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2012-03-06 09:40:00

The highly publicized and misrepresented analysis by the FDA found that the e-cigarettes it tested did not contain harmful levels of any toxic chemicals or carcinogens, e-cigarettes should be taken as 100% safe ( though there is no 100% safe item in this world). Innokin Technology recommends e-cigarettes as an acceptable smokeless alternative for smokers who wish to reduce or completely eliminate cigarette smoke exposure. Why not take the opportunity to participate in the National Vaping Day...

2012-02-29 16:48:00

Statement from Cheryl G. Healton, DrPH, President and CEO of Legacy WASHINGTON, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As anticipated, Judge Richard Leon of the DC District Court ruled this afternoon that the Food and Drug Administration's required graphic warning labels violate the First Amendment rights of the tobacco companies, constituting "compelled speech." Siding with Big Tobacco, Leon ruled the images were "neither factual nor accurate." The bizarre finding contradicts what...

2012-02-29 16:11:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) Today's ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon blocking implementation of new, graphic cigarette warning labels is not surprising given his earlier decision to issue a preliminary injunction against the warnings. Today's ruling is again wrong on the science and the...

2012-02-21 11:43:46

Social smokers' management of conflicted identities Extending the smoking ban outside bars could help curb "social smoking" because this goes hand in hand with drinking, suggests a small qualitative study published online in Tobacco Control. The international evidence suggests that while the prevalence of smoking per se has decreased, social smoking - smoking intermittently or only in given situations - has increased among young adults, say the authors. The authors carried out...

2012-02-14 11:21:06

Impact of national smoke free legislation on home smoking bans: Findings from the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project Europe Surveys Smoking bans in public/workplaces don't drive smokers to light up more at home, suggests a study of four European countries with smoke free legislation, published online in Tobacco Control. If anything, a ban may prompt smokers to smoke less at home, the research suggests. The authors base their findings on two waves of the...

2012-02-09 23:47:12

Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., have discovered that the immune response regulator IKBKE (serine/threonine kinase) plays two roles in tobacco-related non-small cell lung cancers. Tobacco carcinogens induce IKBKE and, in turn, IKBKE induces chemotherapy resistance. "IKBKE is a newly identified oconogene, a gene linked to cancer," said study lead author Jin Q. Cheng, Ph.D., M.D., who studies genetic alterations and their molecular mechanisms in cancer. "In our study, we...

2012-02-08 13:08:29

Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered Coloradans who smoke are not thinking about quitting or getting ready to quit, and a quarter are uncomfortable approaching their doctors for help, report University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers in a recent article published in Nicotine & Tobacco Research. These and other findings from the study may help identify new approaches to encourage GLBT smokers to quit. “Among most smoking populations, we almost always find 20 percent...

Men Suffer Dementia From Smoking More Than Women
2012-02-07 08:46:01

Researchers know smoking is a risk factor for dementia in the aged, but they are also learning that men can experience more rapid cognitive decline than peers who have never smoked or who have been ex-smokers for at least 10 years. The study, from the University College London´s Department of Epidemiology and Public Health looked at data collected from 5,099 men and 2,137 women. All were employees of the British Civil Service who had participated in the study, which launched in 1985...

2012-02-06 08:35:00

Everyone knows that smoking is bad for health. Quit smoking is difficult for most smokers, but smokers can choose e cigarette as an alternative for tobacco smoking. Electronic cigarettes replace most of the harmful effects of smoking while providing the sensations and flavor of inhaled tobacco smoke.Now Innokin Technology provides a solution with its patented electronic cigarette in 2012. (PRWEB) February 06, 2012 Everyone knows that smoking is bad for health. Quit smoking is difficult for...

Child's Greatest Secondhand Smoke Exposure Coming From Inside Vehicles: CDC
2012-02-06 10:48:41

Anti-smoking advocates have snuffed out virtually all smoking in public places, even many outdoor public areas such as parks, and the zealots are now focusing on private vehicles with armloads of data showing they are potentially more dangerous than smoke-filled bars and other less confined areas, reports the Associated Press (AP). A report from government researchers has found that more than 1 in 5 high school and middle school children are passengers in cars while others are smoking....