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2012-04-26 10:53:19

Millions of smoking-related deaths could still be prevented by 2030 if the World Health Organization smoking reduction policy is applied immediately worldwide, say University of Michigan researchers. Further, the number of smokers could have been reduced by 34 percent had the WHO policy been implemented globally in 2010. Researchers developed two sets of projections predicting smoking outcomes from 2010 to 2020 and then again to 2030, with or without the implementation of the smoking...

2012-04-19 21:14:15

Anti-tobacco television advertising helps reduce adult smoking, according to a study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago's Institute for Health Research and Policy -- but some ads may be more effective than others. Adults and youth are exposed to a variety of anti-smoking messages on television. However, no research had been done on whether the ads, produced by various sponsors, impact adult smoking behaviors, or on how the ads differ, says Sherry Emery, a senior...

CDC Launching New Graphic Anti-Smoking Campaign
2012-03-15 13:25:54

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a new graphic anti-smoking ad campaign today featuring personal descriptions and photographs of people who have suffered effects from smoking. The campaign, called "Tips from Former Smokers", will include promotional materials that shows up-close, voyeuristic looks at victims of disease. The new anti-tobacco campaign will last for 12-weeks and will feature prime-time television spots in which people describe how their lives...

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....

2011-11-16 22:22:09

A new study of twins led by the University of Colorado Boulder shows that today's smokers are more strongly influenced by genetic factors than in the past and that the influence makes it more difficult for them to quit. "In the past, when smoking rates were higher, people smoked for a variety of reasons," said sociology Professor Fred Pampel, a study co-author. "Today the composition of the smoking population has changed. Smokers are more likely to be hard-core users who are most strongly...

2011-11-09 10:30:00

Younger adults who generally feel anxious tend to immediately avoid anti-smoking videos that describe how cigarettes can lead to death, disease and harm to others, before considering the message, according to a new University of Georgia study. The findings, published in the early online edition of the journal Health Communication, could allow health communicators to connect more effectively with the remaining 21 percent of the U.S population-according to 2009 estimates from the Centers for...

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2011-07-16 06:15:00

More than half of all Americans believe that smoking should be banned in all public places, but less than one in five US residents feel that the habit should be made completely illegal throughout the country, according to the results of a Gallop poll published on Friday. In a telephone poll conducted by the Princeton, New Jersey-based research firm, 59-percent of those contacted said that they supported the prohibition of smoking in public. It marked the first time since Gallop began asking...

2011-06-21 12:11:38

When governments use comprehensive, well-funded tobacco control programs to reduce adult smoking, they also reduce smoking among adolescents. This bonus effect is an important factor to consider as policymakers face pressure to reduce spending on anti-smoking programs. The most effective elements of a tobacco control program include taxes on tobacco, well-funded adult-focused tobacco control programs, well-funded anti-smoking mass media campaigns, and strong indoor smoking restrictions....

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2010-12-02 11:50:00

Many brain imaging studies have reported that tobacco smoking is associated with large-scale and wide-spread structural brain abnormalities. The cerebral cortex is a specific area of the brain responsible for many important higher-order functions, including language, information processing, and memory. Reduced cortical thickness has been associated with normal aging, reduced intelligence, and impaired cognition. However, prior research had not described the impact of smoking upon cortical...


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