E-Cigarettes 95% Safer? Not So Fast, Says Top Medical Journal

The Lancet, one of the world’s oldest and best-known medical journals, has blasted a widely-publicized report that said e-cigarettes are 95% safer than regular, combustible tobacco. “Tobacco is the largest single cause of preventable deaths in England—e-cigarettes may have a…

E-Cigarettes Are 95% Less Harmful Than Smoking, Says UK Report

According to a UK health agency, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are about 95% less harmful than smoking, according to its best estimate. “I want to see these products coming to the market as licensed medicines. This would provide assurance on the…

Anne Hathaway Talks About Her “Disgusting” Smoking Habit

Anne Hathaway recently revealed that she quit smoking for the second time. The 32-year-old actress admits that she became addicted to cigarettes after acting in the film Rachel Getting Married. She then took up smoking again last year while working…

Quit Smoking: Three Reasons You Should Stop

Everyone knows that smoking is a gross and unhealthy habit, yet millions of people around the world still do it. While most people know that smoking can cause a number of health problems, there are many other reasons you should…

Quit Smoking Today: 8 Reasons To Stop Immediately

As we approach the new year, a number of Americans will make it a resolution to quit smoking for good. It won’t be easy; the nicotine in tobacco products is highly addictive. That’s is why it’s highly recommended to seek…

Quit Smoking: Tips For Quitting During The Holidays

It’s never easy to stop smoking, and if you are trying to quit during the holidays, you could face some additional challenges. Since many people smoke as a way to deal with stress or as a reaction to a stressful…

Quit Smoking: Tips To Help You Stop For Good

Smoking is a nasty habit that can cause yellow teeth, brittle nails and a variety of horrible health problems. Smoking has been linked to both cancer and heart disease and is so addicting that many people find it difficult to…

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Are You Raising Your Personal Risk Level?

Rheumatoid arthritis is no laughing matter. About 1.5 million Americans are believed to suffer from the condition, which causes pain, swelling, and stiffness of the joints. While the exact cause is not known, the immune system of the sufferer is…

Quit Smoking To Eliminate “Third-Hand Smoke”

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: Secondhand Smoke Damages Childrens’ Arteries

We all know that smoking is dangerous and can lead to a number of health problems including cancer. Secondhand smoke can be even worse and can harm those who do not smoke themselves but are around smokers. A recent study…

L.A. E-Cigarette Ban Approved By City Council

The L.A. City Council unanimously voted in favor of banning the use of e-cigarettes in zones where smoking tobaccos is prohibited. The policy was first discussed by the council last December in order to change the city code to include…

Quitting Smoking Linked to Improved Mental Health

The benefits of not smoking are well-known and heavily publicized in the U.S. In addition to all of the physical health improvements, though, a new study has now shown that quitting smoking may actually lead to improved mental health. The…

FDA Reveals New Anti-Smoking Campaign For Teens

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today revealed a new anti-smoking ad campaign targeted at teens. The ads will be geared toward preventing teens aged 12 to 17 from ever smoking cigarettes. The agency estimates that 10 million teens…

Quit Smoking- What Works For You?

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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…