Tag Archive for 'lung cancer'

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 […]

Healthy Hearts Day promotes smokefree cars at Beau Sejour on 25 September 2011

September 23rd, 2011 by Health Promotion Unit

On Healthy Hearts Day, the Health Promotion Unit and the Environmental Health Unit will have a car outside Beau Sejour Leisure Centre filled with cigarette butts and the chemicals children will be exposed to when adults smoke in a car. Gerry Le Roy, Health Promotion Officer for Smoking and Heart disease, said “The dangers of […]