Quit Smoking – Rauchen Aufgeben http://rauchen-aufgeben.org/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 11:02:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/cropped-icon-32x32.png Quit Smoking – Rauchen Aufgeben http://rauchen-aufgeben.org/ 32 32 Alia Shawkat is a cult classic https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/alia-shawkat-is-a-cult-classic/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 11:02:18 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/alia-shawkat-is-a-cult-classic/ If there is one TV show that has managed to harness the energy of the Trump era – the mania and chaos, absurdity and delusion, rampant nihilism and the suspicion that things might get out of hand – and channel it into something special, without ever making explicit reference to politics, it’s “Search Party”. For […]]]>

If there is one TV show that has managed to harness the energy of the Trump era – the mania and chaos, absurdity and delusion, rampant nihilism and the suspicion that things might get out of hand – and channel it into something special, without ever making explicit reference to politics, it’s “Search Party”. For five seasons, Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers’ satirical thriller followed a group of friends in their twenties who set out to find a missing peer in order to validate their own lives. The show crosses tones and genres with abandon, leaning on its own madness and the misunderstandings of its characters.

When “Search Party” first aired on TBS in 2016, it was billed as a nod to millennials, but it quickly abandoned that premise, going from a mystery to Nancy Drew. to crazy court proceedings to a psychosexual thriller. The show’s fifth and final season, which debuted last week, tackles themes of cult worship and eccentric entrepreneurship (think Elon Musk and Elizabeth Holmes) before unfolding a zombie apocalypse plot. (It also stars Jeff Goldblum.) At the center of the show’s mess is Alia Shawkat, the actress who plays her protagonist and alluring villain, Dory Sief. We’ve seen Dory evolve from a millennial aimless Brooklyn to a murderer to a popular online hero to a mentally ill to a cult leader. She’s the most difficult type of character to play – someone so disconnected from herself that she constantly becomes a new person.

For Shawkat, “Search Party” was also a career rebirth. The thirty-two-year-old is no stranger to television notoriety: at fourteen, she took her hiatus playing the role of Maeby in “Arrested Development”, a show that first went unnoticed before it was released. ‘acquire a dedicated fan base. Maeby, a cranky teenager with a renegade sense of humor, has become iconic enough to define Shawkat’s work for a long time. Now, “Search Party” and Dory have become cult favorites in their own right. Shawkat is, in many ways, the accomplished modern artist, keeping his hands in many pots. She helped produce “Search Party” and wrote the 2018 experimental independent film “Duck Butter”. She’s an avid painter and she’s working on a new TV show based on her father’s life.

Shawkat was in New York City in December to attend the premiere of “Being the Ricardos,” an Aaron Sorkin project that chronicles the behind-the-scenes crises of “I Love Lucy”. (Shawkat plays one of the show’s writers.) With his freckles and mop of curls, Shawkat is a staple in person, and also disarmingly straightforward. We talked over breakfast about the end of Search Party, her friend Brad Pitt, and about being half Iraqi.

“Search Party” has always been about chaos and a change of tone, but this season is really going off the rails. Do you like the note it ends on?

We’re blowing the world up this time around, and it seems like the fitting ending.

It’s funny. When the show first aired, it was characterized as this millennial critic. But now nobody even cares about millennials.

I think even at the start the show didn’t care about caring about millennial things. Dory is a character who is so obsessed with finding out who she is, to the point of mistakenly killing someone. Showrunners have always done a good job of being aware of the culture we live in and making the show a satirical thing. And never take it too seriously. That’s what’s funny about my character: she takes everything very seriously, and the rest of the world has gone mad.

Do you spend time with Zoomers?

I have a small group of Zoomer friends. There are a lot of things they don’t know, but they don’t want to know.

Like what?

The references. Even just movie references – actors, etc. They just don’t need to impress. And you say to yourself, “But I spent so much time learning this! I feel like when I was younger it was about making it look like I knew a lot. From something as benign as movie references to. . . bad sex. My whole 20s was bad sex! But Zoomers are like, “No, we only have great connected sexual experiences.” Well, good for you.

Plus, people of my generation struggle with their relationship with Instagram and social media. They are there, but they hate each other for being there. The younger generation doesn’t even question it. They’re like, “Everything I do is publicly shared, and what’s wrong with that?” I really like taking long breaks with my phone.

In this season, Dory becomes something of a wellness guru with a cult side. Did you meet any cult figures during the preparation for this season?

Dory sort of has the vibe of Theranos, but I was more into Ram Dass, which I love and listen to at the time.

There is an intrigue about an enlightenment pill, which is prematurely thrown at the audience. Was there a connection to the vaccine there, or was he worried it might be seen as a vaccine comment?

I think it’s more about commenting on the idea of ​​packaged wellness. Don’t do the job, take a pill! It’s easier. Not to judge drugs that save a lot of lives, but it’s about this concept of “How to be happy as fast as possible?” “

Are you sensitive to the dogma of well-being?

A little, but not really. I always try to quit smoking. I am not as balanced as I would like. I do yoga. I get depressed and yoga is the only thing that really gets me out of it.

Did anything about the “Research Part” change change when you migrated from TBS to HBO Max? A bigger budget?

I was hoping for an increase in the budget. [Laughs.] But there was none. The only thing I would say is that the writers didn’t have to write during commercial breaks. It’s better for the writers, we’re free to let it flow. And now I feel like people can actually see the show. When we were filming in Brooklyn, especially Brooklyn, you could tell the viewership had increased. People would see us out and on the streets and say to themselves, “This is a fucking ‘Search Party’! “

You are credited as a “creative producer” in the series. What does it mean?

