Jessica Miller | October 23, 2012
Drink green tea to get over the nicotine addiction, declared Chinese scientists — and this is a finding that medical professionals in Kerala have reacted positively to. A recent research titled `A Revolutionary Approach for the Cessation of Smoking Tobacco`, published in Science China Life Sciences, a peer-reviewed open-access journal, cites how investigators used custom-developed cigs with components of green tea as filters in a bid to treat addiction to smoking habit. Phinse Philip, a lecturer in the Community Oncology Division of the Malabar Cancer Centre, argued that pharmacotherapy such as nicotine replacement therapy had generally been found effective in getting smokers to quit smoking.
Jessica Miller | September 14, 2012
Smokers may get fewer hours of sleep and have a less somnolence than non smokers, a new research found. German scientists discovered that of approximately 1,100 smokers they investigated, 17 per cent got less than six hours of sleep each night and 28 per cent reported agitated sleep quality. That compared with rates of seven per cent and 19 per cent, respectively, among more than 1,200 non-smokers.The study cannot demonstrate that smoking tobacco directly impairs sleep. Smokers may have other habits that could affect their sleep such as staying up late to watch TV or doing less sport, declared lead study Dr. Stefan Cohrs, of Charite Berlin medical school in Germany.
Jessica Miller | June 12, 2012
More than 1,700 inhabitants who would have died from tobacco-related diseases are alive because of anti-smoking regulations in Ireland, a new research found. Measures such as significant increases in the price of smoking products and the workplace smoking ban, enforced in Ireland in 2004, have prolonged the lives of 1,716 residents. The information forms the first of 11 researches to examine the effects of smoking tobacco cessation laws in European countries.
Jessica Miller | April 4, 2012
Robbie Williams has quit smoking. The 38-year-old ‘Angles’ singer – who gave up drinking after getting hooked on drugs and alcohol following his 1995 departure from Take That – has reportedly now waved goodbye to his 40-a-day cigarette habit. A source told The Sun newspaper: ‘So far he hasn’t smoked in ten days. He wants to start a family with Ayda soon, so it’s a good move. ‘He’s also in training for the Unicef Soccer Aid match at Old Trafford in May, so he’ll need to be fit.’
Jessica Miller | March 9, 2012
A public campaign has got under way in Dubai to help smokers who wish to quit but cannot because of their addiction to tobacco. Visitors to parks across the emirates will be given free medical checks and awareness booklets about the hazards of smoking, which kills millions of people across the globe. A senior Dubai Municipality official said smoking shishas has been banned in public parks since the past two years. “We are waiting for the law (to go into force) to ban smoking in public places completely,” said Mohammad Ali Fardan, Head of Public Parks at the Dubai Municipality.