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WHO's Call To Ban All Tobacco Advertisements

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called on governments to ban all tobacco advertising to help prevent young people taking up the habit as WHO accused cigarette manufacturers of using increasingly sophisticated marketing techniques to ensare young people, particularly girls in poorer countries.

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Quit Smoking And Your Children Are Less Likely To Smoke

If both parents of a child never smoked, research shows that a child's odds of daily smoking are reduced by more than 70 percent compared to when both parents continue to smoke. And if both parents were smokers but quit, those same odds are reduced by nearly 40 percent. Additional research shows that mothers who quit are less likely to have children who start smoking.

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Anti-Smoking Chantinx Is Banned, Now What?

Anti-smoking drug Chantix is banned, but other drug makers who make drugs to helping to quit smoking use the opportunity to push their medications that help smokers to stop smoking. GlaxoSmithKline release says nicotine replacement therapy is safe, effective and can help reverse mental acuity deficits in smokers who are quitting, including commercial and private pilots.

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Group Flags Anti-Smoking Chantix Over Possible Heart Concerns

Safe Medication Practices and Wake Forest University study shows that the anti-smoking drug Chantix used to help to quit smoking is associated with hundreds of reported problems since the drug's 2006 FDA approval that included blurred vision, dizziness, confusion and loss of consciousness.

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Five Myths About Quitting Smoking

Quitting smoking can be hard, but people's rationales for continuing to smoke are often rooted in pure myth. The Health Department today debunked five favorite excuses to motivate even more New Yorkers to call 311 for patches and gum at no cost. More than 7,000 people have enrolled already, and the offer is good only until May 1st.

MYTH: I couldn't quit the first time I tried, so I won't be able to quit this time.

FACT: Most smokers need a few tries to quit successfully.

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Discovery May Explain Smoking-Pancreatic Cancer Link

If lung cancer and heart disease aren't bad enough, cigarette smokers are also at higher risk for developing, among other things, pancreatic cancer. Now, researchers at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson in Philadelphia have preliminary evidence indicating one possible reason why. Data being presented April 13, 2008 during the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research shows that they have found that nicotine in cigarettes increases the production of a protein that is known to promote cancer cell survival, invasion and spread.

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Single Variant In Genome Sequence Confers Nicotine Dependence

Cigarette smoking is a major public health problem that contributes to millions of deaths around the world each year. While the health risks of smoking are well known, relatively little is known about why some people are particularly likely to get addicted to cigarettes and may consequently be at greater danger of lung cancer and other diseases.

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How A Smoker To Become An EX

Most smokers in America - 70 percent - want to quit, but in 2000, only about five percent were successful in quitting long-term. Quitting smoking is ultimately one of the single most important lifestyle changes one can make to improve and extend their lives. Tobacco-related death is the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S.; smokers therefore need to be armed with all the available information to make the best, most informed choices about the smoking cessation medications and resources available to them.

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