Category: Addiction

Cheaper health packages for women

The Dubai Health Authority has launched cost-effective health packages at some of its primary healthcare centres. The three packages encourage women to go for health screenings and are suited for diabetics as well as those who wish to quit smoking.…

E-cigarettes: Threat or therapy?

Are e-cigarettes less harmful than real cigarettes? Advocates say they help smokers quit. But health officials aren’t so sure. Following the lead of at least 10 other communities in Massachusetts, the Boston Public Health Commission last week voted to ban…

What are the risks of using smokeless tobacco?

Smokeless tobacco products are not a safe substitute for tobacco smoking. Harmful health effects include: Mouth, tongue and throat cancer Cancer in the esophagus (the swallowing tube that goes from your mouth to your stomach) Stomach cancer Pancreatic cancer Increased…

Help with the physical part of addiction

Remember, tobacco addiction is both mental and physical. For most people, the best way to quit will be some combination of medicine, a method to change personal habits, and emotional support. Nicotine replacement therapy As mentioned earlier, the nicotine in…

Increase cigarette tax

As a member of the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City Board of Directors, I’m proud to be part of a diverse group of organizations and individual Missourians to file a proposition to increase Missouri’s cigarette tax by 80…

Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States. Between 1964 and 2004, cigarette smoking caused an estimated 12 million deaths, including 4.1 million deaths from cancer, 5.5 million deaths from cardiovascular diseases,…