Tag Archives: tobacco

Commentary: A Picture May Be Worth a Thousand Words, But Can It Also Save Hundreds of Thousands of Lives?

Images can be especially effective tools when they are harnessed to change social norms and prevent youth from never starting to smoke, explains Eric Asche, Chief Marketing Officer of Legacy®. …

NIH Testing Cigarettes With Lower Nicotine Content

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has purchased nine million cigarettes made of tobacco that are genetically altered to reduce the nicotine content by 97 percent, The New York Times reports. The NIH is looking for ways to regulate cigarettes so they are not addictive. …

More Companies Raising Rates for Employees Who Smoke

More companies are raising health insurance rates for smokers, according to Reuters. Companies are taking a more punitive approach after finding not enough employees signed up for classes to quit smoking, and those who did weren’t showing enough improvement. …

CT Scans May Detect Early COPD in Smokers, Study Finds

CT scans used to look for signs of lung cancer may also pick up early chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in men with a history of heavy smoking. …

Wal-Mart Raises Health Premiums for Smokers

Wal-Mart has announced it is significantly raising health insurance premiums for many employees who smoke. …

Most Hospitalized Smokers Given Advice on Quitting

Almost all smokers who are hospitalized in the United States receive advice on quitting, according to a new study. …

FDA and NIH Announce Study on Effect of Tobacco Regulations on Smokers

The Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health announced they will study the effect of new tobacco regulations on the health and behavior of smokers. …

Tobacco Companies Hid Dangers of Cigarette Substance For Decades

Tobacco companies were aware of the dangers of a radioactive substance in cigarettes as early as 1959, but hid this knowledge from the public, according to a new study. …

California Reports Drop in Tobacco Sales to Minors

Sales of tobacco to minors in California have dropped to 5.6 percent, the lowest rate since the state started keeping track of the sales in 1995, the state’s Department of Public Health announced. …

Exercise Can Help Teen Boys Quit Smoking

Adding exercise to a smoking cessation program can help teenage boys quit smoking, a new study suggests. …