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Low nicotine cigarettes could help reduce smoking harm

Washington - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have published data about the role low nicotine cigarettes can play in helping people give up smoking.

Call for Canadian cigarettes to be in plain packages

Toronto - World No Tobacco Day is taking place on May 31. As part of the social media campaigns, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association is calling for cigarettes to be placed in plain packages to discourage smoking.

Germany adds black lung, rotting teeth photos to cigarette packs

In an effort to curb smoking, Germany is placing startling images of black lungs and rotting teeth on cigarette packages as part of a mandatory regulation established by the European Union. Predictably, tobacco industry bigwigs are not happy about this.

Op-Ed: No Smoking Day highlights government actions against cigarettes

March 9 is No Smoking Day in the UK, and the digital world is filling up with advice on how to quit inhaling and exhaling all that nicotine.

Swedish court overturns ban on e-cigarettes

Stockholm - A Swedish court on Wednesday overturned an earlier judicial decision banning the sale of e-cigarettes.The Supreme Administrative Court ruled that e-cigarettes are not medical products, and therefore the National Drug Agency could not oppose its sale.

Protests across Ukraine against Russian cigarettes

- Hundreds of activists in several Ukrainian cities blockaded on Tuesday the cigarette distribution centres owned by a Russian tycoon with alleged links to ousted pro-Moscow president Viktor Yanukovych.

Feds to ban four new cigarette brands including Camel Crush Bold

Washington - U.S. health regulators halted the sale of four cigarette brands Tuesday after finding that R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co had made changes to the products without adequate safety review.

Should tobacco buying be pushed up to 21 years old?

Should the minimum age at which people in the U.S. can purchase cigarettes and other tobacco products be extended to 21 years old? According to a new survey, this is what the majority of citizens favor.

Video: Things you can do instead of smoking Commissioned

When smokers want to quit, they suddenly realize they have a lot of time on their hands. Also, they might need a healthy distraction from the addiction that took hold of their lives for so long.

E-cigarette use rises among teenagers

Many teenagers, including those who have never smoked traditional tobacco products, have begun experimenting with e-cigarettes.

Ultrascans show fetuses grimacing, touching face as mother smokes

Observations of grimacing facial movements, face and mouth touching behavior of developing fetuses using 4-D ultrasound scans could reveal the harmful effects of smoking during pregnancy, according to a new study.

Adult cigarette smoking declines in U.S.

Atlanta - The U.S. the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that cigarette smoking rate for U.S. adults fell from around 21 percent (in 2005) to around 18 percent in 2013.

Affordable Care Act says 'quit smoking' Special

Washington - With the “Great American Smoke Out on November 20”, an article in the New England Journal of Medicine calls on insurers across the U.S. to comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Digital Journal finds out more.

E-cigarettes could be tempting youths into smoking

A new report has indicated that the electronic cigarettes currently flooding the smoking market could be proving tempting to youngsters looking to start the practice, lending evidence to the argument that "e-cigs" encourage youth smoking.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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This is  the third series of cigarette warning labels to be used in Brazil. They are far more explic...
This is the third series of cigarette warning labels to be used in Brazil. They are far more explicit than the labels being used in Canada and the U.S.
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Hot Dog picture from American Cancer Institute
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Logo-free, drab dark brown plain tobacco packaging has been mandatory in Australia since December 2012
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A man lights a cigarette.
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File photo of a liquor store.
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How cigarette butts are recycled at Terra Cycle
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SEPARATION: A Camel-sponsored Isolation booth for smokers is seen at Munich Airport in 2009.
SEPARATION: A Camel-sponsored Isolation booth for smokers is seen at Munich Airport in 2009.
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Two old smokers enjoy a cigarette outside a local bar in my neighborhood of Normal Heights in San Diego, CA
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