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January 19, 2012

Mayo Clinic Experts Offer Tips for Successful New Year`s Resolutions

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Mayo Clinic Experts Offer Tips for Successful New Year’s Resolutions As the New Year rolls in, many people will be looking to better themselves by resolving to lose weight, quit smoking and manage stress. Sticking to resolutions for more than a few weeks, however, is a lofty task that takes a great deal of motivation […]

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December 29, 2011

Stop Smoking in the New Year

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With New Year’s Eve just days away, the time for New Year’s resolutions is upon us.  For some, one resolution might be giving up smoking.  Ben Crenshaw, who’s a tobacco treatment specialist at the Mayo Health Systems Clinic in Sparta, says smoking is not just a bad habit, it’s a chemical reaction, which is why […]

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December 8, 2011

Smoking bans cut heart attacks, Mayo study says

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A new Mayo Clinic study found a comprehensive smoking ban cut the rate of heart attacks by 45 percent and cut in half the number of people who suddenly dropped dead of heart disease, a powerful argument for places such as Augusta considering a stronger ordinance, the study’s lead author said. Augusta Chronicle, by Tom […]

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Tags: Richard Hurt, smoking ban


December 6, 2011

Secondhand Health Hazards

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Smoking by Proxy: A study found that hookah bar patrons who did not smoke still inhaled enough toxins to give them the carbon monoxide levels of a cigarette smoker, increasing their risk for heart disease. Worse, “just one night at a hookah bar can be the equivalent of inhaling an entire pack of cigarettes,” says […]

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Tags: M.D., Richard D. Hurt, smoke


December 5, 2011

Letter: Smoking ban helps Minnesotans’ health

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A big “cheers” for Minnesotans this holiday season! Recently, the Mayo Clinic released a major study with stunning findings: Heart attacks and sudden cardiac deaths among Olmsted County residents were cut roughly in half after strong smoke-free ordinances took effect. St. Cloud Times, by Alicia Bauman, 11/30/11

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Tags: Dr. Richard Hurt, smoke-free


November 29, 2011

Smoke-Free Workplaces Reduce Heart Attacks: A New Study by Mayo Clinic

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Dr. Feras Hawari, Director of the Cancer Control Office at KHCC and the Regional Director for Global Bridges, commented on a new study released by Mayo Clinic which has amassed additional evidence that secondhand smoke kills and smokefree workplace laws save lives. Zawya (Middle East and Africa), 11/28/11 Additional coverage: Al Bawaba (Middle East), Innovations Report

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November 29, 2011

New Studies Explore Smoking Cessation Support

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It’s no secret that kicking the habit is a tough process for many smokers, but a new study hopes to tackle smoking cessation the same way chronic health conditions are treated — with long-term accountability partners who can provide what researchers call “persistent attention.” While some may call it nagging, a study that just wrapped […]

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November 22, 2011

Mayo Study Highlights Risks of Secondhand Smoke

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Now, a new study from Mayo Clinic has some startling numbers to back that up. And it brings attention to dangers of exposure to secondhand smoke. “450,000 Americans every year die of tobacco-caused disease, and that’s like three fully loaded 747s crashing everyday, 365 days a year, with no survivors,” said Dr. Richard Hurt. KIMT,  […]

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Tags: Dr. Richard Hurt, Secondhand Smoke


November 22, 2011

The Great American Smokeout

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 It started more than 30 years ago with a simple idea: if you can quit smoking for one day, maybe you can quit for good…”Nicotine is one of the most addictive drugs there is, it gets to your brain within seven to ten seconds,” said Deb Skare at the Tobacco Cessation Clinic at Mayo Clinic […]

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November 18, 2011

The Great American Smokeout

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It started more than 30 years ago with a simple idea: if you can quit smoking for one day, maybe you can quit for good…”Nicotine is one of the most addictive drugs there is, it gets to your brain within seven to ten seconds,” said Deb Skare at the Tobacco Cessation Clinic at Mayo Clinic […]

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