Anti-smoking bid is the biggest yet

Essex County Standard: Anti-smoking bid is the biggest yet Anti-smoking bid is the biggest yet

THE biggest stop-smoking campaign is coming to north Essex.

The NHS stop smoking service, run by Anglian Community Enterprise and funded by Essex County Council, aims to convince a record number of people to quit the habit.

Smokers will be offered nicotine replacement therapy, a team of advisers and a leaflet drop.

Co-ordinator Sue White said: “We are throwing our full weight behind the national campaign by Public Health England and our aim is to achieve a record number of local quitters.

“We know many people’s New Year resolution is to quit, so we are offering every possible assistance.

“It doesn’t matter how many times people have tried to stop smoking, we encourage them to try again. There is nothing to lose and everything to gain.”

People who sign up will be able to take advantage of the free nicotine replacement therapy from participating pharmacies in Colchester and Tendring.

Leaflets will be put through the doors of 30,000 homes and members of the stop-smoking team will hand out information in Morrisons, in Harwich, on January 6 and in Clacton on January 7.

A team of advisers will be outside Colchester Town Hall on January 10.

The organisation has also set up a Twitter account, @ACT_ StopSmoking, for people to track the programme.

Ms White said: “We treat each person as an individual. There’s no single, off-the-shelf solution. A trained member of our team will talk with the person to see what might work best for them.

“If you are thinking of swapping your cigarettes for e-cigarettes, you can still get free advice and support, but at the moment the NHS is not allowed to prescribe them, as they have not been regulated.”

People will get support for ten weeks, including advice on managing cravings, regular carbon monoxide checks and information on which treatment is best.

To find out more, visit Cornerstone, 5-7 Sir Isaac’s Walk, Colchester, or call 01206 545134.

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12:36pm Tue 31 Dec 13

harleyrider1777 says...

This pretty well destroys the Myth of second hand smoke:

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Lungs from pack-a-day smokers safe for transplant, study finds.

By JoNel Aleccia, Staff Writer, NBC News.

Using lung transplants from heavy smokers may sound like a cruel joke, but a new study finds that organs taken from people who puffed a pack a day for more than 20 years are likely safe.

What’s more, the analysis of lung transplant data from the U.S. between 2005 and 2011 confirms what transplant experts say they already know: For some patients on a crowded organ waiting list, lungs from smokers are better than none.

“I think people are grateful just to have a shot at getting lungs,” said Dr. Sharven Taghavi, a cardiovascular surgical resident at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, who led the new study...............
............

Ive done the math here and this is how it works out with second ahnd smoke and people inhaling it!

The 16 cities study conducted by the U.S. DEPT OF ENERGY and later by Oakridge National laboratories discovered:

Cigarette smoke, bartenders annual exposure to smoke rises, at most, to the equivalent of 6 cigarettes/year.

146,000 CIGARETTES SMOKED IN 20 YEARS AT 1 PACK A DAY.

A bartender would have to work in second hand smoke for 2433 years to get an equivalent dose.

Then the average non-smoker in a ventilated restaurant for an hour would have to go back and forth each day for 119,000 years to get an equivalent 20 years of smoking a pack a day! Pretty well impossible ehh!
This pretty well destroys the Myth of second hand smoke: http://vitals.nbcnew s.com/_news/2013/01/ 28/16741714-lungs-fr om-pack-a-day-smoker s-safe-for-transplan t-study-finds?lite Lungs from pack-a-day smokers safe for transplant, study finds. By JoNel Aleccia, Staff Writer, NBC News. Using lung transplants from heavy smokers may sound like a cruel joke, but a new study finds that organs taken from people who puffed a pack a day for more than 20 years are likely safe. What’s more, the analysis of lung transplant data from the U.S. between 2005 and 2011 confirms what transplant experts say they already know: For some patients on a crowded organ waiting list, lungs from smokers are better than none. “I think people are grateful just to have a shot at getting lungs,” said Dr. Sharven Taghavi, a cardiovascular surgical resident at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, who led the new study............... ............ Ive done the math here and this is how it works out with second ahnd smoke and people inhaling it! The 16 cities study conducted by the U.S. DEPT OF ENERGY and later by Oakridge National laboratories discovered: Cigarette smoke, bartenders annual exposure to smoke rises, at most, to the equivalent of 6 cigarettes/year. 146,000 CIGARETTES SMOKED IN 20 YEARS AT 1 PACK A DAY. A bartender would have to work in second hand smoke for 2433 years to get an equivalent dose. Then the average non-smoker in a ventilated restaurant for an hour would have to go back and forth each day for 119,000 years to get an equivalent 20 years of smoking a pack a day! Pretty well impossible ehh! harleyrider1777

