Category results for "Tobacco"

Louisiana Rules Welfare Money Cannot be Spent on Alcohol, Cigarettes, Lottery

People receiving welfare benefits in Louisiana will not be able to spend the money on alcohol, cigarettes or lottery tickets, the state’s social services department has announced.

Some Tobacco Companies Put Clay Used in Cat Litter into Cigars to Pay Less Taxes

Some tobacco companies are putting the type of clay used in cat litter into cigars to increase their weight, thereby allowing them to pay less tax, Bloomberg reports.

One-Fifth of Adult Smokers in U.S. Have Used E-Cigarettes: CDC

One-fifth of U.S. adult smokers have tried e-cigarettes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this week.

Women Who Start Smoking Early Have Increased Risk of Breast Cancer

Women who start smoking early in life are at increased risk of breast cancer, a new study concludes. Previous studies on smoking and breast cancer have produced conflicting results, HealthDay reports.

Lung Cancer Screening Could Prevent 12,000 Deaths Annually: Cancer Society

A study by the American Cancer Society estimates 12,000 deaths annually could be avoided in the United States among the highest risk smokers and former smokers through a national lung cancer screening program.

Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, Who Targeted Tobacco, Dies

Former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, who fought the tobacco industry, died at the age of 96. He issued the first government warning about secondhand tobacco smoke, Bloomberg reports.

New Head of FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products is Industry Critic

The new head of the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products is a longtime critic of the tobacco industry, The Wall Street Journal reports. Mitch Zeller’s appointment may signal stricter oversight of cigarette manufacturers, according to the newspaper.

Older Smokers Who Quit See Health Benefits Within Five Years

Older smokers who quit can see health benefits within five years, according to a new study. The study of 8,807 people ages 50 to 74 found a person can reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke by more than 40 percent within the first five years after they stop smoking.

E-Cigarettes Perceived as Less Harmful Than Tobacco Cigarettes

An international survey has found 80 percent of people who use e-cigarettes do so because they consider the products less harmful than traditional cigarettes. The researchers say e-cigarettes may have the potential to help smokers quit, Medical News Today reports.

Study Links Smoking in Teens and Young Adults With Risk of Death Before 55

The risk of dying before age 55 is increased in teens and young adults who smoke, are obese and have high blood sugar levels, a new study suggests.

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