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Hot Quit News, Issue #003 - Don't share a bed with a smoker
May 08, 2006

Here's your May 2006 Newsletter from The Ultimate Quit Smoking Guide

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In this issue:
Worth knowing: Don't share a bed with a smoker
What's Hot: This one is extra hot
Feedback: Reader's snack

Worth knowing
Smoking and snoring have always shared beds and now a new study shows habitual snoring in women is strongly tied to smoking, body mass index (BMI) and age.

All three of these conditions add up to a high incidence of snoring. Smoking women aged over 50 who had a more than ample BMI, and who used alcohol and medications, and were not physically active suffered the most.

Sleep deprivation is a side effect of snoring, both for the snorer and anyone in earshot. Lack of sleep is one more hurdle you don't need if you want to function physically and mentally in tip top condition.

The study appears in the April 2006 issue of CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Chest Physicians.

What's hot:
Smoldering cigarettes cause roughly 10% of all fires worldwide, and claim more than 30,000 deaths each year. In the US alone, most household fires are started from cigarettes, and they leave behind an annual tally of nearly 1000 dead bodies. But this tale is extra hot...

Oxygen tank, smoking cause of fatal Georgetown fire
In April this year the Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office reported a 77 yr old man died from injuries caused by a flash fire.

The man used an oxygen tank at his home to help with breathing, but he couldn't resist having a cigarette. The oxygen ignited causing a flash fire.

Here's a nice healthy snack a reader suggested, after being inspired by our Snack Attack webpage. These are so munchable - ideal to fill in the gaps once you've quit smoking:

Hot Pepper Pecans
3 cups pecan halves
3 tablespoons melted butter or coconut oil
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1-3 teaspoons chili pepper sauce, (adjust for taste)
2 extra teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Mix all ingredients except pecans in a bowl, add pecans and mix well. Spread mixture in baking tray and bake for 30 minutes at 300, stirring occasionally until lightly browned and crisp.

See you with the next Hot Quit News.


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