12:37pm Tue 31 Dec 13

harleyrider1777 says...

Tobacco Control Scotland has admitted it has no record of any deaths or demonstrable harm caused to anyone from second hand smoke as the UK Govt pushes forward the idea of third hand smoke, aka Invisible Smoke, without any evidence at all.

Bill Gibson, The International Coalition Against Prohibition (TICAP) chairman, was interested to know how many actual deaths and respiratory illnesses were recorded in Scotland from passive smoking, given the reported guesstimate 13,000 figure which is repeated parrot fashion year after year.

He put in an FOI request and found that there wasn't one death or respiratory illnesses attributed to SHS or tobacco. Perhaps I should repeat that. Not one death has been recorded in Scotland as definitely related to tobacco smoking or passive smoking.

http://patnurseblog.
blogspot.com/2012/04
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If we did the same the world over we would get the same answer.

Remember this story from last year:

B.S. Study: 600,000 People Die Worldwide From Secondhand Smoke Every Year

http://grendelreport
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US Bureau of Labor Statistics Shows Zero Deaths From 2nd Hand Smoke
Where are the deaths?
If people who work in bars die from secondhand smoke, why does the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the last 4 years show ZERO DEATHS from exposure to harmful substances or environments?
http://stats.bls.gov
/iif/oshwc/cfoi/cftb
0259.pdf This data is for 2011. (pg38 of 53). Notice that 31 people died while working in a "drinking place"(which my bar is classified as). 27 deaths were by violent injuries by persons or animals(?). 2 died by fires or explosions. I don't know where the other 2 deaths are listed however, there are 0 deaths from exposure to harmful substances or environments.
So where are these deaths from SHS?
Notice 2010 under this below. In 2010, there were 28 total deaths, 25 from violence and 0 from exposure to harmful substances or environments.
http://stats.bls.gov
/iif/oshwc/cfoi/cftb

