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Public invited to comment on workplace tobacco policy

Smoking still permitted in many workplaces
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The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is seeking public comment on a draft Current Intelligence Bulletin (CIB) Promoting Health and Preventing Disease and Injury through Workplace Tobacco Policies.


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Study: Many cancer survivors smoke years after diagnosis

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Nearly one in ten cancer survivors reports smoking many years after a diagnosis, according to a new study by American Cancer Society researchers. Further, among ten cancer sites included in the analysis, the highest rates of smoking were in bladder and lung cancers, two sites strongly associated with smoking.


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Weekly news round-up

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NTSB names blame in Asiana crash, Europe surveys its aging workforce about hours and the stiffer penalties for texting while driving are favored. These were among the top EHS-related stories featured on ISHN.com this week.


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How to quit smoking: Watch hard-to-watch CDC PSAs

New round of “Tips From Former Smokers” ready to go
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Amanda smoked during pregnancy. Her baby was born two months early and then spent weeks in an incubator.  Brett lost most of his teeth to gum disease by age 42. Shawn, 50, breathes through the opening in his throat due to smoking-related throat cancer.


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WHO calls for higher tobacco taxes to save more lives

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The World Health Organization (WHO) says raising taxes on tobacco products will encourage users to stop and prevent other people from becoming addicted to tobacco. Based on 2012 data, WHO estimates that by increasing tobacco taxes by 50%, all countries would reduce the number of smokers by 49 million within the next 3 years and ultimately save 11 million lives.


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E-cigarettes: to worry or not to worry?

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E-cigarettes aren’t just for hipsters — they’re a breath of not-quite-fresh air to smokers tired of being exiled outdoors when they need a puff. Since an e-cigarette user exhales water vapor instead of smoke, it’s easier to allow them back into bars and workplaces.


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How to withdraw from nasty habits – smoking, drinking and fast food guzzling

By Dave Johnson
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Hey Dave, Name's Joey, a new reader of yours who recently stopped smoking and is trying to take on some healthier habits. This is how I came across your blog while looking for some guidance on leading a better life - I read some of your articles and immediately subscribed. I wanted to send a suggestion for some content I know would be very helpful to me hopefully many others in my situation - a guide or suggestions on coping with "withdrawal" symptoms that smokers or fast food addicts feel.


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E-cigarettes not proving helpful for smoking cessation

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Although electronic cigarettes are being aggressively promoted as tools that can help people quit smoking, scientific studies are not bearing that out. A report published recently in JAMA Internal Medicine noted that the effectivenss of e-cigarettes (or electronic nicotine delivery systems) in smoking cessation efforts has been “unconvincing” in studies conducted so far.


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CDC wants more state Medicaid coverage for smoking cessation programs

Few states provide comprehensive coverage
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More smokers would quit if state Medicaid programs covered more cessation treatments and removed barriers to coverage, according to a CDC study published in today’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. All 50 states and the District of Columbia cover cessation treatments for at least some Medicaid enrollees.


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Study: E-cigarettes may encourage youth smoking

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Smoking electronic or e-cigarettes may encourage adolescents to smoke the real thing, according to a study published online March 6 in JAMA Pediatrics. The results of the study contradict claims by the e-cigarette industry that their products can help people quit smoking.


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