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FDA May Soon Crack Down On Menthol Cigarettes

A report said that the FDA might follow Canada and the European Union into banning traditional menthol cigarettes. The regulatory board might also crack down on flavored e-cigarette cartridges or pods.

Public Health November 12, 2018

Smoking In US At Record Low, Says CDC Report

A report by the FDA and the CDC revealed that only 14 percent of Americans smoke or consume tobacco products. The number is down from over 40 percent in the mid-60s.

Public Health November 9, 2018

Heat-Not-Burn Tobacco: FDA Reviews Philip Morris iQOS Device

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

Nurses Fulfill Dying Man's Last Wish: Cigarette And A Glass Of Wine

Nurses at Denmark’s Aarhus University Hospital fulfilled the last wish of a 75-year old patient who suffered from aortic aneurysm. The nurses disregarded hospital regulations and granted the patient’s request for a glass of wine and a cigarette.

Life & Style April 13, 2017

Cigarette Prices On The Rise In California: Here's Why

Under Proposition 56, the government increased the price of a packet of cigarettes by $2 and a carton by $20 in California. The additional money collected will go toward research on tobacco-related diseases and prevention programs.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 1, 2017

World No Tobacco Day: WHO Urges Countries To Get Ready For Plain Cigarette Packaging

On World No Tobacco Day, the World Health Organization urged countries to implement a law that requires tobacco products to have plain cigarette packaging. This is to decrease the attractiveness of products and emphasize the health hazards of smoking.

Public Health May 31, 2016

Man Hospitalized After E-cigarette Left A Hole In His Lungs: Here's What Happened

A man was sent to the hospital when he accidentally burned a hole into his right lung. A faulty e-cigarette was found to be the culprit.

Life October 23, 2015

More College Students Smoke Marijuana Over Cigarettes

Daily and near-daily marijuana use have been increasing among college students, even exceeding the number cigarette smoking. According to the study, the rise in marijuana use may be due to the loosened policies of most states as well as the changes in the youth's perception of marijuana dangers.

Life September 1, 2015

Half Of Deaths From Major Cancers Involve Smoking, Research Shows

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

Want Employees To Quit Smoking? Give Them Cash Incentives

It may be difficult to quit smoking, but a new study provides evidence that financial incentive programs are effective in helping people quit the unhealthy habit.

Life May 19, 2015

New Study Says Water Pipes May Be More Dangerous Than Cigarettes

Experts suggest that smoking water pipes, or hookah, is more dangerous than smoking cigarettes. An entire session of smoking water pipe may be equal to smoking about 20 to 30 cigarettes.

Life March 21, 2015

E-cigarettes Not Safer than Ordinary Cigarettes, Contains High Concentration of Formaldehyde

E-cigarettes should not be taken as a healthier alternative to regular cigarettes as it can contain high concentrations of formaldehyde, a probable human carcinogen. E-cigarettes may increase the risk of developing cancer by up to 15 times.

Life January 26, 2015

Can You Really Quit Smoking? Your Brain Waves Can Tell if You Will Succeed or Fail

Whether or not you successfully quit smoking can now be detected in your brain. Researchers tout early detection method to effectively identify early quitters so alternative treatments can be quickly prescribed.

Life December 4, 2014

Secondhand Marijuana Smoke May Damage Your Heart, Blood Vessels

Secondhand smoke from marijuana is as bad as secondhand cigarette smoke. It can damage blood vessels and heart.

Life November 17, 2014

France mulls banning e-cigarettes, introduce plain packaging for cigarettes

France considers restricting e-cigarettes and the introduction of plain packaging for cigarettes. The French government hopes that the anti-smoking rules will produce the first non-smoking generation in 20 years.

Life September 26, 2014

Hookah use increasing, appeals mostly to the wealthier tokers

A hookah lounge, where young people gather to share a water pipe with friends, is a growing alternative to socializing where cigarette smokers are not welcome. But hookah use is reportedly not safe, although it is more socially acceptable than smoking cigarettes.

Life July 7, 2014

New report exposes health hazards of U.S. child labor in tobacco fields

A Human Rights Watch report reveals that children working in tobacco fields show symptoms associated with acute nicotine poisoning. The high levels of nicotine they are exposed to at work could also have adverse effects on the children's brain and health.

Life May 14, 2014

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