Smoking increases your risk of deadly coronavirus – 8 tips to quit

News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. CORONAVIRUS cases are rapidly surging in the UK – with the toll jumping to a staggering 456 people today. And experts are warning that smokers are much more likely to contract the deadly bug – given their weak lung function. Britain’s top doc, Professor Chris Whitty, urged smokers to ditch the habit immediately to lower their risk of Covid-19. He told MPs on the Health and Social Care Committee: “To be clear on smokers, my recommendation is that they stop smoking. Professor Sanjaya Senanayake, from the Australian National University (ANU), also revealed that smokers may suffer worse outcomes from coronavirus. Chancellor Rishi Sunak also today revealed he’s hiking the tobacco tax in today’s Budget - with the cost of cigarettes to go up to £12.73 a pack. With this in mind, here are just a few ways to help you quit smoking for good and protect yourself from the respiratory disease… As a smoker, you probably have plenty of reasons to quit, but have you ever written them down physically? Why don’t you get a pen and ...

CANTON, Ga. — The Cherokee County School Board unanimously approved on Thursday an updated student discipline

CANTON, Ga. — The Cherokee County School Board unanimously approved on Thursday an updated student discipline code for next school year, which significantly toughens punishments for student vaping. Beginning on the first day of school, any students found with vaping devices or oil will be treated as if they are in possession of felony-level marijuana, the district said. This “extreme” zero-tolerance policy, with punishments including immediate external suspension from school, long-term reassignment to an alternative school and possible expulsion, comes in the wake of a rising number of students using these dangerous devices at school. “It’s an extreme measure, but this is an extreme situation that deserves an extreme measure,” School Board Attorney Tom Roach said, as he detailed the policy. The policy will shift the burden to students to prove that their devices and oils do not contain marijuana-derived THC oil in order to avoid the most serious punishments, but even if that is proved, students still will face discipline for possessing nicotine-based or other vaping products. Superintendent Brian Hightower said, in addition to communication shared ...