Tag Archive for 'smokers'

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 […]

Non-smokers damage their memory when exposed to cigarette smoke

September 12th, 2012 by Northumbria University

Non-smokers who live with or spend time with smokers are damaging their memory, according to new research from Northumbria University. The findings, published in the paper “Exposure to second-hand smoke damages everyday prospective memory” in the online edition of the journal Addiction is the first study to explore the relationship between exposure to other people’s […]

Guernsey’s cigarette end litter

May 11th, 2011 by Richard Lord

Legacy which works to stop Americans smoking states that smokers in the USA light-up more than 360 billion cigarettes each year.  Another website states that globally humans smoke 15 billion cigarettes every day.  It is estimated that over 5.6 trillion cigarettes are thrown out into the environment each year. According to Legacy, smoking is the […]