Quit Smoking – Rauchen Aufgeben http://rauchen-aufgeben.org/ Sat, 18 Sep 2021 10:16:54 +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 Cancer Concerns Lead to ‘Precautionary’ Recall of Anti-Smoking Drug https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/cancer-concerns-lead-to-precautionary-recall-of-anti-smoking-drug/ https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/cancer-concerns-lead-to-precautionary-recall-of-anti-smoking-drug/#respond Sat, 18 Sep 2021 02:04:24 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/cancer-concerns-lead-to-precautionary-recall-of-anti-smoking-drug/ through: Kaitlyn Room, Bill Shannon, Nexstar Media Wire Posted: Sep 17, 2021 / 9:04 PM CDT / Update: Sep 17, 2021 / 9:04 PM CDT In this June 11, 2009 file photo, a customer at the Red Key Taven in Indianapolis lights a cigarette. (AP Photo / Darron Cummings, file) (WTAJ) – Popular drug to […]]]>

In this June 11, 2009 file photo, a customer at the Red Key Taven in Indianapolis lights a cigarette. (AP Photo / Darron Cummings, file)

(WTAJ) – Popular drug to curb smoking habits recalled due to consumer safety concerns.

Pfizer has announced a voluntary recall of all lots of Chantix 0.5 mg and 1 mg tablets due to the presence of nitrosamine in excess of the Food and Drug Administration’s acceptable limit.

The recall comes two months after Pfizer suspended distribution of the drug in July and pulled nine lots from production and shelves. Pfizer has advised wholesalers and distributors with existing inventory to immediately stop distribution and production.

Chantix was approved by the FDA in 2006 as a prescription drug used to help adults quit smoking. The drug is commonly used for 12 to 24 weeks.

There is no immediate risk to patients currently taking Chantix, according to a statement from the company posted on the FDA website. However, patients taking the drug should consult their healthcare provider to determine if alternative treatments are available.

The affected lots were sent to distributors and wholesalers nationwide from May 2019 to September 2021.

According to the FDA, N-nitroso-varenicline belongs to the class of nitrosamine compounds, some of which are considered probably carcinogenic to humans (substances that can cause cancer), based on laboratory tests.

“Pfizer is taking this precautionary step,” the company said in its statement. “Long-term ingestion of N-nitroso-varenicline may be associated with a potential theoretical increased risk of cancer in humans.”

According to Pfizer, patients receiving Chantix tablets should contact Stericycle Inc. at 888-276-6166 (Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET) for return and refund information.

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Mark Bennett: “Season of the chills” or “rocking” of extremes? Winter ahead is a mystery, so far | News chronicles https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/mark-bennett-season-of-the-chills-or-rocking-of-extremes-winter-ahead-is-a-mystery-so-far-news-chronicles/ https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/mark-bennett-season-of-the-chills-or-rocking-of-extremes-winter-ahead-is-a-mystery-so-far-news-chronicles/#respond Fri, 17 Sep 2021 03:00:00 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/mark-bennett-season-of-the-chills-or-rocking-of-extremes-winter-ahead-is-a-mystery-so-far-news-chronicles/ The mystery of the coming winter weather seems blissful at this time. Not necessarily the weather itself. Just his element of surprise. The omniscience of digital technology tends to tear the assumptions out of everyday life. There are positives to the depth and speed of the puzzles instantly solved on our cell phone and computer […]]]>

The mystery of the coming winter weather seems blissful at this time.

Not necessarily the weather itself. Just his element of surprise.

The omniscience of digital technology tends to tear the assumptions out of everyday life. There are positives to the depth and speed of the puzzles instantly solved on our cell phone and computer screens, of course, like the alerts of severe storms and road closures.






Mark Bennett




Still, the idea of ​​envisioning the twists and turns of three winter months – months in advance – sounds like a Ouija board exercise. And it’s good.

With the end of summer arriving on Tuesday, it is also the season for winter forecasting. Snowpack, wind chill factors, and icy roads don’t seem as much of a concern when it’s still too hot for jackets and sweatshirts. Moreover, venerable prognosticators – The Old Farmer’s Almanac, rival Farmers’ Almanac (yes, they even disagree on the placement of their apostrophes) and the National Weather Service – see the approaching winter of 2021-2022 differently. . So the mystery abounds.

Parkas could be in demand in the Terre Haute region, at least from The Old Farmer’s Almanac outlook. The periodical predicts that “the winter will be colder and drier than normal” in the region which includes Terre Haute and its surrounding communities. Temperatures will be below average in November (5 degrees), December (4 degrees), January (7 degrees), before a relatively warm February (2 degrees warmer than average).

Old Farmer’s Almanac describes this coming winter as “a season of chills”.

