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Plain packaging linked to decline in Australian smoking rates

In January 2012, Australia introduced plain cigarette packaging in a bid to lower smoking rates. It was the first nation to do so.
In the Media by Elke Nagy - 2 comments

U.S. tobacco companies making deadlier, more addictive cigarettes

Earlier this year the U.S. Surgeon-General reported that cigarettes are deadlier and more addictive than ever, and now a report issued Tuesday outlines how tobacco companies have made design changes and put in more additives to achieve that.
In the Media by Martin Laine - 4 comments

E-cigarettes help smokers quit more than nicotine patches

A study has appeared to show than e-cigarettes are more effective than nicotine patches and gum in helping people to quit smoking.
In the Media by James Walker

New York raised the minimum age to buy cigarettes to 21

New York - As of Sunday, those who are 18 to 20 years old can no longer buy cigarettes in New York City. A measure has taken effect, and those under 21 are no longer permitted to buy cigarettes.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Coffee, cigarettes protect consumers against rare liver disease

A recent study indicates that drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes can actually protect the consumer against Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC).
In the Media by Sonia D'Costa - 6 comments

'Tobacco Body' website shows graphically awful results of smoking

A new website from Finland is a reminder to us all of what smoking can do to our bodies and our health. Created by the Cancer Society of Finland, it gives the viewer both visuals and text on how each part of the body is affected by smoking.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 3 comments

Canadian health official calls for warning labels on alcohol

Warning labels on alcoholic beverages are required in more than two dozen countries across the globe, including the U.S. and U.K. Not as big or explicit in the warnings as those found on cigarette packages, they are a reminder of its harmful effects.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Obamacare's goal of 'kicking butt' may have backfired

It sounded like a good idea, at first, as a way to wean smokers off cigarettes by just making them pay more for health care under the new Affordable Care Act. But it seems the plan may have backfired as sky-high premiums are scaring smokers away.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 6 comments

Emerging tobacco products gaining popularity among youth

Emerging tobacco products like e-cigarettes and hookahs are gaining popularity among U.S. middle- and high-school students, according to a report from the CDC.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Smoking, children and immune systems

Pregnant women who smoke can affect the development of the immune system in their children, on molecular level. New research indicates that this can affect gene regulation.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Ever wondered what’s in an e-cigarette?

Smoking is a habit we should all kick, say doctors and health professionals. But some people (entrepreneurs) have created something slightly less dangerous than the actual tobacco for all of us to enjoy: the e-cigarette.
In the Media by Jenna Cyprus - 4 comments

Why do ex-smokers gain weight?

One reason why ex-smokers gain weight is because they eat more. However, weight gain is not necessarily due to an increased calorie intake, it also relates to a change in the composition of the intestinal microorganisms.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 6 comments

Op-Ed: Study claims 'plain' cigarette pack discourages smoking Special

A study suggests plain cigarette packs discourage smoking. Opponents say results are biased, that evidence doesn't support study findings, and neither pack sales nor smoking have slowed. Analysis shows study flaws, and smokers consider the results.
Digital Journal Report by Jessica Zuzierla - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Cameron's nanny state bans packed lunches but not booze

How would you like the government to tell you what you can feed your kids, and what you can't? No, this is not Soviet Russia or North Korea, but modern Britain.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Starbucks bans smoking within 25 feet of its 7,000 stores

Beginning June 1, Starbucks will implement a smoking ban of 25 feet around their stores in the U.S. and Canada. This ban won't affect major metropolitan areas where smoking is already banned in public spaces.
In the Media by Ashley Woods - 9 comments

NYC proposes raising age to buy cigarettes to 21

New York - Officials in New York City are proposing to raise the age to buy cigarettes from 18 to 21. The measure would give New York the strictest limits on tobacco sales of any major American city, The New York Times reports.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 5 comments

Republican complains about 'biased' NIH research

Republican representative Andy Harris has expressed concern with an NIH funded science project which allegedly included tracing the Tea Party's origins to groups supported by tobacco companies.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Can Tran

U.S. District Court orders tobacco companies to admit deception

Washington - A federal judge has ruled that major tobacco companies in the United States must publicly admit they intentionally deceived the public about the dangers of cigarettes.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 6 comments

Study: Smoking 'rots' brain

According to researchers at King's College London, smoking can "rot" the brain by damaging learning, reasoning and memory.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Shisha or bong smoking is just as bad as cigarettes

Shisha, hookah, nargila, bong, water pipe, whatever you call it, it's still bad for your health. Smokers, especially in the Middle East, think they're doing themselves a favour by using a water pipe but new research says it's just as bad as cigarettes.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 5 comments

Drinking green tea can help you quit smoking?

Chinese researchers have recently come out with a unique recommendation to help you get over the nicotine urge – drink green tea. This recommendation now gets better with medical practitioners in Kerala, India reacting positively to the recommendation.
In the Media by Ajit Jha - 7 comments

Tobacco on pace to kill 1 billion people this century

The results of the largest ever tobacco study are in and it reveals worrying trends in many developing countries. Amid allegations that tobacco companies are targetting the least fortunate in society, tobacco is now on pace to kill 1 billion people.
In the Media by Sean O'Huallachain - 1 comment

Cigarette use falls in US, as other tobacco smoking increases

The US Center for Disease Control (CDC) has reported that although cigarette use has fallen in the US, there has been an increase in adult use of tobacco used for pipes or self-rolled cigarettes.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 5 comments

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.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 3 comments

Can cigarette packaging deter smoking?

A new psychological study from the U.S. indicates that having health warnings on cigarette cartons helps to make smokers more aware of the ill-health effects associated with smoking.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 11 comments

CDC: U.S. high school students smoke more pot than cigarettes

The good news: there has been no increase in teen smoking. The bad news: that's because they're choosing pot instead, a new report finds.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 6 comments

US soldier rescues abused Afghan dog with a pack of cigarettes

Pensacola - A U.S. Staff Sergeant found a Afghan herding dog tied-up, covered in mud, with ears and tail hacked off. Sgt. Nick B., disturbed about the abuse the dog was subjected to, exchanged him for a pack of cigarettes and brought him to the United States.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 16 comments

Op-Ed: The criminalisation of smoking, and of smokers

The war against smoking has gone to such extreme lengths in Britain that in some places it is now a criminal offence to smoke outside.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 11 comments

Tobacco display ban begins in England

A ban on tobacco displays has come into effect in England on April 6. The ban initially applies to large stores only. The UK government's aim is to reduce the numbers of young people taking up smoking.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment
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