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Department of Health publish new guidelines for "Tobacco Harm Reduction" New guidelines advise smokers to cut down on habbit, instead of quit. Struggling to quit? 'Swap tobacco for nicotine', advises new guidance from NICE Today sees the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) publish new guidelines for tobacco harm reduction in the UK. This world first, recognises that some people may not be able to quit smoking in one step. At the heart of tobacco harm reduction is the concept that the flexible and long-term use of nicotine is always better for smokers and people around them than continuing to smoke tobacco. Experts believe this will provide a significant opportunity to help many more smokers to quit. Smoking remains the single biggest preventable cause of early death and illness in the UK, with one in five adults (around 10 Million) being smokers . Approximately half of persistent cigarette smokers are killed by their habit and a quarter are still in middle age . Tobacco control measures have led to a decrease in smoking prevalence but the decline in smoking rates has lost momentum in recent years with no significant change in the prevalence of smoking in the last six years. The annual cost to the NHS attributable to smoking is estimated at around £2.7bn . Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer, with recent figures published in the Annals of Oncology showing the number of lung cancer cases in the UK -- particularly among women -- is still rising. To date, stop smoking services have been available to those smokers who want to quit in one step with, or without, the help of an NRT (such as gums or patches). The amount of NRT offered varies but tends to range from four - 12 weeks on prescription, with some smokers receiving the support from a Stop Smoking advisor. The new tobacco harm reduction recommendations understand that the journey to quitting is different for every smoker. It no longer needs to be 'succeed or fail' by a set deadline. The journey can now involve flexible and long-term use of NRT. This will give healthcare professionals the opportunity to bring more people into the stop smoking services and make inroads into smoking prevalence. Watch our video with GP and stop smoking expert, Dr Chris Steele, to find out more about the new Tobacco Harm Reduction guidelines and how they could 'revolutionise' the way the UK tackles its smoking problem Key Statistics - Adult smokers in the UK in 2010:10 Million - Recent figures show the number of lung cancer cases in the UK -- particularly among women -- is still rising - Smoking is the single biggest cause of social inequalities in death rates between the richest and poorest in our communities - Approx. half of persistent cigarette smokers are killed by their habit—a quarter while still in middle age (35--69 years) - 79,100 deaths (adults aged 35 and over) in 2011 - On average, cigarette smokers die about 10 years younger than non-smokers - Switching 1% of smokers a year from tobacco to less harmful nicotine could save around 60,000 lives in only 10 years - Smoking cessation is the most cost-effective health intervention in the NHS and one of the most effective ways to prevent early deaths The financial burden According to the Policy Exchange, the annual costs to society from smoking are £13.74 billion - Cost of treating smokers on the NHS (£2.7 billion) - Smoking related house fires (£507 million) - Loss in productivity from smoking breaks (£2.9 billion) and increased absenteeism (£2.5 billion) - Loss in economic output from the deaths of smokers (£4.1 billion) and passive smokers (£713 million) - Cleaning up cigarette butts (£342 million)
5 Jun 2013
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Without guardian angels, we would live no longer today, or in the wheelchair sits
11 Jun 2007
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The other George Bush Clip
17 Jul 2007
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Should you wear your ipod at work...find out.
11 Oct 2007
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This Chekhov monologue is about the world's most hen-pecked husband. It has nothing to do with smoking or tobacco!
17 Dec 2007
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Craving time on the computer results in neglect of real-life personal relationship and can lead to marital problems and even divorce.
10 Jan 2008
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Concerns over one's appearance, specifically expectations of being rejected based on appearance, can seriously affect a person's mental and physical health.
9 Jan 2008
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The Bodykini swimwear has been designed for modesty,comfort and flexibility.The swimsuit covers well during active swimming and doesn't hinder your movement while in or out of the water.The suit provides UPF protection factor 50+
31 Jan 2008
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Spam email has just celebrated its fifteenth birthday, or so we are led to believe. Now it is ever more sophisticated at penetrating your email inbox and has a negative impacty on productivity in the workplace.
7 May 2008
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Repeatedly stabbing monkeys with sharpened objects may have an adverse effect on their health, according to a new study. More coverage at:
2 Sep 2009
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Harrison Hoffman of CNET and says that we should weigh the benefits of a community like before getting too upset with the downsides. Interview by Distributed by Tubemogul.
2 Aug 2008
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Don’t be stupid saving money at the wrong moment… Crash in the wood… Mama help!… Or better not? Be clever: visit first…
8 Aug 2008
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"Despite the insistence of evil men that all men are evil, there are many good men around and women too. You may have been fortunate enough to know some. Factually, the society runs on men and women of goodwill. Public workers, opinion leaders, those in the private sector who do their jobs are, in the great majority, people of good will. If they weren't, they long since would have ceased to serve. Such people are easy to attack: their very decency prevents them from overprotecting themselves. Yet the survival of most of the individuals in a society depends upon them." From The Way to Happiness
11 Dec 2008
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The video is focused on developing marketing and communication strategies for dental practices and dentists to encourage consumers to expand their dental care perspective. It explains how to prepare the consumer for the investment required to keep them healthy or restore their health. Dentists will understand how they can build value and appreciation in comprehensive solutions and advanced treatments such as cosmetic dentistry, smile makeovers, and dental implants even in a down economy.
19 Feb 2009
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Poor dental hygiene is putting a severe dampener on romantic opportunities. The investigative report from Dentyl pH, the mouthwash experts, shows that more than a third (37.5%) of respondents said they would avoid someone with bad breath, more than a quarter (27.5%) would think such a person was generally unclean or unhygienic and one in 10 (10%) thought bad breath might be a sign of illness. This video looks into the study, and also shows what you can do to make sure bad dental health doesn’t dent your love life. Dentyl pH Minty Citrus Splash costs £2.49 for 250ml and £3.99 for 500ml. It is available from supermarkets and pharmacies nationwide.
6 Nov 2009
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4 Simple Steps To Cleaning Up Your Credit File And Improving Your Credit Score
24 Apr 2009
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