Today sees the start of Stoptober in England as the Department of Health launch a national stop smoking campaign, and in support here in Scotland, we are launching our own ZAPTOBER campaign to help encourage the Scottish nation to quit smoking!
Imagine living in a world full of predators. You’re walking along and suddenly a saber-toothed tiger is directly in front of you. What do you do?
Without your fight or flight system, you’d probably do nothing. You wouldn’t know to run away and even if you did, you’d have nothing helping you; much like getting into a fight but being unable to use your strength or respond quickly enough.
New research has recently come to light where studies have shown that stiffening of the arteries in humans can be caused by e-cigarettes with nicotine. This is important news for e-cigarette users as heart attacks and strokes are increased in later life with associated arterial stiffness.
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A Canadian tobacco firm has launched a new product; a smokeless cigarette. One of the world’s largest Tobacco firm, Toronto based Philip Morris International (PMI), say their latest innovation is less harmful than other tobacco products. Critics are saying it’s just a ploy to increase and maintain sales in an ever-dwindling market place.
There was big news coming out of the tobacco industry last week when the Food and Drug Administration announced to the world they were aiming to reduce the nicotine in cigarettes to a nonaddictive level.
The head of the Food and Drug Administration mentioned that if cigarettes were eradicated, it would prevent the needless deaths of near enough 500,000 per year in the United States due to nicotine addiction.
In a recent report, there has been an 80% increase of tobacco incidents in top grossing movies between 2015 and 2016. Public health officials are raising concerns that this could have an effect on the behaviour of young people’s smoking habits. This could also determine the behaviour of other adults who are trying to quit smoking as it promotes smoking in a glamorised way. Furthermore, it’s concern as the movies are a place ex-smokers go as it’s a place where you can’t smoke, so it could influence them too.
New figures have been released to show that heart disease deaths have fallen significantly since the introduction of the smoking ban in England. This covered places such as restaurants, pubs and bars.