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Quit smoking, add years to your life

As resolutions go, quitting smoking could be the most important choice on a smoker’s list. Smokers are more likely to develop diseases like lung, throat and mouth cancer. And they’re more likely to die earlier than are people who don’t light up. Dr. J. Taylor Hays, director of the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center, says […]

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Flavored tobacco a major factor in the popularity of waterpipe smoking, study finds

Flavored tobacco is one of the major factors behind the popularity of waterpipe smoking in the United States and internationally, a recent FIU study found. Researchers at Stempel College examined the impact of tobacco flavor manipulation on satisfaction, puffing behavior and toxicant exposure among high-frequency and low-frequency waterpipe users. “We wanted to better understand how […]

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Smoking has long-term impact on peripheral artery disease risk

Both duration and intensity of smoking have a long-term impact on the risk for three major atherosclerotic diseases: peripheral artery disease (PAD), coronary heart disease (CHD), and stroke, according to a study published in the July 30 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Ning Ding, M.B.B.S., from the Johns Hopkins University […]

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Atlanta OKs ban on smoking inside bars, restaurant, airport

Atlanta’s city council has approved a far-reaching ban on smoking and vaping in restaurants and bars—and potentially one of the world’s busiest airports. City council members approved the ban Monday, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported . It covers cigarettes, cigars and electronic cigarettes. If signed by the mayor, it would take effect on Jan. 2, 2020. […]

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New studies warn against complacency in efforts to tackle smoking

Three research papers published by The BMJ today examine smoking and efforts to deal with it, and highlight the importance of continued investment in international tobacco control, particularly in low and middle income countries. The first study by Professor Steven J. Hoffman and colleagues examines how patterns in international cigarette consumption have changed since 1970. […]

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Vaping of E-cigarettes during pregnancy a danger to the child

Risks do not underestimate the fact that E-cigarettes during pregnancy, endangering the child Despite warnings from doctors not to smoke during pregnancy, many expectant mothers again and again to the cigarette. You are disturbing the development of the child in the womb and increase the risk for various diseases later in life. What is not […]

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Child deaths in Brazil fall following comprehensive smoking ban

Child deaths have fallen in Brazil following complete smoking bans in public places, according to a new study. Its authors, from Imperial College London, the Brazilian National Cancer Institute (INCA), and Erasmus Medical Centre in the Netherlands, estimate that strengthening smoke-free legislation between 2000 and 2016 in Brazil averted over 15,000 deaths in children under […]