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Stuff/NZPA: Smoking ban reduces heart attacks – study

Peter Griffin posted in on March 18th, 2010.

International researchers have found a possible link between banning smoking in restaurants/bars, and a decrease in the incidence of severe heart attacks in New Zealand. The study, conducted by Scottish researchers, looked at the incidence of severe heart attacks three years after the smoking ban was introduced, and found a significant decrease. An excerpt: (read […]

NZ Herald: Smokers back new tobacco pouch to help quit the habit

Peter Griffin posted in on March 18th, 2010.

Martin Johnston writes in the New Zealand Herald that smokers are finding a pouch-based quitting system helpful, according to New Zealand research. The system, in which smokers put a pouch containing nicotine in their mouths – between cheek and gum – has been found to be a popular choice compared with gum and other therapies. […]

New research shows significant international support for smoke-free cars

Peter Griffin posted in on December 5th, 2008.

Newly published research conducted at the University of Otago by Dr George Thomson and Dr Nick Wilson has reviewed attitudes to smoke-free private car laws. The authors identified 15 studies from 1988 set in North America, the UK and Australasia. The results showed there is majority public support for laws requiring cars that contain children […]

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