Chicago participates in LGBT Health Awareness Week with quit smoking campaign

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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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How To Quit Smoking The Healthy Way

Many smokers believe that quitting is mostly a matter of getting rid of the tobacco and relying on sheer will power to stop. These things can help, but quitting doesn’t need to be so difficult. There are plenty of options available for those who want to give up smoking.

When attempting to quit smoking, you should aim to ban smoking within the home. If you must go out of your way to smoke, quitting is much simpler. If you are banned to the outside when it’s cold, without a computer or television to relieve boredom, this could help in kicking this habit sooner.

Let your family and friends know that you are going to quit smoking. Encouragement from those you trust the most can act as one of the greatest motivations for continuing forward with your commitment. Have them remind you frequently of the reasons why you are quitting.

While there’s not a person alive who doesn’t realize the tremendous harm we do to our bodies by smoking cigarettes, there are still tens of millions of people smoking in the U.S. today. Once you’re hooked on smoking, a strange dynamic comes into play. People who have never smoked can be quite arrogant in their disdain for the habit, with a holier-than-thou attitude that can be quite annoying. In fact, this type of attitude most often engenders resentment against that person, while oddly, reinforcing your desire to smoke.

Recent laws, prohibiting smoking in restaurants and bars, are expanding to public places in outdoor venues. Sure, it’s reasonable that smokers should not subject non-smokers to this poisonous substance, but it doesn’t help anyone quit. One state has even enacted legislation prohibiting smoking in your own car!

It’s clear that you need to be personally motivated to quit. Your doctor’s warnings and chastisements don’t work. What will work is motivation that is personally significant. One thing that there’s no shortage of is quit smoking information articles, websites, stop smoking helplines and quit smoking forums.

Perhaps you think it is impossible to quit smoking. In most cases, it is possible if the smoker knows about the most efficient methods. You will learn that just like anything else in the world, the more information you have, the easier it is. This is the same for learning ways to stop smoking. Read on for tips that will help you kick the habit once and for all.

Look for opportunities to incorporate exercise into your daily routine. Exercising can make quitting smoking much more attractive when you notice the immediate improvement of lung capacity. Also, you can prevent weight gain by staying active. Although you get tremendous benefits from the endorphin’s produced through exercise, it won’t replace the nicotine high, but at least it will help calm down your cravings to smoke.

Plan ahead for how you will handle stressful events that might arise. For smokers, the way to deal with a stressful situation is to light a cigarette. Having a plan in place will ensure you don’t fall prey to your cravings. Have a backup plan in case the first plan doesn’t work.

The central business district of Brisbane the mall was declared a non smoking area. In the 6 months since 10, 000 people have been warned not to smoke. This has been seen as such a success other areas want to follow and other cities as well.

The writing is on the wall the trend is obvious and there is no going back. So you might as well quit before you are squeezed out of society.

There are already smoking booths in some airports. Most places now have squeezed the smoker out the door and on to the edge of the road. No smoking in offices, no smoking even on many city construction sites.

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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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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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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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Nicotine Patches Fail Most Pregnant Smokers

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March 1, 2012   Nicotine replacement therapy is widely used to help smokers kick the habit, but new research published in the New England Journal of Medicine raises major doubts about its effectiveness during pregnancy. The largest clinical trial ever to examine the use of nicotine patches in this setting found little evidence that treatment helps pregnant women stop smoking. Adherence to therapy was very low, with fewer than 1 in 10 women still wearing the patches after one month. Most women who smoke are highly motivated to stop when they become pregnant, but many are not successful. Researcher Tim Coleman, MD, of the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom, says it is clear that standard-dose nicotine replacement therapy is not a useful strategy for helping them achieve their goal. And at this point, it’s not clear if nicotine replacement is totally safe for pregnant women. “These women had high-quality behavioral support, yet most of them only stayed on the treatment for two to four weeks,” Coleman says. “This suggests that either they did not trust that the treatment was safe for their babies or that it wasn’t working for them.”

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Study: Broad Anti-Smoking Vaccination Not Worth the Cost

HomeNewsStudy: Broad Anti-Smoking Vaccination Not Worth the Cost

March 6, 2012   A vaccination campaign to prevent teenagers from taking up smoking would be too expensive to recommend, according to Australian researchers who looked at the costs and benefits of anti-nicotine shots in development. No anti-smoking vaccines are on the market yet, but several have been tested in humans and there is considerable interest developing vaccines to reduce smoking rates and prevent youths from becoming smokers in the first place. Taking into account the effectiveness of the experimental vaccines designed to help smokers quit, researchers concluded that the drugs would need to be cheaper, require fewer doses, and get better results for widespread preventive vaccination of teens to be worthwhile. Lead Researcher Coral Gartner said that based on her results, a smoking vaccination program for teens is unlikely to receive public funding. “Rather than seeking technological fixes like preventive vaccination, we should focus on strategies that have greater potential to discourage smoking uptake and encourage quitting,” she said.

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How Canada’s New Warnings Look on Actual Cigarette Packages

HomeNewsHow Canada’s New Warnings Look on Actual Cigarette Packages

February 29, 2012   As of March 21, 2012, all cigarettes manufactured or imported must have the new warnings covering 75% of the package front and back.  Retailers have until June 18, 2012 to sell their old inventory before being required to only sell cigarettes with new warnings. Some packages displaying the new warnings appeared in early March, 2012.

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Smokeless Tobacco Use By Miami Teens Up 69 Percent: Study

HomeNewsSmokeless Tobacco Use By Miami Teens Up 69 Percent: Study

March 5, 2012   High school students in Miami-Dade County may not be puffing as much, but they’ve turned to chewing and dipping instead. From 2005 to 2010, the number of high school students using smokeless tobacco products shot up 69.2 percent in the county, according to the Florida Department of Health. Meanwhile, the Miami-Dade Department of Health has previously reported that smoking by Florida high school students decreased 43.4 percent from 1998 to 2006.

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