Some people probably stopped reading with this news. However, winter isn’t just about thermometer readings. The Old Farmer’s Almanac also predicts below-average precipitation levels in November (1.5 inches less), December (1.5 inches less), January (1 inch less) and February (1 inch less). less).

Of course, that doesn’t mean no snow. “You’ll always need a shovel,” said Sarah Perreault, editor at The Old Farmer’s Almanac. In fact, the magazine predicts snowfall every month from November to March. That includes the “snowy periods” of March 10-17 – yes, right in the middle of the Indiana Boys’ High School basketball tournament.

Terre Haute is at the lower edge of regions 6 of the almanac. His map shows “cold and snowy” weather for region 7, just south of Terre Haute.

Perreault is in his 18th year at Old Farmer’s Almanac, which promotes itself as “the oldest continuously published periodical in North America”. Robert B. Thomas founded the magazine in 1792, and his serious face always appears on its cover along with a serene Benjamin Franklin, whose genre “Poor Richard’s Almanac” inspired. Its main themes are gardening, astronomy, folklore, certain sports and, above all, weather forecasting. It also contains original trends and tips such as “how to eliminate a dog” and the best days to start connecting or quitting, depending on the phases of the moon. The latest edition, the 230th, also features the story “Remains to be Seen”. It details the preserved bodies – from Roy Rogers’ Trigger horse to Vladimir Lenin – on display to the public.

“We want to educate you,” Perreault said, “but we want to keep you entertained at the same time.” She spoke by phone last week from Dublin, New Hampshire, where The Old Farmer’s Almanac and its publisher, Yankee Publishing, are the heart of the city of 1,500. “There’s not much else going on around Dublin,” Perreault said.

In the midst of this loneliness, the craft makes long-range weather forecasts based on Thomas’ formula of solar activity (like sunspots), climatology (weather patterns), and meteorology (the atmosphere ), as well as modern technology. It also takes into account climate change. “So it’s the old married to the new,” Perreault said, “and it seems to be working. “

The almanac claims an accuracy rate of 80 to 85%. This has been questioned by climatologists over the years. A 2012 NPR report suggested that the accuracy of the almanac could be half of its charged rate. The almanac calculated its accuracy for last winter’s forecast at 75%.

Its rival, the Farmers’ Almanac, says its seasonal weather forecast also hits the mark 80 to 85 percent of the time. Its accuracy rate has also been questioned by climatologists.

“We’re not 100% accurate, but who is? Editor Sandi Duncan said by phone Wednesday.

This periodical has been published annually since 1818 from its headquarters in Lewiston, Maine, where poet, professor, and astronomer David Young founded it, along with publisher Jacob Mann. Its winter forecast for 2021-2022 calls for a “frosty shift” season, with large variations from month to month.

The Wabash Valley can expect snowstorms in late January and late February. Otherwise, “we’re not seeing anything too extreme when it comes to snow or chills,” Duncan said of west-central Indiana and east-central Illinois.

Farmers’ Almanac uses a “proprietary mathematical and astronomical formula, which is based on sunspot activity, tidal action, planet position, astrology and many other factors”. Climate change is not one of those “other factors”, at least not yet, Duncan.

“At the moment, we haven’t changed the way we do our weather forecasting, even though some extreme things are going on,” Duncan said.

The final say on the coming winter will go to the National Weather Service. Its official winter forecast will be released on October 21. However, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – which oversees the National Weather Service – has long-range forecasts on maps through its Climate Prediction Center.

These maps show a 50 to 50 chance of above normal temperature and precipitation from December to February. NOAA also has forecasts for the coming year, as Lauren Gaches, NOAA public affairs spokesperson, pointed out. “The competence of these perspectives is continuously refined over time,” she added.

Until then, we’ll have to face a little mystery.

Mark Bennett can be reached at 812-231-4377 or mark.bennett@tribstar.com.

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The Estates at Palm Bay Anti-Smoking Policy https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/the-estates-at-palm-bay-anti-smoking-policy/ https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/the-estates-at-palm-bay-anti-smoking-policy/#respond Thu, 16 Sep 2021 16:15:15 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/the-estates-at-palm-bay-anti-smoking-policy/ FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla .– The Okaloosa County Florida Department of Health (DOH-Okaloosa) would like to recognize The Estates at Palm Bay in Fort Walton Beach for becoming a smoke-free community. The policy was put in place on April 1, 2021 to celebrate the National Day of Action on Tobacco. This policy prohibits smoking, including […]]]>

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla .– The Okaloosa County Florida Department of Health (DOH-Okaloosa) would like to recognize The Estates at Palm Bay in Fort Walton Beach for becoming a smoke-free community. The policy was put in place on April 1, 2021 to celebrate the National Day of Action on Tobacco. This policy prohibits smoking, including electronic steaming products inside the units.

The Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida (BTFF), the state’s comprehensive tobacco prevention and cessation program, has worked for years to educate managers of public and private housing about the benefits of tobacco control policies and is encouraged by this development.

Michele Bencivenga, Property Manager of The Estates at Palm Bay, said: “We strive to protect the health and well-being of our residents. “

A list of multi-unit properties that have adopted voluntary smoke-free policies has grown to over 2,000 properties since monitoring began in 2010, with 40 multi-unit smoke-free residential properties in Okaloosa County .

The benefits of smoke-free buildings include:

  • Better health. Smoke-free air laws reduce exposure to second-hand smoke
    in non-smokers, reduces hospitalizations for heart attacks and asthma and
    encourages smokers to quit. ??
  • Increased security. Smoke-free policies reduce the risk of fire for residents, homeowners and
    property managers. ²
  • Decreased exposure to second-hand smoke. Second-hand smoke can travel from
    other units through doors, cracks in walls, power lines, plumbing and
    ventilation systems. ??, 4

Smokers living in smoke-free homes should be aware that it is difficult, but not impossible, to quit smoking. In fact, 61.7% of adult smokers who have ever smoked have quit 5, and there are more former smokers in Florida than current smokers.

Having a complete shutdown plan increases the success rate. Tobacco Free Florida’s Quit Your Way program makes it easier than ever for smokers to access free, evidence-based tools and services to help them quit smoking.

For more information, please visit www.tobaccofreeflorida.com/quityourway. People can also access Tobacco Free Florida’s online cost calculator to find out how much money they could save by quitting smoking at www.tobaccofreeflorida.com/calculator.

We’re here to help you every step of the way and can answer any questions or concerns! We’re here to help you understand what it takes to implement a smoke-free policy and provide you with educational materials for your staff and residents to help them quit smoking. If your housing community is interested in becoming tobacco free or wants to learn more, please contact your local Tobacco Free Florida representative at tabacfreeokaloosa@flhealth.gov.

About the Florida Department of Health
The Florida Department of Health, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, strives to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated efforts of State, county and community.

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @HealthyFla. For more information on the

Florida Department of Health, please visit www.FloridaHealth.gov.

About Tobacco Free Florida
The department’s Tobacco Free Florida Campaign is a statewide cessation and prevention campaign funded by the Florida Tobacco Settlement Fund. Since the program began in 2007, more than 254,000 Floridians have successfully stopped using any of the free tools and services from Tobacco Free Florida. There are now about 451,000 fewer adult smokers in Florida than 10 years ago, and the state has saved $ 17.7 billion in health care costs. To learn more about Tobacco Free Florida’s Quit Your Way services, visit www.tobaccofreeflorida.com or follow the campaign on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TobaccoFreeFlorida or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/tobaccofreefla.

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1 US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Healthy Homes Manual: SmokeFree Policies in Multiunit Housing. 2011. http://www.cdc.gov/
Healthyhomes / Healthy_Homes_Manual_WEB.pdf
2 US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Healthy Homes Manual: SmokeFree Policies in Multiunit Housing. 2011. http://www.cdc.gov/
Healthyhomes / Healthy_Homes_Manual_WEB.pdf
3 Pizacani, B et al. Move collective housing providers towards the adoption of smoke-free policies. Prev. Chronicle Dis. 2011; 8 (1) .http: //www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2011/jan/10_0015.htm
4 US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Healthy Homes Manual: SmokeFree Policies in Multiunit Housing. 2011. http://www.cdc.gov/
Healthyhomes / Healthy_Homes_Manual_WEB.pdf
5 Office of Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/cessation/Smoking-cessation-fast-facts/index. html

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Campaign launched to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke in Sheffield after increase during lockdown https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/campaign-launched-to-reduce-exposure-to-secondhand-smoke-in-sheffield-after-increase-during-lockdown/ https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/campaign-launched-to-reduce-exposure-to-secondhand-smoke-in-sheffield-after-increase-during-lockdown/#respond Thu, 16 Sep 2021 06:13:22 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/campaign-launched-to-reduce-exposure-to-secondhand-smoke-in-sheffield-after-increase-during-lockdown/ Residents of Sheffield are urged to make their homes smoke-free after increased exposure to secondhand smoke during the lockdown, especially in households with children. Smokefree Sheffield’s new campaign aims to highlight the health risks of passive smoking. Breathing second-hand smoke regularly can cause the same health problems as smoking. Second-hand smoke is a leading cause […]]]>

Residents of Sheffield are urged to make their homes smoke-free after increased exposure to secondhand smoke during the lockdown, especially in households with children.

Smokefree Sheffield’s new campaign aims to highlight the health risks of passive smoking. Breathing second-hand smoke regularly can cause the same health problems as smoking.

Second-hand smoke is a leading cause of poor respiratory health in children, and exposure significantly increases the risk of stroke, heart disease, and lung cancer in adults.

