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'Close the Gap': indigenous urged to quit smoking

By Tasha Impey When a 41-year-old Aboriginal man's heart age in relation to his actual age was calculated at 69, the nurse attributed it directly to his unhealthy lifestyle and chronic smoking addiction. To view this media, please enabled Javascript in
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Anti-Tobacco Groups Lobby DC Council

Tobacco use is the No. 1 reason. We can eliminate cardiovascular disease – it's preventable. Just quit smoking." "My dad had quadruple bypass surgery last year. He started smoking at 12. I harped on it all my life. His surgeon told him he has to quit
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Be a quitter

By Susan Boling– Don't be fooled by tobacco myths, you can quit smoking. The number of smokers in California is down to 13.3 percent, but Lake County statistic are 17 percent. This results in higher rates of heart disease, hypertension and diabetes,
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Anti-Tobacco Groups Lobby DC Council

Chicago participates in LGBT Health Awareness Week with quit smoking campaign

by Anthony Morgano (profile) Chicago, IL — It's the 10th Annual LGBT Health Awareness Week and the Chicago Department of Health is encouraging the community to quit smoking. Researchers, including the American Lung Association, believe that there is a
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'Close the Gap': indigenous urged to quit smoking

By Tasha Impey When a 41-year-old Aboriginal man's heart age in relation to his actual age was calculated at 69, the nurse attributed it directly to his unhealthy lifestyle and chronic smoking addiction. To view this media, please enabled Javascript in
See all stories on this topic »

ABC Online

Anti-Tobacco Groups Lobby DC Council

Tobacco use is the No. 1 reason. We can eliminate cardiovascular disease – it's preventable. Just quit smoking." "My dad had quadruple bypass surgery last year. He started smoking at 12. I harped on it all my life. His surgeon told him he has to quit
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Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart Need to Stop Smoking!

Stop smoking and think positive if you want to live longer

Beierle, who's mentally sharp and lives on her own, suspects that she's still around because of “good living,” which she describes as no smoking or drinking, and good luck. “I can't complain,” she said . “I haven't had anything serious [the] matter
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STOP SMOKING IN 2012 – HOW TO STAY DISCIPLINED

Giving up smoking is high on the agenda for many people when a new year comes around. It doesn't matter if it hasn't quite gone to plan so far, there's plenty of time left in 2012 to stop smoking for good. Many people make the mistake of using products
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Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart Need to Stop Smoking!

They're both heavy smokers! The Breaking Dawn lovebirds have been puffing on "cancer sticks" for years, and their both so young! Hasn't anyone ever told RPattz and KStew about the serious dangers of smoking? In addition to heath risks such as emphysema
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Altria and Anti-Smokers Aim to Close Roll-Your-Own Shops

U.S. government attacks tobacco

The US government hopes these stark but real images of former smokers will get people to quit smoking cigarettes. The national campaign in the United States is costing about $54 million over the year, which is nearly nothing compared to the amount
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Smoking cessation programme involving acupuncture well received

The programme, which is subvented by the Department of Health (DH), has helped many smokers to quit the habit since its launch in April 2010. The programme is a joint effort by the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Pok Oi Hospital
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Altria and Anti-Smokers Aim to Close Roll-Your-Own Shops

Todd Ridge stopped smoking Camel Lights last year after taxes pushed the price to $4.60 a pack. Now he makes his own cigarettes at the Liberty Tobacco store in Archdale, North Carolina, cutting his habit's cost in half. Over the past 4 1/2 years,
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Altria and Anti-Smokers Aim to Close Roll-Your-Own Shops

Todd Ridge stopped smoking Camel Lights last year after taxes pushed the price to $4.60 a pack. Now he makes his own cigarettes at the Liberty Tobacco store in Archdale, North Carolina, cutting his habit's cost in half. Over the past 4 1/2 years,
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Bloomberg

Quit smoking, win prizes

The Manitoba Lung Association is partnering with the province to host the second annual Manitoba Quits contest. Any Manitoban over 18 who has been a daily smoker for the past year can enter the contest by pledging to stay smoke-free for the entire
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Win Quit Smoking therapy sessions

Hopefully at the end of the session you will be free of your smoking habit and will feel incredibly proud of yourself and ready to enjoy a longer, healthier life. Win Quit Smoking therapy sessions.
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Chicago participates in LGBT Health Awareness Week with quit smoking campaign

