Large, graphic health warnings on tobacco packets in China would increase awareness about the harms of smoking, help to cut smoking rates, and in doing so save lives according to global studies.
Rates of preterm birth and hospital admissions for child asthma dropped by 10% following the implementation of laws that prohibit smoking in public places.
An international research group has developed new therapeutics against West Nile virus and other pathogens using the tobacco plant, according to research that appears online in PLOS ONE.
E-cigarettes are not associated with greater quit rates or reduced cigarette use and should not be promoted as smoking cessation devices, a UCSF study says.
A new study finds women who have never smoked, but were exposed to secondhand smoke, were at greater risk for fetal loss.
The researchers found that young women who were current or recent smokers and had been smoking a pack a day for at least 10 years had a 60 percent increased risk in developing the most common subtype of breast cancer, estrogen receptor positive breast cancer.
Fifty years after the landmark 1964 US Surgeon General Report on Smoking and Health, smoking is deadlier than ever — now responsible for the deaths of 480,000 Americans each year.
The research findings raise the possibility that measurement of tobacco exposure could be used in clinical practice to target smoking cessation efforts and reduce the likelihood of future hospitalizations.
Pregnant women who expose their fetuses to nicotine, either by way of smoking or nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), increase the risk of obesity and metabolic syndrome for their children by influencing the liver to produce more triglyceride.
Researchers have found the Surgeon General’s report of 1964, which first outlined the dangers of smoking and led to the development of tobacco control efforts, is responsible for adding nearly 20 years of life to eight million Americans.