Category results for "Tobacco"

Study Linking Nicotine and Heart Disease Suggests E-Cigarettes Not Safe for Heart

A study that shows nicotine contributes to smokers’ higher risk of developing heart disease suggests the nicotine in e-cigarettes is not necessarily safe for the heart, CNN reports.

E-Cigarettes Used Indoors Could Expose Non-Users to Nicotine: Study

People who use e-cigarettes indoors may be exposing the people around them to nicotine, a new study suggests. The amount of secondhand nicotine exposure from e-cigarettes is much smaller than from traditional cigarettes, the researchers conclude.

Tobacco Industry Battles Antismoking Laws in Developing Nations

Tobacco manufacturers are raising the prospect of costly, long legal battles against antismoking laws in developing nations, according to The New York Times. The industry is telling these countries their tobacco laws violate trade and investment treaties.

Smokers Addicted to Stimulants Can Quit Smoking Without Impacting Treatment

A new study finds smokers who are addicted to methamphetamine or cocaine can stop smoking while they are being treated for their addiction to stimulants, without adversely impacting their addiction treatment.

Study: Smoking Cessation Drugs Do Not Raise Risk of Heart Attack or Stroke

A new analysis of previous studies involving more than 30,500 smokers concludes smoking cessation therapies do not increase the risk of heart attack or stroke. The study included nicotine patches and gums, as well as the medications bupropion and varenicline.

Commentary: Minimum Age to Buy Cigarettes Increased to 21: Will the Nation Follow NYC’s Lead?

New Legacy President applauds New York, where the minimum age for buying cigarettes has just been increased from 18 to 21, making tobacco products a lot harder for young people to purchase.

Only Two States Meet CDC Guidelines for Tobacco Prevention Spending: Report

Alaska and North Dakota are the only states that will meet 2014 recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for spending on programs to prevent youth from starting to smoke, and helping current smokers quit, according to a new report by advocacy groups.

Smoking After Receiving Diagnosis of Cancer Increases Risk of Death

Men who continue to smoke after they have received a diagnosis of cancer are more likely to die than those who find out they have cancer and quit smoking, according to a new study.

Use of E-Cigarettes Among Teens Linked to Heavier Use of Regular Cigarettes: Study

A new study finds the use of e-cigarettes among teens is associated with heavier use of regular cigarettes. The researchers say their findings suggest that the devices are creating a new pathway for youth to become addicted to nicotine.

Cigarette Graphic Warning Labels Could Have Large Impact on Smoking, Study Suggests

Cigarette graphic warning labels could reduce the number of smokers in the United States by as much as 8.6 million people, saving millions of lives, according to a new study.

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