The lockdown has left even more children at risk, with people typically spending more time inside their homes than ever before.



Smokefree Sheffield encourages people to contact their local quit smoking service for assistance.

Smokers are encouraged to contact their local smoking cessation service for help quitting, or if they are not quite ready to make sure they smoke just outside. their house.

Greg Fell, director of public health in Sheffield, said the increase in exposure to secondhand smoke is cause for concern.

“We know that most smokers want to quit, so it’s critical that they get the support they need. With Stoptober just around the corner, I want to urge smokers in Sheffield who wish to quit smoking to contact their local quit smoking service. ”

“For those who are not quite ready yet, there are still positive steps they can take, such as using other sources of nicotine, such as patches, gum, or e-cigarettes when the urge is on. to smoke occur, or make sure they smoke just outside. “Alison Teal, executive member for Sustainable Neighborhoods, Wellness, Parks and Recreation, said steps like opening windows, smoking out the back door, or smoking in another room do not prevent second-hand smoke from entering. spread around the house.

“80% of second-hand smoke is invisible, odorless, and microscopic particles are impossible to control. The only reliable way to protect others is to never smoke inside the house.

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Tobacco Prevention Coalition cleans over 18,000 cigarette butts | Community https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/tobacco-prevention-coalition-cleans-over-18000-cigarette-butts-community/ https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/tobacco-prevention-coalition-cleans-over-18000-cigarette-butts-community/#respond Tue, 14 Sep 2021 21:00:00 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/tobacco-prevention-coalition-cleans-over-18000-cigarette-butts-community/ (Left to right) Mirza Korajkic, Bill Greenwood, Valdemar Garibay, Sebastian Garibay, Amy Brewer and Bridget Garibay highlight the more than 18,000 cigarette butts they helped collect during the downtown cleanup. Courtesy of FGITPC ST. ALBANS – Thanks to the Franklin Grand Isle Tobacco Prevention Coalition, the streets of the county are a little cleaner. Volunteers […]]]>






(Left to right) Mirza Korajkic, Bill Greenwood, Valdemar Garibay, Sebastian Garibay, Amy Brewer and Bridget Garibay highlight the more than 18,000 cigarette butts they helped collect during the downtown cleanup.



ST. ALBANS – Thanks to the Franklin Grand Isle Tobacco Prevention Coalition, the streets of the county are a little cleaner.

Volunteers in the group collected 18,702 cigarette butts in downtown St. Albans last July, and they are looking to put even more in the years to come.

During the cleanup, a group of 29 volunteers removed cigarettes from the public areas surrounding the intersection of Catherine Street and Lake Street, near the train station, along Federal Street, in Taylor Park, and throughout the Mall of the job. This is the fifth year that they have made the effort.

“We had over 100 volunteers on nine cleanings. From kids to retirees, we’ve had a great wave of interest and help, ”said coordinator Amy Brewer.

Since the start of its efforts in 2016, the association has been able to collect more than 47,000 cigarette butts in the counties thanks to the support of volunteers. The next big cleanup is scheduled for May 7, Green Up Day.

While cigarette butts can often be found littered all over St. Albans, Brewer said the largest concentrations tend to be near major manufacturing centers due to their high density of workers. By comparison, Taylor Park is one of the cleanest areas.

“We are seeing less of it in our parks this year. I don’t know if it’s related to COVID. I can’t say why, but we’re still seeing high concentrations around curbs and sidewalks around businesses, ”Brewer said.

The Franklin Grand Isle Tobacco Prevention Coalition is also involved in efforts to reduce cigarette waste overall, such as adding signage that reminds people to mitigate waste and help people quit. To smoke.

For example, the group is organizing a virtual group to quit smoking starting this Friday, September 17 to help individuals begin the process of quitting smoking. Those interested should register for the event by visiting MyHealthyVT.org or by calling Catherine Marrin at 802-393-5423.

“(Cigarettes) don’t biodegrade easily,” Brewer said. “When they are released into waterways, they are able to release toxins. So these are garbage and somewhat dangerous litter as well. “

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An anxious person tries to be cold https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/an-anxious-person-tries-to-be-cold/ https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/an-anxious-person-tries-to-be-cold/#respond Fri, 10 Sep 2021 04:00:07 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/an-anxious-person-tries-to-be-cold/ Eventually it was obsessed with my neighbor getting boring – trying to plan a dinner with someone who found the reservations “restrictive” and watching friends walk away as I complained, once again, about his cancellation. I stopped leaving my light on all night, slept well, found a therapist, and opened up to the possibility of […]]]>

Eventually it was obsessed with my neighbor getting boring – trying to plan a dinner with someone who found the reservations “restrictive” and watching friends walk away as I complained, once again, about his cancellation.