I have always been involved in a creative way, from the start. At first we weren’t sure if that would be something – it was this pilot presentation idea. We did the pilot as an independent film, in a way, before it got hooked up to a network. I think that’s also why I was able to be the leader, because if “Search Party” was already attached to a network, it would have been more difficult for me to be the star of a TV show at the time.

Why would it have been difficult to choose you for the lead role?

If it’s on a certain network, you need to do a drug test. We were able to do “Search Party” exactly as we wanted and hire the actors we wanted to hire. It was super grungy and lo-fi – stealing photos on the subway, wearing some of our own clothes. The whole crew was super young. There was no one to tell us how to do it and what the tone was. When you try to explain a show to suits, it’s like, “Believe me, this is going to be funny!” ” They do not understand.

“Something about being an actor is really embarrassing to me,” Shawkat says.

Have you ever tried to sell your own show?

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Quitting smoking after diagnosed with lung cancer linked to nearly 30% improvement in survival https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/quitting-smoking-after-diagnosed-with-lung-cancer-linked-to-nearly-30-improvement-in-survival/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 16:47:38 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/quitting-smoking-after-diagnosed-with-lung-cancer-linked-to-nearly-30-improvement-in-survival/ January 07, 2022 3 minutes to read Source / Disclosures Published by: Disclosures: The authors do not report any relevant financial disclosures. ADD A SUBJECT TO E-MAIL ALERTS Receive an email when new articles are posted on Please provide your email address to receive an email when new articles are posted on . “data-action =” […]]]>

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Quitting smoking at or around the time of diagnosis conferred a significant survival benefit in patients with lung cancer, according to the results of a meta-analysis published in Journal of Thoracic Oncology.

Attending physicians should educate these patients about the benefits of smoking cessation even after diagnosis and provide them with the necessary support, the researchers wrote.

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“It’s really never too late to quit. Above all, it is a message for patients, as well as for doctors ”, Saverio Caini, MD, PhD, The senior medical epidemiologist at the Institute for Cancer Research, Prevention and Clinical Network (ISPRO) in Italy, told Healio. “Even if they are diagnosed with lung cancer, they can dramatically increase their chances of survival by quitting smoking as early as possible. In fact, we recommend that smoking cessation programs be fully integrated into multidisciplinary cancer care.

Justification, methodology

Caini and his colleagues have researched ways to increase the chances of survival of patients with lung cancer because, despite advances in immunotherapy, lung cancer is on average associated with a poorer prognosis than many. other cancers.

“Everyone knows that smoking is a risk factor for lung cancer, and many [patients with lung cancer] are diagnosed while still active smokers, ”Caini said. “Despite this, there was no certainty as to whether (and to what extent) quitting smoking after the diagnosis could improve survival.

The meta-analysis included 21 articles published between 1980 and October 2021 on the effect of smoking cessation at or around diagnosis in a total of 10,938 patients with lung cancer.

“We were surprised at the small number of studies that could be included, only 21, which is a tiny number compared to the number of studies that examine, for example, the association between smoking and risk [for] develop cancer, ”Caini said.

Caini and colleagues used random-effects meta-analysis models to aggregate study-specific data into a summary of relative risk. [SRR] and the corresponding confidence intervals.

Main conclusions

Results showed that patients who quit smoking after diagnosis had a 29% improvement in OS compared to patients who continued to smoke after diagnosis (SRR = 0.71; 95% CI: 0, 64-0.8).

Researchers found benefits of quitting regardless of histologic subtype, with SRRs for OS between smokers and continuous smokers of 0.77 (95% CI, 0.66-0.9) in patients with non-small cell lung cancer based on eight studies, 0.75 (95% CI, 0.57-0.99) in patients with small cell lung cancer on based on four studies, and 0.81 (95% CI, 0.68-0.96) in patients with lung cancer of both types or of unspecified histologic type based on six studies.

Caini and his colleagues were surprised at the magnitude of the effect.

Saverio Caini, MD, PhD

Saverio Caini

“A 20% to 30% reduction in the risk of death for those who quit after diagnosis to those who continue is enormous because it falls within the range of survival benefits that chemotherapy and immunotherapy bring to. [patients with cancer]Caini said. people with a disease as serious as lung cancer. ”

Implications

Based on the findings, oncologists and health systems should educate, encourage, and put in place systems to help patients quit smoking upon diagnosis, even with the challenges this poses for many patients.

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For more information:

Saverio Caini, MD, PhD, can be contacted at the Institute for Cancer Research, Prevention and Clinical Network (ISPRO), Cancer Risk Factors and Lifestyle Epidemiology Unit, Via Cosimo il Vecchio 2, 50141, Florence, Italy ; e-mail: s.caini@ispro.toscana.it.

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New findings suggest smoking increases social isolation and loneliness | Imperial News https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/new-findings-suggest-smoking-increases-social-isolation-and-loneliness-imperial-news/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 17:42:02 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/new-findings-suggest-smoking-increases-social-isolation-and-loneliness-imperial-news/ Smokers can become more socially isolated and lonely than non-smokers as they age, a new study suggests. Previous research has shown that people who are isolated and lonely are more likely to smoke. However, this latest study, which is the first of its kind, found that smoking itself can also lead to higher levels of […]]]>





Smokers can become more socially isolated and lonely than non-smokers as they age, a new study suggests.

Previous research has shown that people who are isolated and lonely are more likely to smoke. However, this latest study, which is the first of its kind, found that smoking itself can also lead to higher levels of isolation and loneliness.

