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Higher Cigarette Taxes Lower Suicide Rates

Higher Cigarette Taxes Lower Suicide Rates

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...

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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...

2014-06-17 10:21:59

BMJ-British Medical Journal Widespread use underlines need for evaluation of health impact and role in quitting and/or nicotine addiction, say researchers E-cigarettes are mostly used by current smokers or would-be quitters, reveals an analysis of their uptake across 27 European countries, published online in Tobacco Control. But their widespread use among more than 29 million people underlines the need to evaluate the potential long term impact of e-cigarettes on health and their...

Letter To WHO: Do Not Classify Electronic Smokes As Cigarettes
2014-05-29 10:18:58

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On May 27, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a statement calling for governments to raise taxes on tobacco products to encourage users to quit and stop others from becoming addicted to the deadly habit. The release followed 2012 data by the UN health agency that increasing tobacco taxes by 50 percent could reduce the global number of smokers by 49 million within three years and could save 11 million lives. Separately,...

electronic cigarette visual effects
2014-05-28 06:40:25

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you are a smoker, you know that watching someone else light up can give you the urge to smoke as well. Smoking seems to be as much a psychological and social addiction as it is a physical one. How do electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) fit into this pattern? In the first study to investigate the behavioral effects of exposure to e-cigarettes in a controlled setting, a team of researchers from the University of Chicago has found...

Children More Likely To Become Heavy Smokers If Their Parents Are Addicted To Smoking
2014-05-12 03:59:49

[ Watch The Video: Children Of Nicotine-Addicted Parents More Likely To Become Heavy Smokers ] Georgetown University Medical Center The more time a child is exposed to a parent addicted to smoking, the more likely the youth will not only take up cigarettes but also become a heavy smoker. So warns a team of researchers led by Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center scientists in Pediatrics. The study, published online today, is among the first to take a prospective,...

2014-04-07 23:27:16

Achieve Quit Smoking offers a great smoking cessation product, not developed by a big pharmaceutical company. Unlike nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) which focuses on the physical addiction to nicotine, Achieve Quit Smoking's product relieves the "hand to mouth" psychological addiction most smokers find difficult to give up. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 Now smokers can finally quit smoking, the way they started, holding a cigarette. Here is the brand that...

Smoking On TV Has Dwindled Leading To A Decrease In Tobacco Use
2014-04-04 12:08:15

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While heavier taxes on cigarettes have been shown to reduce tobacco use in the US, the reduced glamorization of smoking on TV has also had an effect, according to a new report in the journal Tobacco Control. In the study, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania said the shrinking visibility of cigarettes and smoking in prime time drama programs has led to a drop in cigarette use equivalent to two packs of cigarettes per adult a...

2014-03-26 11:36:49

With sales of electronic cigarettes, or "e-cigarettes," on the rise and expected to hit $1.5 billion this year, concerns over potential health risks of using the trendy devices are also gaining momentum and political clout. An article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly magazine of the American Chemical Society, delves into what scientists and regulators are doing about e-cigarettes, which are now being cleverly marketed under more appealing names such as hookah pens and...


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