I stopped leaving my light on all night, slept well, found a therapist, and opened up to the possibility of meeting someone else.

That someone was Henry, a friend of a friend I met at a movie screening. He had freckles all over his face and a wide, unconscious smile. He was British, like me, but the similarities ended there. He was obsessed with the outdoors, loved to cook, and drank moderately.

On the other hand, I envisioned a trip to Central Park on a hike, had my meals (sushi, cupcakes, pre-cut fruit) at the deli and was not moderate in anything.

I loved her instantly, but I didn’t fantasize about marrying her.

For one of our first dates, Henry made reservations at three restaurants and let me choose which one to go to. On another, we saw a documentary on the harms of salmon farming. In the months that followed, we met once or twice a week to eat, go to the theater or see an exhibition. There was no waiting for him, no will-he-won’t-come.

I used to take someone down like a gunshot, but with Henry I sipped. He surprised me with his juggling skills (he had been taught as a child to help with his dyslexia) and spoke about his role as a peacekeeper between his older brother and younger sister. He later told me about his friend who was killed in a hit and run during their freshman year of college, the shock and grief of it.

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COVID-19 pandemic has increased exposure to children’s smoke https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/covid-19-pandemic-has-increased-exposure-to-childrens-smoke/ https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/covid-19-pandemic-has-increased-exposure-to-childrens-smoke/#respond Wed, 08 Sep 2021 06:05:48 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/covid-19-pandemic-has-increased-exposure-to-childrens-smoke/ Two-thirds of parents smoked at least the same amount if not more during the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing children to stay home due to school closures with increased risk of exposure to second-hand and third-hand smoke , suggests a British research. Cara Bossley, Pediatric Respiratory Medicine Consultant, King’s College Hospital, London, and colleagues interviewed 50 parents […]]]>

Two-thirds of parents smoked at least the same amount if not more during the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing children to stay home due to school closures with increased risk of exposure to second-hand and third-hand smoke , suggests a British research.

Cara Bossley, Pediatric Respiratory Medicine Consultant, King’s College Hospital, London, and colleagues interviewed 50 parents or caregivers who had already gone through a smoking cessation program.

About a third of parents smoked as much during confinement as before, while another third smoked more, leaving an average of 2.5 children per household exposed to parental smoke.

Dr Bossley said there were “a variety of reasons for the increase in smoking, but mainly anxiety, depression and uncertainty” were cited as the reasons.

As a result, the national lockdown “has increased exposure to second-hand and third-hand smoke among children in families who smoke.”

Previously, children would have “spent a lot more time in and out of school”, said Dr Bossley, while family members “who smoked in their workplace now smoked at home”.

The research was presented at the 2021 International Congress of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) on September 6, and recently published in Lancet respiratory medicine.

Pandemic effect

Jonathan Grigg is Professor of Pediatric Respiratory and Environmental Medicine at Queen Mary University, London and Chairman of the Tobacco Control Committee of the European Respiratory Society.

He said Medscape UK News that there was “the initial feeling that people might quit smoking” during the pandemic because “they would be more concerned about lung health” and reducing social smoking.

“On the other hand, clearly [the pandemic] was a huge stress and the focus was mostly on COVID and… there was no real effort to use “the pandemic as an opportunity to promote general lung health.

Prof Grigg continued that the current data is therefore “important” and stresses that “we still have a big problem with smoking and we still need to invest significantly in smoking cessation services”.

He noted, however, that smoking cessation services had been “drastically reduced” over the past decade and that the current study is also a “timely reminder” that children’s smoke exposure “remains a problem as well”. .

Nevertheless, the impact on children of increased exposure to smoke identified in the study is more inference than direct measures.

Professor Grigg said “we do not know” the exact degree of exposure of children and that there was no measurement of urinary markers.

But if there is smoking in the home, “whether it’s inside or just standing inside the door, it means the exposure will increase.”

Second-hand smoke

Dr Bossley began his presentation by emphasizing that passive exposure to smoke is “harmful to children”, increases the risk of respiratory infection, coughs, preschool wheezing and asthma, and is particularly harmful when ‘they already have respiratory illnesses.

In addition, children inhale “twice the amount of dust compared to adults”, which means they inhale more smoke containing dust particles. They also have “faster breathing rates and narrower airways”, further increasing the risks.

Dr Bossley also noted that third-hand smoke, or the build-up of harmful toxins or lingering residues from second-hand smoke, is harmful because it can be re-emitted into the air, becoming more and more toxic over time.

The closure of schools and after-school clubs in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic has led children to spend more time at home, potentially increasing their risk of exposure to second-hand smoke from parents who are also forced to stay home. House.

To determine how smoking habits changed during the pandemic, the team contacted parents who were smokers and had previously participated in their quit motivation program with their Clinical Nurse Specialist in Respiratory Medicine (CNS).

