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Quit Smoking To Eliminate “Third-Hand Smoke”

Quit Smoking To Eliminate “Third-Hand Smoke”

By Toni Matthews-El March 21, 2014

In the ongoing campaign against smoking, the typical approach is to discourage individuals from smoking in one of two ways. The first option involves detailing how the habit affects the smoker’s body directly and the ways smoking may seriously harm …

Smoking, Drug Use Doubles Stillbirth Risks Smoking, Drug Use Doubles Stillbirth Risks
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Its been known for years now that pregnant women smoking and imbibing other harmful substances can put their fetus risk. A new study today shows just how serious that risk can be. The study, published in the journal Obstetrics & …

Quit Smoking With Cigarettes That Might Explode? Quit Smoking With Cigarettes That Might Explode?
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It’s hard to be a smoker in 2013. Law after law and policy after policy has severely limited the range of locations where those pressed for a nicotine fix can puff away in peace. Cigarette prices are higher than ever, …

Smoking Could be Banned in UK Prisons Smoking Could be Banned in UK Prisons
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A smoking ban has been proposed for prisons in the U.K., and several prisons in the U.K. will participate in a pilot program to see how inmates respond to such a ban. The U.K. Ministry of Justice announced the program …

New Anti-Smoking Campaign Successful, Says CDC New Anti-Smoking Campaign Successful, Says CDC

Anyone who watched TV, or even just YouTube last spring has seen the ads. Men and women giving “tips” from their personal experiences with smoking and second-hand smoke. The most infamous of the spots would undoubtedly be Terrie, the woman …

Majority Supports Ban on Smoking in Cars Kids are in Majority Supports Ban on Smoking in Cars Kids are in
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In many places across the U.S., cigarette smokers are relegated to the outdoors and their own property. A new public health movement, however, is now looking to protect children from second hand smoke in cars. A new poll conducted by …

Asthma Cases Fall in Wake of Smoke-Free Laws Asthma Cases Fall in Wake of Smoke-Free Laws

A new study has shown that hospital admissions for childhood asthma have fallen significantly following the introduction of a smoke-free law in the U.K. The study, published today in the journal Pediatrics, showed a 12.3% fall in admissions for childhood …

Smoking Laws Cut Deaths, Hospitalizations Smoking Laws Cut Deaths, Hospitalizations

A new analysis conducted at the University of California San Francisco has shown that laws preventing smoking at work and other public places, such as restaurants and bars, result in fewer hospitalizations for heart attacks, strokes, asthma, and other respiratory …

Appeals Court Upholds New Tobacco Regulation Law Appeals Court Upholds New Tobacco Regulation Law

If you’ve traveled much to other countries, especially in Europe, you’ve probably noticed cigarette packs with massive labels on them, warning of the dangers of smoking. It’s our Surgeon General’s Warning on steroids. “Smoking Kills,” says a British version, eloquent …