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Resource-based communities have weaker anti-smoking bylaws Special

Dar Es Salaam - Research into community reception to anti-moking bylaws suggests that resource-based communities — those reliant on industries like mining and agriculture — tend to have weaker smoking bylaws in both Shinyanga and Arusha, Tanzania.

Are e-cigarettes safe to use?

Some people use them as an alternative to real cigarettes, others use them because they need to quit smoking. Whatever their motivation for smoking them, e-cigarettes are growing in popularity. But are they a safe alternative to real cigarettes?

Inside the dangers of third-hand smoke

The dangers of second-hand smoke have been documented for years. Now there is a new danger to be aware of, third hand smoke.

Study: Lung cancer 'to surpass breast cancer' in European women

A new study released Wednesday found that lung cancer will surpass breast cancer as the top cause of cancer deaths in European women.

Video: Indonesian child already addicted to cigarettes

When it comes to smoking, it is reported that 7 out of 10 men living in Indonesia smoke cigarettes. Many of those smokers start at a very early age. This also includes the case of a 9-year-old boy named Ilham.

Cleaning up Marseille beach, one cigarette butt at a time

Marseille - A recent Surfrider Foundation cleanup, at Prado beaches, near the city of Marseille on France’s Mediterranean coast was designed to highlight the insidious effects of one particular source of pollution – cigarette butts.

Indonesian boy age 8, smokes 25 cigarettes a day

An eight-year-old Indonesian boy is allowed to smoke around 25 cigarettes a day, "otherwise he will get mad," his mother says.

Canadian smokers face off against Big Tobacco in $27B lawsuit

If you can't quit smoking blame yourself, lawyers for Canada's three largest tobacco companies argued Monday as they face nearly 2 million smokers who claim they were not sufficiently warned about the health dangers of cigarettes.

E-Cigarettes Coming Under Fire From Health Officials

If it looks like a cigarette, acts like a cigarette, and eases your nicotine cravings like a cigarette, it must be a cigarette. Right? Well…not exactly. It’s an electronic cigarette, and it's raising concerns with health officials.

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