It is the start of a new year and many will be looking to get healthier and stopping smoking will be a top priority for many. Giving up smoking can be extremely tough and the immediate effect on your body with lungs clearing, withdrawal and stress taking its toll. In theory, the sooner people can give up smoking, the more time they give their bodies to repair. But unfortunately, around half of long-term smokers will die from this deadly addiction.
It's a difficult thing to quit smoking - but, if you can see it though, it's amazing to consider what a difference it can make to your body. That because any amount of time smoke-free gives the body – especially the lungs and bloodstream – time to "breathe" again and take in the clean air needed to recuperate. So, in theory, the sooner people can give up smoking, the more time they give their bodies to repair.
When Debbie Hawkins went to the dentist after feeling a lump near her wisdom tooth, she claims it was dismissed as nothing more than a cyst. But it turned out to be a benign tumour, which had grown to the point where it was close to breaking her jaw. “I’d had the lump for a few years and it would flare up now and again,” said Debbie, from Swansea. “It would go red and would sometimes ache and hurt, but I kept on being told that there was nothing to worry about.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".