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2011-05-26 12:14:00

WASHINGTON, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As federal regulators finalize pending rules for cigarette warning labels in the U.S., it's important to note the tremendous impact of graphic labels and statements in countries where tobacco use is deeply embedded in the culture. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, "Cigarette Package Health Warnings and Interest in Quitting Smoking," states prominent warnings on cigarette packages in countries with high adult smoking...

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2011-05-13 07:57:28

Nicotine-free plastic inhalers may increase a smoker's chance of quitting, according to new research published online in the European Respiratory Journal. This study is the first to assess the effectiveness of using a nicotine-free inhaler to help stop smoking. The research, which was carried out by scientists at the Università di Catania in Italy, analyzed 120 people who were enrolled in a program to help them quit smoking. The participants were split into two groups, with...

2011-04-15 15:08:00

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legacy® today filed an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief on behalf of itself and 17 leading public health organizations, supporting New York City's appeal of a ruling by a federal judge striking down the city's point-of-sale warnings on tobacco products. Legacy, the national public health foundation devoted to keeping young people from smoking and helping all smokers quit, previously filed a brief in support of...

2011-04-12 11:04:43

Despite current prohibitions on the words 'light' and 'mild', smokers in Western countries continue falsely to believe that some cigarette brands may be less harmful than others. In fact, all conventional brands of cigarette present the same level of risk to smokers, including 'mild' and 'low-tar' brands. A study published today in the journal Addiction polled over 8000 smokers from Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the USA. Approximately one-fifth of those smokers incorrectly...

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2011-03-24 10:05:00

On March 23, the Journal of the National Cancer Institute published findings on the effects of mentholated cigarettes on developing lung cancer in black and white smokers. They were expecting the study to support that mentholated cigarettes were more toxic to smokers, but were surprised to find that the risk of lung cancer was not higher in menthol smokers than non-menthol smokers. In the study, William Blot of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in Nashville, Tennessee says, "In fact, it...

2011-01-19 09:49:00

Helps Members Avoid Weight Gain, Common Barrier to Quitting EAGAN, Minn., Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Smokers who resolved to quit in 2011 but were worried about the side effect of weight gain now have more support to succeed. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) has added a new weight maintenance coaching feature at no additional cost to members who use its Stop-Smoking Support program. Smokers rate the fear of gaining weight as one of their leading barriers...

2011-01-18 14:39:21

Contribution of smoking-related and alcohol-related deaths to the gender gap in mortality: evidence from 30 European countries Smoking accounts for up to 60% of the gender gap in death rates across Europe, and kills twice as many men as alcohol, reveals research published online in Tobacco Control. The reasons why women have been outliving men in developed European countries since the mid to late 18th century, in some cases, have been hotly contested. The gender gap in death rates has...

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2011-01-17 06:30:00

Researchers report in a new study released Saturday that the first few puffs on a cigarette can within minutes cause genetic damage linked to cancer. "The effect is so fast that it's equivalent to injecting the substance directly into the bloodstream," according to findings described by researchers as a "stark warning" to those who smoke. The study, which appears in the journal Chemical Research in Toxicology, issued by the American Chemical Society, is the first to track how substances in...

2010-12-15 09:00:00

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Every year, millions of Floridians attempt to quit smoking. As 2010 comes to a close and Florida smokers consider making their 2011 New Year's resolutions, the Florida Department of Health and Tobacco Free Florida can help them quit for good with free support through phone, web and in-person quit smoking resources. On the heels of the groundbreaking U.S. Surgeon General's report released December 9, it is more important than ever before...

2010-12-09 14:40:00

45 Years After First Report -- If Not Now, When? WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Today Surgeon General Benjamin made it crystal clear -- there is no safe level of smoking, no safe cigarette, and no unharmful levels of second-hand smoke. Our nation owes an enormous debt of gratitude to Dr. Benjamin for bringing together the best science and reporting to the nation that damage from exposure to toxic tobacco smoke is immediate and a cause of death for 440,000...


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