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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.

Video of fish smoking cigarette sparks fury

Some fish lovers are furious after a video surfaced. The video shows a fish on a plank of wood with a lit cigarette in its mouth.

'Vaping' and the rise of a new culture

Along with the rise of vaping comes a distinct culture as well. Vaping smokers have new options and new places to gather with this trend.

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.

Op-Ed: Obesity worse than smoking? New study may change laws

The National Cancer Institute has found that obesity can be worse for your lifespan than smoking. Will this prompt changes in legislation?

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.

Study: Teen smokers favor flavored 'cigarillos'

Advertising smoking products for kids has long been banned in North America. Despite that a new study found that teens greatly prefer flavored smoking brands to unflavored ones.

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.

Tobacco smoking impairs immune system in HIV-infected people

Smoking and being HIV infected further compromises the immune system presenting the worst immune profile, say researchers in the first study of its kind.

Passive smoking and obesity link

Scientists suggest that there is a link between long-term exposure to passive smoking and a risk of Type 2 diabetes in adults. The diabetes is, in turn, connected with obesity.

New study finds casual pot use alters the brain

Young adults who occasionally use pot show abnormalities in two key areas of their brain related to emotion, motivation, and decision making, new research reveals.

South Korea state insurer sues three tobacco makers

Seoul - South Korea's state health insurer said Monday it had filed a lawsuit against three domestic and foreign tobacco makers, seeking damages of 53.7 billion won ($51.6 million) for payouts over smoking-related illnesses.

Increase in e-cigarette-related calls to poison centers

Washington - The number of calls to poison centers involving e-cigarette liquids containing nicotine rose from one per month in September 2010 to 215 per month in February 2014, according to the U.S. CDC.

Irish pubs keep spark despite a decade smoke-free

Galway - Ten years ago this week, landlord Christy Ruane feared the introduction of the smoking ban in Ireland would stub out his business, and with it the popularity of the traditional Irish pub.

Smoking ban reduces pre-term births, childhood asthma

Paris - Bans on smoking in public and the workplace led to a 10 percent drop in premature births and in emergency asthma treatment for children, researchers said Friday.The evidence, based on the records of more than two million children, comes from 11 publish...

Spain patient gets pneumonia by e-cigarettes

Madrid - A patient in Spain caught pneumonia from smoking an electronic cigarette too much, the second ever recorded case of lung illness from the devices, the hospital treating him said Thursday.The patient, identified by media as a man aged 50, was admitted i...

Nicotine patches no help for pregnant women who smoke

Paris - Nicotine patches fail to help pregnant women to stop smoking, according to a study published by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) Tuesday.Researchers in France asked more than 400 women who smoked at least five cigarettes a day to try either a nicotine...

Pupils at UK school given permission to smoke

Peterborough - The head teacher of a school in Peterborough in the UK has defended her decision to permit pupils to smoke. The school is a referral unit for children with behavioural issues for students aged 14 to 16.

L.A. bans e-cigarettes

Los Angeles - Los Angeles City Council has decided to ban the use of electronic cigarettes in the city's public places. This includes restaurants, bars, nightclubs and public spaces.

Smoking in France, losing its puff?

Paris - It was banned in restaurants and al fresco eating became all the rage.

China can prevent 13 million smoking deaths by 2050: study

Paris - China can prevent nearly 13 million tobacco-related deaths by 2050 by fully implementing a set of neglected anti-smoking policies it had already agreed to, researchers said Wednesday.The estimated number of lives saved, more than the population of Gree...

Quitting smoking makes you happier, says study

Paris - Moderate or heavy smokers who quit tobacco get a boost in mental wellbeing that, for people who are anxious or stressed, is equivalent to taking anti-depressants, a study said Thursday.British researchers examined 26 published investigations into the m...

Fewer than 1 in 5 English adults now smoke: study

Paris - Fewer than one in five adults in England now smoke, the smallest fraction in three generations, the British Medical Journal (BMJ) reported on Tuesday.In a letter, health researchers Jamie Brown and Robert West of University College London reported on a...

British MPs back car smoking ban

London - British members of parliament voted overwhelmingly in support of a ban on smoking in cars carrying children.Lawmakers in the House of Commons, the lower house of parliament, voted in favour of a ban by 376 to 107 on Monday.It is now up to Prime Minist...

London Mayor Boris backs smoking ban in cars

London - London Mayor Boris Johnson on Monday urged MPs to vote in favour of outlawing smoking in cars carrying children in England ahead of a House of Commons vote.

US drugstore giant CVS to stop selling cigarettes

Washington - The second largest US drugstore chain, CVS, announced Wednesday it will soon quit selling cigarettes, a decision President Barack Obama hailed as a "powerful example.

US drugstore giant CVS to stop selling cigarettes

Washington - The second largest US drugstore chain, CVS, announced Wednesday it will soon quit selling cigarettes, a decision President Barack Obama hailed as a "powerful example.

US drugstore giant CVS to stop selling cigarettes

Washington - The second largest US drugstore chain, CVS, announced Wednesday it will soon quit selling cigarettes, a decision President Barack Obama hailed as a "powerful example.

US drugstore giant CVS to stop selling cigarettes

Washington - The second largest US drugstore chain, CVS, announced Wednesday it will stop selling cigarettes by the end of the year, a decision President Barack Obama hailed as a "powerful example.

US drugstore giant CVS to remove cigarettes from store shelves

Washington - US retail drug store giant CVS Caremark announced Wednesday that it will stop selling cigarettes, a move immediately applauded by President Barack Obama as having a "profoundly positive impact on the health of our country.
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