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20
NOV
2012

Tobacco Linked to 7 in 10 COPD Deaths in the Americas

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November 14, 2012 / EverydayHealth.com /  — Smoking wreaks havoc on every organ in the body, contributing to a wide range of health problems, from heart disease to gum decay. The lungs in particular take a hit with every puff. Smoking is the primary cause of chronic obstructive...
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19
NOV
2012

Mondays Can Help Smokers Stay Quit Beyond Great American Smokeout: Research Explains Why

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November 13, 2012 — /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — About 70% of the 46.6 million smokers in the U.S. would like to quit the habit, according to reports by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Thousands will try to quit on November 15, the 37th annual Great...
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19
NOV
2012

e-Cigarette Teen Popularity Prompts Concerns

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September 11, 2012 / CBC News / — Parents and experts are expressing concerns about the rising popularity of electronic cigarettes with teenagers since the product’s health effects are still unknown. The electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, have been increasingly...
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15
NOV
2012

News Release: Novus Supports Great American Smokeout

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For Immediate Release   ANNOUNCING NEW, NON-TOBACCO, SAFE PRODUCT FOR NON-SMOKING ZONES; NOVUS TWIGS TARGET NATION’S GROWING SMOKE-FREE ENVIRONMENTS  Launch Coincides With Annual ‘Great American Smokeout Day’ NEW YORK CITY, NY, November 15, 2012 – Defying cigarettes’...
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15
NOV
2012

Celebrating the Great American Smokeout

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November 15th marks the 37th year of the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout campaign.  Here is a link to the website page for the campaign. In 1964, the U.S. Surgeon General issued a report on the dangers of smoking, but links between smoking and cancer were...
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14
NOV
2012

Liquid nicotine can poison kids

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November 12, 2012 / St. Louis (KSDK.com) / — We begin our series about what’s poisoning children in Missouri and Illinois with a common theme poison centers are seeing on both sides of the river. Nicotine poisonings are common in young children who get their hands on...
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13
NOV
2012

Tobacco ban on UCLA campus coming in spring semester

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October 30, 2012 / LA Times / — The days of lighting up a cigarette between classes or of a smoke break outside the dorm will soon be over at UCLA as the campus prepares to become tobacco-free. Chancellor Gene D. Block said in a letter that tobacco products —...
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12
NOV
2012

One in five smokers lights up while hospitalized

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November 6, 2012 / NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The number of smokers lighting up on hospital grounds has fallen about seven percentage points since 1995, according to a new study. “It is encouraging that there has been improvement, but it’s discouraging that the...
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08
NOV
2012

Are Electronic Cigarettes A Safe Alternative For Smokers?

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October 30, 2012 / Forbes Tech / — Electronic cigarettes have recently been marketed and promoted as a “safe” alternative to traditional tobacco smoking, but based on recent research, this popular and growing trend could be just as harmful to your lungs and overall health....
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06
NOV
2012

Nicotine Harms Sperm

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September 11, 2012 / AllAfrica / — Men considering fatherhood should steer away from nicotine – and not only in cigarettes, but nicotine-replacement products, such as gum or patches should also be avoided. This is according to new research by the University of...
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