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  1. Expand your word power

    Posted Jan 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... effects can be severe. In extreme cases, patients could suffer nicotine poisoning, which may lead to severe headaches and vomiting, or even admission to hospital. (SCMP, January 1) 1. A pharmacist ... insecticide, poisonous) C New Year's Eve wasn't fun for some What is this photograph about? Fill in words to complete the story 1._________________ for 2.___________ people line the Canal ...

  2. Light up the track

    Posted Jun 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... poisonous of the chemicals in cigarettes. It binds to haemoglobin in the blood and interferes with oxygenation. According to Mui, 'decreased oxygen to the brain, heart, lungs and muscles can ...

  3. Effectiveness may be little more than a smokescreen

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and Poisons Ordinance and must be registered before sale, according to the Tobacco Control Office. The possession and sale of unregistered e-cigarettes is prohibited, and the devices cannot be used ...

  4. Drastic cut of outlets selling tobacco can help curb smoking

    Posted Feb 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... greater efforts from smokers, adults and minors alike, to source their killer substance. Nicotine is a poisonous and cancer-causing substance and its availability should be restricted, ...

  5. Quitting means plenty to gain with a bit of pain

    Posted Oct 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Reggie Ho

    ... Reggie Ho Despite indisputable scientific facts to prove that smoking can kill, many who are addicted to tobacco acknowledge it is almost impossible for them to kick the habit. This is because nicotine is a highly addictive poison. There are a number of ways to quit smoking, but nicotine withdrawal can cause headaches, dizziness and irritability. Research has shown that nicotine ...

  6. FYI

    Posted Mar 06th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Jones

    ... in rechargeable batteries), lead (linked to arrested mental development in children), carbon monoxide (a poisonous gas present in car-exhaust fumes and when burning charcoal), DDT (a powerful insecticide), hydrogen cyanide (a poison historically used in gas-chamber executions) and methanol (indeed, an important component in rocket fuel). Then there's naphthalene (which gives mothballs ...

  7. Who's the real villain?

    Posted Feb 04th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Patkin

    ... Simon Patkin The proposals to ban smoking in the workplace, including restaurants and pubs, might seem reasonable to many people. After all, anti-smokers claim that a majority of people wants a smoke-free place to eat and work. They say that, just as one should not be subject to food poisoning, neither should someone be poisoned through second-hand smoke. Some have argued ...

  8. Quitters warned of side effects

    Posted Jan 01st 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... In extreme cases, patients could suffer nicotine poisoning, which may lead to severe headaches and vomiting, or even admission to hospital. Queen Mary Hospital pharmacist William Chui Chun-ming said ...

  9. letters

    Posted May 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... food safety monitoring and penalise people who produce poisonous food. If the government turns a blind eye to this problem, it will lose people's trust. There's absolutely no reason ...

  10. Talkback

    Posted May 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with poisonous second-hand cigarette smoke. I was appalled to see that Hong Kong has not yet legislated a smoking ban in restaurants. I would assume that health awareness in a developed economy ... or emphysema, they should be considerate enough to think about their neighbours. And if they don't, that's when the government steps in to protect the rest of society from these poisonous ...




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