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New Study Reveals It’s Really Hard To Quit Smoking, But Financial Rewards Might Help

Vapers, heads up: a new large-scale study claims that e-cigarettes don’t really help smokers quit the habit. Free financial rewards might help, but only slightly.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 25, 2018

Alcohol And Tobacco Attribute To More Deaths Worldwide Than Illegal Drugs, New Study Suggests

According to a new study, excessive consumption of alcohol and tobacco is more deadly than using any illegal drugs. Alcohol and tobacco contributed to more deaths worldwide than opioids and prescription drugs.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 11, 2018

Thirdhand Smoke Is Dangerous And People Aren't Aware Of Its Existence: What Is Thirdhand Smoke?

Scientists are urging people to have caution with thirdhand smoke, another deadly way that smoking can harm people. It can be just as deadly as firsthand and secondhand smoke.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 10, 2018

Early Research Suggests Secondhand Marijuana Smoke Can Be Harmful

Prevailing wisdom for years has been that only secondhand smoke from cigarettes is harmful to people, but new research may be upending that. Secondhand marijuana smoke may be just as harmful as cigarette smoke.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 19, 2018

Cleaning Products As Damaging To Lungs As 20 Cigarettes Per Day: Safety Tips To Protect Your Health

Working with cleaning products can have the same damaging effects to the lungs as smoking a pack of cigarette per day. What are some safer options for people who clean their homes?

Public Health February 19, 2018

Nicotine In E-Cigarette Vapors May Cause Cancer, Mouse Study Suggests

Experiments conducted on mice and cultured human cells show that nicotine in e-cigarette vapors may cause changes in the DNA that may elevate cancer risk. Does this mean e-cigarettes can cause cancer in humans?

Public Health January 30, 2018

Smoking Just 1 Cigarette A Day Can Raise Heart Disease Risk

Light smokers and those who smoke occasionally still carry substantial risk of suffering from heart disease and stroke. Experts recommend to stop smoking. Does this mean that smoking down is useless?

Public Health January 25, 2018

FDA Looks To Kill Cigarettes With New Anti-Smoking Plan, Which May Ironically Save Big Tobacco Companies

The Food and Drug Administration is preparing an anti-smoking proposal that will look to end cigarette use. However, the plan may also have an ironic effect of saving the world's biggest tobacco companies, through the sale of cigarette alternatives.

Public Health January 22, 2018

Parents In Portuguese Village Encourage Young Children To Smoke At Epiphany Festival

Parents in the village of Vale de Salgueiro in Portugal give cigarettes to children as young as 5 years old during the annual Epiphany celebrations. Why do they do this?

Feature | Health January 7, 2018

'Cigarette Smoking Kills' Is The New Ad Tobacco Companies Run

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

Smokers 20 Percent More Likely To Quit Smoking When Cigarette Prices Increase

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

FDA Targets Lower Nicotine Levels To Combat Cigarette Addiction

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) chief Scott Gottlieb announced Friday new measures to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes and vaping products. The federal agency made the proposal for the first time to curb cigarette addiction.

Public Health July 31, 2017

Are ‘Light’ Cigarettes More Dangerous? Study Finds Cig Filters Up The Risk Of Lung Cancer

If you thought filtered cigarettes were safer, think again. ‘Light’ cigarettes are even more fatal, says a new study, precisely because of the ventilation holes in their filters. Moreover, cigarette filters are linked to higher risk of adenocarcinoma.

Public Health May 24, 2017

Testimonial Warning Labels On Tobacco Products More Effective At Motivating Attempts To Quit Smoking: TCORS Report

Warning labels are there to deter smoking. However, researchers have found that testimonial warning labels are better than text-based ones in motivating smokers to quit.

Public Health December 12, 2016

Smoking One Cigarette Per Day Still Linked To Higher Risk Of Early Death

Occasional smoking, or smoking only between one and 10 cigarettes per day is still linked with early death. People who smoke lightly also have higher risk of dying from lung cancer, heart disease or respiratory diseases compared with those who never smoked.

