Gargling lemonade COULD help you quit smoking

For those smokers desperate to give up the habit, scientists have an unusual solution…gargling with a glass of lemonade. They found that the interaction of sugar (known as glucose) on the tongue boosts attention as well as energy and can improve self control. This could help keep smokers away from the cigarettes at least in … [Read the full story]

Vladimir Putin will ban all smoking in Russia

Russian leader, Vladimir Putin, wants to kick smokers’ butts by introducing the harshest cigarette laws ever conceived by a government. The clean living, fitness freak loathes people smoking around him and wants everyone in his country to snub out their filthy habit. Under plans to rid Russia of tobacco once and for all, anyone born … [Read the full story]

Social Isolation…worse than being an alcoholic

It seems astonishing, I know, but scientific research suggests that social isolation, in the long term, is as damaging as a 15-a-day cigarette habit or being an alcoholic. Other studies have found that those with a poor social network are at increased risk of dementia and high blood pressure, that the genes we need to … [Read the full story]