Month: May 2012

World No Tobacco Day

Even now, when the world celebrates the 25th anniversary of World No Tobacco Day, the members of a small village in Andhra Pradesh has promised to declare tobacco-free place on Thursday. The next day set aside to focus awareness on…

Say no to tobacco

Tobacco is the biggest enemy of public health. This is not an exaggeration to make a statement.For the effects of tobacco use, as we all know is destructive and widespread. Not many people know that tobacco is a major cause of…

Ban the sale of tobacco and alcohol

Noted cardiologist G.K. Sinha on Sunday said it was time to introduce a ban on tobacco and alcohol, to prevent life-threatening disease claiming a heavy burden. He said after release of the book “Your heart is a cardiologist and you are…

Help teens to quit smoking

Mobile Foundation announced a partnership with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), a part of the National Institutes of Health to use text messages to help teens and young adults to quit smoking. Developed by experts of quitting, SmokefreeTXT provides specific…

Remove the smoke

Congratulations! You are about to experience a new freedom … and a new life. Just dropping a cigarette, because you know it’s a healthy thing to do “is not the only factor. Of course, I want you healthy, but there…

Australia Confronts tobacco companies

The Australian government said on Thursday that the release is available cigarette brands on the market was an act of desperation coming from the British American Tobacco Australia (BATA), which recently launched a new brand, which sells for only $…

Quitting smoking alternative

Acupuncture and hypnosis are advertised as a drug-free ways to help smokers quit, and there is some evidence that they work, according to new studies. There are still many questions – including how effective alternative treatments can be, and how…

Consequences of smoking

Every day in Ireland, 16 people died as a result of smoking. One of two smokers will die prematurely as a direct consequence of being a smoker. Smoking kills more people each year in Ireland than road accidents, suicides, drugs,…