PEOPLE IN DONEGAL TEN TIMES MORE LIKELY TO QUIT SMOKING WITH HELP

first_imgThe HSE Donegal Smoking Cessation Service has said that people in Donegal are 10 times more likely to quit smoking with the help of the free HSE face to face service.Best practice indicates the most successful way to quit smoking is by using evidence based treatment, such as Nicotine Replacement Therapy or Champix and behavioural support such as that offered by the Donegal Smoking Cessation Service so therefore anyone who signs up is giving themselves the best chance of quitting.Most tobacco users (70 %+) want to quit and most make between 5 and 10 quit attempts, if trying by themselves, before they are successful. Speaking this week Fiona Boyle, Smoking Cessation Advisor said they currently host 13 free clinics in various locations throughout Donegal to allow for easy access for anyone wishing to quit smoking.“Most of the clinics are located either in Primary Care Centres or Community Hospitals and clients can refer themselves or be referred by their Healthcare Professional. We often find that an individual might quit tobacco with our service and as a result of their success other family members or friends will then join, in fact 20% of our referrals have heard about us through their family or friends.“The programme consists of fortnightly appointments, with weekly phone calls in between, until the client is ready to quit tobacco. Following their quit day clients are seen regularly in the clinic and are offered appointments for up to one year after quitting,” she said.The following are the three main reasons why people continue to use tobacco: Addiction – The addictive nature of tobacco is discussed with each client and an assessment of their individual addiction is carried out. All the evidence based treatments are discussed and the most appropriate one for the client is chosen in consultation with them.Habit – The habitual nature of tobacco is discussed with each client and an assessment of their individual triggers is carried out. Clients are supported to look at alternatives to their normal routines in regard to smoking.Emotions – The emotional nature of tobacco is discussed with each client and alternative methods of coping are looked at.‘Tobacco use is the number one preventable cause of illness and premature death with 15 families losing a loved one to tobacco each day in Ireland.Also, there is no safe level of second hand smoke exposure which is why the HSE in Donegal has introduced the Tobacco Free Campus Policy in all Primary Care Centres and Community Hospitals since 1st June. The policy is helping to change social norms around tobacco use, treating tobacco addiction as a healthcare issue, and promoting smoking cessation by actively advising, encouraging and supporting people to quit smoking’.Fiona went on to confirm that recent figures show that ‘tobacco use is at its lowest level ever in Ireland with 19.5% of the over 15yrs old population currently using tobacco (21.6% of men and 17.6% women).“We know that there are a number of policies that are effective against the current tobacco epidemic. These include raised taxes, advertising bans, tobacco free policies and providing support for tobacco users who would like to quit. Our intensive face to face service is free and confidential to anyone who would like to quit tobacco, and we currently have 40% of our clients quit at one year which is an excellent achievement by international standards’.If you would like to find out more information regarding the 13 free face to face clinics in Donegal you can contact Fiona on 087 2514790 or Catherine on 086 0492465. The current clinic locations are in Buncrana, Carndonagh, Carrigart, Donegal Town, Dungloe, Falcarragh, Killybegs, Letterkenny, Letterkenny evening, Lifford and Stranorlar.You can also speak to your local GP, Practice Nurse of Pharmacist.Help is also available with the national QUIT support team on 1800 201 203 or www.quit.ie.PEOPLE IN DONEGAL TEN TIMES MORE LIKELY TO QUIT SMOKING WITH HELP was last modified: September 5th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalHSEquittingSMOKINGlast_img read more

