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10 Everyday Ways to Lower Your Risk of Cancer

Prithwish De, PhD | Posted 11.09.2014 | Canada Living
Prithwish De, PhD

There are many factors we can't control that affect our cancer risk, like growing older, our genetic profile and having a family history of the disease. But the good news is that there is a lot we can control. It's as simple as making healthy choices every day and having policies in place that protect our health. Here are the top 10 ways to lower your risk of cancer.

How The 'Nudge' Method Could Help You Quit Smoking

Bill Bogart | Posted 10.22.2014 | Canada Living
Bill Bogart

The method's goal is to help people make better choices in a variety of areas without removing their right to choose. Researchers claim that individuals select more wisely when provided with a clear set of options. The method may be able to curb problems such as smoking, intemperate drinking, and problem gambling.

► What's Safer: Smoking Cigars Or Cigarettes?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.21.2014 | Canada Living

By now, it's no shocker smoking cigarettes doesn't do any favours for your health. As a result, those who haven't been able to kick the habit have ...

Obesity Is Not the New Tobacco

Kapil Khatter | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada Living
Kapil Khatter

Those approaches, for unhealthy eating in particular, can be a real challenge, because they bang hard against the reactor core of our economic system -- consumption. Consumption and lots of it. Like tobacco, the fight for healthy eating will challenge the heart of what companies do: sell as much as they can.

This Test Could Determine Which Smokers Need Extra Help To Quit

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 06.18.2014 | Canada Living

Researchers at Duke University say that heavily dependent, male smokers who do not repond to nicotine replacement might need to combine cessation meth...

This Is Why It's Vital You're Successful the First Time You Quit Smoking

Nishaan Sharma | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada Living
Nishaan Sharma

The pain and terror that seem, for those first few days, like everything -- seen, smelled, tasted, heard, felt -- will be replaced by a longing similar to the kind one feels towards an old paramour. It is even possible that you will be capable of returning to the warm arms of the infrequent cigarette at some distant speck in the future without drowning again in the compulsion.

If Sitting Is the New Smoking, I'm An Addict Who Needs to Quit

Leah Eichler | Posted 07.09.2014 | Canada Living
Leah Eichler

In case you missed it, this constant sitting is literally killing us, leading researchers and pundits to declare that sitting is the new smoking. If you accept that theory, then just about everyone in a white-collar job is the equivalent of a heavy nicotine addict.

Twerk All You Want, Just Don't Get a Lip Tattoo Like Miley's

Jason Tetro | Posted 05.31.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg When it comes to the climb of pop stardom, Miley Cyrus has proven she can't be tamed. Earlier this month, the singer posted a photo showing a new tattoo in a rather unlikely place: her lower lip. Unlike the other maneuvers, which may have social consequences, this one could lead to medical problems.

Students Who Smoke Only Pot Perform Better Than Those Who Smoke Cigarettes Too

University of Toronto News | Posted 05.26.2014 | Canada
University of Toronto News

New study identifies which youth are most at risk, researchers say (photo by Drome via Flickr) It used to be that the kids out in the bushes smoking m...

CVS Dropping Cigarettes From Its Stores is Shrewd Business Move

Toula Drimonis | Posted 04.09.2014 | Canada
Toula Drimonis

There's vast potential for an additional revenue stream that can more than offset the losses of choosing not to sell cigarettes in their pharmacies. CVS's move is not only socially conscious; it's also a shrewd business move. And smart, educated, and astute consumers don't begrudge a company posting a profit, if their demands have been met and their concerns addressed.

The Best Day Of The Week To Quit Smoking

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 12.30.2013 | Canada Living

If you're like millions of people around the globe, quitting smoking tops your New Year's resolution list. But experts say that rather than trying to...

Which Canadian Province Smokes The Least?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.02.2013 | Canada British Columbia

According to the World Cancer Research Fund, approximately one-third of cancers can be prevented simply by abstaining from smoking. That's good news f...