The research, published this week in The Lancet Regional Health Europe and led by researchers from Imperial College London and UCL, examined the relationship between smoking and the development of social isolation and loneliness.

He found that over time, people who smoked saw their social contacts decrease and they became less socially engaged and more lonely than non-smokers. With many people who smoke pledging to quit early in the New Year, the authors hope their new study will provide another incentive.

“Our research suggests that smoking is bad for some aspects of psychological and social health in addition to the well-established physical impacts of smoking,” said study author Dr Keir Philip of the National Heart Institute. and the lungs of the Imperial.

“Some people think of smoking as a social activity, but our study did not support this idea – smokers have actually become more socially isolated and more lonely than non-smokers over time.”

“This research provides even more reasons why people should aim to quit this new year, and adds a rationale for increasing support for people trying to quit.” Dr Keir Philippe Clinical Research Officer, National Heart & Lung Institute

He adds: “Our findings contribute to existing knowledge in this area and suggest the existence of a vicious cycle of smoking, social isolation and loneliness. This research provides even more reasons why people should aim to quit smoking. smoke this new year, and adds rationale to increase support for people trying to quit smoking. “

The new study used data from the English Longitudinal Study of Aging (ELSA), consisting of a nationally representative sample of 8,780 people aged 50 and over in England. The social isolation and loneliness of the participants were assessed over 12 years (at baseline, then after 4, 8 and 12 years).

Researchers found that at the start of the study, current smokers were more likely to be alone and socially isolated than non-smokers, to have less frequent social interactions with family and friends, to participate less frequently in community and cultural activities and to be more likely to live alone.

Smoking was also associated with greater reductions in social contact, increased social disengagement, and increased loneliness over time.

These results stuck even after controlling for factors such as age, gender, and socioeconomic status.

Possible factors

The study is observational and therefore cannot determine the cause of this association, but the authors believe it may be due to a range of factors.

For example, smokers are at an increased risk of developing shortness of breath and other physical health problems, including lung and heart disease, which limit their ability to socialize.

Likewise, smoking is associated with an increased risk of mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression, which can impact how a person socializes.

“These results are yet another reason for the government to continue to introduce the policies necessary to achieve its ambition of a tobacco-free world by 2030.” Professor Nick Hopkinson Professor of Respiratory Medicine, National Heart & Lung Institute

Additionally, friends of people who smoke are more likely to have smoked themselves and are therefore more likely to have died prematurely.

Other social factors include the reduced social acceptability of smoking in general, and in particular the expansion of tobacco control legislation introduced to reduce the harms of passive smoking.

Professor Nick Hopkinson, another study author from Imperial’s National Heart and Lung Institute, said: “Most people already know that smoking is a health risk. Our results suggest that smokers are also more likely to become socially isolated and lonely as they get older.

“These results are another reason for the government to insist on the introduction of the policies necessary to achieve its ambition of a smoke-free world by 2030. It concerns in particular a” polluter pays “tax on the profits of the tobacco industry; and the raising of the legal age for the sale of tobacco from 18 to 21.

Quitting smoking can be difficult, but the NHS has a number of great resources to make sure people get the help they need. These include free tools and advice and proven that help people quit smoking for good. “

“Relation of smoking with current and future social isolation and loneliness: 12-year follow-up of senior adults in England” by Philip et al is published in The Lancet Regional Health – Europe.

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Give priority to health check-ups in 2022 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/give-priority-to-health-check-ups-in-2022/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 01:05:21 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/give-priority-to-health-check-ups-in-2022/ Date of media event: January 3, 2022 Date published: January 4, 2022 Type of support: Press release Public: General public Many of us have New Years Resolutions, but the most important that all Australians can make in 2022 is to pass the health checks they put aside during the pandemic. With the focus on COVID-19 […]]]>

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Many of us have New Years Resolutions, but the most important that all Australians can make in 2022 is to pass the health checks they put aside during the pandemic.

With the focus on COVID-19 over the past two years, many of us have not prioritized other areas of our health.

Prevention is a key priority for the Morrison government. Our 10-year National Preventive Health Strategy emphasizes valuing health before illness, underscoring the immense value of maintaining good health throughout a person’s life.

Now is the time to do it. Australia has a world-class healthcare system and, like COVID, we can prevent the development of many diseases and conditions, or reduce their impact.

One of the best ways to prevent future illnesses is to keep abreast of regular health checks and early detection programs such as cancer screens, regular vaccinations and tests for blood borne viruses and sexually transmitted infections.

Regular cancer screening saves lives, and early detection leads to better cancer treatment outcomes. Some types of cancer can be detected before symptoms appear, and screening can also detect changes in cells before they become cancerous.

There are three global population-based cancer screening programs in Australia:

  • Cervical screening every five years for women aged 25 to 74, funded by Medicare
  • Breast screening – or mammograms – offered free of charge every two years for women aged 40 to 74
  • Colon Screening Tests – a free and easy home test posted to men and women ages 50-74 every two years.

The time of your next screening will depend on your age, your gender and the date of your last screening. If you need screening in 2022, you may need to make an appointment.

To sign up for a cervical screening test or to check your due date, contact your GP or health care provider.

To book a free mammogram, call BreastScreen Australia on 13 20 50 and you will be automatically directed to your nearest department.

For bowel screening, a kit will be mailed to you every two years once you become eligible. If you need a replacement kit, order one for free online.

Sexual health is also important to your overall health, and the decrease in testing and treatment for blood borne viruses and sexually transmitted infections (BBVs and STIs) means there could be a lot of people unaware that they have an infection.

