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Women who quit smoking by the age of 30 will almost completely avoid the risks of dying early from tobacco-related diseases

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...ers say they want to quit, so you shouldn’t start and just assume you’ll be able to quit smoking whenever you want to. “The best thing for your health is to avoid smoking at all.” Prof. Robert West, from the health behaviour research unit at University College London, said it was important to remember that smoking had more effects on the body than leading to an early death,...

Smoking in the car is harmful to children

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...ams (mcg) per cubic meter, while the World Health Organization recommends a limit of 25 mcg for safe indoor air. Levels averaged only 7.4 mcg during the 34 smoke-free journeys. Even if the driver smoked only one cigarette and had the window wide open, particulate matter levels still exceeded the limit at some point during the journey. The average peak during smoking trips was 385 mcg per cubic met...

Zubeidat Tsarnaeva may encouraged her sons Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev move towards Islamic radicalization

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...merlan over the kitchen table during which he claimed he could talk to demons and perform exorcisms. It appears that the boys’ father, Anzor Tsarnaev never stood up to his wife as she was the “boss” of their house. Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s story began in the mid 1980s when a young Kazakh soldier called Anzor Tsarnaev, now 47, met his future wife Zubeidat , now 45, whilst completing his two...

People dangerously underestimate the health risks linked to smoking cannabis due to lack of awareness

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...ut a survey of 1,000 adults and found a third wrongly believed cannabis did not harm health. And 88% incorrectly thought tobacco cigarettes were more harmful than cannabis ones – when the risk of lung cancer is actually 20 times higher. The BLF said the lack of awareness was “alarming”. Latest figures show that 30% of 16-59 year-olds in England and Wales have used cannabis in the...

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a tough new bill into law banning smoking in public

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...nd on suburban railway platforms. Under the bill, a minimum retail price will be set for tobacco and its sale and advertising will be restricted. The legislation meets some of the recommendations outlined in a World Health Organization report on smoking in Russia published in 2011. According to that report, the retail price of a pack of 20 of the cheapest brand of cigarettes in 2010 was 11 roubles...

Swiss citizens are going to the polls to vote on a proposal to ban smoking completely in enclosed public places

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...currently allowed to have rooms for smokers but critics say this harms the health of those who work in them. Restrictions introduced two years ago were watered down after lobbying from the catering trade and tobacco firms. Opinion polls show the Swiss – who smoke more than their neighbors – are likely to reject the proposal. Switzerland is tackling the issue of passive smoking far lat...

US researchers say smokers could one day be immunized against nicotine so they gain no pleasure from the habit

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...r nicotine addiction to be strong enough to overcome these current approaches.” There are also issues around the safety of gene therapy in humans that will need to be answered. If such a vaccine was developed it could also raise ethical questions about vaccinating people, possibly in childhood, before they even started smoking.   Related search articles:tyler smoking weed woman smoking...

The National Enquirer published a series of still images from a video purported to be taken of Bobbi Kristina Brown smoking marijuana from a bong

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...staying with friends at the school and she brought along a big bag of pot for the party. “The party was underway by the time I got there around 11:00 p.m. When I left at 6:00 a.m. the next day she was still partying hard.” The National Enquirer published a series of still images from a video purported to be taken of Bobbi Kristina Brown smoking marijuana from a bong Bobbi Kristina Brown, 18, is...

Si Robertson did attend college briefly, at Louisiana Tech, because his parents insisted

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...I’m smart!” Si Robertson, now 65, did attend college briefly, at Louisiana Tech, because his parents insisted. “While my older brothers were at Louisiana Tech to actually get an education, I went there for three quarters and did nothing but party for two of them,” Si Robertson writes. “I rarely went to class because I didn’t have much interest in getting a college education. My partner in crime wa...

French academics in an IVF clinic found that time-lapse photography has shown that embryos of smoking women develop more slowly

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French academics in an IVF clinic found that time-lapse photography has shown that embryos of smoking women develop more slowly. Experts took regular pictures of an egg from the moment it was fertilized until it was ready to be implanted into the mother. At all stages of development, embryos from smokers were consistently a couple of hours behind, a study showed. The lead researcher, from Nantes...

Surveillance footage shows Santa Monica College shooter John Zawahri, entering the campus library, clearly carrying a large firearm

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...ee by killing his father and brother and setting fire to their Southern California home. Dressed all in black and carrying a semi-automatic rifle, John Zawahri walked through the Santa Monica College campus – where he was enrolled as a student “as recently as 2010”, according to police – after killing his father, brother and another person, authorities said. When he entered the library...

The town of Rocklin in California is proposing to ban smoking outside, even for residents lighting up on their own property

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...n their own property. Smoking is already banned indoors in public places in most of the country, and in California it is illegal to smoke in parks and playgrounds too. The town of Rocklin, near Sacramento, could take the draconian regulations further by extending them to private property as well. The unusual legislation was prompted by a local family annoyed with their neighbor smoking outside and...

About a third of adults are not doing enough physical activity, causing 5.3 million deaths a year

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A new study published in Lancet suggests that a lack of exercise is now causing as many deaths as smoking across the world. The report, which is published in the Lancet to coincide with the build-up to the Olympics, estimates that about a third of adults are not doing enough physical activity, causing 5.3 million deaths a year. That equates to about one in 10 deaths from diseases such as heart di...

