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2011-09-21 12:27:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Honorable Lawrence G. Wasden, Attorney General of the State of Idaho, has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of Legacy®, the national public health organization that works to save lives from tobacco-related disease. Legacy was created from the landmark Master Settlement Agreement between the Attorneys General and tobacco companies more than a decade ago to prevent smoking-related disease and death in...

2011-09-19 12:56:00

Usage of Cigarillos, Little Cigar Products Soars WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study in October issue of the American Journal of Public Health measures brand usage trends and the prevalence of cigar use among specific populations. The study, funded by Legacy, the nation's largest organization devoted to tobacco use prevention and cessation, is the first of its kind. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101101/DC86294LOGO) Cigars and cigarillos have...

Lung Cancer On The Decline: CDC
2011-09-16 05:02:12

  According to a new report by the CDC, “State-Specific Trends in Lung Cancer Incidence and Smoking” published in their Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, lung cancer rates are on the decline in the United States. The report analyzed data state by state by looking at the Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) for the period 1994 through 2009. The report states that lung cancer rates were declining fastest in the West, where smoking prevalence is lowest....

2011-09-14 13:16:59

While electronic cigarettes may be a long-term alternative to the real thing for some smokers, Penn State College of Medicine researchers suggest medical providers should continue to encourage more traditional smoking cessation methods. The researchers investigated this growing phenomenon through a survey of 104 long-term e-cigarette users. E-cigs typically consist of a cigarette-shaped device with a battery, a heating element and a cartridge containing propylene glycol and nicotine. Users...

2011-09-08 08:38:00

TEMECULA, Calif., Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hop-on, Inc. (Pinksheets: HPNN) announced today its newest hire, Public Relations specialist Execute PR. Execute PR (www.executepr.com) is a full service crisis management, branding and public perception agency. They have an association of experts with over 50 years of specialized public relations expertise in the Big Tobacco industry, large financial and card institutions, soft drink industry giants, well known studio and production...

2011-09-06 12:07:00

Fewer heavy smokers while light smokers on the rise, but even occasional smoking can cause harm ATLANTA, Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fewer American adults are smoking cigarettes, according to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Also, daily smokers are smoking fewer cigarettes each day, it says. The report, which covers data from 2005 to 2010, shows an estimated 19.3 percent--or 45.3 million--of American adults, aged 18 and older,...

2011-09-05 11:50:20

First national study also analyzes economic impact of household-smoking-related absenteeism Children who live in households where they are exposed to tobacco smoke miss more days of school than do children living in smoke-free homes, a new nationwide study confirms. The report from investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) — which finds these children have higher rates of respiratory illnesses that can be caused by second-hand smoke and details the probable economic costs...

2011-08-25 14:44:18

Researchers find early-morning cigarette risk is independent of smoking frequency and duration Two new studies have found that smokers who tend to take their first cigarette soon after they wake up in the morning may have a higher risk of developing lung and head and neck cancers than smokers who refrain from lighting up right away. The findings by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and Penn State College of Medicine may help identify smokers who have an...

2011-08-17 14:54:03

Smokers with variations in two specific genes have a greater risk of smoking more cigarettes, becoming more dependent on nicotine and developing lung cancer, a new study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) shows. The cancer risk from these two genes appears to be even higher in smokers who consume 20 or fewer cigarettes a day, according to the study published in the September issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. CAMH Scientist Dr. Rachel Tyndale and her...

2011-08-16 23:22:35

An analysis of data that includes nearly 500,000 individuals indicates that the risk of bladder cancer among smokers is higher than reported from previous population data, and that the risk for women smokers is comparable with that of men, according to a study in the August 17 issue of JAMA. More than 350,000 individuals are diagnosed with bladder cancer per year worldwide, including more than 70,000 per year in the United States. Tobacco smoking is the best established risk factor for...