Public Health December 5, 2016

Smoking Cigarettes Can Permanently Damage Your DNA: Study

Many of the smoking-related damages to the DNA fade within five years after a smoker quits. Findings of a new study, however, revealed that changes on at least 19 genes can last for decades.

Public Health September 21, 2016

E-Cigarettes Have Fewer Cancer-Causing Chemicals Than Regular Cigarettes: Study

Completely switching to electronic cigarettes can reduce exposure to toxins and cancer-causing carcinogens. Smokers though would still get the same amount of nicotine as when they use regular cigarettes.

Public Health August 20, 2016

Smokers Who Try To Quit Smoking Also Likely To Drink Less Alcohol: Study

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

Female Smokers At Higher Risk For Strokes Caused By Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Female smokers are at increased risk of suffering from a type of serious stroke caused by subarachnoid hemorrhage. What contributes to increased SAH risk in women?

Public Health July 22, 2016

Teens Who Would Have Never Smoked Cigarettes Are Vaping: Study

The popularity of e-cigarettes among teens may reverse progress in tobacco control. Researchers found that teens who would have never tried smoking cigarettes are now vaping.

Public Health July 11, 2016

Many Americans Clueless About Chemicals Present In Cigarette Smoke

Cigarette smoking remains to be a leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. but a new survey revealed many Americans are clueless about the chemicals present in cigarette smoke and tobacco products. Many of these are toxic and carcinogenic.

Public Health June 27, 2016

Most Smokers Ignore Pictorial Warnings On Cigarette Packs

The majority of smokers in India ignore visual warnings on cigarette packs, a new survey has found. Despite the government's recent rule to increase the visual warnings from 20 to 85 percent, most smokers remain unaffected.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 29, 2016

Cigarettes In UK To Be Sold In Plain Standardized Packaging

It's a huge win for all anti-smoking groups worldwide. A new law in the United Kingdom will have all cigarettes sold in plain, standardized packaging to discourage the purchase of tobacco products and reduce the country's smoking rates.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 22, 2016

Fake Cigarettes Pose Health Risks, Undermine Efforts To Reduce Smoking

Cigarette smoking is dangerous to your health, but it can get worse. Fake cigarettes sold in the black market contain 500 percent higher levels of carcinogens such as nicotine, tar, arsenic and lead.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 16, 2016

Massachusetts Senate Approves To Raise Minimum Age For Buying Cigarettes, Other Tobacco Products

Massachusetts Senate approved a bill raising the minimum smoking age from 18 to 21. The bill garnered a 32-2 vote, putting it a step closer to implementation.

Public Health April 29, 2016

British Doctors Back E-Cigarette Use For Smoking Cessation

An influential medical group in Britain released a report Thursday that supported e-cigarette use for smoking cessation, saying that the benefits far outweigh the harm. Experts both slammed and lauded the group's report.

Public Health April 28, 2016

UK Health Groups Recommend Use Of E-Cigarettes As Smoking Cessation Tool

Contrary to what health officials in the United States are saying, officials of Public Health England believe that the use of e-cigarettes is 95 percent less harmful to the body compared with regular cigarettes.

Life April 14, 2016

Cigarette Smoke And Flu Virus May Reduce Efficacy Of Lung Medications

Exposure to cigarette smoke and a type of flu virus could reduce the effectiveness of a commonly used drug called salbutamol. This drug aims to increase airflow into patients' lungs by dilating the airways for easier breathing.

Life April 11, 2016

Cigarette Manufacturers In India Suspend Production Over New Health Warning Rule On Packs

Effective April 1, cigarette packs' surfaces should be covered with 85 percent pictorial health warnings, as per the new rule instated by the Government of India.

Life April 3, 2016

California Raises Smoking Age To 21: Will This Reduce Rate Of Tobacco Use?

California has passed a bill that restricts the purchasing and smoking age to 21 years old. The blanket ban stirred opposing reactions from different experts. Will the restriction be enough to reduce tobacco use among teens?

