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Not Just Blowing Smoke
May 6, 2016 1:57 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras One of the great fallacies we sometimes entertain is the idea that smoking as a tempting boogeyman — particularly for curious adolescents — is largely a thing of the past, thanks to effective PSAs. The unfortunate truth of the matter, Read More...
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LUNGevity Launches #ThisIsHope Campaign
April 29, 2016 9:07 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras Cancer occupies a singular, ugly space in the hearts and minds of many. Those few unaffected — at least tangentially — by the disease dread the mere mention of it ever coming to their door. Those who have been affected, either personally Read More...
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The Kids Are Not Alright
April 15, 2016 1:49 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras In the late 1990s and early 2000s when I was growing up, the anti-smoking campaigns were at their apex. Beyond merely demonizing (deservedly) the harmful habit of smoking, legislation was being passed at the state and federal levels to Read More...
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Attack of the Ads
January 8, 2016 2:01 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras There are numerous wonderful things about how information is produced in the digital age. Entire publications which once required dozens of people under one roof to put together can now be written, edited and adorned with art and illustration Read More...
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Vaporizing the E-Cigarette Myth
December 9, 2015 12:01 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras In a BBC television adaptation of Anne Bronte’s “The Tenant of Wildfell Hall,” there is an insightful quote that ironically does not appear in the novel itself: “ We are all too eager to think our pleasures must be blessed.” Pulling back Read More...
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Lights Out
November 6, 2015 7:25 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras It’s hard to believe that until only fairly recently, indoor smoking was still alive and well. Even at restaurants, a host asking if you would prefer to sit in the smoking or non-smoking section was standard. In recent years, however, Read More...
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CVS Funds Smoking Cessation Program for Veterans, Others
May 28, 2015 9:15 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
Easter Seals is marking World No Tobacco Day on May 31, by launching a national smoking cessation program to help veterans, people with disabilities and caregivers live healthier, tobacco-free lives. Funding for the new program is supported by a $400,000 Read More...
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Is It Time to Get Tobacco Out of Baseball?
October 20, 2011 10:35 AM by Valerie Newitt
Should tobacco in the ballpark count as a strike? "Smokeless tobacco" of the chewing variety is at the heart of a vile practice, giving way to the all-too-common distended cheeks, spit-spewing mouth, and discolored teeth found in many a major leaguer. Read More...
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Campus Smoking Ban Yields Success
September 15, 2011 12:38 PM by Valerie Newitt
Even a lightly-enforced smoking ban can have major impact on a college campus. So says a study from Indiana University (IU) published online in the journal Preventive Medicine . When investigators looked at student behavior following the implementation Read More...
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Smoke-Free Apartments a Boon to Landlords
August 23, 2011 9:20 AM by Valerie Newitt
You've heard about smoke free restaurants, smoke-free workplaces, and even smoke-free beaches. Now landlords may have a greater incentive to opt for smoke-free apartment houses. Indeed, home-sweet-home for apartment dwellers may become another smoke-free Read More...
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Menthol Cigarettes Make Quitting Harder
August 16, 2011 3:34 PM by Valerie Newitt
Research from investigators at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) and UMDNJ-School of Public Health suggests that menthol cigarettes are associated with decreased quitting in the United States, and that this effect is more pronounced for blacks Read More...
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Researchers: Short Telomeres Increased Risk of Emphysema in Mice
July 17, 2011 11:03 PM by Sharlene George
While smoking cigarettes is the most common risk factor for emphysema, it is not known why some people are more prone to developing the disease than others. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University suggest that telomeres, the body’s own cellular clocks, Read More...
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Happy 'World No Tobacco Day'
May 31, 2011 3:57 PM by Valerie Newitt
It is estimated more than 5 million people will die this year from a tobacco-related heart attack, stroke, cancer, lung ailment, COPD, etc. (And another 600,000 will succomb to illness brought on by second-hand smoke.) And as those so-inflicted wend their Read More...
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Encouragement, Not Criticism, Helps Minorities Quit Smoking
May 5, 2011 9:31 AM by Valerie Newitt
A new study by the American Legacy Foundation, suggests that encouragement, not criticism, is the best way to influence African-American smokers to quit. Reported in the May/June issue of the American Journal of Health Promotion and distributed by the Read More...
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Does Your Résumé Say 'Non-Smoker'?
April 28, 2011 8:30 AM by Valerie Newitt
"Smokers Need Not Apply." That sign was theoretically hoisted by the human resources department at St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley one year ago. The network consists of five hospitals and some 7,000 employees serving Read More...
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