Tobacco Body

Finnish Website Shows Harmful Effects Of Smoking On Your Body

By | Fri, 10/18/2013 - 16:02

A Finnish website, Tobacco Body, aims to help smokers quit by showing them the effects of smoking on our bodies.


Ireland Aims To Be ‘Tobacco-Free’ By 2025

By | Sat, 10/05/2013 - 18:42

The Republic of Ireland hopes to reduce the amount of tobacco smoking over the next 12 years, in a process it calls de-normalization.


Snus Tobacco May Benefit Public Health, Reduce Smoking

By | Mon, 09/30/2013 - 16:57

Smokeless snus tobacco may have an overall positive impact on public health by reducing tobacco-related mortality and boosting cessation attempts.

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Why Warning Labels May Increase Cigarette Sales

By | Tue, 09/24/2013 - 22:12

Warning labels describing the health risks of cigarettes and other products may actually increase sales, a new study has found.


The Impact Of Social Isolation On Older Adults

By | Wed, 09/18/2013 - 17:22

Humans are so eminently social beings that being isolated has as much of a damaging impact on one's health as high blood pressure and smoking do.


Tobacco Companies Cite Misleading Health Benefits Of Smokeless Products

By | Tue, 09/10/2013 - 17:03

Although tobacco companies may promote smokeless tobacco as a healthier alternative, internal documents show that their only real concern is maintaining profits.


E-Cigarettes Just As Good As Nicotine Patches For Quitting Smoking

By | Sun, 09/08/2013 - 13:33

Although the long-term health effects of e-cigarettes are still unknown, using e-cigarettes has been shown to help people quit smoking more effectively than nicotine patches in the short-term, according to one study.

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Can Graphic Anti-Tobacco Images Stop You From Smoking?

By | Thu, 09/05/2013 - 22:22

A new study finds that graphic images depicting the habit's negative side do not stop young people from smoking.


Pregnant Asthmatic Smokers Face High Risk Of Preterm Birth

By | Thu, 09/05/2013 - 11:46

Women who smoke and suffer from asthma during pregnancy significantly increase their risk of preterm birth and other adverse perinatal outcomes.

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Are Facebook And Myspace Bad For Teen Health?

By | Tue, 09/03/2013 - 19:29

Photos on social networking sites Facebook and Myspace influence smoking and alcohol use among teens.


Smoking Before Surgery: Why It Causes Problems, And How To Quit

By | Sat, 08/24/2013 - 00:14

New research shows that brief counseling can have an impact on getting patients to stop smoking before surgery.


Bullying Makes Victims More Likely To Smoke, Become Ill, And Develop Psychiatric Disorders As Adults

By | Mon, 08/19/2013 - 22:15

Victims of bullying may develop problems as a result, but according to new research, their issues may continue long into adulthood.


FDA Struggles To Regulate The Thriving Flavored Cigar Market

By | Sun, 08/18/2013 - 16:46

The flavored cigar market has thrived since a law was passed banning flavored cigarettes but not cigars, and now the FDA is struggling to determine how to regulate them.

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Raising Cigarette Taxes Could Cause Smokers To Drink Less

By | Mon, 08/12/2013 - 19:20

Drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes often go together, so much, that by raising cigarette taxes, people smoked less and ended up drinking less too.

Kids Who Use Smokeless Tobacco Also Smoke Cigarettes With No Plan To Quit

Smokeless Tobacco Isn't A Magic Bullet For Quitting Cigarettes: Teens Often Smoke AND Chew

By | Tue, 08/06/2013 - 18:08

Many high schoolers who used both smoked and chewed tobacco had no plans to quit, even with a higher risk of illness.