Jessica Miller | September 20, 2012
Young people in Tuolumne and Calaveras counties continue to buy and smoke tobacco products at higher levels than their peers statewide, prompting educators to scale up tobacco-use-prevention new efforts and enlist students as a new assistant in the fight. In Calaveras County, where the rate of young smokers is considered at more than double the state’s, teens have joined the effort to keep their peers from smoking cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products. Meantime, Tuolumne County is seeking more funding for drug use education and smoking cessation programs.
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 | September 4, 2012
More must be done to cut smoking habits, or Europe will face an extreme chronic disease problem in both economic and social terms, according to the European Commission’s deputy director general health and consumers Martin Seychell. Speaking at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) Annual Congress in Vienna, Austria, Seychell declared that his main interest was the number of young smokers, with 29 percent regularly taking part in the smoking habit in comparison to an amount of 28 percent.
Jessica Miller | August 9, 2012
In China, 350 million inhabitants smoke. Almost 20 million Chinese farmers make the world’s largest share of tobacco products, approximately 40 percent of the global stocks. What is the key to decreasing the number of deaths and smoking-related health problems? Persuade Chinese tobacco farmers to grow some other crop. Ex-tobacco farmers load new produce for market as part of crop-substitution special program. Virginia Li, a professor of community health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, set out to do just that.
Jessica Miller | August 7, 2012
A recent study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration suggests that youngsters between the ages of 12 and 17 are more probable to start using drugs, alcohol and cigs especially during the summer period than other seasons of the year. Rod Pruitt, Safe and Effective Schools Special Services specialist for the Region 14 Education Service Center, declared that June is “signified to be the month that marijuana is used more than any other month in the year.”