If you think you might be at risk, talk to your GP about the tests. Medicare articles are available for telehealth consultations regarding BBV and STIs.

For smokers, the best way to improve your health in 2022 is to quit smoking. We know it’s not always easy, but help is out there and there are huge benefits when you give up the habit.

For help quitting smoking, talk to your GP, call Quitline, or visit www.quit.org.au. Research shows that getting the support of a healthcare professional dramatically improves a smoker’s chances of successfully quitting.

To help, our government has extended specific Medicare articles for general practitioner nicotine and smoking cessation services – including via telehealth – until December 31, 2023.

For those looking for help to reduce their dependence on alcohol and drugs, support is also available.

Australians can speak to your GP or call the free and confidential national alcohol and other drugs hotline on 1800 250 015. If you prefer to seek treatment online, you can visit Counseling Online, a free and confidential service at the address: https: // www. counselingonline.org.au/.

The pandemic has not only wreaked physical havoc on some Australians. Many people have also experienced mental health problems.

Since March of last year, our government has provided over $ 1 billion in funding to expand mental health services, including a substantial investment in telehealth.

Help is readily available if you have mental health issues, and there are many ways to get it. Talk to your GP or visit the government’s digital mental health portal, Head to Health.

Australians seeking support throughout the COVID-19 pandemic can access the Beyond Blue coronavirus welfare helpline at any time by phone at 1-800-512 348 or online at coronavirus.beyondblue .org.au.

Anyone in distress can also seek immediate advice and support via Lifeline (13 11 14) and Kids Helpline (1800 55 1800).

Our healthcare system is well positioned to support Australians facing health challenges, throughout the pandemic and beyond.

COVID-19 has taught us the importance of our health and to talk to our health experts when we notice anything wrong. In 2022, I urge you to attend medical appointments and check-ups and keep up with all referrals for blood tests or tests. It’s about living well for a long time – it might just save your life.

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Spending cuts and deprivation hit England plans to quit smoking by 2030 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/spending-cuts-and-deprivation-hit-england-plans-to-quit-smoking-by-2030/ Sun, 02 Jan 2022 12:30:48 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/spending-cuts-and-deprivation-hit-england-plans-to-quit-smoking-by-2030/ PJ McCarthy, a retired railway worker, hurtles down a closed Great Yarmouth shopping street on a mobility scooter, leaving a light puff of menthol-scented vapor in its wake. The longtime smoker suffered a stroke five years ago. Quitting after 35 years was “extremely difficult,” but her town doctor in the English East Anglia coast recommended […]]]>

PJ McCarthy, a retired railway worker, hurtles down a closed Great Yarmouth shopping street on a mobility scooter, leaving a light puff of menthol-scented vapor in its wake.

The longtime smoker suffered a stroke five years ago. Quitting after 35 years was “extremely difficult,” but her town doctor in the English East Anglia coast recommended vaping. “I smoked 40 cigarettes a day,” he said. “I haven’t looked back since.”

The government needs many more ex-smokers like McCarthy if it is to meet its goal of reducing smoking levels to one in 20 people by 2030. Unveiled in 2019, this “smoke-free 2030” goal is for the government. England is 10 years ahead of the EU target.

The smoking rate among those over 18 was 14% in 2019. But on its current trajectory, the country will exceed 2030 by seven years, the Cancer Research UK charity has predicted.

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In places like Great Yarmouth, where nearly one in four adults smoked in 2019-2020, strained public health budgets, the impact of the pandemic and socio-economic barriers suggest the target is in. very ambitious effect.

The borough is the most disadvantaged in Norfolk. Men in one neighborhood have a reduced life expectancy of 10 years below the UK average. Mike Smith-Clare, a union advisor who runs the community organization Bread Kitchen CIC, said, “We have huge problems with poverty.

Local authorities finance public health through a grant from the central government. That figure has been reduced by 24% in real per capita terms since 2015-16, according to a study by the Health Foundation, a charity. Smoking cessation and tobacco control suffered the largest reduction of all services, at 33 percent.

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“The signs are that the government is not learning the lessons of the need to adequately fund public health,” said Grace Everest, policy researcher at the Health Foundation.

Smith-Clare said extended health services had historically been supported by community organizations, but “over the past 18 months they have not been able to properly manage their services.”

Due to the pandemic, most of Norfolk’s smoking cessation clinics are now accessible remotely. Louise Smith, director of public health for Norfolk County Council, said fewer smokers across England had set quit dates or successfully quit during the pandemic, including in Great Yarmouth.

Community organizer Mike Smith-Clare: “We have huge problems with poverty” © Si Barber / FT

Nationwide, smoking contributes to around 78,000 deaths and costs the NHS £ 2.5bn per year, with a broader cost to society of around £ 10bn, including loss of productivity for businesses and social care costs, according to official statistics. Delays in the government’s tobacco control plan for England have hampered progress. The strategy, which will explain how to achieve “smoke-free 2030”, was expected in July 2021 but has yet to be released.

“Fundamentally, the government has done nothing in the two years that have passed since it made a commitment[in 2019]. . . to make England smoke-free by 2030, ”said Deborah Arnott, head of the charity Action on Smoking and Health. “We are doing everything we can to get the government to step up a gear and take action.”

The Ministry of Health and Social Affairs said, “We will indicate how we will achieve our bold ambition to be smoke-free by 2030 in our new tobacco control plan,” although it has not confirmed the date. publication.

