Month: March 2010

A Total Smoking Ban is Necessary

Doctors have forewarned that anything else than a total prohibition on smoking especially in public places is inadmissible if the country wish to fight the bad effects of cigarettes smoke. A lot of young people are being cured for smoking-related…

Smokers die, BAT thrives

JOHANNESBURG – Every cigarette packet these days carries a dire health warning – but British American Tobacco (JSE:BTI) CEO Paul Adams has no doubts about the health of his company. In the annual report on one of the JSE’s biggest…

Smoking lowers your IQ

Smoking has long been known to damage lungs and cause heart disease. But it could also lower your IQ, research has found. Young people who smoke regularly are likely to have markedly lower intelligence levels than those who do not…

Free help quitting

Reading Hospital’s Tobacco-Free Wellness Center offers free smoking cessation classes taught by trained addiction specialists. The state-funded program also provides free nicotine replacement products like the patch and nicotine gum. The next eight-week “Breathe Easy: How to Quit Class,” begins…

Call to ban smoking in cars

The dangers of exposing children to cigarette smoke were widely reported today. Many newspapers have focussed on a call for smoking to be banned in all vehicles, parks and play areas, as an extension of the current smoking ban. The…