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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 …

Quit Smoking- What Works For You? Quit Smoking- What Works For You?
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Trying to quit smoking can be a big challenge. Many people try and try again, but just have no luck. The problem is often the method that people use to try to quit. There are numerous tools, tricks and tips …

Quit Smoking: Cold Turkey Better Than E-Cig? Quit Smoking: Cold Turkey Better Than E-Cig?
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Quitting smoking is hard, always has been and always will be. No matter how much additional tax is levied on each pack or how many videos go up on youtube to discourage smoking, there will be people who struggle to …

New York City's Smoking Ban to Include E-cigarettes New York City's Smoking Ban to Include E-cigarettes
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Since 2002, New York City has banned smoking in bars, restaurants, places of employment, government buildings, parks, and other public places. Now, over a decade after that law was enacted, the NYC Council has decided to add e-cigarettes to the …

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 & …

E-Cigarettes Have High Rate of Usage in Teen Market E-Cigarettes Have High Rate of Usage in Teen Market
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The results of an e-cigarette study at UC San Francisco were recently released. In the study, conducted by postdoctoral fellow Sungkyu Lee, researchers focused on the data obtained in a national Web-based survey of 75,643 adolescents in Korea. The survey …

NYC Tobacco Law: Minimum Age Raised to 21 NYC Tobacco Law: Minimum Age Raised to 21
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Young smokers living in New York City are going to have to leave city limits to purchase a pack of cigarettes thanks to the new law Mayor Michael Bloomberg just signed. The law, which goes into effect in May 2014, …

E-Cigarette, Hookah Use Growing Among Teens E-Cigarette, Hookah Use Growing Among Teens

The U.S. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released a report showing that the popularity of so-called “emerging tobacco products” is rising among middle and high school students. The CDC considers emerging tobacco products to include hookahs, little …

New York City to Raise Smoking Age From 18 to 21 New York City to Raise Smoking Age From 18 to 21
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Among its 8.3 million residents, 14 per cent of New York City smokes – the average price of a pack costs $11.90, which rakes in about $1.8 billion in tax receipts a year. Last Wednesday night, the New York City Council …

Tobacco-Buying Age To Be Raised To 21 In NY Tobacco-Buying Age To Be Raised To 21 In NY
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New York City will soon become the latest to raise the tobacco-buying age to 21, and smokers are not happy about it. The city council voted to approve the law on Wednesday night, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg has 30 days …

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 …

Terrie Hall, Star of Anti-Smoking Ads, Dies at 53 Terrie Hall, Star of Anti-Smoking Ads, Dies at 53
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While the name may not spark a memory for most of us, the images created by the CDC in their “Tips From Smokers” campaign sure do. Terrie Hall was the star of these commercials. Hall died yesterday morning after her …

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 …

E-Cigarette Use Rising Among Teens, Says CDC E-Cigarette Use Rising Among Teens, Says CDC
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As the e-cigarette industry begins to mature from an unregulated, entrepreneurial enterprise to big business, governments around the world are now beginning to pay attention. The U.K. just this summer announced that the devices will soon be regulated as a …

New Study: Men Drink Less When Smokes Cost More New Study: Men Drink Less When Smokes Cost More

In the quest to further understand human behavior and substance use, a team of researchers from Yale, Stanford, and the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY has found an interesting correlation: when analyzing data from over 21,000 drinkers who …

FDA Considers Menthol Cigarette Regulation FDA Considers Menthol Cigarette Regulation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that it is seeking feedback and proposals on regulating menthol in cigarettes. The agency stated that it is considering several regulatory options, including establishing product standards for menthol content in cigarettes. …

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 …