With the help of a $2.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, a Virginia Tech professor is working on a vaccine that could help smokers conquer their nicotine addiction.
IntelliQuit, the world’s first personal pocket size biosensor and ecosystem that biochemically measures tobacco consumption to help smokers quit, is now available on-line via Kickstarter.
Patients using medication to treat asthma COPD and other diseases often purchased cigarettes while filling prescriptions at pharmacies.
The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) recently concluded in Moscow and included the adoption of several landmark decisions.
The United States has fallen far behind much of the world in requiring large, graphic health warnings on cigarette packs, according to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.
Fifty years after the 1964 Surgeon General’s report, Marlboro is still selling 111 billion packs of cigarettes a year, good for a 40% share of the market and a profitability of 32%.
While studies clash on whether electronic cigarettes help people quit smoking standard tobacco cigarettes, the Food and Drug Administration looks to tighten rules on the devices, which have exploded in popularity in recent years.
In a first of its kind study on nicotine addiction, scientists measured responses to rewards during nicotine withdrawal that can be similarly quantified across species like humans and rats.
Apartment dwellers who don’t smoke still can’t escape second-hand smoke completely, but in smoke-free buildings, exposure may be cut by half or more.
Weight status for teens has no correlation with alcohol or marijuana use but is linked to regular cigarette smoking.