Category Archives: Smoking Cessation

Marijuana Use May Increase Heart Complications in Young, Middle-Aged Adults

Marijuana may be bad for your heart health, and could even lead to death, especially among young to middle-aged adults, according to a French study reported in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Several serious cases of cardiovascular complications … finish reading Marijuana Use May Increase Heart Complications in Young, Middle-Aged Adults

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California’s Tobacco Control Program Generates Significant Healthcare Savings

California spent $2.4 billion on tobacco control programs since 1998 and reduced healthcare costs by $134 billion, according to a study by UC San Francisco (UCSF). Additionally, the program reduced the sales of cigarette packs by 6.8 billion, amounting to … finish reading California’s Tobacco Control Program Generates Significant Healthcare Savings

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Geisinger Latest Employer to Quit Hiring Smokers

Geisinger Health Systems will no longer hire job applicants who use tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars, and chewing or smokeless tobacco, beginning February 1. The health system is adopting this policy to encourage healthier living, decrease absenteeism and reduce healthcare … finish reading Geisinger Latest Employer to Quit Hiring Smokers

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