The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently reviewed a new handheld electronic device that was developed by Philip Morris International. The device, which heats tobacco without burning it, is claimed to contain 95 percent less harmful chemicals than cigarettes.
Public Health January 23, 2018
A new research suggested that it only takes one cigarette for the majority of people to become regular smokers. The research is based on surveys that were conducted between 2000 and 2016 in eight English-speaking countries.
Public Health January 12, 2018
Tobacco companies have been ordered to stop the lies and inform the public of the dangers of smoking. They now have to run TV and newspaper ads that clearly outline the harmful effects of cigarettes, including secondhand smoke.
Public Health November 27, 2017
Older smokers are 20 percent more likely to quit smoking with just a $1 increase in cigarette prices. Can price hikes also encourage younger smokers to quit the unhealthy habit?
Public Health August 21, 2017
The use of e-cigarettes is considered as a roadblock to prevent the use of conventional cigarette smoking. However, a new report suggests that teenagers who use e-cigarettes frequently are highly likely to develop a heavy smoking habit later in life.
Public Health November 9, 2016
The American Cancer Society found that smoking caused 30 percent of cancer deaths in the United States. The rate hovered around this percentage for all states except Utah, which registered 22 percent.
Public Health October 26, 2016
Can one bad thing lead to something good? Researchers have finally uncovered how smoking affects weight loss exactly, saying cigarettes have a hand in reducing calorie intake.
Healthy Living/Wellness September 5, 2016
Researchers in Finland have discovered that the distance between a tobacco store and a smoker's home can significantly impact smoking habits. Those who have to walk farther to reach a store are more likely to quit smoking.
Healthy Living/Wellness August 16, 2016
Smokers who want to reduce their alcohol intake should consider quitting smoking first. Those who attempted to quit smoking cigarettes are likely to reduce their alcohol consumption.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 23, 2016
Pantone 448C, voted as the world's ugliest color, is posed to save more lives. The said color emerged as the least attractive hue for smokers in a research conducted by Gfk Bluemoon.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 3, 2016
CVS Health announced that it will spend $50 million in an anti-tobacco campaign. The company hopes to deliver the first tobacco-free generation in the U.S. with this initiative.
Life March 11, 2016
Graphic warnings printed on cigarette packs are supposed to discourage smoking. A new study, however, has found the images do not discourage smokers from lighting up.
Life February 24, 2016
Most adult smokers turn to e-cigarette smoking in order to stop smoking conventional cigarettes. However, a new study in California revealed that e-cigarettes may not be effective in helping smokers quit the habit.
Life January 15, 2016
Some believe that hookah smoking is a less harmful alternative to cigarette smoking. Here's what a comparison of the amount of toxicants inhaled by hookah smokers and cigarette smokers reveals.
Life January 14, 2016
That’s just one of the findings researchers reported after analyzing studies on cigarette and hookah smoking. Overall, they discovered that hookah is no good as an alternative to cigarettes.
Life January 12, 2016
Latest results from a CDC survey reveals a significant decline in smoking rates. While it is very hard to quit, some people resort to bizarre ways to kick the habit and finally end their addiction once and for all.
Life November 16, 2015
A new study has discovered parents who quit smoking and engaged in anti-smoking socialization with their children were at least 50 percent less likely to go back to smoking. Their discussion mostly revolved around the bad effects of smoking on one's health.
Life October 19, 2015
Researchers at the Institute of Science and Technology in South Korea have created a new nano-catalyst filter that is capable of removing up to 100 percent of harmful substances in cigarette smoke, such as the carcinogen acetaldehyde, in just one hour of operation.
Life July 13, 2015
A new study has found that smoking may increase the risk of individuals to develop schizophrenia, a mental illness characterized by hallucinations and the potential for social withdrawal.
Life July 11, 2015
Although lung cancer has the strongest link to smoking, many other cancers can be blamed at least in part on cigarettes, a study indicates. Nearly half of 346,000 cancer deaths in 2011 were linked to smoking, researchers say.
Life June 16, 2015
The antibiotic-resistant superbug MRSA becomes more resistant to immune defenses after exposure to cigarette smoke, according to a new study.
Life April 6, 2015
A new anti-tobacco ad features popular celebrities caught in the act. The stars are shown smoking in an ad that aired during Sunday’s MTV VMAs
Movies/TV Shows August 26, 2014
The American Heart Association released new policy guidelines on Monday that proposes the regulation of e-cigarettes. The policy raises concerns about marketing and teens, but believes e-cigarettes can help some quit smoking.
Internet Culture August 25, 2014
Smoking itself is related to suicide rates, claims a new study. But stricter policies on public smoking and higher cigarette taxes may reduce the risk, according to these researchers.
Life July 20, 2014
Smoking is generally known as bad for the health, and a recent study shows that newborns even run the risk of getting heart defects if their mothers were smoking when they were pregnant.
Life May 6, 2014