Tagged: smoking

Half of all smokers underestimate the health and financial impacts of smoking

Campaign launched to help smokers quit this New Year As millions of New Year’s resolutions are made today, new NHS Smokefree research1 reveals that many smokers are largely underestimating how damaging smoking is to their personal health and finances. The … Read more → – Half of all smokers underestimate the health and financial impacts of smoking

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Healthy New Year’s resolutions – BOGOF

Buy One good habit and Get another One Free this New Year People who make a healthy New Year’s resolution may find they actually get two for the price of one, according to new reports published today.  Conversely, people who … Read more → – Healthy New Year’s resolutions – BOGOF

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Indicators on breastfeeding and smoking – Quarter ending September 2011

The following statistics were released today by the Department of Health: The key points from the latest release are: The breastfeeding initiation rate was 74.1% in 2011/12 Quarter 2, a slight improvement on 2010/11 outturn (73.7% ), 2009/10 outturn (72.7%) … Read more → – Indicators on breastfeeding and smoking – Quarter ending September 2011

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£150 million for life-saving cancer treatments

1,500 patients a year to get new “Cancer Laser” treatment Health Secretary Andrew Lansley will today unveil plans to invest up to £150 million in procuring a new cutting-edge ‘proton beam therapy’ radiotherapy cancer service.  Proton beam therapy (PBT) is … Read more → – £150 million for life-saving cancer treatments

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Cancer Research UK lifestyle study

A study published by Cancer Research UK has found that 40 per cent of cancers could be prevented by making lifestyle changes such as giving up smoking, cutting down on alcohol, eating healthily and doing more physical activity. In response, … Read more → – Cancer Research UK lifestyle study

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British Medical Association on smoking in cars

The British Medical Association has called for the ban on smoking to include private motor vehicles. In response, a Department of Health spokesperson said: “We do not believe that legislation is the most effective way to encourage people to change … Read more → – British Medical Association on smoking in cars

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Throat and liver cancer

Statistics published by the World Cancer Research Fund and the British Liver Trust show that Britain has the highest rates of throat cancer in Europe and that liver cancer deaths have risen by more than 70 per cent. In response, … Read more → – Throat and liver cancer

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All children really want this Christmas is their parents to quit smoking

New research lifts lid on kids’ anti smoking attitudes Children are so concerned about the impact of smoking on their parent’s health that they’d go to considerable lengths to get them to give up, including: going without Christmas presents; giving … Read more → – All children really want this Christmas is their parents to quit smoking

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UK minister calls for tough international action on obesity, smoking and cancer

In a speech at the United Nations, Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has called for governments across the world to work collectively to tackle the rising tide of lifestyle-related diseases. Addressing members of the United Nations General Assembly, who had convened … Read more → – UK minister calls for tough international action on obesity, smoking and cancer

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Employees get more help to quit smoking and get active

New Responsibility Deal pledges on health at work and physical activity Typhoo, McCain and Centrica – who between them employ more than 35,000 people – have today signed up to help their employees to quit smoking by providing workplace stop … Read more → – Employees get more help to quit smoking and get active

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