George Davis (Street Articles Author)
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Hi, I am an ex-pat Englishman living in the wonderful, but windy city, of Wellington, New Zealand. By education and profession I am a scientist and have been for three decades. Currently I work in the field of human genetics but have at times worked as a biochemist and as a botanist- I know at lot about dandelions so feel free to ask questions. I write on a number of subjects for a variety of e-magazines. I also host my own website on smoking cessation. I am thoroughly immersed in the western scientific tradition and I'm a complete rationalist. Paradoxically, I have a passionate interest in alternative medicine and hold a practitioners certificate in Reflexology. All my articles, to date,on this site deal with the vexed problem of smoking cessation. As an ex-smoker, I really understand how hard it is to quit and more importantly how hard it is to stay smoke free, forever. On a personal note: I am married to my beautiful wife Karen and have two grown up children who, have mercifully, inherited their mother's looks.

Smoking, the Future?
Smoking Has Not Always Been Bad? No one these days can doubt that smoking is bad for them. But this was not always the case. It is only since the 1950’s that good scientific evidence was produced to show that cigarette smoking was a leading cause of lung cancer. When…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Quit Smoking   Sep 11, 2012  
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Plain Cigarette Packaging
Uniform Packaging The Australian government will introduce plain packaging for cigarettes this December. This move is not without controversy and has been violently opposed by the major tobacco companies and pro-smoking lobby groups. All cigarette packs, regardless of brand, will be a uniform olive brown colour. Gory anti-smoking pictures will…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Quit Smoking   Aug 25, 2012  
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Legitimate Data Entry Jobs
Data Entry Jobs? Google the term ‘work at home data entry’ and you will see a total of 138,000,000 hits, at the time of writing. Now that’s a lot of websites! Who hasn’t at some time thought about working from home? No commuting, no boss, no weird and unpleasant work…
By:  in  Home Based Business   Aug 13, 2012  
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Rheumatoid Arthritis
Types of Arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis is a relatively common disorder affecting approximately one in a hundred of the population. It can strike at any age and is more prevalent in women than men. Unlike osteoarthritis, which is a natural process of wear and tear, it is not primarily a disease…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Arthritis   Aug 13, 2012  
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The Health Benefits Of Smoking
Things are Complex.... I know I’m playing Devil’s advocate, but for the sake of completeness and fairness I’m going to consider the health benefits of smoking. You may throw up your hands in horror and ask the obvious question: ‘surely there can be no health benefits from smoking?’ If only…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Quit Smoking   Jul 09, 2012  
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Social Smokers
Only at Weekends? Social smokers are an interesting phenomenon. They occasionally partake in an activity that is highly addictive and appear to be non-addicted. Or are they just deluding themselves? Scientists and Doctors, who like to classify things, define social smokers as those who smoke less than one cigarette a…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Quit Smoking   Jul 02, 2012  
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Quitting Smoking And Weight Gain
Weight Gain and Quitting In the mind of many smokers quitting is synonymous with weight gain. It is often the excuse proffered by smokers not to quit in the first place. Women in particular find this a sensitive issue and it may in part explain why women, in general, find…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Quit Smoking   Jun 25, 2012  
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Old Smokers
Quit Before it is Too Late Let’s face it quitting smoking at any stage in the smoker’s life is going to be hard. If you have smoked for many decades then the smoking habit is deeply engrained in your daily life and it becomes difficult to envisage life without it.…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Quit Smoking   Jun 24, 2012  
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The Japanese Smoking Paradox
The Japanese and Lung Cancer The Japanese smoker’s paradox has been recognised by medical authorities for some time. Although cigarette smoking rates are higher amongst the Japanese population than in many Western nations, their incidence of lung cancer is much lower. In fact it has been estimated that as many…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Quit Smoking   Jun 09, 2012  
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Dipping Tobacco
Packing a Lip Dipping, or the act of dipping, is whereby the user places a wad of tobacco between the lip and gum. It is also termed ‘packing a lip’, for obvious reasons. Smokeless tobacco use is popular amongst certain sectors of the American public and especially amongst the young.…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Quit Smoking   Jun 09, 2012  
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