Posts tagged “Smoking”

Welsh Labour leadership candidate proposes smoking ban in city centres

November 13th, 2018
Welsh Labour leadership candidate proposes smoking ban in city centres

One of the favourites in the Welsh Labour leadership race is proposing to ban smoking in town and city centres across Wales. Mark Drakeford, who is believed to be first in line for the position, has included plans for a widespread smoking ban in his manifesto. Smoking is currently banned indoors, but Mr Drakeford’s proposals […]

Health Secretary launches new preventative health plan to boost life expectancy

November 7th, 2018
Health Secretary launches new preventative health plan to boost life expectancy

The Health Secretary has launched a new preventative health plan, which is designed to increase life expectancy. Matt Hancock is keen to switch the focus to prevention, rather than cure, and has introduced new guidelines to outline a long-term vision for the NHS. At the moment, he explained, the NHS spends ten times as much […]

Cancer charity criticises tobacco giant over new anti-smoking advert

October 23rd, 2018
Cancer charity criticises tobacco giant over new anti-smoking advert

A cancer charity has accused tobacco giant, Philip Morris, of hypocrisy after it launched an anti-smoking advert. Philip Morris, the maker of Marlboro, has recently approved adverts that encourage smokers to quit, but the move has been called out by Cancer Research UK. The charity claims that the tobacco magnate is merely trying to promote […]

Public Health England wants to make all hospitals smoke-free zones

February 28th, 2017

Public Health England has called for all hospitals in England to be made smoke-free zones. Currently, only 1 in 10 hospitals ban smoking on NHS grounds and the body wants to see a total ban enforced. Chief executive of Public Health England, Duncan Selbie, said that the move wasn’t designed to force patients to quit […]

New exhibit to help get the message across

March 4th, 2011
New exhibit to help get the message across

There is now a new exhibit at the Children’s Hospital in Wheeling, Ohio, USA. It’s been erected to help get the message across to all children for the need to look after their dental health. Called Mouth Power, the exhibit is aimed at children aged 5 to 8, and features a mascot called unsurprisingly ‘Mouthie’, […]

Smoking may speed up hair loss

November 23rd, 2010
Smoking may speed up hair loss

A study carried out in Taiwan has concluded that smoking may cause hair loss to occur or to speed up in some men. Lin-Hui Su of the Far Eastern Memorial Hospital and Tony Hsiu-Hsi Chen of National Taiwan University in Taipei found that smoking can destroy hair follicles, interfere with the way important hormones and […]

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