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.
(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 r
(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
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
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