Month: July 2011

Huge market potential in smoking cessation

BEIJING – Beijing resident Li Xinhua recently walked into a smoking cessation clinic in the city’s Chaoyang Hospital. Compared to other outpatient clinics, which often have long lines waiting outside, the smoking cessation clinic was not very busy at all.…

Children imitate smoking parents

Parents who smoke in front of their children have a negative influence on them, contributing indirectly to the growing number of child smokers. Some smoke in front of their children at home; others even send their kids to nearby shops…

Hot dogs as dangerous as cigarettes

INDIANAPOLIS — Instead of grouping hot dogs with Mom and apple pie, a national medical group wants you to consider them as bad for your health as cigarettes. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a Washington, D.C., group that promotes…

Websites offer help for teens efforts to stop smoking

According to the Center for Young Women’s Health, (www.youngwomenshealth.org/smokeinfo.html) cigarettes contain about 4,000 chemicals, including some that are downright poisonous: • Nicotine: declared a deadly poison. • Arsenic: found in rat poison. • Methane: found in rocket fuel. • Ammonia:…