Doctors and researchers scattered around the globe saw problems, but ‘nobody put two and two together’

Scientists, regulators and e-cigarette proponents missed, ignored or downplayed signs that vaping could significantly damage the lungs for nearly a decade, a review of...

When nicotine starts to leave the body after smoking tobacco, people experience physical and psychological withdrawal effects.

Nicotine is the addictive substance found in tobacco products, such as cigarettes and cigars. It is a drug that can affect a person's brain fun...

  • The risks of lighter cigarettes are just as high as normal ones, researchers said 

  • They are concerned people think there is a 'safer' option when there is not

  • Unfiltered cigarettes are the worst - doubling the chance of lung cancer death

Smokers of '...

(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...

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 h...

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...

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: Jin...

What is plain packaging? 

When cigarettes boxes have plain packaging, it means that they do not have promotional, marketing and advertising features like branding and logos and only have  large pictures showing the harm of smoking, which can serve as a health warnings....

Tobacco remains the biggest public health threat, killing more than seven million people globally every year. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recognised progress in Nigeria, but concerns remain about effective implementation. 

Nigeria is a ke...

With more than 7 million people living with HIV, South Africa is home to the world’s largest

HIV epidemic. About 3.4 million people are on HIV treatment – the largest of any country in

the world – and as coverage continues to improve, this number will continue to grow.

Th...

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