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Britain May Officially License Vapes as Smoking Cessation Medical Products

The British Medical Association supports these developments and has suggested that e-cigarettes are licensed as medicine. As part of the drive to create a “smoke free” England by 2030, a review commissioned by the Department of Health is expected to recommend promoting e-cigarettes as less harmful alternatives for existing smokers, when it releases its report later this month. Javed Khan was appointed by Health Secretary Sajid Javid to lead the inquiry in February. “In my review I have considered a range of critical interventions that will make […]

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These stroke tips from Pueblo’s Parkview Medical Center could save lives

A stroke victim undergoes rehabilitation with a physical therapist. May is National Stroke Awareness Month in the U.S.

Someone in the United States suffers a stroke roughly every 40 seconds, Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo has said as the United States marks National Stroke Awareness Month in May.  Parkview last year cared for 469 patients who had an ischemic stroke, caused by a blocked artery; hemorrhagic stroke, caused by a leaking blood vessel, or a transient ischemic attack, often called a TIA or mini-stroke, in which a person has symptoms like those of a stroke, lasting only a few minutes. Throughout the month of May, the medical […]

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Attacks On Vaping, Politically Timed

Friday, 25 June 2021, 11:35 amPress Release: Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy Alarmist media stories on vaping are politically timed to inflict the most damage on a practice that’s saving thousands of New Zealanders’ lives, claims a leading Tobacco Harm Reduction advocate. Her comments follow a frontpage nationwide newspaper story, headlined ‘Vaping – at 10’. “Why don’t we see ‘Smoking – at 10’, ‘Drinking – at 10’, ‘Drugs – at 10’ media stories? It’s all about vaping, which is ironic given it’s the least harmful,” says Nancy Loucas, […]

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Asthma And Respiratory Foundation Informs Teens: Don’t Get Sucked Into Vaping

Wednesday, 26 May 2021, 1:27 pmPress Release: Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand This week, there has been extensive media coverage talking about the vaping epidemic in high schools across the country. Both school principals and researchers have warned that this is a very real issue. Education around vaping is vital, and the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) provide this with their website ‘Don’t Get Sucked In’. The website includes information and resources on vaping to encourage teens not to try vaping (or smoking) in […]

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