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2014-09-09 23:05:11

Smokers and Former Smokers Targeted in Effort to Reduce Lung Cancer Mortality; National Groups Recommend Screening for At-Risk Patients Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 West Penn Hospital, part of the Allegheny Health Network, is now offering a free screening program to patients at risk of lung cancer in hopes of catching the disease in as many patients as possible at its earliest and most curable stages. The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force recommends annual screening for...

2014-09-08 23:02:00

Smoking rates have been falling due to rising public concern about the health risks of smoking, rising prices and anti-smoking campaigns. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on Tobacco Product Wholesaling industry in Australia. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 Operators in the Tobacco Product Wholesaling industry in Australia have been suffering due to falling consumption, increasing regulation, declining enterprise and establishment...

electronic cigarette secondhand smoke
2014-09-02 05:11:51

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the single most easily preventable cause of death and disease is to eliminate tobacco use. Smoking can lead to many health issues including respiratory, cancer, heart disease, and blood problems. Over 480,000 Americans die each year due to cigarette smoking, and 41,000 of these deaths happen due to secondhand exposure to smoke. With the ever-growing popularity of...

Direct Correlation Between Smoking And Mortality
2014-08-26 03:48:14

University of Copenhagen A study based on blood samples from more than 55,000 Danes conducted by the University of Copenhagen and Copenhagen University Hospital shows a direct correlation between smoking and mortality. A special gene variant increases the risk of heavy smoking. The findings have been published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. It is a fact that smoking is harmful and associated with deadly diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. Researchers also...

2014-08-25 12:23:22

truth® Rallies Teens To Harness Their Online Influence To Become The First Smoke-Free Generation WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sunday, August 24, truth®, the nation's largest and longest running youth smoking prevention campaign, premiered the latest advertisements in its new Finish It campaign, titled "Unpaid" and "Response". Both aired during the hugely popular MTV Video Music Awards broadcast - an annual music awards ceremony that attracts millions of viewers and sparks...

Smokers Puff Same Amount Of Cigarettes Regardless Of Nicotine Levels
2014-08-25 03:38:04

University of Waterloo Cigarettes with very low levels of nicotine may reduce addiction without increasing exposure to toxic chemicals, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo. The study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology monitored the smoking behaviors of 72 adults as they switched to three types of cigarettes with markedly reduced nicotine levels. Unlike when smokers switch between conventional cigarette brands—all of which have very similar levels of...

cigarette tax and suicide
2014-07-18 06:23:14

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many mental health professionals look the other way when it comes to their patients smoking cigarettes, as they may appear to have a soothing effect. However, a new study has found that smoking cigarettes may have negative effects on mental health – in addition to the habit’s well-known physical effects. In the study, researchers from Washington University School of Medicine and the University of Illinois took advantage of a...

2014-07-10 09:55:38

BMJ-British Medical Journal Smoking prevalence is 50 percent higher in this group; more effort needed to help them quit, say researchers People with mental health issues who smoke cost the UK economy nearly £2.5 billion a year, reveals research published online in Tobacco Control. The total costs are more or less equally divided among losses sustained from premature death, lost productivity, and healthcare costs to treat smoking related diseases in this group. As the prevalence...

2014-06-24 08:25:18

Campaign returns with new participants who suffered tobacco harms ATLANTA, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is launching hard-hitting ads for its 2014 "Tips From Former Smokers" campaign. Beginning July 7, these ads will run nationwide for nine weeks on television, radio, and billboards, online, and in theaters, magazines, and newspapers. The launch of these ads comes as CDC is also releasing new data on how many U.S. adults use some...

2014-06-23 08:26:23

FDA Urged to Stop Harmful Changes Made by Tobacco Industry WASHINGTON, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Design changes and chemical additives introduced by tobacco companies in recent decades have made cigarettes more addictive, more attractive to kids and even more deadly, according to a report issued today by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO The report, titled Designed for Addiction, details how tobacco companies purposely...


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