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E-cigs may damage the heart, study says

Paris - Vaping devices and the chemicals they deliver -- increasingly popular among teens -- may damage the cardiovascular system, a study said Thursday, adding to a growing chorus of concern over injury and deaths related to e-cigarettes.

Chatting with Frankie Ballard: Guardians of the Ride, 'Cigarette' Special

Country singer Frankie Ballard chatted with Digital Journal about being a part of the "Guardians of the Ride" motorcycle safety initiative, and his new single "Cigarette."

Hawaii becomes 1st state to raise smoking age to 21

Honolulu - Effective Friday, January 1, 2016, Hawaii became the first state in the United States to raise the legal smoking age from 18 to 21.

Woman sets car alight, because man won't give cigarette [Vid]

Jerusalem - Israeli police released on Wednesday a shocking CCTV footage showing a woman who appears to deliberately ignite a pump at a gas station in Jerusalem, allegedly because a man who was filling his car at the station refused her request for a cigarette.

Danish tourist gets hit with €600 fine for dousing ciggy on beach

Alghero - Smokers beware when visiting beautiful Sardinia in Italy. A Danish tourist at the beach recently stubbed out her cigarette in the sand and got hit with a €600 fine for her bad habit.

Video of fish smoking cigarette sparks fury

Some fish lovers are furious after a video surfaced. The video shows a fish on a plank of wood with a lit cigarette in its mouth.

Op-Ed: Will marijuana vaping escape San Fran's e-cig ban?

San Francisco is not a tobacco-friendly town. The city has strict regulations that prohibit smoking outside bars and at ATM machines, but a loophole in the law currently provides favorable treatment for those who use marijuana pens.

New law bans Chinese officials from smoking in public

Beijing - China has now enacted an ordinance that bans government officials from smoking cigarettes in public places. Officials hope to eventually ban smoking in public places for all citizens.

E-cigarettes pose minimal health risk, study finds

E-cigarettes have long been controversial in the health world. Find out what true doctors and scientists have discovered about the effects of e-cigarettes to the human body.

Plain cigarette packaging 'reduces appeal for female smokers'

A new study suggests that the introduction of plain cigarette packaging could be an effective means of discouraging young women from taking up smoking.

Photo: Syrian rebel's son Ahmed, 7, wields AK-47, puffs cigarette

Aleppo - A little Syrian boy has become the face of the civil war in Syria. A photo shows Ahmed, 7, son of a Syrian rebel, manning a barricade in Aleppo. He carries an AK-47 and puffs smoke nonchalantly from a cigarette held in the fingers of his left hand.

One in five U.S. smokers has tried an electronic cigarette

Data from the U.S. indicates that the proportion of cigarette smokers in the U.S. who have used an electronic cigarette has doubled over a 12-month period.

Video: Surreal & 'acrobatic' cigarette smoking trick

In a video uploaded onto World Star Hip-Hop, a man decides to do a very "interesting trick" that takes up a pack's work of cigarettes before swallowing them all.

Link between diabetes and passive smoking

Some new research suggests that there is a link between exposure to passive smoking and both a risk of obesity and Type 2 diabetes in adults.

Video: Woman strips naked at Denver International Airport

Denver - There was some confusion at Denver International Airport on Tuesday morning when a woman caught illegally smoking a cigarette at the departure gate stripped naked in the full view of everyone, as though she thought officials had asked for a strip search.

E-cigarette explodes in man's mouth causing severe injuries

Niceville - A Florida man is recovering at a burn center after an electronic cigarette he was smoking exploded in his mouth, blowing out his teeth and part of his tongue, and starting a fire inside his home.

Toronto: Cigarette, hoarder caused Welleley Street fire last year

Toronto - A single cigarette started one of the largest fires of 2010 in Toronto that left 1,200 people homeless. While no one died from the flames 17 people including five children had to be treated in hospital due to injuries.

FDA unveils nine new graphic cigarette labels required in 2012

Washington - The FDA has unveiled nine new graphic warning labels that must appear on all cigarette packaging and advertising in the US beginning in the fall of 2012, in the most dramatic change to cigarette packs since the Surgeon General's warning was added in 1965.

RAF servicemen jailed for cigarette smuggling

Bristol - Three RAF servicemen, who were involved in smuggling cigarettes into the UK from the Middle East on military flights, were sentenced to time in jail.

New cigarette packaging in Canada highlights warnings

Canadian health groups are pleased with the new warnings that will appear on cigarette packs in Canada. There are a set of 16 warnings that will circulate on both the front and back of all cigarette and little cigar packs.

Cigarette company ordered to pay dead smoker's family

Tobacco Company Lorillard was ordered to pay the family of a dead smoker $81 million dollars in damages, after allegedly giving out free cigarettes to entice African American children to smoke in a poor Boston neighborhood in the early 1960s.

U.S. government propose graphic cigarette warning labels

Washington - The federal government hopes new larger, graphic warning labels for cigarettes that include images of corpses, cancer patients, and diseased lungs and teeth will help snuff out tobacco use.

Cigarette prices jump 40% in Japan

The tax on cigarettes in Japan went up 40 per cent today. The government hopes the increase will encourage more people to quit smoking.

Cigarette packaging to go plain in world first

Australian cigarette packaging is set to undergo world first changes, according to the Rudd government, with bright colours, slogans and logos being replaced with plain packaging.

Cigarettes might contain pig blood

Traces of pig's blood could be included in some cigarettes, warns an Australian academic. He also cautions that religious groups would find its hidden presence "very offensive".

French anti-smoking poster links habit to performing oral sex

Controversy is raging in France after an anti-smoking group launched a poster campaign which links the use of tobacco by teenagers, both male and female, to the performing of oral sex on an older man.

Cigarette Explodes Causing Loss of Teeth

An Indonesian man lost six teeth and had to have fifty-one stitches after the cigarette he was smoking blew up in his mouth.

British Man Jailed for Giving Cigarette to 3-Year-Old Girl

A 31-year-old man from the Northeast of England has been jailed for 18 months after admitting that he gave a 3-year-old girl a cigarette to smoke.

China orders officials: Smoke or be fined

In central China, officials have been ordered by the government to smoke approximately a quarter million packs of cigarettes in a year or else they might be slapped with fines.

Addicted with the first cigarette

The latest research reveals how some smokers become addicted with their first cigarette, by studying the reactions projected by neuro transmitters.
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Woman approaches man filling his car and asks for a smoke
Woman approaches man filling his car and asks for a smoke
Model demonstrating an electronic cigarette
Model demonstrating an electronic cigarette
Michael Dorausch (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Just one more reason to quit smoking... pig s blood has been found in some cigarettes.
Just one more reason to quit smoking... pig's blood has been found in some cigarettes.
A person smoking a cigarette
A person smoking a cigarette
Roman Pavlyuk
A cigarette burning
A cigarette burning
A cigarette burning in an ash tray.
A cigarette burning in an ash tray.
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The Tobacco Control Act requires that the nine graphic health warnings appear on the upper portion o...
The Tobacco Control Act requires that the nine graphic health warnings appear on the upper portion of the front and rear panels of each cigarette package and comprise at least the top 50 percent of these panels.

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