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Love Life; Gift Life calls for organ donors

first_imgFounders of Love Life; Gift Life and lung transplant recipients (l to r) Shaylene Perry, Fawn Rogers and Siobhan Scallan have a second lease on life through organ donation. The fourth founder, Alice Voigt, is absent.Four women who have had organ transplants are on a mission to educate people about the importance of donating their organs when they die.Fawn Rogers, Siobhan Scallan, Shaylene Perry and Alice Voigt founded Love Life; Gift Life to heighten the level of organ donor awareness in South Africa.“We have all had transplants, lung transplants to be specific,” Rogers said. “I think when you go through something so life-changing you want to give back and we are giving back by raising awareness of organ donation.”According to Perry, thousands of people in South Africa are waiting for life-saving organ transplants yet not even 1% of the population is registered as organ donors.“This may seem at odds with the number of deaths reported daily in South Africa, but many potential donors go unrecognised by medical staff or donor families may deny consent if they are not aware of their loved ones’ wishes,” she said.It was important your relatives knew you wanted to donate your organs following your death.“A donor’s family ultimately has the final say regarding organ donation, so it’s imperative that the public make their next-of-kin aware of their wishes to be an organ donor,” Perry explained.Rogers echoed her words: “This is why our campaign focuses on getting the public registered as organ donors and for them to ultimately let their loved ones know of their wishes should they pass away.”Personal journeysThe four women who founded Love Life; Gift Life needed lung transplants for various reasons. Getting donor lungs and starting recovery has been a joyful experience.Rogers was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at a young age and had not been able to live a normal life until she got a donor in 2013.“The recovery was difficult but since I’ve been out I’ve had a completely new life. I have gone from being bedridden with tubes, relying on my mom, to working full-time,” she said.“I enjoy mundane things like going out for coffee and relaxing with friends and family. They also seem very happy to be able to do that with me.”Perry, who fell ill when she was 27, said: “My joy comes from now being able to be a mother and wife. There were years that going up the stairs was a mission and my daughter always knew mommy as being sick. Now I can be a mother to her.”Save 7 LivesOn 7 July, the foursome led the Save 7 Lives campaign on International Save 7 Lives Day to much success on social media. The campaign trended globally on Twitter.For the campaign, Love Life; Gift Life encouraged family and friends of transplant recipients to show their support for organ donation by posting a picture of themselves holding up a sign of support.Thousands of signs popped up on every social media platform and from all over the world.“This message is very important as it serves as a reminder to the public that being an organ donor affects more than just the organ recipient; it affects their entire family and friend circle,” Rogers said.“One organ donor can save up to seven lives but they can also positively affect hundreds of people and that is what our social media campaign is emphasising – the impact organ donation has on every day South Africans.”Campaigning aheadThe organisation will keep using social media to promote its cause but will also seek to do roadshows encouraging South Africans to register to be donors and reiterating that they need to tell their families their wishes.“Our campaigns are about hope,” Scallan said, “hope for the family, friends and the person who needs a donor. We are telling registered organ donors that they give hope to those in need of organs.”Follow Love Life; Gift Life on Facebook and Twitter and learn about its next campaign, taking place during August, National Organ Donor Awareness Month and Woman’s Month in South Africa.last_img read more

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Messi donates money won in court case against newspaper

first_imgBarcelona’s Lionel Messi controls the ball during the Champions League group D soccer match between Olympiakos and Barcelona at Georgios Karaiskakis stadium at Piraeus port, near Athens, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)MADRID — The company that manages Lionel Messi’s image rights says the player has donated more than 70,000 euros ($81,000) to the medical charity Doctors Without Borders after winning a court case against a Spanish newspaper.The money was awarded to Messi for an article the La Razon newspaper published implying that the player was doping.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:51SC gives QC court one month extension to resolve Maguindanao massacre case00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 The company says Messi will continue to defend himself from accusations and insinuations against his honor.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout LATEST STORIES Thompson’s injury another blow for struggling Cavaliers Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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SIXTY SECONDS IN TOUCH

