More alarming evidence of the deadly effects of E-cigarettes

Medical evidence suggests vaping could be as harmful as cigarette smoking While the risks and merits of e-cigarettes – or vaping – continue to be fiercely contested, medical evidence is stacking up to suggest that vaping could be as harmful as cigarette smoking. Dr David Christiani, study author and professor of environmental genetics at the Harvard School of Public Health said people should not assume e-cigarettes were safe, calling for better education and more regulation. “There needs to be much stronger regulation of the production and purity of the compounds used in e-cigarettes,” he said. The research conducted at the Harvard School of Public Health included the examination of 75 popul

Unfiltered cigarettes are most deadly.

(HealthDay)—There's no such thing as a safe cigarette, but unfiltered cigarettes are even more likely to kill you, a new study finds. People who smoke unfiltered cigarettes have double the risk of lung cancer death that other smokers do. And smoking unfiltered cigs was also linked to a 30% higher risk of dying from any cause. "All cigarettes are bad. They all increase the risk for lung cancer and the risk of dying from lung cancer, but unfiltered cigarettes have the highest risk of any type of cigarette," said study author Dr. Nina Thomas. She is a fellow in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina, in Charleston. The researchers also found that smoker

Health groups challenge social media tobacco ads and push tech firms to police tobacco marketing

(Reuters) - More than 100 public health and anti-tobacco organizations are calling on Facebook Inc, Instagram, Twitter and Snap Inc to take “swift action” to curb advertising of tobacco products on their platforms. The organizations' letter to the firms cited a recent Reuters reportdocumenting how cigarette maker Philip Morris International Inc has used young personalities on Instagram to sell a new "heated tobacco" product called IQOS. The groups said social media firms are not doing enough to regulate “influencers” on their platforms who are hired by companies to promote nicotine products. No law specifically prevents online tobacco or e-cigarette marketing, but social media firms have pol

[Breaking News] Brazil Files Lawsuit to Hold Global Tobacco Companies Responsible for Health Harms

Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids WASHINGTON, DC – Today, in historic action to protect the lives and health of Brazilians, Brazil’s Office of the Attorney General (Advocacia-Geral da União) filed a lawsuit against multinational tobacco companies to recover funds spent on the treatment of tobacco-related diseases in Brazil’s health care system. The suit is the first of its kind for Brazil and a significant step towards holding the two major tobacco companies who do business in Brazil and their parent companies responsible for the enormous financial and health burdens caused by tobacco use. Brazil’s lawsuit seeks to recover funds from the companies

Learn some helpful tips on how to stop smoking, and overcome those tobacco cravings and urges.

Weighing tips to kick the habit in Anti-Tobacco Month For most tobacco users, trying to beat cravings or urges to smoke can be difficult. Even when your mind is set on stopping, the decision can be too hard to commit to.This may be because tobacco contains nicotine, a highly addictive drug. It requires effort, disciple and sometimes a little help and extra effort to quit the addiction. This is Anti-tobacco Month and World No Tobacco Day is on May 31. The annual campaign aims to raise awareness of the harmful effects of tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure, and to discourage the use of tobacco in any form. The Cancer Association of SA (Cansa) offers the following steps to help you stop

The demand for tobacco products causes widespread environmental degradation because tobacco farming

Tobacco growing, production, marketing and consumption are devastating our environment. Tobacco cultivation causes deforestation and over-utilizes harmful chemicals. The waste from production— much of it toxic— and disposal of packaging and cigarette butts pollute our fragile ecosystems. Photo: Photo: Ed Reinke, AP link: https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2015/09/02/thousands-farmers-stopped-growing-tobacco-after-deregulation- payouts/32115163/?fbclid=IwAR2Qb25qdmY1kXhOzq-XzWKLG0B9e47avUqGDb5pzZAR3Sj7n0tJkO3u5sY The production of tobacco and tobacco products causes widespread environmental degradation around the world. It begins with the preparation of land for tobacco cultivation and carr

Smoking has been banned from two hospital sites in the New Forest

PATIENTS, staff and visitors will no longer be able to smoke on the site of hospitals in the New Forest. The move, which took effect on Wednesday, follows recommendations from Public Health England and The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), which state that all NHS sites should be smoke-free by 2019/20. It means smoking is now banned on the sites of Fordingbridge Hospital and Lymington New Forest Hospital. Despite smoking rates being at their lowest level since records began (15.5%), smoking remains the single largest cause of preventable death and illness in the UK. For every death caused by smoking, 20 smokers are suffering from a smoking-related disease. Although sm

World No Tobacco day 2019

The Member States of the World Health Organization created World No Tobacco Day in 1987 to draw global attention to the tobacco epidemic and the preventable death and disease it causes. In 1987, the World Health Assembly passed Resolution WHA40.38, calling for 7 April 1988 to be a "a world no-smoking day." In 1988, Resolution WHA42.19 was passed, calling for the celebration of World No Tobacco Day, every year on 31 May. Every year, on 31 May, the World Health Organization (WHO) and global partners celebrate World No Tobacco Day (WNTD). The annual campaign is an opportunity to raise awareness on the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure, and to discourage th

Research shows that 86% of lung cancer is caused by smoking tobacco with 6,000 non-smokers caused by

One in six people dying of lung cancer in UK are non-smokers, experts say Scientists blame rise on car fumes, secondhand smoke and soot from wood-burning stoves. Outdoor air pollution accounted for 8% of lung cancer cases in non-smokers, researchers said. Photograph: Jinny Goodman/Alamy Growing numbers of non-smokers are being diagnosed with lung cancer, many at a stage when it is incurable, experts in the disease have revealed. They blame the rise on car fumes, secondhand smoke and indoor air pollution, and have urged people to stop using wood-burning stoves because the soot they generate increases risk. About 6,000 non-smoking Britons a year now die of the disease, more than lose their liv

One of the changes in The Draft Tobacco Control Bill, will be standardised or plain packaging of cig

Canada now has the best tobacco plain packaging regulations in the world OTTAWA - The Canadian Cancer Society is applauding Canada’s global leadership with the adoption of new national regulations for tobacco plain packaging. The final regulations, announced today in Ottawa by Minister of Health Ginette Petitpas Taylor, are the most effective tobacco plain packaging requirements in the world. [Read Below] Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in Canada. By introducing comprehensive plain packaging, Canada is implementing a significant measure to reduce tobacco use and save lives. “We strongly support the plain packaging regulations as they are essential to prot

SARS puts in steps to monitor the tobacco industry and still collects more money

One of the most obvious pieces of low-hanging tax fruit is the illicit tobacco industry, which was a big topic at the Nugent Commission. The good news is that the SA Revenue Service has jumped on the problem, sending inspectors to all six cigarette factories. The results have been staggering, effectively endorsing the international industry’s diagnosis that local producers were cheating. Former tax commissioner Tom Moyane famously halted investigations into tax compliance of cigarette production, and then some local producers were equally famously seen in the company of former Health Minister, now Minister in the Presidency, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. That is all changed now, and the result has