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February 7, 2013 Annelle S., 64, who has paranoid schizophrenia, took an urgent drag on a cigarette at a supervised outdoor smoke break at Southeast Louisiana Hospital. Read More.
February 7, 2013 The turning point for David Hammond came about six months ago, when he was standing in a checkout line at his local grocery store in Waterloo, Ont. Read More.
February 6, 2013 Championing tobacco over food is unexpected in Utah, especially at the expense of children. Read more.
February 6, 2013 People with mental illness are 70 percent more likely to smoke cigarettes than people without mental illness, two federal health agencies reported Tuesday. Read More.
February 5, 2013 IN 2009, PRESIDENT Obama signed the Tobacco Control Act, which gave the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority over tobacco products. Read More.
February 5, 2013 Reduced nicotine metabolism is associated with a greater number of cigarettes smoked per day and increased levels of dependence in adolescent smokers, researchers report. Read More.
February 4, 2013 A group of Democratic senators introduced a bill Thursday that would close tax loopholes for tobacco companies, generating $3.6 billion in revenue over 10 years. Read More.
February 4, 2013 “Not smoking before an operation reduces the risk of complications such as infection, disturbances in the healing process, and blood clots by 50 percent,” wrote Peter Friberg, chairman of the Swedish Medical Society (Svenska Läkaresällskapet), in an opinion piece in the Dagens Nyheter newspaper (DN) published on Monday. Read More.
February 1, 2013 Stormont-Vail HealthCare has teamed up with University of Kansas Hospital on a study looking at helping smokers quit while they’re a captive audience - hospital patients. Read More.
February 1, 2013 Addiction is like disease, able to cripple your body and mind. The only difference is that, with addiction, you have a choice in the matter, and you can either let it consume your life or decide to fight back. Read More.
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