first_img· It’s official! Coffs Harbour and the ATA are a couple once again. We’ll all be converging on Coffs for the 2005-2007 NTL’s. 13 constituent bodies and regions have also been issued with permits to compete at the 2005-2007 NTL’s (see stories on the website for full details) · Need a new cap or t-shirt for your struggling wardrobe? Check out the merchandise on sale on the ATA website for a bargain. · In what NSW touch are describing as one of the best all-schools finals ever, Kingsgrove North came back from 3-0 down to force the boys final into a drop-off before eventually losing 4-3 to Tomaree. In the girls Kelly Pepper led St Paul’s Port Macquarie to a 4-3 win over Terrigal, her player of the final performance helping St Paul’s defend their 2003 title. · Benji Marshall may be one of the best new things in NRL footy but he’s also played a bit of touch, and while he’s sidelined for a few weeks with an injury, the Wests Tigers keep playing and their website keeps running. Check out the player profile on Benji for some interesting and slightly useful information such as…If Benji could have three wishes he would marry Delta Goodrem, sing like Craig David and be able to fly! · Learn to play like Tony El Takchi, Gab Rose or Jason Stanton as the NSWTA and some of Australia’s leading players hold a training camp for kids 12-16 years old with either beginner, intermediate or elite skill levels. The camp will be held from the 5th-7th October, check out the NSWTA website or contact them for more details. · Touch balls hitting frozen fingers…ouch…The ACT’s winter competition commences on May 17. With temperatures already dropping down in the minuses overnight, it’s a chilly few months ahead for touch footballers in the nation’s capital! · The SASSSA (South Australian Secondary Schools Sports Association) is holding the finals in their knockout championships in Adelaide on 19th and 20th May. · Happy Birthday to Mellissa Craft, the ATA’s recently married awesome Travel Merchandise Manager, who celebrated her birthday on Saturday May 8. No, she won’t reveal her age. · The Victorian Touch Association is looking for a men’s open coach, if you’re interested (and suitable), check out their website and have your application in by Friday 14th May. · The Australian Uni Games are back in Perth in September, a little touch and a lot of fun for those involved, and event organisers are looking for volunteers. Visit their website to check it out. · The Toowoomba Touch Association deserve a mention in our weekly snapshot for their website efforts, including info, pictures, up-to-date results and ladders as well as game reviews. By Rachel Moylelast_img read more

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4 days ago​Arsenal boss Emery: We needs youngsters for success

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Arsenal boss Emery: We needs youngsters for successby Freddie Taylor4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal manager Unai Emery believes the club’s youngsters have a vital role to play as they strive for success this season.The Gunners are competing on several fronts, including the Premier League and Europa League.Squad rotation is essential if they are to maintain form and fitness over a lengthy and gruelling season.It is why Emery believes the younger players emerging in the squad have vital roles to play.”We can play better each match. It’s one process. Little by little we’re using the young players to achieve the performance, giving them confidence and experience in the matches,” Emery told reporters.”For example, Bukayo Saka is improving, helping us and taking a good performance. I know he needs to break more steps ahead in his improvement. Other players are the same.”This is the way he can give us the best performance and best way to do our way, playing maybe better sometimes. I think this is one process.”For us it’s very important to be competitive each match. We are being competitive at the moment. Being competitive we can then achieve a better way for how we can play.”If we are competitive we can use different players in different moments, some with more skill, some with more capacity to do pressing and transition. We can use them if we, like a team, can feel strong in our mentality and being competitive and consistent each match.” last_img read more

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Northern BC Caribou Closure Town Hall with Bob Zimmer

first_imgPomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre Fort St. John FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Bob Zimmer will be hosting a Town Hall about the plans for a potential Caribou Recovery Program in the Region.Zimmer will be hosting a Public Northern BC Caribou Closures Town Hall on February 2nd at the Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre in Fort St. John from 9:00 am to 11:30 am. This is an opportunity to bring the community together to discuss concerns and Zimmer hopes to get answers to questions.In Bob Zimmer’s January 21, 2019, Weekly Report, he shares that the promised public meetings with the Government have been cancelled, and future plans regarding the Caribou are still unknown. He goes on to say this could have an effect on our region, economically and recreationally. 11308 Alaska Road, Tim RoomFort St. John, BC V1J5T5last_img read more

