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How common medicines can affect bone health

How common medicines can affect bone health Subscription Required

Drugs used to treat common conditions can adversely affect bone health. Nurses need to be aware of the risks and prevention strategies

Are e-cigarettes a safer alternative to smoking?

Are e-cigarettes a safer alternative to smoking? Subscription Required

E-cigarettes are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to smoking. However, it is still not clear whether they are a safe and effective way of quitting

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Hospitals’ duty of care in smoking cessation

Hospitals’ duty of care in smoking cessation

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence says hospitals have a duty of care to help all patients who smoke to stop and has issued guidance on this

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Hospital nurses’ role in smoking cessation

Hospital nurses’ role in smoking cessation Subscription Required

Hospital nurses are ideally placed to advise those with long-term conditions on smoking cessation and the effects this can have on their condition and treatment

Creating smoke-free homes for children

Creating smoke-free homes for children Subscription Required

Discussing passive smoking with parents is not always easy. A tool has been developed to equip nurses with the knowledge and confidence to tackle the issue

Warning over e-cig risk to children

Warning over e-cig risk to children

Health officials should be prepared for an increasing number of children accidentally exposed to concentrated nicotine thanks to the rising use of e-cigarettes, doctors have said.

E-cigarettes 'could save lives'

Tens of thousands of lives could be saved every year if all British smokers switched from cigarettes to e-cigarettes, experts have said.

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Public Health England

Public health efforts must focus on six areas to 'make biggest difference'

Public health initiatives need to focus on six key areas in particular to improve the nation’s wellbeing, according to the head of England’s national public health body.

Ban e-cig use indoors, says WHO

WHO calls for ban on indoor use of e-cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes should face greater restrictions on their use, sale and promotion, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.

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Obesity in mid-life significantly raises dementia risk, research finds

Obesity in mid-life 'significantly raises dementia risk'

People who are obese could be putting themselves at risk of dementia in later life, new research suggests.

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The big question: should there be more restrictions placed on the use of e-cigarettes?

The World Health Organisation has recently said that electronic cigarettes should face greater restrictions on their use, sale and promotion.

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The physiological effects of smoking on the respiratory system Subscription Required

Smoking causes fatal diseases to develop in many parts of the body including cancers of the upper and lower respiratory tracts (mouth, nasopharynx, larynx, and lung), the oesophagus, and the kidney.

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Breast cancer gene and smoking is a 'lethal mix'

Breast cancer gene and smoking is a 'lethal mix'

“Smoking and the breast cancer risk gene BRCA2 combine to ‘enormously’ increase the chance of developing lung cancer,” BBC News reports.

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