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Department News and Updates, Local Health News, Newsroom Barnstable County to Receive Funding for Nicotine Prevention

Barnstable County to Receive Funding for Nicotine Prevention

assachusetts Department of Public Health has announced $5.1 million in funding to discourage nicotine use in communities across the commonwealth. On Cape Cod, Barnstable County is set to receive $122,000 annually over the next four years. Under the program, sixteen municipal health departments will work in partnership with neighboring cities and towns to reduce […]

8/21/18 at 3:17 pm     493      , , ,     CapeCod.com
National Health News, Newsroom Smoking and diabetes linked to brain calcifications

Smoking and diabetes linked to brain calcifications

e who smoke or have diabetes may be at increased risk of calcifications in a region of the brain crucial to memory, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology.

6/13/18 at 3:08 pm     659          ScienceDaily
National Health News, Newsroom Fresh Look at Cancer Shows Smoking, Obesity Top Causes

Fresh Look at Cancer Shows Smoking, Obesity Top Causes

sh look at the causes of cancer has come up with some surprising numbers. While smoking is still by far the biggest cause of cancer and cancer deaths, obesity, poor diet and drinking too much alcohol cause an increasing number of cancer cases and deaths. Overall, modifiable risk factors — things people can change — cause 42 […]

11/22/17 at 12:41 pm     848      ,     NBC News
National Health News, Newsroom Want to Spare Your Pet From Cancer? Stop Smoking Cigarettes.

Want to Spare Your Pet From Cancer? Stop Smoking Cigarettes.

rchers at the University of Glasgow in Scotland are urging pet owners who smoke to give up the habit for the sake of their animal companions. Research shows that pets are at greater risk from passive smoking than even humans are, because furry family members spend more time at home and on the floor, where […]

1/12/17 at 3:39 pm     1825      ,     CapeCod.com
National Health News Smoking Ban Makes Sense in Public Housing

Smoking Ban Makes Sense in Public Housing

’s a cruel irony about smoking: Those who can least afford to smoke are the ones most likely to. Higher-income, well-educated people have all but given up smoking in recent years. The 17 percent of adults who do still smoke, according to the Centers for Disease Control, are disproportionately low-educated and more likely to be […]

11/19/15 at 4:53 pm     1406          The News Tribune
National Health News Smoking Rates Continue to Decline among U.S. Adults

Smoking Rates Continue to Decline among U.S. Adults

umber of adults in the United States who currently smoke is 14.9%, according to new government statistics from the first half of this year. This is even lower than a report released just last week that found 16.8% of adults were smoking in 2014. To be sure, this is the lowest percentage reported since […]

11/17/15 at 2:25 pm     1190          CNN
National Health News Kids Hooked on Hookah: Flavored smoking hides the dangers of nicotine

Kids Hooked on Hookah: Flavored smoking hides the dangers of nicotine

ple of  years ago, I was walking down to a bookstore in West Hollywood when I noticed a group of young men at Pi on Sunset smoking a rather large, exotic looking pipe. All too quickly, I learned that it was a hookah, a water pipe used for tobacco. It seems hookah is all the […]

10/21/15 at 2:44 pm     1327      , ,     Fox News
Local Health News Concerns Raised About Underage Smokers’ Access To Cheap Cigars

Concerns Raised About Underage Smokers’ Access To Cheap Cigars

ecent failure of 11 stores throughout Bourne to pass a semi-annual tobacco sales compliance check has placed a spotlight squarely on the issue of selling tobacco products to minors and the uses for which those products are being bought. In some cases, young people may be smoking to satisfy a nicotine fix. County and […]

8/3/15 at 11:17 am     1428      , ,     CapeNews.Net