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Let’s make it clear – buying tobacco for kids is NOT doing them a favour

There are good reasons why it is illegal to sell tobacco to anyone under 18.

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Shifting Evidence of Breast Cancer in Night Shift Work

In 2007, the International Agency for Research on Cancer|World Health Organization (IARC|WHO) concluded that the effects of shift work on the disruption of normal circadian rhythm had a probable link to breast cancer. IARC suggest that our endogenous 24-hour body clocks may be subject to interference by factors such as exposure to light at night, and it’s impact on melatonin levels may be linked to breast cancer. However, a recent meta-analysis led by Dr Ruth C. Travis published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute concludes that night shift work may actually have very little effect on breast cancer risk.

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A Year and a Blog

Everyone said you have to write a blog… but I thought that with four newsletters, a constant flow of tweets, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook – that blogging might just be overkill for the SCPN communications.

So we have given it a go and our stats so far show that the site has been viewed 4,185 times by 2530 people since January 2015.  Although viewers have mostly been from the UK (80%), people from 55 countries have read one of more of the posts.These include people from USA, Australia, Canada, Ireland, Germany, New Zealand and as far afield as Panama, Ghana, Chile and Myanmar.

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