Smokers received vouchers to buy vapes in Great Yarmouth © Si Barber / FT

The all-party parliamentary group on smoking and health, advised by ASH, released a series of suggestions in June. These included a ‘polluter pays’ model, which would take profits from the big tobacco companies that enjoy high smoking rates.

A 10% profit cap could raise £ 700m a year, enough money to support smoking cessation services and leave £ 385m for the government to spend on other public health measures, said ASH.

One sign of progress is the UK’s focus on tobacco harm reduction, where it is “rightly” viewed as a world leader, Everest said.

Smoking contributes to around 78,000 deaths and costs the NHS £ 2.5bn per year © Si Barber / FT

In Great Yarmouth, smokers were given vouchers to buy vapes, a successful pilot that is now a county-wide program, Smith said. The plans for medical authorization for electronic cigarettes, recently given by new guidelines from the Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Agency, could allow general practitioners to prescribe them nationwide.

This approach is a product of the former Cabinet Office nudge unit, which encouraged vaping in 2011. Led by David Halpern, the Behavior Analysis team now operates outside of government and advocates for harm reduction. .

In addition to giving e-cigarettes to smokers, “scaffolding” needs to be applied around them, including therapy, Halpern said. “Why did we give up smoking cessation? ” He asked. “Let’s do it all. It is not that expensive or difficult and it is such a big part of health inequalities. “

Everest underscored New Zealand’s “multi-pronged” approach. The country aims to be ‘smoke-free’ by 2025 and recently announced plans to phase in age restrictions for smokers. Anyone 14 years of age or younger when the law comes into force will never legally buy cigarettes. There will also be interventions for disadvantaged communities and limits on nicotine levels in cigarettes.

Luke Bullard: ‘I started on a vape [at 16]. Then my vape broke and I switched to cigarettes’ © Si Barber / FT

While vaping can be given to smokers, nicotine addiction among young Britons in disadvantaged neighborhoods should also be avoided. “I would say a good 70 percent of my friends smoke,” said Luke Bullard, 21, of Great Yarmouth. “I started on a vape [at 16]. Then my vape broke and I switched to cigarettes.

Creating opportunities for young people in places like Great Yarmouth could help tackle health issues. Smith said: “We know that deprivation is directly linked to tobacco use, and the sad fact is Great Yarmouth is in the top 20 percent of the poorest areas in the country.”

Bullard, who volunteers for Smith-Clare’s Bread Kitchen, has spent the past five years working and not working. “People at the limit will not have the motivation to not smoke,” he said. “You can say, ‘I’m going to quit smoking,’ but if there’s no support it won’t happen. “

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DOH-Hernando: decide to be healthier in 2022 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/doh-hernando-decide-to-be-healthier-in-2022/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 15:26:52 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/doh-hernando-decide-to-be-healthier-in-2022/ With 2022 just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about New Years Resolutions. That’s why your West Central Florida County Health Departments serving Citrus, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco counties , Pinellas, Polk, and Sarasota want you to take a look at some ideas for improving your health as January 1 approaches. Here […]]]>

With 2022 just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about New Years Resolutions. That’s why your West Central Florida County Health Departments serving Citrus, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco counties , Pinellas, Polk, and Sarasota want you to take a look at some ideas for improving your health as January 1 approaches.

Here is a list of some healthy resolutions you might want to consider:

  • Quitting smoking: Quitting smoking can do important things for your health, including lowering your risk of cancer and heart disease. It’s not the easiest thing to do, but free help is available. Visit www.tobaccofreeflorida.com for tips, support and supplies that can help you quit smoking for good.
  • Get more activity: You can join a gym if you want, but even doing simple exercises in your day like walking, playing with your kids, or riding a bike can do wonders for your health. The CDC recommends that adults get at least 150 minutes of exercise per week, which could be broken down into five 30-minute brisk walks each week. Start easy and work your way up to more intense exercise. Visit www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/basics/adults for more advice.
  • Eat Healthier: Adding more fresh fruits and vegetables to your diet not only helps your overall health, but exposes you to delicious treats you never knew existed! Florida is famous for its fresh produce, and trying new foods can help you experience a new taste you’ll love. There’s no need to give up on candies and treats, just save them for special occasions. Learn how to make your plate healthier, visit www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/losing_weight/eating_habits.html.
  • See your doctor: Life is busy and we often put our well-being at the bottom of the priority list. If it’s been a while since you’ve seen your doctor for a regular check-up, use the New Year as a time to reconnect. Remember, preventative maintenance costs a lot less than a trip to the hospital to treat an emergency. Call your local health department to see what resources may be available if you are uninsured or underinsured.
  • Get vaccinated: Vaccines are one of the greatest medical advances in history, preventing diseases such as tetanus, measles, polio, mumps and pertussis – in addition to COVID-19 and flu. Make sure your vaccines are up to date and that you are protected against these preventable diseases.

Remember that there will be times when it will be difficult to keep your resolutions. This is perfectly normal. Mark your calendar for the start of each month in 2022 and remember to check the progress of your resolutions and give yourself a pat on the back for all the progress you have made.

If you have questions about programs that can help you achieve your New Year’s Resolutions, call your local health department office at:

  • DOH Citrus – (352) 527-0068
  • DOH Hernando – (352) 540-6800
  • DOH Highlands – (863) 386-6040
  • DOH Hillsborough – (813) 307-8000
  • DOH Manatee – (941) 748-0747
  • DOH Pasco – (727) 619-0300
  • DOH Pinellas – (727) 824-6900
  • DOH Polk – (863) 519-7900
  • Sarasota Department of Health – (941) 861-2900

Best wishes for a safe, happy and healthy New Year from your West Central Florida Department of Health offices.

