Archive for July, 2006

Anti-smoking campaigner Allen Carr gets lung cancer

Britain’s Allen Carr, 73, a formidable anti-smoking campaigner and former 100-cigarette-a-day user, has been diagnosed with lung cancer. Carr, who gave up smoking in 1983 and began helping others do the same, was diagnosed with the disease last week, the Mail said on Sunday. A best-selling author of numerous “how to” books, Carr has influenced […]

Smoking ‘reduces alcohol effect’ – Cigarettes & Booze

Having a cigarette while drinking may reduce the effects of the alcohol, scientists suggest – but the tests have only been carried out on rats so far. Researchers in the US state of Texas blood-tested rats after feeding them varying doses of nicotine and alcohol. They believe lower alcohol levels found in “smoking” rats are […]

Quitting smoking improves lung function considerably

For smokers with asthma, quitting smoking can improve lung function test scores by more than 15 percent in less than two months. The findings appear in the second issue for July 2006 of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, published by the American Thoracic Society. Neil C. Thomson, M.D., of the Departments […]

Canadians Still Smoking in Bed Despite Dangers

More than half a million Canadian smokers have lit up in bed and about 116,000 of them admit to dozing off with a lighted cigarette, posing an obvious risk of sparking a fire. Those are just some of the statistics about the behaviour of smokers revealed in the most recent Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey […]

Statewide Smoking Ban Goes Into Effect July 21 – Arkansas

The “Arkansas Clean Indoor Air Act” will go into effect July 21st, banning smoking in indoor workplaces in the state. To get business owners ready, the River Valley Tobacco-Free Coalition hosted meetings and handed out information clearing up the laws. “Our assistance is to show the best practices, and lay it all out in a […]