Month: August 2009

Around Town: Quit smoking

Merced Health Education Department is hosting a seven-week course, “Freedom from Smoking,” on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. until Oct. 6, at 563 W. 26th St. The class is free. For more information or to preregister, call (209) 384-6533.…

Smoking ‘myth’ in need of debunking

The myth that quitting smoking is hard for mental health patients needs to be debunked, an Australian academic says. Dr Sharon Lawn, of Flinders University in South Australia, says it is a “culturally entrenched myth” in the mental health sector…

Congress for a tobacco-free Chennai

CHENNAI: The anti-tobacco campaign in the city is gaining momentum with the PMK and the Congress, the main opposition parties in the elected council of the Chennai Corporation, calling for tobacco in all forms to be banned in the metropolis.…

What Is Being Done to Reduce Tobacco Use?

The latest edition of the Tobacco Atlas estimates that 6 million people a year die from tobacco-related illnesses, emphasizing the importance of anti-tobacco measures in the U.S. and around the world. Tobacco Atlas Released An estimated 6 million people worldwide…