Jeff Reinartz: Raising the cigarette tax won’t stop smoking – Post-Bulletin

February 28, 2013 by  
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Jeff Reinartz: Raising the cigarette tax won't stop smoking
Post-Bulletin
The chuckle was in response to reading that one of the intended outcomes of the tax increase is the lowering of treatment costs for smoking related illness after all those smokers quit in order to save money. I had always said I was going to quit

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Quit Smoking — The Benefits Are Huge For Older Adults, Study Says – Huffington Post

February 24, 2013 by  
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Quit Smoking — The Benefits Are Huge For Older Adults, Study Says
Huffington Post
"Moreover, smokers are affected at a significantly younger age than individuals who have never smoked or have stopped smoking," he added. For example, a 60-year-old smoker has the same risk of heart attack as a 79-year-old non-smoker and the same risk

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SPECIAL REPORT: Stomp out Smoking – WTVM

February 22, 2013 by  
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SPECIAL REPORT: Stomp out Smoking
WTVM
Ecigarettes are the newest way people manage to stop smoking, and they look like real cigarettes at first. They don't use smoke; instead, they use water vapor with little or no nicotine. Doctors claim ecigarettes can be safer because they don't have

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Study Shows Greater Efforts Needed to Convince Older People to Stop Smoking … – SeniorJournal.com

February 21, 2013 by  
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Study Shows Greater Efforts Needed to Convince Older People to Stop Smoking
SeniorJournal.com
Feb. 20, 2013 – German researchers are urging more emphasis on encouraging older people to stop smoking, after learning in a study of people age 50 to 74 that the positive results from smoking cessation occur in just a few months. Professor Hermann

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UPenn Health System to Stop Hiring Tobacco Users – NBC 10 Philadelphia

February 20, 2013 by  
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UPenn Health System to Stop Hiring Tobacco Users
NBC 10 Philadelphia
Cigarette smokers, cigar puffers and tobacco chewers need not apply for work at one of the area's largest health systems. The University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) plans to stop hiring tobacco-users in the coming months. The ban goes into
UPenn health system to stop hiring tobacco users, except at NJ facilitiesNJ.com

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Should ALL smokers over 40 be tested for cancer? – Daily Mail

February 19, 2013 by  
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Should ALL smokers over 40 be tested for cancer?
Daily Mail
Indeed, a recent U.S. study following 50,000 smokers or former smokers found that in five years, there was a 20 per cent decrease in lung cancer mortality in a group offered routine CT screening. Maria Arundel's husband first fell ill in January 2009

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New hurdle might help smokers stop – Columbus Dispatch

February 17, 2013 by  
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New hurdle might help smokers stop
Columbus Dispatch
The trend is national, prompted by insurance policies that offer discounts for smoke-free buildings, which are less likely to catch fire, and by customer demand; living next door to a smoker can be stinky, and those with allergies are exposed in common

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Get Your Health Insurer to Help you Quit Smoking – Fox Business

February 16, 2013 by  
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Get Your Health Insurer to Help you Quit Smoking
Fox Business
If you have set up housekeeping elsewhere, there are a few things you can do to get the help you need to stop smoking. Pick up the phone and call your insurance company. Although smoking cessation coverage may not be required in your state, your plan

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Hey Cigarette Smokers, Maybe We Should Stop Flicking Our Butts? – Gothamist

February 15, 2013 by  
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Hey Cigarette Smokers, Maybe We Should Stop Flicking Our Butts?
Gothamist
Which doesn't mean stop smoking in your apartment if you are allowed to (personally, I actually like the effort it takes to go out for a puff). But just, y'know, try not to blow smoke in people's faces, and don't light up while you are still on the

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As I see it: How a doctor who smoked finally stopped – Corvallis Gazette Times

February 14, 2013 by  
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As I see it: How a doctor who smoked finally stopped
Corvallis Gazette Times
The Jan. 3 article, “No ifs, ands or butts: Benton tobacco ban starts,” quoted fairgrounds manager Lonnie Wunder's prediction that, despite the new policy that bans all types of tobacco products on Benton County property, “You're not going to make a

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