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  1. Risk of heart disease in wives raised by smokers

    Posted Feb 07th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh Smoking husbands can increase their wives' risk of heart disease by one and a half to almost four times depending on how long and how heavily they smoke. This has emerged ... women suffering from heart disease, and 268 non-sufferers as a control group, between 2004 and last year. The study found that, on average, passive smoking in the home increased a wife's ...

  2. Want to quit smoking? Study shows strength in numbers

    Posted Feb 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Smoking is contagious, and so is quitting, according to a doctor. Wilson Fung Yee-leung, a council member of the Hong Kong Medical Association, said a person stood a better ... a habit if one's friend has the habit. Smoking can be contagious. So is quitting smoking.' Citing 'The Collective Dynamics of Smoking in a Large Social Network' report in last ...

  3. The smokescreens obscuring the truth

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... to hospital for smoking-related diseases and lost productivity. As Hong Kong and other places have found, price combined with education are the most effective weapons against smoking. And the most ...

  4. Shisha pipe trend poses health risk

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... from a bottle, it still contains the carcinogens present in nicotine that can cause respiratory problems, heart disease and cancer. Carbon monoxide levels are so high that World Health ...

  5. HK's quit schemes ahead of pack in keeping people off evil weed

    Posted May 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... suffering from tobacco-related diseases. 'Our clients are referred by doctors and nurses. They are already hospital patients, and their motivation would be stronger than those who have not suffered from disease,' Kwok said. The Tobacco Control Office will launch an e-learning programme for medical workers later this year on quitting smoking. ...

  6. HK to show the world how to stop smoking

    Posted Oct 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of HK$1,500. Countries in Asia are striving to lower smoking rate, as cigarettes have proven to be a major risk factor for cancer and cardiovascular diseases. During a WHO regional meeting held ...

  7. Smokers never too old to kick habit

    Posted May 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the university's School of Public Health, said those who quit before the onset of disease were 32 per cent less likely to develop lung cancer and reduced their risk of a heart attack by 7 per cent. ...

  8. For nicotine addicts, smoking is not an occasional pleasure

    Posted Mar 09th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... animals as well as humans. A total of 7,000 people die from tobacco-related diseases in Hong Kong each year; 23 per cent of those deaths are from passive smoking and these deaths are preventable. ...

  9. Mainland must do more to stub out smoking

    Posted Jan 15th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... cigarette producer and consumer. It now has a staggering 300 million-plus smokers- a quarter of its population. Smoking-related diseases kill about 1.2 million of them each year, a figure expected ... it. You would think that as deputy director of the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Yang would bring considerable clout to her post as director of the National Office ...

  10. Policy on internet addicts softens

    Posted Nov 06th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam The Ministry of Health has refused to classify internet addiction as a mental disease, and has banned any type of physical punishment or surgery to cure it. Health authorities ... to diagnose whether individual internet addicts had developed any mental diseases, rather than their parents or admission staff from the camps. Specifically banned was any restriction of personal ...




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