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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 Banning Smoking in Vehicles 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 …

Hospitals Refusing to Hire Smokers a Growing Trend
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As of July 1, two Philadelphia hospitals, the University of Pennsylvania Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania, will join dozens of healthcare systems nationwide in refusing to hire smokers. The move has generated criticism from many quarters. Civil liberties …

E-Cigarettes to Get New Regulations in the U.K. E-Cigarettes to Get New Regulations in the U.K.
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The U.K.‘s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) this week clarified that nicotine-containing products (NCPs) such as electronic cigarettes will soon be regulated as medicines. The agency states that the move will help to make the products safer and …

Starbucks Bans Smoking Outside Of Its Stores Across The Country
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Do you like smoking outside of Starbucks after grabbing a coffee and pastry? Sorry to say, you can’t do that anymore. Starbucks introduced a new policy on Saturday that bans smoking within 25 feet of its stores. It’s a country-wide …

Asthma Cases in Children 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, Even Moderately, is Associated With Sudden Death in Women, Shows Study

A study published recently in the journal Circulation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology has shown that even light-to-moderate female smokers were more likely than nonsmokers to sudden cardiac death. Long-term smokers are at even greater risk, though the risks subside over time …

Smoking Greatly Affects Heart Surgery Outcome, Shows Study

A new study has shown that changes found in smokers’ lungs can linger and affect the outcome of heart surgery even a year after quitting. The study, published in the journal The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, looked at the outcomes …

Smoking Rots Brain, Shows Aging Study
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A new study shows that smoking, high blood pressure, and other cardiovascular risk factors are associated with accelerated declines in memory, learning, attention, and reasoning. Smoking was linked most clearly with low cognitive performance in older people. The study, published …

Smoking Laws Cut Deaths, Hospitalizations Shows Analysis

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 …

Smokers Miss More Work, Shows Study

A new study shows that smokers take two to three more sick days per year than those who don’t, costing billions of pounds worth of lost productivity. The study, published this week in the journal Addiction, shows that smokers are …

Quit Smoking: Prepare to Gain a Few Unwanted Pounds
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Attempting to quit smoking is, according to a lot of people, one of the hardest things you’ll ever attempt to do in your entire life. Once you’re hooked, kicking the habit is harder than quitting most hardcore narcotics. Of course, …

Madonna’s Daughter Smoking? Say it Isn’t So!
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Madonna’s daughter is smoking, which, as you well know, is not a very good thing. We’ve all seen those incredibly uncomfortable anti-smoking ads during our favorite syndicated television programs, and nobody in their right mind wants to end up that …

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Graphic Anti-Smoking Disclaimers, Other New Regulations

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 …

SmokefreeTXT Helps You Quit Smoking With Encouraging Texts SmokefreeTXT Helps You Quit Smoking With Encouraging Texts
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If there is one simple truth that everyone who has ever picked up a cigarette knows, it’s this: quitting is a huge pain in the ass. Anyone who has ever attempted and failed can attest to that, and everyone who …