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E-cigarette use in young adults increases significantly in U.S.

A new study shows that hundreds of thousands of non-smoking young adults have taken up vaping, based on data compiled between 2017 and 2018. Overwhelmingly, the young adults prefer the sweet flavors not found in regular cigarettes.

WHO decries Big Tobacco bid to rebrand World No Tobacco Day

Geneva - The World Health Organization on Wednesday condemned efforts by the world's biggest cigarette vendor to rebrand a day dedicated to raising awareness about the dangers of tobacco use.

Workers smoked at Notre-Dame cathedral, admits contractor

Paris - Workers renovating Notre-Dame flouted a ban on smoking at the monument, a contractor admitted on Wednesday, while denying any link with last week's devastating blaze that ripped through the cathedral.

The real cost of smoking in the U.S.

Smoking tobacco products is not only bad for your health it is also expensive to the health system and to indirect services designed to offer support and care. A new survey assess the impact across the U.S.

Higher risk of lung cancer with females revealed

Lung cancer rates with females is generally higher than with males, across most societies. New research has found the hormone estrogen to be a significant factor in explaining this difference.

Smoking: a rundown on lighting up

Paris - Every minute, smokers get through nearly 11 million cigarettes and 10 die from the habit, experts say, in an industry that generates billions of dollars.Here are some facts and figures ahead of the UN's World No Tobacco Day Thursday.

Austria mulls pro-smoking bill despite protests

Vienna - Austrian government MPs presented a bill on Wednesday which would continue to allow smoking in bars and restaurants, despite a huge groundswell of opposition.

Dutch court stubs out smokers' corners in cafes

Den Haag - A Dutch court on Tuesday upheld an appeal by anti-cigarette campaigners and barred the use of public spaces in cafes and bars reserved for smokers.

French choke up over proposal to ban smoking in films

Paris - A proposal to ban smoking in French films has been met with splutters of indignation in a land raised on images of puffing, pouting silver-screen stars.

Kicking the smoking habit online

New research concludes that online social networks, specificlaly designed to help smokers kick the tobacco habit, can be effective. Success rises provided users are active participants.

Report raises concerns about pollution levels inside cars

Copenhagen - A new Danish study has found that a car driver often breathes in a higher level of pollution compared with a cyclist, when traversing the same road. This raises a new concern about air quality and public health.

Smoking to kill 200 million in China this century: WHO

Bejing - Smoking-related diseases will claim 200 million lives in China this century and plunge tens of millions into poverty, a report said Friday.

Video games with heavy alcohol and smoking influence teens

Nottingham - It has been an on-going debate since the first home computer consuls: do video games affect behavior, especially in impressionable adolescents? For things like alcohol and smoking the answer seems to be a ‘yes’.

Shanghai expands public smoking ban

Shanghai widened its ban on public smoking Wednesday as China's biggest city steps up efforts to stub out the massive health threat despite conflicts of interest with the state-owned tobacco industry.

'Third-hand' smoke may harm infants: study

Paris - The first solid evidence that smoking causes cancer came in the 1950s, followed decades later by revelations that "second-hand" smoke also harms health.

Health group outlines advice for giving up smoking

Toronto - Although smoking tobacco products is in decline in many countries, a sizable minority continue to smoke. To remind smokers about the process of quitting, the Canadian Cancer Society has provided Digital Journal with a nine step plan.

Quebec's new smoking regulations are now in full effect

Montreal - Quebec's Tobacco Control Act came into full effect on Saturday, November 26, after being enacted one year ago. Under the new rules, it will be illegal to smoke within a nine-meter radius of a door or window that opens to the outside.

Nicotine enters the body via the skin as well as lungs

For tobacco smokers, and those who favor e-cigarettes, nicotine not only enters the body via the lungs but also through the skin, according to new research.

Dutch court stubs out plan to stop smokers' corner in cafes

Den Haag - A Dutch court Wednesday threw out a case brought by anti-cigarette campaigners seeking to force the government to close down public spaces reserved for smokers in some cafes and bars.

Call for smoking to be removed from children’s movies

Toronto - Should children and young people be allowed to watch movies where people smoke and should movies suitable for young people have all references to smoking removed? As the Toronto Film Festival kicks off this has become a hot topic for discussion.

Study: San Francisco has highest rate of pot smoking in U.S.

Washington - San Francisco, the gleaming city by the bay and financial center of the West, now has another title to add to its allure: marijuana capital.

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.

Beijing's smoke busters point the way for national ban

Bejing - Wielding an "inspector" badge, volunteer Liu Li follows his nose as he sniffs out violators of China's toughest-ever tobacco control law, enacted a year ago on Wednesday, as Beijing fights to keep its air smoke free.

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.

Public smoking ban for Ethiopia's capital

Addis Ababa - A ban on smoking at public gatherings has been announced by the mayor of Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, according to local media reports on Wednesday.

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.

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.

Turkmenistan pulls cigarettes from shelves in anti-smoking bid

Ashgabat - Turkmenistan's authorities have forced shops to stop selling cigarettes, traders in Ashgabat said Thursday, after its president urged citizens to kick the habit.

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.
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