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2013-09-30 14:16:30

UMD researcher urges stronger regulation of tobacco advertising Nearly two-thirds of young children in low- and middle-income countries can identify cigarette brand logos, according to a study from researchers at the University of Maryland School of Public Health (UMD SPH) and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH). The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, examined the reach of tobacco and cigarette marketing among some of the world's most vulnerable...

FDA Urged To Regulate Electronic Cigarettes
2013-09-25 04:46:13

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online [ Watch the Video: The Risks Of Smoking E-Cigarettes For Teens ] A group consisting of 40 state attorneys general has petitioned the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) calling upon the regulatory agency to start regulating electronic cigarettes in much the same way that they do tobacco products. In a letter dated September 24, members of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) urged the FDA to meet the...

Obesity And Smoking New Health Risks
2013-09-11 15:23:52

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In addition to well-publicized tobacco-related health risks like cancer and cardiovascular disease, new research suggests that obese men and women exposed to smoke could experience issues with their prescription medication or other medical problems. Speaking at the 246th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Indianapolis on Wednesday, Aaron Wright of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory...

Hookah Smoking Increasingly Popular
2013-09-09 11:25:43

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While habitual cigarette smoking appears to be headed for a long, slow demise, teens and young adults are increasingly embracing the practice of smoking tobacco through a hookah or water pipe. If you live in any urban area in the US, you've probably seen evidence of this trend in the growing number of ‘hookah bars’ popping up. New research being presented at the 246th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical...

Old Smokers Still Die Earlier Than Non-Smokers
2013-09-02 09:31:00

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online That some smokers end up outliving their non-smoking peers has long been a preferred argument by those who choose to ignore all health warnings and light up every day. Now, a new study presented this week at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2013 has found even those smokers who live to be 70 could have lived four years longer if they had just snuffed the habit in their earlier years. Though this result makes sense, given...


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