Smoke-free hospital and patient-centred support – Ingrid Plueckhahn

It’s my pleasure now to introduce a disruptiveinnovator.I think I can say I don’t you’re a lone nutter,although you probably felt a little bit of a lone nutterat the time.My colleague and friend Ingrid Plueckhahnis the smoking cessation support nurse at Peter MacCallum CancerCentre in Melbourne, and also a Patient Services Manager.Ingrid led Peter Mac, […]

Stop Smoking – You Can Do It

We’re all aware of the consequences of the cigarette3 cigarettes are enough to make you think that it is all your lifeAnd because we’re talking with imagesOur lunges before and after the cigarette90% of the parents smoke in front of the childrenYou have to control your own life don’t let the cigarette take over the […]

E-Cigarettes: 7,000 Flavors of Addiction

If you bum a cigarette off of someone,you’re supposed to smoke it with them.Don’t take it and walk away, that’s rude.If someone gives you a cigarette,smoke it with them and go your separate ways.You might have a nice conversation, you never know.I’m a smoker.I like cigarettes themselves, the act of smoking.I like the culture of […]

Meet Wendy, Quit Specialist

My name’s Wendyand I’ve been working at the Quitline for seven years.Just pick up the phone. You’ve got nothing to lose.And we’re here, we’re friendlyand we really want you to be able to Quit.We will give you lots of good ideas.It’s just a phone call, even if you’rejust thinking about it and not sure that […]

Conversations with AIDS.gov – Dr. Jonathan Mermin on Smoking & HIV

Smoking is a significant health issue for people living with HIV.Recently, Dr. Ron Valdiserriand Dr. Jono Mermin discussed theharmful health effects of smokingfor people living with HIV.Many people with HIV also haveother clinical issues.For example, people with HIVare about twice as likely to smokethan people without HIV.And there are a variety of reasonsfor that.But at […]

Smoking dramatically increases the risk of cardiovascular disease

smoking dramatically increases the risk of cardiovascular diseaseincluding heart disease heart attack and stroke when cigarette smokers inhaledtoxic gases pass through the lungs and into the bloodstreamcausing every organ to be exposed to these toxinstobacco within cigarettes contains nicotineand many other compounds as the compounds burnthousands of harmful chemicals are released many of these chemicals […]

Indiana Newsdesk, May 2, 2014 E-cigarette & Coal Ash Regulations

ROLL.>>”INDIANA NEWSDESK” IS ME POSSIBLE IN PART BY THE POSSIBLE IN PART BY THE FOLLOWING… >>COMING UP ON “INDIANA NEWSDESK…” E-CIGARETTE SALES NEWSDESK…” E-CIGARETTE SALES TOTALED ABOUT $1 BILLION LAST TOTALED ABOUT $1 BILLION LAST YEAR. YEAR. AHEAD HOW THE FDA AND A NUMBER AHEAD HOW THE FDA AND A NUMBER OF STATES ARE TRYING […]

Benefits of Quitting Smoking

The idea to stop smoking might seem really great, but what are you actually going toget out of the process? For many people there are some benefits that are immediately obvious.Of course, your clothes and house will smell a lot better, and if you have been a car smoker,your car will start to smell better […]

Quitting is a Journey

There are plenty of reasons to quit smoking. Maybe your doctor is worried about your heart.Or you want to start a family. Cigarettes sure have become expensive. Or maybe smokingbreaks are hurting your chance to get ahead. Wouldn’t it be cool to show him you can quit?Whatever your reason, isn’t it time? Quitting is a […]