Jul. 9th, 2007

[livejournal.com profile] anti_smoking is a community I follow. Perhaps some of these I'll post....
from ant-smoking itself - FCTC convention -- protection against secondhand smoke. (see http://www.globalsmokefreepartnership.org/)
Effectively this is the first step to requiring all work spaces to protect people from second hand smoke.
Reference: World Health Organization Convention on Tobacco Control (PDF) - World Health Organization - Tobacco Free initiative

I followed the initial post and did some digging to find the source. This might set the ground for British Columbian-style smoking bans to take place - potentially - world wide. That IS slippery-slope logic perhaps but it gives me warm happy hopeful feelings.

from [livejournal.com profile] particle_man6: Just one cigarette can lead to addiction (CBC news but they do list some of the stats)
This implies that one smoke can trigger a relapse in someone who quit - and also that it's not really possible to use "only one a week" or whatever to consider oneself quit. Looks like it's cold turkey or nothing with this nasty addiction.



Now for other links...
Organic food "better" for heart. Link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/6272634.stm . Looks good :)

A gene has been found linked to childhood athsma. References http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/6261876.stm and http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2007/07/05/asthmagene.html?ref=rss . While neither are authoritative, both give positive hints.

Also (CBC) A Genetic variation linked to colon cancer. My stepdad fought this... this is good news.



And now in general silliness:
World of Warcraft: Dancing (from [livejournal.com profile] breklor (youtube) - real placed against character animations. Rather incredible.

Viked happily from [livejournal.com profile] evergrey (via [livejournal.com profile] just_sigrun): Read a Book (Rap) (youtube, nsfw: language. Bloody funny!)

And more from [livejournal.com profile] particle_man6
Space Invaders LIVE! Oh this is wonderful!

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