About the Florida Department of Health

The Department, accredited at national level by the Public health accreditation office, strives to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.

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Ministry of Public Health launches new campaign to quit smoking https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/ministry-of-public-health-launches-new-campaign-to-quit-smoking/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 16:47:59 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/ministry-of-public-health-launches-new-campaign-to-quit-smoking/ BOSTON (WWLP) – The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has just launched a new public awareness campaign to quit smoking titled ‘To do the first step.’ The initiative for this new program is to connect Massachusetts residents with coaches specially trained to help adults quit smoking, vaping, or using other tobacco or nicotine products. The […]]]>

BOSTON (WWLP) – The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has just launched a new public awareness campaign to quit smoking titled ‘To do the first step.’

The initiative for this new program is to connect Massachusetts residents with coaches specially trained to help adults quit smoking, vaping, or using other tobacco or nicotine products. The first step in the program is to start by calling the Massachusetts Quitline or by visiting mass.gov/quitting.

The Quitline program is a free program that gives adults looking to quit their tobacco or nicotine addiction the opportunity to work one-on-one with coaches and develop individualized plans.

“Make a plan, be prepared, and when you make a big change in your life the best thing you can do is go with a clear mind and be ready to have a plan. Talk to your support. Go there really mindful, ”said Sara Moriarty, program director at the Gandara Center.

According to a press release sent out by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, “Residents can also register for and receive online coaching services via e-chat. Medically eligible residents (18 and over) can get eight weeks of free quit smoking medications (patches, gums, lozenges) after speaking with a quit trainer.

“DPH has a long history of smoking cessation programs aimed at reducing the access and influence of tobacco and vaping products in our communities. ” said Acting Public Health Commissioner Margret Cooke. “Making the decision to quit smoking can be overwhelming. This program provides a pathway of support and resources to residents who wish to quit using tobacco and nicotine products. It’s never too late to quit.

Residents who enroll in this program are eligible for a variety of services such as:

  • Individualized plan and advice on medications and alternatives to relieve cravings
  • The program offers support to people who have had difficulty quitting nicotine in the past and need help
  • Individual counselors and cessation groups to provide community support
  • Multilingual Services and Support: Languages ​​include English, Spanish and Arabic speaking coaches are available. Interpretation services are available for 200 languages.

According to the MDPH, there are more services available through 1-800-QUIT-NOW, which offers several specialized support programs:

  • Support for people who are currently pregnant
  • Support for people using menthol products
  • American Indian Commercial Tobacco Program
  • Additional coaching and support for people who report having anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, ADHD, PTSD or substance use disorder
  • Program for young adults who use tobacco or vape (18-24 years old, includes live text coaching)
  • Special support for 12 to 17 year olds through a program called My Life, My Quit ™
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Children whose parents smoke are four times more likely to start smoking on their own https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/children-whose-parents-smoke-are-four-times-more-likely-to-start-smoking-on-their-own/ Tue, 28 Dec 2021 09:02:08 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/children-whose-parents-smoke-are-four-times-more-likely-to-start-smoking-on-their-own/ Experts warn teens whose parents smoke are likely to copy them into adulthood New film features health experts discussing how adult smokers can serve as role models NHS support offered to smokers – especially parents, caregivers and other adults – to encourage them to quit smoking in the New Year Top medical experts have warned […]]]>
  • Experts warn teens whose parents smoke are likely to copy them into adulthood
  • New film features health experts discussing how adult smokers can serve as role models
  • NHS support offered to smokers – especially parents, caregivers and other adults – to encourage them to quit smoking in the New Year

Top medical experts have warned that teens whose parents or caregivers smoke are four times more likely to have started smoking.

The analysis also showed that young adolescents whose primary caregiver smoked were more than twice as likely to have tried cigarettes (26% vs. 11%) and four times as likely to be a regular smoker (4 , 9% against 1.2%).

A new government campaign Better Health Smoke Free has been launched as leading family physicians warn of the problems children of smokers face – and call on people to help prevent it by quitting in January.

In a new film released today, NHS and behavioral health experts discuss the link between smoking in adults and the likelihood of children in their households becoming smokers. This includes family doctor Dr Nighat Arif, child psychologist Dr Bettina Hohnen and smoking cessation experts Professor Nick Hopkinson and Dr Anthony Laverty of Imperial College London who have called on parents in particular to quit smoking. during the New Year to set a good example for their children.

Maggie Throup MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister of Vaccines and Public Health, explained why the campaign is being launched now:

We know that many people are trying to quit smoking in January, and while there are so many great reasons for you to quit smoking for yourself, we hope this new campaign – highlighting the intergenerational connection of smoking with parents influencing their children – will be the additional motivation, many need to quit smoking for good this year.

With so much help and support available for parents, caregivers, and anyone looking to quit smoking – including the NHS Quit Smoking app, Facebook support, daily emails and texts, and a plan personal shutdown online – you won’t be alone in your New Years resolution.

Recent research from NatCen Social Research has also shown that children between the ages of 10 and 15 are more likely to smoke if their mother or father currently smokes. Children were also more likely to smoke if one of the parents had smoked in the past, even if they did not currently smoke.

Deputy Chief Medical Officer and co-head of the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities, Dr Jeanelle de Gruchy said:

Smoking is bad for your health, but it also has a negative impact on those around you.

Most people know about the dangers of second smoke, but we shouldn’t overlook the impact parents have as role models. Every parent wants the best for their child and won’t want them to become a smoker. By quitting smoking now, parents can help break the pattern of smoking in their families across generations, protect their children, and improve their own health.