In the book, Barack Obama The Story, David Maraniss calls the future president “Barry” and reveals he “was known for starting a few pot-smoking trends”

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...Maraniss writes in the book, excerpted on Google Books and due out June 19. “Wasting good bud smoke was not tolerated,” an old school friend told the author. And if that rule didn’t give enough of an insight into how much Barack Obama loved his marijuana, David Maraniss goes on to reveal he was known for his “interceptions” when a joint was being passed around. “He often elbowed his way in,...

Sleepwalker lifelike sculpture has drawn a mixed reaction from students at Wellesley College in Massachusetts

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...tatue removed. Sleepwalker lifelike sculpture has drawn a mixed reaction from students at Wellesley College in Massachusetts The work, on campus to promote a forthcoming exhibition, is designed to trigger “unexpected new ideas”, the college president said. The sculpture – by New York-based Tony Matelli – was placed in a busy area of the Wellesley College campus days before...

Santa Monica college gunman John Zawahri went on shooting rampage killing four because he was angry at parents divorce

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...rday. Police had an encounter with him seven years ago, but they wouldn’t elaborate because he was a juvenile at the time. Santa Monica college gunman John Zawahri went on shooting rampage killing four because he was angry at parents divorce A law enforcement source has revealed to the Los Angeles Times that John Zawahri had suffered from mental problems in his youth. As they work to untang...

Swiss voters appear to have rejected a total ban on smoking in enclosed public places at a referendum

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...currently allowed to have rooms for smokers but critics say this harms the health of those who work in them. Restrictions introduced two years ago were watered down after lobbying from the catering trade and tobacco firms. Swiss voters appear to have rejected a total ban on smoking in enclosed public places at a referendum With returns from nearly all 26 cantons counted, the full ban seemed to h...

Smoking does not sell houses

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...have on a potential buyer, houses with smokers are harder to sell and that’s the bottom line. Smoking yellows the paintwork and embeds into the carpets and walls. Discarded cigarettes in a garden makes a home feel used and tired. Families will not want to bring their children up ion house that has suffered from smoking. The fact is when a home becomes harder to sell for any reason the home...

Researchers have found that smokers who successfully quit feel less anxious afterwards, despite the belief that smoking relieves stress

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...ound that smokers who successfully quit feel less anxious afterwards – despite the belief that smoking relieves stress. The British Journal of Psychiatry study followed nearly 500 smokers attending NHS stop smoking clinics in England. It found a “significant” decrease in anxiety levels among the 68 smokers who had quit after six months. The effect was greater among those who had...

Researchers at the King's College London found that smoking rots the brain by damaging memory, learning and reasoning

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According to researchers at King’s College London, smoking “rots” the brain by damaging memory, learning and reasoning. A study of 8,800 people over 50 showed high blood pressure and being overweight also seemed to affect the brain, but to a lesser extent. Scientists involved said people needed to be aware that lifestyles could damage the mind as well as the body. Their study wa...

Student Dylan Quick has been charged with a stabbing rampage that left 14 wounded, many in the face and neck, at Lone Star College in Houston

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...ston, Texas, police say. Two people were critically injured in the attack at the campus of Lone Star College in the Houston city area. Harris County Sheriff’s Office named the suspect in custody as 20-year-old Dylan Quick. Student Dylan Quick has been charged with a stabbing rampage that left 14 wounded, many in the face and neck, at Lone Star College in Houston Dylan Quick was wrestled to...

Three people have been injured in a shooting at Lone Star College in Houston

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Three people have been injured in a shooting at Lone Star College in Houston, Texas, say police. Harris County Sheriff’s official Armando Tello said a suspect was in custody after the attack at Lone Star College in the Houston-area. Jed Young, a spokesman for the college, told CNN that two students had been wounded in cross-fire. He said a suspect was also injured and was in custody, while...

Jerry Sandusky and his lawyer, Joe Amendola, have maintained that he is innocent and publicly denied all allegations

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...hy Sandusky nor any of her adopted children have yet made a statement on the scandal. The Grand Jury indictment states that Jerry Sandusky selected his young victims from the “Second Mile”, a charity he started in 1977 devoted to helping troubled boys in the State College area. Dorothy Sandusky helped out with the running of the programme. “After we had taken in some foster child...

Eric Lawson portrayed the Marlboro Man during the late 1970s

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...ife, Susan Lawson, said Sunday that her husband died on January 10 at his California home. The cause was respiratory failure due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. Eric Lawson portrayed the Marlboro Man during the late 1970s He portrayed the smoking cowboy in Marlboro print ads from 1978 to 1981. He also had bit parts in such TV shows as Baretta and Charlie’s Angels before i...

Lourdes Leon, Madonna's teenage daughter, was pictured smoking a cigarette at the age of 15

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...ut as Madonna was seen seductively posing with a cigarette in her latest music video Girl Gone Wild, it appears it may be a bad habit picked up closer to home. Madonna’s rep had denied the singer had started smoking again after pictures surfaced of her with what looked like a cigarette in hand while shooting her movie W.E. in 2010. But regardless of whether Madonna was just posing with it or...