0250.pdf (pg 18).
In 2009, 32 deaths of bar workers. 31 were violent deaths and 0 from exposure to harmful substances or environments.
http://stats.bls.gov
/iif/oshwc/cfoi/cftb
0241.pdf (pg 18)
In 2008, 35 deaths of bar workers. 32 were violent deaths and 0 from exposure to harmful substances or environments.
http://stats.bls.gov
/iif/oshwc/cfoi/cftb
0232.pdf (pg 18).
They aren't crawling out and dying in the parking lots either. We would have noticed 'em."
Sheila Martin
http://stjtelegraph.
org/wp-content/uploa
ds/2013/07/stjtelegr
aph-24-30-16_page-5.
pdf
stjtelegraph.org
Tobacco Control Scotland has admitted it has no record of any deaths or demonstrable harm caused to anyone from second hand smoke as the UK Govt pushes forward the idea of third hand smoke, aka Invisible Smoke, without any evidence at all. Bill Gibson, The International Coalition Against Prohibition (TICAP) chairman, was interested to know how many actual deaths and respiratory illnesses were recorded in Scotland from passive smoking, given the reported guesstimate 13,000 figure which is repeated parrot fashion year after year. He put in an FOI request and found that there wasn't one death or respiratory illnesses attributed to SHS or tobacco. Perhaps I should repeat that. Not one death has been recorded in Scotland as definitely related to tobacco smoking or passive smoking. http://patnurseblog. blogspot.com/2012/04 /foi-shows-no-tobacc o-related-deaths.htm l If we did the same the world over we would get the same answer. Remember this story from last year: B.S. Study: 600,000 People Die Worldwide From Secondhand Smoke Every Year http://grendelreport .posterous.com/bs-st udy-600000-people-di e-worldwide-from-sec US Bureau of Labor Statistics Shows Zero Deaths From 2nd Hand Smoke Where are the deaths? If people who work in bars die from secondhand smoke, why does the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the last 4 years show ZERO DEATHS from exposure to harmful substances or environments? http://stats.bls.gov /iif/oshwc/cfoi/cftb 0259.pdf This data is for 2011. (pg38 of 53). Notice that 31 people died while working in a "drinking place"(which my bar is classified as). 27 deaths were by violent injuries by persons or animals(?). 2 died by fires or explosions. I don't know where the other 2 deaths are listed however, there are 0 deaths from exposure to harmful substances or environments. So where are these deaths from SHS? Notice 2010 under this below. In 2010, there were 28 total deaths, 25 from violence and 0 from exposure to harmful substances or environments. http://stats.bls.gov /iif/oshwc/cfoi/cftb 0250.pdf (pg 18). In 2009, 32 deaths of bar workers. 31 were violent deaths and 0 from exposure to harmful substances or environments. http://stats.bls.gov /iif/oshwc/cfoi/cftb 0241.pdf (pg 18) In 2008, 35 deaths of bar workers. 32 were violent deaths and 0 from exposure to harmful substances or environments. http://stats.bls.gov /iif/oshwc/cfoi/cftb 0232.pdf (pg 18). They aren't crawling out and dying in the parking lots either. We would have noticed 'em." Sheila Martin http://stjtelegraph. org/wp-content/uploa ds/2013/07/stjtelegr aph-24-30-16_page-5. pdf stjtelegraph.org harleyrider1777

5:42pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Reginald47 says...

The number of people who smoke is now a small minority. I gave up about 12 years ago. So why not just leave them alone. I have had two anti-smoking leaflets through my door in the last week or so. No-one smokes here. What a waste of public cash.
The number of people who smoke is now a small minority. I gave up about 12 years ago. So why not just leave them alone. I have had two anti-smoking leaflets through my door in the last week or so. No-one smokes here. What a waste of public cash. Reginald47

6:14pm Tue 31 Dec 13

harleyrider1777 says...

Reginald47 wrote:
The number of people who smoke is now a small minority. I gave up about 12 years ago. So why not just leave them alone. I have had two anti-smoking leaflets through my door in the last week or so. No-one smokes here. What a waste of public cash.
World Atlas: More People Smoking Cigarettes than Ever


There are more people smoking now than ever before, despite health warnings and the rising price of cigarettes. In 1980, 4,453 billion cigarettes went up in smoke, which increased to 6,319 billion in 2010. By 2020, you can expect to find nearly seven billion cigarette ends littering the world.

Top of the charts in terms of nicotine addiction are Asia and Australia, which is where 57 percent of cigarettes are smoked today.

These alarming statistics are among many of the intriguing facts laid bare in the ninth edition of Dan Smith's The State of the World Atlas.
[quote][p][bold]Reginald47[/bold] wrote: The number of people who smoke is now a small minority. I gave up about 12 years ago. So why not just leave them alone. I have had two anti-smoking leaflets through my door in the last week or so. No-one smokes here. What a waste of public cash.[/p][/quote]World Atlas: More People Smoking Cigarettes than Ever There are more people smoking now than ever before, despite health warnings and the rising price of cigarettes. In 1980, 4,453 billion cigarettes went up in smoke, which increased to 6,319 billion in 2010. By 2020, you can expect to find nearly seven billion cigarette ends littering the world. Top of the charts in terms of nicotine addiction are Asia and Australia, which is where 57 percent of cigarettes are smoked today. These alarming statistics are among many of the intriguing facts laid bare in the ninth edition of Dan Smith's The State of the World Atlas. harleyrider1777

10:09pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Reginald47 says...

I'm talking about this country not the rest of the world who won't get the pointless leaflets shoved through my door.
I'm talking about this country not the rest of the world who won't get the pointless leaflets shoved through my door. Reginald47

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