The film is part of the Better Health Smoke Free campaign of the new Office for Improvement in Health and Disparities (OHID) of the Department of Health and Welfare, and aims to give smokers a strong motivation to quit. in January, by offering a free and proven NHS. resources and advice.

The campaign comes as the most recent data from the Office for National Statistics shows that one in eight adults in England still smokes. There is a complex picture of smoking habits since the pandemic, with high rates of smoking cessation but also high levels of relapse and signs of increasing smoking rates among young adults.

Professor Nick Hopkinson of Imperial College London said:

The results of our research are clear: smoking in adults has a tangible impact on children. Children whose guardians smoke are four times more likely to start smoking on their own. The most effective way to help prevent this would be for adults to quit smoking. This clearly not only brings them huge benefits, but it will also benefit their children now and later in life.

Dr Bettina Hohnen explains how parents’ behaviors can have a huge impact on their children’s:

Even if we don’t directly expose children to second-hand smoke, or think we are hiding our smoking by not smoking directly in front of them, it can still have a major impact and children can engage in the behavior without even having to smoke. you know it. you had an influence. Children copy the behaviors of their parents and guardians, so it’s important to model the behavior you want from your child – or we can transmit behaviors without even realizing it. Actions speak louder than words, so if you don’t smoke you will greatly reduce the chances of them starting to smoke in the future.

Family GP Dr Nighat Arif has direct experience of helping smokers in his general practice:

One in eight adults in England still smokes, and it remains the leading preventable cause of premature death. Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health, and it’s never too late to quit. If you want to quit smoking for your family or for your own health this January, you are not alone. The Better Health campaign provides tons of support and proven NHS resources that can help you quit for good.

Georgina from Harrogate, North Yorkshire, is 35 and quit smoking in January 2021 after having smoked since she was just 16. Her nephews urged her to stop:

After 15 years of smoking, I made the decision to quit because I really didn’t want to pass the habit on to the children in my life. I was totally unconscious at first, but over time I noticed my 7 and 4 year old nephews watching me smoke. I have a big influence in their life, so obviously I was afraid that they would one day start smoking too. In the end, I quit smoking – both for my own health but also for my nephews. When I felt ready to begin my journey to quit smoking, I turned to the Better Health website and looked at the various resources available to help me gain confidence and give myself the best possible chance. to quit smoking.

The Better Health campaign provides access to a range of free help and tools to quit smoking, including free expert help from local Stop Smoking services, the NHS Quit Smoking app, the Facebook messaging bot, Stoptober Facebook online communities, daily email and text messages, and an online personal shutdown program. Plan.

Search “Smoke Free” for free, proven smoking cessation tools and advice on different types of supports, nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and e-cigarettes, to help you quit smoking.

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Resolution time? Make finances your first priority https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/resolution-time-make-finances-your-first-priority/ Fri, 24 Dec 2021 18:21:15 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/resolution-time-make-finances-your-first-priority/ Kat Hnatyshyn Work out, quit smoking, eat better, travel more: these resolutions, along with “better manage your finances”, are some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. Making resolutions is the easy part, but sticking to them is always a challenge. While some people might think New Years Resolutions are unnecessary, we better keep them […]]]>

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Work out, quit smoking, eat better, travel more: these resolutions, along with “better manage your finances”, are some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. Making resolutions is the easy part, but sticking to them is always a challenge.

While some people might think New Years Resolutions are unnecessary, we better keep them for some, especially those involving checking and savings accounts. Check out my recommendations for financial resolutions that you can and should keep this year. These will definitely be much easier to follow than a new workout and a strict diet.

Rainy day

Whenever someone asks me for financial advice, I usually respond with a question: do you have an emergency fund? Far too many people don’t, and they usually don’t have a good answer to my second question either: why not?

If you don’t have one, start the new year by setting up a rainy or emergency day savings fund. Even if you start with just $ 5 in savings on each paycheck, it’s better to have something than nothing. I generally recommend having $ 1,000 in your emergency fund initially – and trying to keep at least $ 1,000 in that account at all times.

Ideally, you want to work to have six months of living expenses in some type of cash account. This will help you if you have anything from a car problem to a medical emergency.

Face your debt

Once you’ve established an emergency fund, it’s time to take note of your debts. Whether it’s credit card debt, student loans, or a mortgage, your debt won’t go down if you ignore it.

Look for ways to pay it off faster. Try cutting cable and streaming services or restricting your nights out on the town. Small changes in your lifestyle and the money you save by making those adjustments can make a huge difference in the amount of interest you ultimately pay over the life of your loans. If you can challenge yourself to change your routine now and cut back where you can, you’ll thank yourself in a year.

Make a new friend

Start the year by meeting with a financial planner. An annual meeting to make sure you are on track with your finances is a must. If you’ve never met a financial planner, it’s never too late to start. Also look for someone who has experience in investing, as this will help you envision long term savings and hopefully motivate you to start planning for your future. For as little as $ 50 in monthly contribution, you can start investing for your retirement. It is a resolution that you will be very happy to have kept.

Kat’s Money Corner is posted on Dollars & Sense every Tuesday. Kat Hnatyshyn, when not blogging or looking after her little ones, is the director of CommunityAmerica Credit Union. For more financial discussions, visit http://communityamerica.com.

