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E-cigarettes help quit smoking according to English research

The use of e-cigarettes raised several controversies over the last few years. A recent study from the from University College of London (UCL) found these devices helped about 16,000-22,000 English smokers quit in 2014.

Canada begins national non-smoking week

Toronto - National Non-Smoking Week runs from January 17–23 2015. To mark it, Canada's dental hygienists are reminding people of the important need to eliminate tobacco use for optimal oral and overall health.

Op-Ed: E-cigarette criticisms are alarmist and unfounded

Cigarette smokers have been trying for years to quit smoking, many do succeed, but more than two-thirds that try simply quit quitting and carry on. But now the e-cigarette has given smokers trying to give up new hope.

Leading health experts: go ahead and vape Special

Will the World Health Organization (WHO) go easy on electronic cigarettes? Leading health experts in Canada and around the world request WHO leave them alone.

E-Cigs picking up steam right across Canada and abroad Special

The new craze these days is tobacco harm reduction. Smokers are turning to electronic cigarettes as an aid to quit smoking.

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.

Study: Quit smoking by 40, live as long as a nonsmoker

Researchers from St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto found smokers who quit by age 40 restore a life expectancy comparable to that of nonsmokers.

Study: Quitting smoking difficult for men and women alike

According to a recent study, the enduring belief that women are less successful than men in quitting smoking is questionable. The study, finds little difference in cessation between sexes across all age groups.

Smoking orangutan forced to butt out

Zoo officials at Taman Satwa Taru Jurug in Central Java are sending Tori the smoking orangutan to rehab so she can try to kick the habit.

Quit Smoking: A vaccine, given once, may end smoking addiction

If the treatment a research team in New York is working applies to humans as successfully as mice, then kissing the smoking habit goodbye will be as easy as getting a vaccine. In fact, that's what it is - a vaccine, given once, lasts a lifetime.

Michelle Obama: President has quit smoking

Washington - US First Lady Michelle Obama proudly announced on Tuesday during a press conference held at the White House that her husband has not smoked a cigarette for almost a year.

Experimental Smoking Vaccine? Novartis Buying Rights to Develop it

Is it possible to find a vaccine against smoking, which could help millions of people to quit smoking? An experimental drug may hold the answers.

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