The respiratory CNS administered a questionnaire by telephone to 50 parents and caregivers in January and February 2021, asking them about their family environment, the number and ages of children, smoking habits and how they changed during confinement.

Ninety percent of respondents smoked before the lockdown, while 8% vaped, the results showed, with just one household smoke-free.

During confinement, 34% of those surveyed smoked less than before, with the remaining 66% saying they smoked the same amount (34%) or more than before (32%).

Among parents, 34% vaped and smoked while in confinement.

The team found that an average of 2.5 children per household were exposed to environmental tobacco smoke. More than one family member smoked in 29% of smoking households, while in 6% of smoking households, the child had to protect himself during lockdown due to respiratory illness.

Households scored an average of seven out of ten on a hardship scale, with many citing stress in the home due to childcare and home schooling, inability to work, loss of security employment, boredom, and escalation of previous anxiety and depression. during the pandemic.

Dr Bossley said that in response to the findings, education efforts on the harmful effects of exposure to second-hand and third-hand smoke need to be improved, as well as the establishment of “virtual smoking cessation clinics”.

No funding declared.

No relevant financial relationship declared.

European Respiratory Society International Congress 2021: Abstract 2579. Presented September 5

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Nomura asks employees not to smoke, even when working from home: Here’s why | World News https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/nomura-asks-employees-not-to-smoke-even-when-working-from-home-heres-why-world-news/ https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/nomura-asks-employees-not-to-smoke-even-when-working-from-home-heres-why-world-news/#respond Wed, 01 Sep 2021 06:12:15 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/nomura-asks-employees-not-to-smoke-even-when-working-from-home-heres-why-world-news/ Nomura Holdings, Japan’s biggest brokerage firm, has asked its employees to not smoke during work hours – even if they are working from home. The reason behind this move, according to a company note, is to keep its employees and their families healthy. According to the memo sent by Nomura to its employees, the rule […]]]>

Nomura Holdings, Japan’s biggest brokerage firm, has asked its employees to not smoke during work hours – even if they are working from home. The reason behind this move, according to a company note, is to keep its employees and their families healthy.

According to the memo sent by Nomura to its employees, the rule will come into effect from October. It further said that all smoking rooms managed by the Nomura Group will be closed.

Will Nomura punish its employees for smoking?

No, according to Nomura’s spokesperson Yoshitaka Otsu. The spokesperson told Bloomberg that the move is based on mutual trust.

Japanese firms have been discouraging smoking at workplaces for years. And Nomura’s move is a part of that. The companies have argued that if employees quit smoking, it will increase their productivity.

Will the company monitor the employees?

The answer to this again is no, according to Otsu. Since the move is based on trust, Nomura said it doesn’t want to keep an eye on its employees.

Nomura is introducing the measures to create a favorable working environment, prevent secondhand smoking and promote employee health, it had said in a separate statement last week.

Smoking and work from home

The National Cancer Center in Japan carried out a survey in March this year, which revealed that cigarette consumption has increased in the island nation since the work from home culture began.

The survey results showed that 2 in 10 smokers have a higher intake than earlier, because there are no restrictions at home.

Nomura’s target

Nomura is seeking to reduce the smoking rate among its employees in Japan to 12% by 2025, compared with 20% in March 2020, according to its website. The brokerage has been providing financial aid to help workers quit since 2017.

Other companies which have adopted similar strategy

Snacks manufacturer Calbee Inc. in 2018 prohibited smoking during working hours because the health of its employees and their family was “essential” for a company to grow.

Food producer Ajinomoto Co. instituted a no-smoking-while-working policy in 2019, which also applies to staff working remotely.

SoftBank Group Corp.’s telecom unit introduced a similar rule in April last year.

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Man pays tribute to 9/11 crews by pushing bar cart https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/man-pays-tribute-to-9-11-crews-by-pushing-bar-cart/ https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/man-pays-tribute-to-9-11-crews-by-pushing-bar-cart/#respond Tue, 24 Aug 2021 13:00:00 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/man-pays-tribute-to-9-11-crews-by-pushing-bar-cart/ The purpose of his trip, called Paulie’s Push, is to recognize the crews of the four 9/11 flights. BRAINTREE, Mass – A former flight attendant who lost several colleagues when United Flight 175 was transported to the South Tower of the World Trade Center in New York on September 11, 2001, pays tribute to his […]]]>

The purpose of his trip, called Paulie’s Push, is to recognize the crews of the four 9/11 flights.

BRAINTREE, Mass – A former flight attendant who lost several colleagues when United Flight 175 was transported to the South Tower of the World Trade Center in New York on September 11, 2001, pays tribute to his friends on the 20th anniversary terrorist attacks pushing a Boston Airline beverage cart to Ground Zero.