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Nothing done for Ganga in past 5 years Akhilesh

first_imgLucknow: Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for doing nothing to clean the Ganga, a promise he had made in the run up to the Lok Sabha elections in 2014. “Swachh Bharat – Failed,” the former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister tweeted and said that the Modi-led National Ganga Council did not meet even once in the last five years of the NDA rule between 2014-19. He also said that 351 stretches of rivers in India were now critically polluted, up from 302 in 2016. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity! The SP chief further said that seven of the world’s 10 most polluted cities were in India and the cleaning and sanitation efforts have been left to the lower castes. Thereafter, he called upon people to “vote for Maha Parivartan”. Yadav has been attacking the BJP and Prime Minister Modi almost on a daily basis, raising a myriad of issues like farmer distress, growing unemployment, failed economy and poor law and order in Uttar Pradesh.last_img read more

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Through videos on social media AAP will explain needs of full statehood

first_imgNEW DELHI: To explain the needs of full statehood in Delhi the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has started focusing on videos and social media. The partyhas already announced candidates for all seven Delhi seats and the candidates with their teams are spreading these videos to the people. “We are making these videos to simplify the issue of full statehood. When we are going door to door for the campaign we find that in spoken words sometimes people do not understand the issue. That’s why we thought of making these small explanatory videos and the feedback is positive,” said a leader. In this video, the makers are mostly taking up different issues related to full statehood and also bringing some characters to act on these videos. “Visual media is faster and also it has a larger reach. In some cases we play these videos at Mohallah Sabhas by putting big screens” said a leader. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe party is also using various social media platforms like Whatsapp, Facebook and Twitter to post these videos. “In the ground level there are many Whatsapp groups to interact with our volunteers and we are sharing these video in those groups. We have also requested the individuals to share the videos with there friends and in this way the circulation is taking place,” a leader said. On the other hand, the social media teams of the AAP also planned to spread videos, explainers, pictures and quotes on the same issues. For social media, the party has also found out various old video clips of leaders from BJP and Congress where they have promised to give full statehood to Delhi. According to the sources the party is also experimenting with various hashtags for the social media to spread the information about the fight across the spectrum. Earlier, Gopal Rai showed various clippings of BJP leaders saying that the party would like to bring full statehood.last_img read more

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Sindhu Srikanth enter second round of Malaysia Open

first_imgKuala Lumpur: Top Indian shuttlers P V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth advanced to the second round of the Malaysian Open World Tour Super 750 tournament here Wednesday. Olympic and world championship silver medallist Sindhu staved off a spirited challenge from World no 20 Aya Ohori 22-20 21-12 to record her sixth win over the Japanese, while India Open finalist Srikanth beat Indonesia’s Ihsan Maulana Mustofa 21-18 21-16 in 38 minutes. Fifth seed Sindhu will now look to avenge her All England loss against Korea’s Sung Ji Hyun, whom she faces next, while Srikanth will meet Thailand’s Khosit Phetpradab Thursday. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh HS Prannoy, who had reached the quarterfinals last week at New Delhi, however, bowed out after losing 12-21 21-16 21-14 to Sitthikom Thammasin of Thailand following a hard-fought battle. With Sameer Verma too crashing out in the opening round, Srikanth is the only Indian in the fray in men’s singles. Men’s doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy, who had entered the semifinals in India Open, also failed to cross the opening hurdle, going down 16-21 6-21 to seventh seeds Han Chengkai and Zhou Haodong of China. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later In the women’s singles match, World no 6 Sindhu fell back in the opening game after an initial 5-2 lead as Ohori jumped to a 12-7 advantage. The Indian then clawed back, grabbing a slender 13-12 lead but the Japanese once again moved ahead to held a game point. Sindhu then reeled off three points to secure the opening game. In the second game, Sindhu changed her strategy and reduced her errors to zoom to a 12-5 lead and continued to surge ahead even as Ohori crumbled.last_img read more

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