Posts tagged: habit

Quick Takes: Smoking in movies on decline since 2005, study says

Tweet The number of U.S. movies showing people smoking has declined since 2005, but cigarettes still feature in far too many films and could be influencing young people to take up the habit, according to a report released Thursday. The report’s authors recommended that movie ratings also consider whether the film depicts smoking and suggested that strong advertisements about the dangers of smoking precede movies that show tobacco use. ̶ ... Jump to full article >>

Call for Liberals to kick tobacco money habit

Tweet A leading health expert has called on the West Australian Liberal Party to “quit” tobacco company donations after figures revealed they received $70,000 in the past five years. Donation figures published on the Australian Electoral Commission website show tobacco heavyweights Philip Morris and British American Tobacco Australia contributed $44,000 and $26,017 respectively to the state Liberal Party since 2004. Other major politi ... Jump to full article >>


Tweet MILLER LOVES HER DEADLY HABIT SIENNA MILLER is determined to carry on smoking, even though she accepts it may give her cancer and ultimately lead to her death. Despite having a history of cancer in her family, the 25-year insists she intends to avoid an early grave by smoking with a positive attitude. Miller explains, “I love them (cigarettes marlboro). Love them. I think the more positive approach you have to smoking, the less harmfu ... Jump to full article >>

It’s Never Too Late to Quit Smoking and Save Your Vision

Tweet Need a little extra incentive to kick the habit? Just in time for New Year’s resolutions, a UCLA study finds that even after age 80, smoking continues to increase one’s risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness in Americans over 65. The American Journal of Ophthalmology publishes the findings in its January edition. “The take-home message is that it’s never too late to quit smoki ... Jump to full article >>

Cigarette pack health warnings ‘could encourage people to keep smoking’

Tweet Cigarette packets with serious health warnings could actually encourage people to continue smoking, research suggests. According to a study, smokers who are continunally confronted with warnings that cigarettes kill actually develop coping mechanisms to justify continuing their habit. Comparatively, if smokers are shown warnings suggesting the habit could make them unattractive, they are more likely to give up. Teenagers who took up the ha ... Jump to full article >>

Cambodian moms-to-be chew tobacco for nausea

Tweet When pregnant Cambodian women suffer morning sickness, they often reach for an unlikely source of relief: a wad of chewing tobacco. Many become hooked, and the World Health Organization warned Thursday it is a tradition putting the health of both mothers and babies at risk. The largest tobacco survey ever conducted in Cambodia found that about half of all women older than 48 regularly chew tobacco, and about one in five rural women first to ... Jump to full article >>

Good intentions go up in smoke

Tweet More and more people are trying to give up smoking – but new research suggests the habit is still as hard as ever to kick. Up to 66 per cent of NSW smokers will try to quit in the next six months – seven per cent more than in 2005 – according to the Cancer Institute NSW’s Smoking and Health Survey 2009. Hard-hitting campaigns, health warnings and new laws governing thecigarettes camel are helping persuade a greater n ... Jump to full article >>

Smoking: The hook, the habit, the hope

Tweet What was all the fuss about? Smoking was definitely the thing to do if you grew up in the ’50s. My parents smoked. The movie stars wielded their cigarettes like weapons, providing an effect that was as glamorous as it was powerful. I was 9 when my father gave me the responsibility of buying his cigarettes. After carefully explaining how to retrieve them from the machine, he entrusted me with a quarter, saying I could keep the change! ... Jump to full article >>