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E-Cigarettes Not Safe: Vaping May Damage DNA, Lead To Cancer

Another study, carried out by the University of Minnesota's Masonic Cancer Center, revealed that e-cigarettes are not safe. Vaping increases the levels of formaldehyde, acrolein and methylglyoxal, which are compounds that damage DNA, in the person's saliva.

Healthy Living/Wellness

Nationwide Smoking Ban In And Near Public Housing Takes Effect End Of July

The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced a smoke-free policy in and near local public housing two years ago. HUD said the policy, that will strictly take effect on July 31, was aimed at encouraging people to quit smoking.

Public Health July 13, 2018

Yet Another Research Says Vaping Doesn’t Help Smokers Quit The Habit

A new study adds to the growing evidence that vaping devices aren’t the answer if you want to quit smoking. Researchers found that over 90 percent of the test participants still smoked cigarettes after a year of vaping.

Public Health July 11, 2018

Smoking Is At An All-Time-Low, Only 14 Percent Of Adults In U.S. Still Use Cigarettes

The CDC released new figures that show the number of people who smoke cigarettes is significantly lower for the first time in years. Teenagers, in particular, are quitting smoking cigarettes but are using other vaping devices, including e-cigarettes.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 19, 2018

If You Quit Smoking, Your Lung Cancer Risk Will Drop Significantly Within 5 Years: Study

Good news: quit smoking now and your risk of developing lung cancer will drop substantially in five years. Bad news: even if you quit, your risks will still be higher than a person who has never smoked before.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 31, 2018

South African Man Who Claims To Be 114 Years Old Wants To Finally Quit Smoking

A man from South Africa who is claiming to be 114 years old wants to finally quit smoking. He claimed that he couldn't overcome his addiction to smoking because of the "devil".

Healthy Living/Wellness May 30, 2018

France Made 1 Million Smokers Quit In 2017

The government of France helped 1 million smokers quit the life-threatening habit in 2017. The significant decline in smokers was attributed to a national anti-smoking campaign that included reimbursements for people moving to tobacco substitutes and cigarette price increases.

Public Health May 29, 2018

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

Are E-Cigarettes More Harmful Than Regular Cigarettes? Teens Won't Stop Vaping Despite Health Concerns

The debate between e-cigarettes and regular cigarettes is still ongoing as experts have not determined if vaping is better for people. Despite this, many teens still want to continue vaping because they think it's cool.

Public Health May 23, 2018

Current And Former Smokers Refuse To Get Screened For Lung Cancer, Study Claims

The American Society of Clinical Oncology released a study revealing that only a few amount of current and past smokers received low-dose computed tomography screenings. The screenings would diagnose if someone has lung cancer.

Public Health May 17, 2018

Hay Fever: How To Protect Yourself From Having An Allergy Attack This Spring

Hay fever can easily be triggered by the amount of pollen that one is exposed to. Here are effective ways to avoid experiencing severe symptoms such as a runny nose and swelling around the eyes.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 4, 2018

Nurse Shares Video Of What Really Happens To Lungs Of Smokers

A viral video shows just what can happen to the lungs of a smoker. The charcoal-colored lungs are larger but less elastic and deflates quickly compared to the healthy lungs.

Public Health May 4, 2018

E-Cigarette Use In Classrooms Plummets, FDA Tries To Prevent Sales To Minors

After principals and teachers noticed an increase in the use of e-cigarettes in school, the FDA set out to encourage retailers to stop selling vapes to minors. Some companies have already begun to raise the purchasing age to 21.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 30, 2018

FDA Takes Action To Regulate Flavors In Cigarettes

The U.S. FDA announced it will regulate flavored tobacco products in an effort to reduce the number of young smokers. The agency is also looking to review policies on e-cigars and lowering nicotine content to a nonaddictive level.

Public Health March 20, 2018

Vaping Not As Safe As Promoted: Study Finds E-Cigarettes Can Cause Fatty Liver Disease

It's all a marketing ploy, warns researchers. Apparently, they have found vaping to be as dangerous as smoking actual cigarettes because it can lead to liver disease.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 20, 2018

FDA Plans To Lower Nicotine Content In Cigarettes To Non-Addictive Levels

In a historic move, the Food and Drug Authority announced its plan to reduce nicotine in cigarettes to non-addictive levels. This effort could lead to lower smoking rates and could address rising tobacco smoking-related deaths and diseases.

Public Health March 16, 2018

Smoking Can Increase The Risk Of Going Deaf By 60 Percent

Smoking has many negative health effects that range from cancer to death, now there's another that smokers have to look out for. Smoking can lead to people becoming deaf.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 14, 2018

Third-Hand Smoke Exposure May Lead To Higher Lung Cancer Risk, Especially For Babies

A study revealed that third-hand smoke, the pollutants left in dust and surfaces even after smokers have stopped, may lead to a higher lung cancer risk. Babies were identified as the most susceptible to the negative effects of third-hand smoke.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 12, 2018

Teens Using E-Cigarette Have The Same Toxic Chemicals Found In Smokers

Toxic compounds found in those who smoke traditional tobacco cigarettes were also found in teens who just used e-cigarettes. The same chemicals were also detected in teens who used flavored e-cigarettes without nicotine.

Public Health March 6, 2018

1 In 14 Women In The US Smokes While Pregnant: CDC

West Virginia has the highest rate of women who smoked while they were pregnant. Babies born to women who smoked during pregnancy are at higher risk for birth defects.

Public Health February 28, 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

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 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

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

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