Lung Cancer: September 2006 Archives

Aussie agency bans cigarette breaks

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Australia's Department of Tourism, Industry and Resources has banned cigarette breaks, forcing nicotine-addicted workers to wait until lunchtime.

The department's secretary, Mark Paterson, told the Sydney Daily Telegraph that the response so far among its 2,000 employees is overwhelmingly positive. He said employees who want to kick the habit are being given help, including stop-smoking courses.

Lung Cancer Risk Rises in Industrial Zones

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HealthDay News -- Living next to heavy industry may boost lung cancer risk, suggests new research.

In the study, researchers in New Zealand and the U.K. compared more than 200 women with primary lung cancer and 339 healthy women. All the women lived in Teeside in northeast England, an area with especially high rates of lung cancer among women.

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