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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

Hot Tea May Increase Risk For Esophageal Cancer In Cigarette Smokers And Alcohol Drinkers

A study involving nearly 500,000 adults in China suggests that smokers and heavy drinkers who drink hot tea regularly may have increased risk of developing esophageal cancer. How can the hot beverage cause the potentially fatal disease?

Public Health February 6, 2018

Smoking Just One 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

Vaping E-Cigarettes Can Be Good Or Bad Depending On Your Age

A NAS report that looked into the impact of e-cigarettes on public health found that the vaping devices are either harmful or beneficial depending on the user's age. At what age is using e-cigarettes a bad idea?

Public Health January 24, 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

Trends Reveal More Pregnant Women Are Increasingly Smoking Marijuana In California

In California, more than 300,000 pregnant women smoking weed were tested. What resulted from the study has caused alarm among physicians.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 27, 2017

Smokers, Heads Up: Eating Apples And Tomatoes Could Save Your Lungs

A new study suggests that you should eat tomatoes or fresh fruits every day because they’re good for the lungs. Researchers studied hundreds of participants and found that those who ate tomatoes slowed the decline of their lung function.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 23, 2017

Health Experts Are Encouraging Smokers To Switch To E-Cigarettes

Health experts are encouraging tobacco smokers to switch to electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes. They say it is less harmful to the lungs than conventional tobacco cigarettes.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 14, 2017

UK To Ban Surgery For Smokers And The Obese To Reduce Health Care Costs

UK came up with a decision to ban non-urgent surgeries for individuals who smoke and are obese. This is how the controversial move can help slash health care costs.

Public Health November 1, 2017

New York Law Bans Use Of E-Cigarettes In Public Places

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the bill that bans the use of e-cigarettes in places where smoking tobacco products is prohibited. The new law will take effect in 30 days.

Public Health October 25, 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

Study Suggests E-Cigarette Use Helps In Quitting Smoking

New research has shown that e-cigarette users are more likely to quit smoking compared with smokers who have never used e-cigarettes. Conflicting results on the positive and negative effects of e-cigarettes continue to surface.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 19, 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

Tobacco Use In Movies Jumps By 80 Percent, May Affect Teen Smoking

The depiction of tobacco in Hollywood movies increased by about 80 percent. Health experts are concerned about the potential effects on young people given the causal link between smoking in movies and teens starting to smoke.

Public Health July 10, 2017

Tobacco Also Wreaks Havoc On The Environment: WHO

WHO has linked tobacco use to damages to the environment, citing that smoke emissions do not just spread toxicants into the air. How does the industry contribute to deforestation, use of fossil fuels, and dumping of wastes?

Public Health May 30, 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

New UK, EU Laws Crack Down On Smoking And Vaping

UK’s additional restriction to tobacco products comes into force on May 21. Here’s what you have to know about the stricter measures that will be implemented.

Public Health May 21, 2017

Breast Cancer Patients Who Smoke At Higher Risk From Radiation Therapy Complications

Deaths due to radiotherapy for breast cancer are higher among women who continue smoking even after diagnosis according to a new study. The researchers also analyzed the adverse effects of prolonged radiotherapy on patients.

Public Health March 30, 2017

E-Cigarettes Can Benefit Public Health, New Study Reveals How

Researchers have developed a predictive model, which shows that e-cigarettes will help people control and cut down tobacco cigarette addiction. The study has been conducted by researchers at British American Tobacco.

Public Health March 20, 2017

How To Age Gracefully: Lifestyle Changes That Keep You Looking Young

If beauty is only skin deep, then the best way to preserve your youth is to take care of your epidermis. Study suggests that sleep, exercise, and sunscreen could shave 10 years off your appearance.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 7, 2017

Achievers In Class Are Likely To Smoke Pot And Drink: Study

New evidence points to a greater tendency for substance use during teenage years among kids who excel in class. It also seems to refute the notion that it's just a brief period of experimentation, as the patterns persisted into adulthood.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 23, 2017

What Is Dripping? Study Finds 1 In 4 Teens Who Smoke E-Cigarettes Tried The Trend

Study found that 1 in 4 teens who have smoked an e-cigarette have also tried dripping before, the method that consists of vaping without the use of a tank cartridge for a strong hit with more clouds.