Life March 14, 2016

Hookah vs. Cigarettes: Water Pipe Smoking Not As Harmless As Many Think

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

At Start Of New Year, Hawaii Raises Legal Smoking Age to 21

Hawaii institutes the first statewide measure in the U.S. raising the legal smoking age to 21. Military bases in Hawaii will also comply and say they support the move.

Life January 2, 2016

E-cigarettes Not Safer Than Smoking Tobacco: E-cigarette Vapor Damages Cells, Causes Cancer

E-cigarette vapor causes cell damage similar to cancer development mechanisms. With this, experts concluded than vaping is no safer than smoking.

Life December 30, 2015

A Study Says There's A Link Between Gaming And Smoking Cigarettes

A report published by the anti-tobacco nonprofit Truth Initiative indicates that the glamorized portrayal of tobacco use in gaming might be influencing young players to pick up the habit.

Geek December 15, 2015

More US Students Using Marijuana Than Exclusively Smoking Cigarettes: Experts Reveal Why

CDC researchers found that while cigarette smoking among teens has lessened, marijuana use has more than doubled. Experts weigh in on what could have caused both the cigarette use decline and the growing rate of weed smoking.

Life October 31, 2015

Fewer U.S. Teens Smoke Cigarettes But More Than Double Use Pot

According to a new CDC report, there was lower cigarette and cigar use but increased marijuana use among American teenagers. The battle to significantly reduce teen smoking was considered far from over.

Life October 16, 2015

Prisoners Likely To Resume Smoking Habits After Release But Intervention Can Prevent Relapse

Smoking has been banned in majority of jails in Australia. Researchers advised intervention is needed to help former inmates from suffering a nicotine relapse.

Life October 12, 2015

Maker Of American Spirit Cigarettes Faces Class-Action Lawsuit

Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Co. and its parent company Reynolds American Inc. are subjected to a class-action lawsuit. The complaint stems from the use of "natural" or "additive free" to describe American Spirit cigarettes.

Life October 5, 2015

FDA Orders Halt Of Sales Of Four New Cigarette Brands Out Of Health Concerns

The FDA orders R.J. Reynolds to stop sales of four brands, calling them 'mislabeled and adulterated.' Retailers will be given 30 days to remove them from store shelves, the FDA says.

Life September 16, 2015

Decision To Stop Selling Cigarettes In Stores Have Reduced Smoking Says CVS

CVS decided to stop selling tobacco products last year. Data now show that the company's move placed a dent in overall sales of cigarettes particularly in states where it has big market share.

Life September 3, 2015

Experts Call For Smoking Ban In Public Places Like Pub Gardens

The Royal Society for Public Health called for extending the ban on smoking in pubs, parks and entrances to schools. It urged the use of e-cigarettes as an alternative to cigarette smoking.

Life August 13, 2015

Even US Smokers Think Cigarette Purchasing Age Should Be Raised To 21: Study

Most Americans including former and current smokers are amenable to the idea of raising the minimum age requirement for buying tobacco products to 21.

Life July 8, 2015

FTC Gives Greenlight To Reynolds American Purchase Of Lorillard

Reynolds American Inc. and Lorillard Tobacco Company announced that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has approved the proposed consent agreement between the two cigarette companies. The FTC, however, has required both companies to sell off four cigarette brands before they can push through with the intended purchase.

Life May 27, 2015

4D Ultrasound Scans Show Effects Of Smoking On Unborn Babies

Unborn babies of mothers who smoke tend to touch their face more often than those of mothers who do not smoke. Researchers say this could be attributed to delayed development of the central nervous system.

Life March 25, 2015

E-Cigarette Ads Make People Crave For Real Cigarettes

Study reveals smokers experience a strong urge to smoke after viewing e-cigarette ads. Ex-smokers who view the advertising report feeling less confident in their ability to remain non-smokers.

Life March 14, 2015

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