Nevada System of Higher Education. But UNLV students and staff are allowed […]

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Boulder’s electronic smoking device regulations still unclear

There is continued confusion around how to best define language that would clarify Boulder’s code regulating and taxing electronic smoking devices. After being directed to discuss the matter by Boulder City Council, the city’s Cannabis Licensing and Advisory Board on Tuesday agreed that it does not have a good way to distinguish between the various smoking devices. “CLAB doesn’t have a definitive test differentiating cannabis and tobacco vaporizers,” board member Brian Keegan said. This conversation began publicly last month when staff proposed a code change that would […]

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Pear Therapeutics Stock – A Digital Therapeutics Platform

It seems mental health is on everyone’s mind of late. Our MBAs have been working like crazy to keep up with what has suddenly become a very tech-dominated industry, especially in the area of telehealth. It wasn’t that long ago (nearly 18 months to be exact) that we first published a list of some of the leading companies offering various riffs on computerized cognitive behavioral therapy. Apparently, that was just the beginning. In 2020, as the world suffered a collective mental breakdown, investors poured more than $1.5 […]

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A walking partner improves fitness, commitment | Health

If you’ve read Dr. Victor Sierpina’s weekly column for any period of time, you likely will have read the phrase “motion is lotion” when it comes to the benefits of exercise. Research has shown that 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic exercise plus some weight training will improve your quality of life. These benefits include increased strength, better balance, decreased pain, improved functional capacity, reduced risk of fracture, improved cardiac health and reduced risk of death by 33 percent when compared to those who don’t exercise. One […]

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