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NHS Health Scotland: E-cigs 'definitely' less harmful than smoking - BBC News
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-41339790 - E-cigarettes are "definitely" less harmful than smoking tobacco, health bodies in Scotland have stated for the first time.
NHS Health Scotland said it wanted to "clarify" confusion around the harms and benefits of vaping devices.
More than 20 organisations have signed up to the consensus, which was led by NHS Health Scotland.
But health chiefs said that using e-cigarettes while still smoking did not provide any health benefits.
The consensus statement, published by Scotland's national health education and promotion agency, was agreed by the Scottish government, health boards, academia and charities such as the British Lung Foundation and Cancer Research UK.
Tobacco  Nicotine  self-medication  addiction  coping  mechanism  chronic  stress  public  health  sick  population 
september 2017 by asterisk2a
E-cigarettes containing nicotine linked to raised heart attack risk | Society | The Guardian
A study discovered that vaping devices containing the stimulant could cause a stiffening of the arteries, as well as an increased heart rate and blood pressure.

Swedish scientists recruited 15 healthy volunteers to take part in the experiment, none of whom had used e-cigarettes before.

The tests found in the 30 minutes after smoking the e-cigarettes containing nicotine, there was a significant increase in blood pressure, heart rate and arterial stiffness.

There was no such effect in the volunteers who smoked the e-cigarettes without nicotine.
Tobacco  nicotine  drug  public  health  e-cigarette  vaping  CVD  self-medication  coping  mechanism  chronic  sick  population  WHO 
september 2017 by asterisk2a
'Godsend' operation for Scottish lung patient - BBC News
[ life extension, and improvement of life (plus pills) of people with a self-afflicted chronic disease ] Patricia McCall had tiny valves inserted in her lungs to treat her emphysema. The procedure is an alternative to radical surgery in which diseased parts of the lungs are cut away. Ms McCall was treated at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital in Clydebank as part of a clinical trial. The hospital is the first in Scotland to fit the valves. [...] Quality of life It is hoped the "Endobronchial Valve" will dramatically improve the quality of life for people with lung disease. Emphysema is usually caused by smoking and is very common in Scotland. //&! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronic_obstructive_pulmonary_disease
COPD  smoking  tobacco  chronic  diseases  western  lifestyle  diet-related  disease  sick  population  health  crisis  OAP  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  demographic  bubble  ageing  population  premature  ageing  babyboomers  NHS  austerity  alcohol  abuse  alcoholism  non-alcoholic  fatty  liver  disease  liver  disease  addiction  substance  abuse  Nicotine  cancer  throat  cancer  lung  cancer  public  health  policy  public  health  health  care 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Rob Ford's Sobriety Coach: Inside the Manic Life & Work of Bob Marier - YouTube
[ symptom ] when substance abuse takes over your life. you are the slave. // self-developed coping mechanisms // see also Dr Gabor Mate (Trauma) // recovery coach is new field. // SOS - sharing our sobriety // soh - sharing our health // from recovery, to discovery; many different ways what is wrong with you and the world and how wrongly short sighted you dealt with it // love unconditionally, connect with other people. // worst at state of 'nothing else matters, have to get high now, asap.' //
addiction  food  abuse  alcohol  abuse  drug  abuse  substance  abuse  mental  health  well  being  status  anxiety  anxiety  safety  debt  servitude  happiness  security  job  security  squeezed  middle  class  crony  capitalism  capitalism  rat  race  Rehabilitation  sociology  psychology  alcoholism  tobacco  Nicotine  food  engineering  processed  food  fast  food  Chain  junk  food  Politics  food  poisoning  non-alcoholic  fatty  liver  disease  liver  disease  public  health  public  health  policy  prevention  intervention  sick  population  health  crisis  diet-related  disease  chronic  diseases  stigma  obesity  epidemic  obesity  childhood  obesity  overweight 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Australia's Tasmania may raise smoking age to 25 - BBC News
The Australian state of Tasmania is considering raising the legal age for buying cigarettes to at least 21 and potentially as high as 25. [...] Critics have complained the proposed restrictions would be a violation of civil liberties. Australia already has some of the world's toughest anti-smoking policies. It introduced so-called plain packaging in 2012, where packs are coloured an identical olive brown and are covered in graphic health warnings. The country is also one of the most expensive places in the world to buy cigarettes - from around A$20 a pack ($15; £10). // [ statistics/survey - if you don't start to smoke before 30 years of age, you will rarely pick up smoking after that, to sooth yourself. ]
tobacco  health  crisis  prevention  sick  population  cancer  lifestyle  western  lifestyle  Policy  Makers  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  public  safety  public  health  public  health  substance  abuse  addiction  drug  abuse  Nicotine  taxation  health 
december 2015 by asterisk2a

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