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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Think you've heard of every way possible to quit smoking? Etta Mae Lopez came up with a new one: slap a cop so you'll go to jail, where smoking isn't allowed. Lopez smacked Sacramento County sheriff's Deputy Matt Campoy...
Tags: Trials, Prisons, Health Treatments, Punishment
MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana has the nation's seventh-highest percentage of smokers, with more than a quarter of the state's population smoking, but more than half of those people tried to quit in 2011, according to a study. "Most people...
South Bend TribuneSOUTH BEND -- The day Regina West, 53, had her last cigarette last month, her 3-year-old granddaughter picked out a new dress for her at Good Will as a way to say congratulations. The South Bend woman had her first cigarette at 18, and is now about 45...
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY -- If you're a smoker and you've been waiting for the right time to quit -- today might be a good day. Thursday is the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout -- which encourages people who smoke to make a promise to stop. ...
ATLANTA (AP) — In a graphic new ad campaign announced Thursday, the government is trying to shock smokers into quitting with the sometimes-gruesome stories of people damaged by tobacco products. The new effort confronts a hard truth: Despite...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Three ex-smokers from Elkhart, Indianapolis and Markelville have collected a total of $5,000 in cash prizes from the state of Indiana for kicking the habit. The Indiana State Department of Health said Thursday that Jeanetta...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama says the president has quit smoking. The first lady says her husband hasn't smoked in almost a year. She said it's a personal challenge for him and she's very proud. Michelle Obama made the comments in...
ATLANTA (AP) — Graphic new cigarette warning labels may already be having the desired effect: Calls to a national smoker's quit line more than doubled the day they hit the media. The warning labels won't appear on cigarettes until next year, but...
Stroke Center medical director, The Hospital of Central ConnecticutNearly 800,000 Americans suffer a stroke each year, and more than 137,000 people die from a stroke. It is the leading cause of disability in the United States. This unfortunate situation could be improved if people knew more about stroke warning signs and...
Clark County Health DepartmentWe hear people causally speak about osteoporosis; however, it can be a very serious health problem. Bone is living tissue, which is constantly being absorbed and replaced. Osteoporosis occurs when the creation of new bone does not keep up with the...
Those looking to lose weight, quit smoking or keep tabs on a malady have a lot of choices in the smartphone app stores. Choosing one that's beneficial is more of a problem. Science is still trying to catch up to the market for mobile health applications,...
Jill Babchak, 34, of Columbia, has joined Weight Watchers before, but this time around she’s dropping pounds with the help of the organization’s mobile application. “I like it because it has all the restaurants, all the foods, right at...
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