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Should you even bother with New Years Resolutions this year? https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/should-you-even-bother-with-new-years-resolutions-this-year/ Wed, 22 Dec 2021 14:31:57 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/should-you-even-bother-with-new-years-resolutions-this-year/ Even in the best of times, you can feel some ambivalence about making New Year’s resolutions. On the one hand, it’s a fresh start where you unlock 12 new months of opportunities. On the other hand, your past experience may have told you that you are unlikely to stick with doing anything drastically different from […]]]>

Even in the best of times, you can feel some ambivalence about making New Year’s resolutions. On the one hand, it’s a fresh start where you unlock 12 new months of opportunities. On the other hand, your past experience may have told you that you are unlikely to stick with doing anything drastically different from before. And by February, you might have completely given up – or even forgotten – the resolutions that you were so passionate about at the start of the year.

After going through two years of unprecedented global uncertainty, ambivalence may have slipped into impotence. Why even try to make resolutions when I have no idea what will happen in the months to come?

I hear you. And as a time management coach who has helped clients around the world get through all of the ups and downs of 2020 and 2021, I understand how there has been a vast array of unforeseen challenges in taking and maintenance of resolutions.

However, I have also seen that even in the midst of the uncertainty that you can really move forward on what’s important to you. And in fact, making a resolution and keeping it could greatly increase your sense of self-efficacy – that is, your belief in your ability to take action that benefits yourself and your situation.

So before you give up on resolution making, heed these tips on how to make resolutions that will stay true. And let your commitment to yourself and your goals create a positive momentum in January and beyond.

Evaluate your willpower.

The first and in my opinion the most important step in the resolution process is deciding if you really want to make different choices in a certain area. If you really don’t want to spend less time on social media, don’t make it a resolution.

Pick resolutions that really matter to you and for which you have a strong “why”. For example, maybe you really want to lose weight because you want to have more energy or want to keep up with your kids or want to look fantastic for a wedding. Having a compelling reason can give you the tenacity to stick to your resolutions when you’re feeling tired, unmotivated, and just want to take the easy way out.

Pick one or two.

In general, resolutions are nice things to have in the short term. You usually won’t experience immediate consequences if you don’t keep them, but in the long run, your life will be better if you quit smoking or cut back on spending.

Since there are usually no instant negative effects, you will tend to think of these goals as “extras”. And since most of us don’t have a lot of time or energy for a lot of extras, you’ll increase your chances of success by choosing just one or two resolutions. In the article, Goals Gone Wild: The Systematic Side Effects of Over-Prescribing Goal Setting, the authors share research that even when you have multiple goals, you’re most likely to focus on just one. So why not pick one up from the start?

It’s easier to remember and implement when you focus on a resolution or at least one area like investing time in exercise and making healthier food choices as part of weight loss.

Engage in a specific action.

In my first book, The 3 secrets of an effective time investment, I’m talking about the importance of clarifying “action-based priorities”. This means that you translate your conceptual priority, in this case a resolution, into a practical action that you can put on your timeline.

For example, if your resolution is to spend more time with friends and family, you can book two Friday evenings a month to hang out with friends or block your agenda after 5:30 p.m. so you can leave in time to cook dinner with your family. or make a commitment not to use the computer at a certain time of the night so that you can give your spouse your full attention.

Or if your resolution is to get in shape, you can put a weekly time in your calendar to shop for groceries so you have healthy foods around the house and decide on specific days and times you will exercise. every week.

Choosing ahead of time what actions will align with your New Year’s resolutions and when you will achieve them makes them easier to stick to.

To make easy.

In Atomic habits, author James Clear emphasizes making your habits obvious, attractive, easy, and satisfying. He encourages readers to make new habits the path of least resistance. With your resolutions, that could mean just allowing healthy food to pass through your doorstep, paying for items in cash, and putting blockers on your phone to make it harder – if not impossible – to access distracting apps.

Think about how you can reduce all the friction towards what you want to see in your life and increase the friction for the choices you want to avoid.

Track your progress.

In the hustle and bustle of life, it’s easy to lose commitment if you don’t keep track of your progress. I recommend that you choose a place to jot down actions related to your resolutions and record what you do on a daily basis.

This could mean writing them down in your paper planner, keeping them in your calendar, using a habit tracker app, or sharing a document with a responsible partner.

For example, to keep up with my top health resolutions, I have an online document shared with an accountability partner (more on the importance of having support below). At the top, I recorded my initial status and my initial goals. Below I have a template of the daily habits I do to help me reach my resolutions. Every morning before I start working I copy and paste this template, change the date at the top, update it to what I’ve done so far, and then keep it updated throughout the day. Before going to bed, I do a final check with the intention of trying to do as much as possible before I fall asleep. My accountability partner makes encouraging comments in my document, and I do the same for him with his goals in his document.

This written responsibility keeps me much more focused and cohesive than I would be if I was just trying to keep everything in my head.

Acquire help.

In the process of committing to your resolutions over the course of 12 months, it’s easy for the enthusiasm to wane. In those times when you just don’t want to make the right choices, knowing that someone else is aware and will care can really help.

You can recruit a friend, coworker, boss, coach, mentor, or anyone else who will constantly monitor you and give you the right kind of feedback: celebrate your commitment to actions aligned with your resolutions. According to research conducted at Ohio State University, having this person as someone you admire might also help your bottom line. You can also join a support group specifically focused on your specific area of ​​improvement. Knowing that other people are working hard on the same choices can inspire you to keep going.

I cannot guarantee that you will follow through on your resolutions – only you have the ability to decide your priorities and the choices you make in life. But I can guarantee that if you follow the above process you can dramatically increase your chances of success. There is always hope for positive change. This year, you can take the opportunity to repeatedly do the actions that help you become the person you want to be, regardless of what is going on in the world around you.

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