Monday, May 28, 2018
Supporting Men > Smoking

Estimated 20,000 smokers in Northland

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503450&objectid=11967269 Quit smoking— hundreds of Northlanders have and others are urged to follow suit as part of their New Year's resolution. That's the message from the Northland District Health Board which says a further 10 per cent hike in taxes on cigarette and tobacco products from today should be another incentive to

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E-cigarettes are a gateway to smoking

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3917136/E-cigarettes-gateway-smoking-Experts-say-high-usage-leads-teenagers-real-thing.html The researchers, whose work is published in the JAMA medical journal, wrote: 'In this study of adolescents, vaping more frequently was associated with a higher risk of more frequent and heavy smoking six months later.' They found that of those who never vaped at the beginning of the study, only 0.9

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Does plain packaging work ?

http://www.healthline.com/health-news/does-plain-packaging-on-tobacco-products-work#3 Plain packaging is meant to reduce the overall attractiveness of tobacco products. Some countries have adopted drab colors for the packs. These moves have also increased the noticeability of the current tobacco health warnings that are on the packages. In addition, banning trademarks, logos, and other design features is intended to prevent

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Women who smoke during pregnancy are more likely to rear children who are involved in delinquency

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11493581 A study released this week suggests women who smoke during pregnancy are more likely to rear children who are involved in delinquency. The Australian Institute of Family Studies reports 12- to 13-year-olds whose mothers smoked frequently during pregnancy were 18% more likely to engage in crime than those whose mothers didn't

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42% of all cigarettes smoked in England by people with mental health problems

https://theconversation.com/no-smoke-without-fire-the-link-between-smoking-and-mental-health-44620 The figure is stark: 42% of all cigarettes smoked in England are consumed by people with mental health problems. So while the life expectancy of the general population continues to climb, those with a severe mental health problem have their lives cut short by up to 30 years – in

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