Pushing a cart is familiar to Paul Veneto, 62, who spent 30 years as a flight attendant for five different airlines.

Flight 175 was his scheduled flight. He had landed in Boston the day before and 9/11 was his day off, he told the Patriot Ledger of Quincy. He was helping a friend build a concrete wall at the time of the attacks and didn’t even know at first that the second plane to hit the towers was his scheduled flight.

When he found out, “I was in shock,” he said. “I wanted revenge. I was angry and I knew there was nothing I could do.”

The purpose of his trip, called Paulie’s Push, is to recognize the crews of the four 9/11 flights. “They were the first responders. They were heroes. They were absolute heroes,” he said.

The trek will benefit registered nonprofits of the families of 9/11 crew members and Power Forward 25, a nonprofit that helps those struggling with drug addiction.

The Veneto knows this struggle all too well.

The attacks fueled his addiction to the opioids he had been prescribed for a back problem as he continued to work. But the 10th anniversary of the attacks sent him into a free fall and he retired.

It took him five more years to overcome his drug addiction.

He has been training for the approximately 350-kilometer walk since October, pushing the cart around his hometown of Braintree and Quincy, up to 26 kilometers per day.

His journey began on August 21.

He lost 30 pounds and quit smoking. He received training advice from Boston Marathon Race Director Dave McGillivray, two-time Stanley Cup champion Kevin Stevens and Becca Pizzi, a Massachusetts woman who five years ago completed seven marathons. in seven days on seven continents.

It’s been a struggle, but pushing a beverage cart was easy compared to what the flight crews went through on 9/11.

“It’s nothing to push this to New York compared to what they’ve done,” Veneto said. “This thing will end up in New York if I have to carry it on my back.” I know they would have done the same for me.

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Arkansas Arts Council Presents Individual Artist Scholarships https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/arkansas-arts-council-presents-individual-artist-scholarships/ https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/arkansas-arts-council-presents-individual-artist-scholarships/#respond Sun, 22 Aug 2021 10:08:57 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/arkansas-arts-council-presents-individual-artist-scholarships/ CBCO The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will partner with the Gravette First Responders to host the second annual Boot and Badge Blood Drive from 10 am to 4 pm on August 27 at Gravette Civic Center, 401 Charlotte St. SE. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of the Ozarks […]]]>

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The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will partner with the Gravette First Responders to host the second annual Boot and Badge Blood Drive from 10 am to 4 pm on August 27 at Gravette Civic Center, 401 Charlotte St. SE. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of the Ozarks Community Hospital in Gravette, 1101 SW Jackson.

The Boots and Badges Blood Drive is a community initiative designed to help alleviate a severe blood shortage, while honoring the area’s first responders for the great work they do in the community of Gravette. The Gravette Police hope to keep the traveling trophy they won in 2020 during the first competition.

All donors will receive a special Boots and Badges t-shirt, while supplies last.

Until August 27, CBCO is hosting an Extreme Adventure Blood Drive at its Springdale and Bentonville donation centers.

During the Extreme Adventure Blood Drive, successful donors will receive a CBCO Adventure t-shirt. All campaign participants will be entered to win a grand prize including an Intex Explorer K2 inflatable kayak for two, a 70 quart Igloo Trailmate Journey cooler, a gift certificate for 37 North Expeditions in Branson, a four-pack of tickets for Snowflex Park at Wolfe Mountain in Branson and four all access passes to Fritz’s Adventure in Branson.

Donors are strongly encouraged to schedule appointments to donate in order to maintain social distancing guidelines and improve donor flow.

Information: cbco.org/donate-blood.

Hope Cancer

Hope Cancer Resources’ Wellness Center for Hope offers yoga, meditation and fitness classes for cancer patients and in-person caregivers, via Zoom and YouTube.

Their team of counselors and social workers supports cancer patients and their families every day with a focus on emotional health, no matter what.

A certified tobacco treatment specialist is available to help those looking to quit smoking with nicotine replacement therapy and counseling.

Those in need of medical supplies, liquid foods, or durable medical equipment, such as shower chairs or walkers, are urged to reach out. Donations of new or lightly used items are also accepted.

Information: (479) 361-5847 or hopecancerresources.org.

Arkansas Arts

The Arkansas Arts Council, along with the Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism, are pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the Individual Artist Fellowship awards.

“The Arkansas Arts Council Scholarships showcase the wide range of arts our state has to offer,” said Stacy Hurst, department secretary. “From music and dance to painting and sculpture, art is a driving economic force in Arkansas, and we’re proud to know that these grants help artists pursue their products, which in turn improves the life of each of us. “

Individual Artist Awards are unconditional, unrequited awards given directly to individual artists in Arkansas. An independent panel annually selects nine artists from rotating categories to receive grants of $ 4,000 each. Artists from across the state submitted applications for the scholarships in three categories: film arts, poetry, and crafts.

