Archive for December, 2006

Robbie Williams to Quit Smoking

Robbie Williams has vowed to quit smoking. The singer, who smokes up to 60 cigarettes a day, has already given up drugs and alcohol and now wants to kick another unhealthy habit. Robbie – who was fined £60 for smoking onstage in Australia last week – is so desperate to quit nicotine he has even […]

Quit Smoking for a Healthier Xmas (Christmas)

Smokers who kick the habit today will have signs of a healthier heart as early as Christmas, campaigners have said. The British Heart Foundation (BHF) said every extra day after quitting helped smokers reduce their risk of heart problems in the future. It came as the charity continued its Under My Skin advertising campaign, with […]

Smoking less? You’re just inhaling more toxins

SMOKERS who cut down on the number of cigarettes they smoke each day may actually breathe in more toxic compounds than when they smoked heavily, a new study suggests. Researchers found that a group of heavy smokers who cut down to as few as five cigarettes per day still inhaled many more toxic substances than […]

Tobacco companies’ anti-smoking ads actually encourage teens to smoke

Oregon State University researchers have found that tobacco company-sponsored anti-smoking advertisements aimed at the youth not only have no negative effect on teen smoking, they may actually encourage youngsters to smoke. The study shows that tobacco industry-sponsored prevention ads aimed at parents often have harmful effects on students, also increasing their likelihood of smoking.“We suspected […]

German smoking ban bid ‘in chaos’

German plans for a uniform smoking ban in public places appear to be in chaos as Germany’s 16 states fail to agree on common restrictions following the collapse of a nationwide bid, a newspaper has said. “Smoking ban chaos,” the Bild am Sonntag newspaper declared in a headline on Sunday and said there was discord […]