Month: August 2012

Ban tobacco on Campus

The University of Maine at Augusta will prohibit tobacco use, beginning in January, joining a growing number of colleges and universities in Maine and across the country. The policy will “promote the campus culture of health and environmental responsibility,” President…

Pharmacy to help quit smoking project

The Department of Health is expanding its second generation “quit”, the project includes 1,000 drugstores in designated areas where smokers can get drugs for smoking cessation. The program, which began on March 1, offers up to 16 weeks of medical…

Quitting smoking, weight gain

Former smokers get up to 4 kg to 5 kg in weight after getting rid of this habit, and academics. Researchers from Britain and France found that former smokers were on average 4.67kg in the 12 months after quitting. Most…