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1 hr ago | CiteULike

Probing the Smoking-Suicide Association: Do Smoking Policy Interventions Affect Suicide Risk?

To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document. Smokers exhibit elevated risk for suicide, but it is unknown whether smoking interventions reduce suicide risk.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

5 hrs ago | Medical Daily

Parental Favoritism Puts Kids' Health At Risk; Least Favored 4...

Favoritism, more often than not, is written off as friendly, family banter. There's no way your parents could love your brother or sister more than you, right? Not so fast.

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Related Topix: Brigham Young University, Medicine, Health, University of Washington

9 hrs ago | Korea Herald

[Graphic News] Korean men among world's biggest smokers

South Korea recently announced an 80 percent hike in the price of cigarettes in an attempt to curb the country's smoking rate, which was particularly high among adult men. Lorea's male smoking rate stood at 43.7 percent in 2012 and was one of the highest of all members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, according to the Ministry of Health and Welfare.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Asian-American, Korean-American

13 hrs ago | Medical Daily

Salt And Rheumatoid Arthritis: Smokers Who Overconsume Salty Foods Are At Twice The Risk

Hey smokers, your penchant for salty snacks? It's doubling your risk for rheumatoid arthritis , according to a recent study published in the journal Rheumatology . The 386 smokers involved with the study had previously participated in a community intervention program, based in Sweden, nearly eight years prior to the onset of their RA symptoms.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatology

18 hrs ago | The Morning Call

Vapor Galleria promotes 'smoking solutions'

Co-owners and brothers Stephen and Patrick Martin stand behind the counter of the Vapor Galleria at the Tilghman Square Shopping Center in South Whitehall Township. They sell personal vaporizers and accessories.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic)

Sat Sep 13, 2014

KOMO News

Salem, Ore. considers sidewalk smoking ban

The City of Salem is considering banning smoking on some public sidewalks, including the walkways next to Salem Hospital and Willamette University. Mayor Anna Peterson proposed the ban at the request of officials from the hospital and university.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Salem, OR, Willamette University, Salem Hospital, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

WMBF

Horry County follows suit to national 'No smoking' trends

No smoking signs are posted on more and more facilities nationwide, and it's a trend happening right here in our area as well. To help wind down the number of students who smoke, CCU will launch their first student smoke-free clinic this Tuesday September 16. "The clinic is an 8 week program, whenever we first meet in the first session we're just going to do welcome introductions and talk about the free from smoking program.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Horry County, SC, Myrtle Beach, SC

SFGate

Watch The US Slowly But Surely Become A Nation Of Nonsmokers

From the 1940s through the 1970s , the United States was a nation of smokers. Since then though, the turnaround has been gradual but decisive: The map data comes from The Tax Burden on Tobacco, 2012 , an industry compendium first published in 1949.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Harrow Times

Letter of the week: e-cigarettes give mixed message on smoking

What are kiosks selling so-called "e-cigarettes" doing in St Ann's and St George's shopping centres? Cigarettes are kept behind secure counters in the shops and away from children, so is Harrow Borough Council encouraging a message that it's all right to smoke in public places?

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Harrow Times

Call to tackle lifestyle issues

Alcohol, smoking and poor childhood diets are among public health issues that should be targeted by the next government, doctors have said. Measures such as imposing a minimum unit price on alcohol and a ban on selling cigarettes to anyone born after 2000 are being backed by the British Medical Association .

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Examiner.com

Psilocybin in mushrooms can help people quit smoking

A hallucinogen may have a benefit other than 'tripping' after all! In a small study conducted by researchers at John Hopkins University, it was found mushrooms had a remarkable effect on smoking cessation . In a report published on Sept.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Drugs, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic)

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Thorne Today

New stop smoking service in Doncaster

The service is being launched in the run up to the annual Stoptober event when people sign up to the 28-day challenge of an October without cigarettes. People who live or work in Doncaster can contact the new Yorkshire Smokefree service for free expert advice, face to face, over the telephone or online, and stop smoking products to help them quit.

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Science Daily

Favoritism linked to drug use in 'disengaged' families

In families, the perception that parents have a favorite is linked with the less-favored children being twice as likely to use alcohol, cigarettes or drugs. For parents worrying about keeping score and managing perceptions of fairness, one expert has some very simple advice.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Brigham Young University, Parenting, Medicine, Health

Blackburn Citizen

STOPTOBER: Comedians helping Lancashire smokers kick the habit

QUITTING cigarettes is no laughing matter - but some of Britain's top comics are helping Lancashire smokers kick the habit. Just over one in five of the county's population are said to smoke but they are being urged to banish the demon weed as part of the Stoptober initiative.

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KMIZ

'Magic mushrooms' help smokers quit

Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health. Remember, correlation is not causation -- so if a study finds a connection between two things, it doesn't mean that one causes the other.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pharmacology

West Australian

Insight - As Big Tobacco takes up e-cigarettes, investors look ahead

As electronic cigarettes flew off shelves on both sides of the Atlantic in recent years, investors flocked to a business some hope will be the future for tobacco. Now sales growth is slowing from a 2011 peak and private funds are more cautious about the smokeless devices, making it harder for independent e-cigarette firms to raise capital and hitting their share prices.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Medicine, Food and Drug Administration, Health

Express India

Expert panel likely to recommend raising minimum age for smoking to 25

AN expert committee set up by the Health Ministry for recommending amendments to the Tobacco Regulation Act is likely to recommend that the minimum age for smoking be increased to 25 years from the current 18 years. The committee is also in favour of raising fines for tobacco related offences, including smoking in public, but has decided that the increase should be at a reasonable level.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Stile: Christie's smoking-ban veto is noticed beyond N.J.

It was hailed as a straightforward step to protect the public from the dangers of secondhand smoke at crowded beaches and public parks. But now, with the stroke of his pen, Governor Christie has vetoed a bill that would have further limited smoking in public.

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Related Topix: Chris Christie, US Governors, Health, Medicine, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, US Politics, New Jersey

WNYC-AM New York

FDA Approves New Diet Pill That's Made Of Old Medicines

After years of study and lots of questions from the Food and Drug Administration questions, a pill called Contrave finally got the agency's OK Thursday. It's the third diet medicine to get the regulatory go-ahead in recent years.

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Medicine, Zyban, Wellbutrin, Bupropion (generic), Alcoholism

Examiner.com

Dangers of smoking around your dog

We all know the health issues people experience from smoking cigarettes. While some dispute the dangers of second-hand smoke, others acknowledge it and do not smoke around non-smokers.

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