Why Ex-Smokers REALLY Gain Weight

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 08.30.2013 | Canada Living

Nervous nibbles alone do not explain the weight that people tend to gain when they give up smoking, Swiss researchers said Thursday, turning the spotl...

Let's Get Serious About Cigarette Litter - No Ifs, Ands or Butts!

David Suzuki | Posted 10.07.2013 | Canada
David Suzuki

It's astounding how many people who would likely not otherwise drop garbage on the ground see nothing wrong with flicking cigarette butts without regard for where they land. It may seem trivial, but it's not.

Is Your Sunscreen Causing Cancer?

Dr Mike Hart | Posted 08.07.2013 | Canada Living
Dr Mike Hart

The majority of sunscreens on the market today are more harmful than beneficial. Sunscreens are designed to decrease your risk of skin cancer and allow you to enjoy the sun without worry. Unfortunately, most modern day sunscreens may increase your risk of cancer and disrupt the functioning of your hormones.

Even Health-Conscious Consumers Find It Hard to Maintain a Healthy Diet

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 07.06.2013 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

It's a proven fact that most people change their eating habits and lifestyle choices only after a serious health scare such as a heart attack or a dia...

Are E-Cigarettes Becoming A Real Alternative In Canada?

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.08.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - The turning point for David Hammond came about six months ago, when he was standing in a checkout line at his local grocery store in Waterlo...

It's Fair To Penalize Smokers And Overeaters: Experts

CP | Mike Stobbe, The Associated Press | Posted 03.28.2013 | Canada Living

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Faced with the high cost of caring for smokers and overeaters, experts say society must grapple with a blunt question: Instead of try...

Quit The 'Smoke Break' At Work

Kate Carty | Posted 03.22.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Kate Carty

Smoking can become wrapped up in daily work routines, making it harder to quit. Severing the "smoke break" chain takes a lot of preparation on the part of the individual trying to quit but a little support from co-workers and employers can make a big difference.

More Places To Butt Out In B.C.?

CBC | Posted 10.13.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The Canadian Cancer Society is calling on the B.C. government to ban smoking on all outdoor patios of bars and restaurants as well as in all parks and...

The Government's Addiction to Smoking

Phil Froats | Posted 03.20.2013 | Canada
Phil Froats

When you look at the numbers alone, it boggles the mind why there have not been more measures taken to curb or eliminate smoking altogether. One of the main reasons is governments' addiction to tobacco taxes. At times, they show their true colours and flash this addiction for all to see.

Seven Tips for Aging Gracefully

Yummy Mummy Club | Posted 01.06.2013 | Canada Living
Yummy Mummy Club

So, I'm facing down my 40th birthday. It's two weeks away and, surprisingly, my mid-life crisis is holding off. For now. I am not enjoying the lines appearing around my eyes or the various sagging and loosening bits and pieces that will remain nameless. Clearly, I have to get OK with aging. Here are my top tips for aging well.

Is THIS What Your Body Looks Like On Tobacco?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.11.2012 | Canada Living

Smokers, you aren't looking so good on the inside. In a new ad campaign by the Cancer Society of Finland, the 'Tobacco Body,' goes beyond the imag...

Please, Stop Smoking Around Your Kids -- and Mine

Andrea Traynor | Posted 11.07.2012 | Canada Living
Andrea Traynor

On a recent trip to the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) today I was hit with scene after scene of moms, dads and other caregivers lighting up. In some cases, cigarettes dangling in the faces of some of these poor kids while mom had a chat with dad. One man held the door for us as we were exiting the Direct Energy Centre (nice thing to do); seemingly unaware, he blew smoke into my face, and into my daughter's who I was wearing in a baby carrier (not a nice thing to do). I was livid. I coughed dramatically and waved my hands wildly in the air.

Why Are Teens Still Smoking?

The Huffington Post Canada | Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 10.02.2012 | Canada Impact

Craig and Marc Kielburger, co-founders of Free The Children and Me to We, seek solutions to significant social problems. In How-Now they explore an is...