Public Health February 6, 2017

Smokeless Tobacco Products Recalled As Sharp Metal Fragments Are Found Inside

U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company has voluntarily recalled some smokeless tobacco products after sharp metal objects have been found in selected cans. The FDA too is pursuing a new rule that will limit a carcinogen content in such products.

Public Health February 2, 2017

More Than 1 In 4 US Adults, Almost 1 In 10 Youth Use Tobacco: Study

Latest findings from the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) study suggest that more than one in four adults and almost one in every four teenagers use tobacco.

Public Health January 28, 2017

Nicotine Can Normalize Genetically-Induced Brain Impairments: Study

A new study suggests that nicotine can normalize genetically-induced brain ailments. The study published in the journal Nature Medicine was conducted by a team assembled by University of Colorado Boulders.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 24, 2017

Seeing New Version Of E-Cigarettes Can Spark Desire To Smoke

Seeing a person smoke cigarettes or use vape pens sparks desire in young smokers to smoke. The findings cast doubt on the potentials of electronic cigarettes as a smoking cessation aid.

Public Health January 19, 2017

Exposure To Secondhand Smoke During Childhood Increases Pregnant Women's Miscarriage Risk

Pregnant women who were exposed to secondhand smoke as a child have increased risk of losing their pregnancy. What are other factors that can raise miscarriage risk?

Public Health January 12, 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 Kills But It’s Deadlier For Individuals Who Also Have Diabetes

Diabetes doubles the risk for all-cause mortality and non-lung cancer mortality among heavy smokers. Researchers analyzed risk for all-cause mortality among current and former smokers with and without diabetes.

Public Health November 25, 2016

Large Drop In Coronary Heart Disease Cases Recorded In The US: Study

A 20-percent drop was observed in the number of coronary heart disease cases in the United States, reports a recent study. A decline in the prevalence of diabetes, one of the heart disease risk factors, was also found.

Public Health November 17, 2016

Frequent Vaping By Teens May Lead To Heavy Smoking Later In Life

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

Smoking A Pack A Day For A Year Leads To 150 Extra Mutations In Every Lung Cell: Study

For the longest time, it was unclear how exactly smoking promotes cancer. Now, researchers are a step closer toward understanding how tobacco-related cancers develop after identifying how smoking affects the body on a genetic level.

Public Health November 4, 2016

India Reaffirms Commitment To WHO Treaty Amid Opposition From Country’s Billion-Dollar Tobacco Industry

India declared it is committed to global tobacco-control treaty. The upcoming annual conference will be attended by roughly 180 state representatives.

Public Health November 1, 2016

How To Avoid Obesity? E-Cigarettes Can Help Prevent Weight Gain In Ex-Smokers

Scientists have found a connection between people who are trying to quit smoking and vaping electronic cigarettes. According to the research, the latter could help control the weight gain associated with quitting the habit.

Public Health October 27, 2016

Cigarettes Account For About 30 Percent Of Cancer Deaths In The US

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

Flavoring, Higher Voltage Make E-Cigarettes More Toxic

Using flavored and high voltage e-cigarettes elevate the toxicity of the products. Of many different flavors like methanol and coffee, strawberry is said to be associated with increased toxicity.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 24, 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

Use Of E-Cigarettes May Have Helped 18,000 Smokers Quit Smoking In 2015

As the number of people who use e-cigarettes increases, the number of smokers who quit smoking also rises. Use of electronic cigarettes may indeed help smokers who want to stop their unhealthy habit, researchers say.

Public Health September 14, 2016

Level Of Smoking Addiction Determined By Smoker’s Perception Of Nicotine

Can smoking addiction be all in your head? A study has found that a person’s perception and beliefs influence the effect of substances in issues like craving and addiction.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 14, 2016

Smoking Reduces Calorie Intake? Small Study Says Yes

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

For Flavor Or Nicotine? Here's Why US Teens Vape

In a latest study, most teens in the United States vape for the flavors in e-cigarettes and vaporizers - not for nicotine. While there is a growing concern in the use of such alternatives, the outcome of the study is ambiguous with regard to vaping practice in teens.

Public Health August 28, 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

Walking Long Distances To Buy Cigarettes Can Push People To Quit Smoking: Study

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

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