The Canada Council for the Arts will recognize and honor the recipients of the scholarship in a virtual evening program on October 6. The presentation will be held in conjunction with ArtLinks 2021, the virtual arts conference sponsored by the Arkansas Arts Council.

Cinematographic arts:

• Rontaye Miquan Butler lives in Fayetteville, where he is studying for his Master of Fine Arts in photography. Butler’s works have been exhibited throughout Texas and he received the Citywide African-American Artists Exhibition First Prize at the Museum of Fine Art in Houston.

• Thomas James Deeter lives in Little Rock, where he obtained a Masters of Arts in Education and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He was an art teacher in a public school for 12 years. Deeter created the life-size set, constructed from paper and cardboard, for his film “Shattered Dreams”. He is a screenwriter and WGA winner for season 3 of “True Detective”.

• Lisa Marie Evans lives in Fayetteville, where she is the project manager, writer and host of OZCast, a creative online variety show featuring local, regional and national artists. Evans is also a facilitator and administrator for Artist INC, a professional development and entrepreneurship program for artists, run by Mid-America Arts Alliance.

Poetry:

• Kaveh Bassiri lives in Fayetteville, where he is a doctoral candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of Arkansas. He is the author of two books of poetry, a recipient of an Artist 360 Fellowship sponsored by the Mid-America Arts Alliance, the Best American Poetry Award by Paisley Rekdal and Best New Poets by Brain Teare, as well as numerous other prices.

• Hiba Tahir lives in Fayetteville, where she is a candidate for a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry at the University of Arkansas. Tahir is the editor of the Honors College blog at the University of Arkansas and Honors College magazine, and director of social media for the Open Mouth Literary Center.

• Karstin Johnson lives in Fayetteville, where she is a candidate for an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Arkansas. She is the co-director of creative writing for the Prison Stories Project at the Northwest Arkansas Community Corrections Center for Incarcerated Women.

Painting, except works on paper:

• Susan Chambers, of Little Rock, received an MA in Drawing and Painting from the Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. She is represented by Boswell Mourot Fine Art. His work has been included in the annual Delta Exhibition at the Arkansas Arts Center, the Spiva 2000 Biennale, and the La Grange National Biennial, at the Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum.

• Jody Travis Thompson, of Fayetteville, is an instructor at the University of Arkansas. He has exhibited his work in New Jersey, New York, Texas and Arkansas. His work can also be found in private collections in New York, Washington, DC, Arkansas, California and more. He participated in residencies in New Jersey and Texas.

• Ray Allen Parker, of Fayetteville, received a BA and MFA in English from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, where he went on to study painting and drawing. Parker was Senior Director of Merchandising, Editor-in-Chief, Director of Creative Programs Development and Director of Photography at JC Penney, Nationwide Headquarters, in Plano, TX, where he worked for over 30 years until his return to Arkansas in 2010 to begin painting. He is represented by Boswell Mourot Fine Art in Little Rock.

Contemporary crafts:

• Aaron Calvert lives in Russellville and is an art professor at Henderson State University. He received a master’s degree in ceramics from the University of Edinboro in Pennsylvania, was director of the Russell Fine Arts Gallery at Henderson Statue University, and has exhibited his ceramic work throughout Arkansas. He received the Grand Award at the 62nd annual Delta Expo.

• Kara Gunter lives in Hot Springs, where she is Program Director at Emergent Arts. She received a master’s degree in sculpture from the University of South Carolina and trained in hot glass and heavy metals at the Penland School of Crafts. She was an assistant professor of ceramics at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia and the University of South Carolina.

• Kensuke Yamada lives in Little Rock and is an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He earned a master’s degree in studio art from the University of Montana, Missoula, and has exhibited his work widely across the United States.

The scholarship recipients will be honored for their artistic and creative excellence during the scholarship recognition, which will be held virtually on October 6.

Information: (501) 324-9348 or email [email protected]

Junior achievement

Junior Achievement of Arkansas, a non-profit organization that provides financial literacy, job preparation and entrepreneurial training to K-12 students, is proud to announce the appointment of Joe Quinn to the State Council organisation.

Quinn is a longtime public affairs, political and communications leader who helps organizations improve their reputation and boost their business in a crowded digital world. Quinn helps clients manage issues by developing fully integrated strategies that span stakeholder, media, video and digital work.

Andrew Faulkner, Dr Allison Roberts, Dr Charisse Childers and Tim Skinner also join the State Council. Junior Achievement has added Jason Parker, Josh Hallenbeck and Laura Monteverdi to its Central Arkansas board of directors. The Northwest Arkansas Board of Directors welcomes Ann Owens, Consul Eldon Alik, Lynn Dauzat and Meg Gullotta.

Information: (501) 906-2401 or juniorachievement.org.

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