New CDC Ads Encourage People to Quit Smoking « ACS CAN

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QuitSmoking.com Launches New "Quitting Smoking Timeline" Video Demonstrating …

World's number one quit smoking site releases "Quitting Smoking Timeline" video emphasizing the positive effects of quitting smoking and how the body quickly restores itself to health. Research shows that smoking leads to deadly diseases such as cancer
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Chicago participates in LGBT Health Awareness Week with quit smoking campaign

by Anthony Morgano (profile) Chicago, IL — It's the 10th Annual LGBT Health Awareness Week and the Chicago Department of Health is encouraging the community to quit smoking. Researchers, including the American Lung Association, believe that there is a
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ChicagoPride.com

New CDC Ads Encourage People to Quit Smoking « ACS CAN

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Obama Administration Appeals Ruling on Tobacco Graphic Warning Labels

HomeNewsObama Administration Appeals Ruling on Tobacco Graphic Warning Labels

March 6, 2012   On Monday, the Obama administration appealed a decision by U.S. District Judge Richard Leon that found the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulation requiring tobacco companies to put large, graphic health warnings on cigarette packages and advertising to be unconstitutional. Congress passed the law in 2009 ordering the FDA to adopt the regulation, which requires color warning labels big enough to cover the top 50% of cigarette packs front and back panels, and the top 20% of print advertisements. Last week, Judge Leon ruled that requiring tobacco companies to use the graphic labels, which included images of rotting teeth and diseased lungs, was a violation of their free speech rights under the constitution. On Monday, the Obama administration filed its appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-usa-tobacco-labelstre8241rb-20120305,0,6752486.story

Mar 06, 2012
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Obama Administration Appeals Ruling on Tobacco Graphic Warning Labels
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For Many Asian New Yorkers, Smoking Is Still a Way of Life

HomeNewsFor Many Asian New Yorkers, Smoking Is Still a Way of Life

March 2, 2012   On a cool, damp afternoon in Flushing, Queens, Seung Jun stood outside on Main Street on Thursday, a smoker among his peers. He unsheathed a Parliament and took a long drag, as though he were taking in a breath of relief. All around him, other Asian men engaged in the same ritual, on the sidewalks, in doorways and on bicycles. Here, in the heart of the city’s largest Asian community, smoking is still a way of life.  The city’s Asian population has been stubbornly resistant to the otherwise successful efforts by the Bloomberg administration to curb smoking among New Yorkers.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/02/nyregion/asian-new-yorkers-resist-anti-smoking-efforts.html?_r=2

Mar 06, 2012
Report: Tobacco Companies and Convenience Stores Partner to Market Tobacco Products
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Obama Administration Appeals Ruling on Tobacco Graphic Warning Labels
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Study: Broad Anti-Smoking Vaccination Not Worth the Cost
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Smokeless Tobacco Use By Miami Teens Up 69 Percent: Study
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Federal Judge Blocks Anti-Smoking Images Required on Tobacco Products

HomeNewsFederal Judge Blocks Anti-Smoking Images Required on Tobacco Products

March 1, 2012   A federal mandate requiring tobacco companies to place graphic images on their products warning of the dangers of smoking was tossed out Wednesday by a judge in Washington, with the judge saying the requirements were a violation of free speech.  The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act passed in 2009 would have required nine alternating graphic health warnings covering half of cigarette packs and 20% of cigarette advertisements. A group of tobacco companies led by R.J. Reynolds and Lorillard had sued, saying the warnings would be cost-prohibitive, and would dominate and damage the packaging and promotion of their brands. The legal question was whether the new labeling was purely factual and accurate in nature or was designed to discourage use of the products. Federal Judge Richard Leon ruled that the graphic warning requirement was a violation of the First Amendment, saying the graphic images “were crafted to evoke a strong emotional response calculated to provoke the viewer to quit or never start smoking.”

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http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/29/us/tobacco-warnings/?hpt=hp_bn10

Mar 06, 2012
Report: Tobacco Companies and Convenience Stores Partner to Market Tobacco Products
Read the full story Mar 06, 2012
Obama Administration Appeals Ruling on Tobacco Graphic Warning Labels
Read the full story Mar 06, 2012
Study: Broad Anti-Smoking Vaccination Not Worth the Cost
Read the full story Mar 05, 2012
Smokeless Tobacco Use By Miami Teens Up 69 Percent: Study
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