Tagged With smoking

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There are plenty of traditional holiday meals to think about as we near the end of the month. Rib roasts, even more turkey, a sporadic ham or wellington. But I'm a bigger fan of lamb - and not just frenched racks, but whole legs. And with the weather warming up, I think it's high time we talk about smoking.

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Dear Lifehacker, I've been a smoker since I was 14. I'm now 22 and I consider myself to be smoking hot (pun intended). I've heard that smoking cigarettes can age you prematurely. However, judging by the before-and-after photos I've seen, most of these people were pretty rough to begin with! Will smoking really ruin my good looks, or will I just go from a 9 to an 8.5? (I whiten my teeth professionally, so that's not a problem.)

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Everybody's got an opinion on e-cigarettes: ask ten people about their safety and you'll get ten different answers. Fierce debates can rage because there just isn't a lot of data yet, but there are a few things experts can agree on. Let's look at the details.

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There aren't many of us who don't have some bad habit we'd like to quit: smoking, sweets, shopping, nail-biting, porn, excessive checking of social media, other distractions. The problem is that we think we don't have the willpower, faced with past evidence of failure after failure when we've tried to quit before.

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Smokers in NSW will be prohibited from lighting up in outdoor dining areas from today onward, and it might be worth taking a few steps to the side -- those in breach can be fined $300.

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Earlier this year, my fiance decided to quit his heavy smoking. Of course, I wanted to help, but as someone who's never had a true addiction, I had no idea how to make it easier on him. After months of living with someone who finally kicked the habit, here's what I've learned.

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A scientific study has discovered that it's more difficult to quit alcohol if you also smoke. Apparently, the receptors in the brain linked to alcohol withdrawal are effected by frequent tobacco use, causing cravings to remain high. In other words, wannabe teetotalers should consider quitting smoking first.

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If you're a smoker, you probably frequently wonder about how your habit could be affecting your appearance. Just how much older are all those ciggies making you look? This photographic study of identical twins with different smoking histories provides a chilling answer.

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Hi Lifehacker, I was sitting outside on a bench to myself, enjoying my lunch and the sunshine, when a stranger comes and stands around three metres away from me. The problem was when he lit up a cigarette. I didn't want to get up and move, I had a nice spot and was there first. This has happened a few times since. How can I get this bloke to move along without appearing like a petty goody-two-shoes? Thanks, Smoke Got In My Eyes

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A new scientific study into electronic cigarettes (AKA e-cigarettes) has found that the quitting method provides similar success results to nicotine patches. In other words, they are just as effective as other established smoking cessation aids in helping smokers to quit.

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Government campaigns to help people quit smoking take many forms. Quit Now: My Quitbuddy is an iOS app that lets you set goals when you decide to give up cancer sticks, and also stores messages of encouragement from friends and family.