Tag: Cigarette smoking

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

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

Most People Who Try One Cigarette Likely To Become Habitual Smokers: Study

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

'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

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

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

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

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

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

The Ugliest Color In The World May Actually Change Lives

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 To Spend $50 Million For New Anti-Smoking Campaign

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 Images On Cigarette Packs Do Not Scare Away Smokers

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

E-Cigarettes Do Not Help Smokers Quit Tobacco: How To Effectively Quit Smoking

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

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

Single Hookah Smoking Session Packs In 25 Times The Tar Of One Cigarette

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

US Smoking Rate Takes Massive Nosedive: Bizarre Ways Smokers Kicked The Habit

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

How To Quit Smoking? Talking To Your Kids About The Dangers Can Help You Ditch The Habit

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

New Nano-Catalyst Air Filter Can Clean Air In Smoking Room And Make It Free Of Carcinogens

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

Cigarette Smoking Ups Risk For Schizophrenia: What To Know About This Mental Illness

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

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

Cigarette Smoke Has Potential To Supercharge Superbug Potency

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

Anti-tobacco ad slams celebrity smokers

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

Rise in e-cigarettes sparks concern for teens picking up the habit

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

Higher cigarette taxes lower risk of suicide, says study

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

Pregnant smokers ups risk of heart defects in their babies

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

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