Tag Archive for 'cigarettes'

No Smoking Day is 12 March 2014

March 12th, 2014 by Richard Lord

If you smoke in Guernsey and you wish to give up the habit call Guernsey Quitline on 233170. The OSA pop-up shop at 22 Smith Street, St Peter Port is staffed by people from Quitline during the week of 8 March to 14 March 2014. On Wednesday 12 March nurses from the Chest and Heart […]

Most comprehensive smoke-free laws lead to fewer hospitalisations

October 29th, 2012 by American Heart Association

Comprehensive smoke-free laws are associated with a rapid 15% decrease in hospitalisations for heart attacks, 16% for stroke, and a 24% decrease in hospitalisations for respiratory diseases, including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The most comprehensive laws — those covering workplaces, restaurants and bars — resulted in more health benefits. Smoke-free legislation was associated […]

Cigarettes kill us, foul our air, and litter our streets

May 31st, 2012 by Events

According to the World Health Organisation “tobacco products are the only legally available products that can kill up to one half of their regular users if consumed as recommended by the manufacturer.” The World Health Organisation has designated 31 May as “World No Tobacco Day“. Every year nearly six million people die from tobacco use […]