Tobacco Use

The FDA says it is focusing on multicultural youth in the hip-hop peer crowd because they are more likely to use tobacco than other youth.
Ex-smokers initially faced an even higher risk of diabetes, but as more years pass without cigarette use their odds of getting the disease gradually diminished.
An analysis of genetic data revealed new associations between lung function and smoking behavior.
child tobacco exposure
Researchers show that pre- and post-natal exposure to tobacco is associated with a risk of behavioral disorders in children.
A group of Portuguese researchers has found significant differences in clinical particularities and survival between smokers and non-smokers who develop NSCLC.
Grandchildren's asthma risks increased from 10 to 22% if their grandmothers smoked while pregnant, even if their mothers had not.
teen smoking
Results of a recent study show that the more a parent smokes, the likelihood increases that their son or daughter smoke.
Tobacco deadlier than ever
The company’s submissions for these products did not meet requirements set forth in the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act), according to the FDA.
Massachusetts officially plans to join the majority of the United States in enacting a statewide ban on the sale of e-cigarettes to minors.
The National Park Service has issued a new rule that electronic cigarette use will be banned anywhere smoking is prohibited in national parks and monument grounds.
According to a study in JAMA Pediatrics, use of e-cigarettes by young Americans age 16-26 was associated with progression to traditional cigarette smoking.
teen smoking
A new study on cigarette advertising shows that ads featuring young adult models increased a young person's intent to smoke.
CVS Quits US Chamber of Commerce Over Its Tobacco Lobbying
It’s been a year since CVS stopped selling tobacco products in its retail stores and the company said the move has helped reduce the number of cigarette purchases in the marketplace overall.
The FDA has ordered three tobacco companies to stop claiming their cigarettes are "additive-free" or "natural."
Measured levels of the protein NLRX1 are a sign of cigarette induced emphysema, similar to the lung destruction that is seen in patients with COPD.
Quitting smoking after a heart attack has immediate benefits, including less chest pain, better quality of daily life, and improved mental health.
According to University of York researchers, more than a quarter of a million people die each year from using smokeless tobacco.
e-cig liquid
Proposed rules by the FDA were pending a public comment period that was expected to end August 31. It will now remain open until September 30.
Varenicline, a prescription smoking cessation aid, has had no significant impact on the rate adults successfully quit smoking, according to a new study.
Electronic cigarettes are about 95% less harmful than tobacco and should be promoted as a tool to help smokers quit, according to a study by Public Health England.