Tobacco Use

According to data published by the CDC and the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products, current e-cigarette use by middle and high school students has tripled from 2013 to 2014.
A San Francisco city ordinance may lead to banning chewing tobacco, which would prohibit MLB players from using it as well.
electronic cigarettes
In response to CDC data on the rise of e-cigarette use by middle and high school students, the ATS says the devices should be regulated the same as traditional tobacco products.
Daily use of so-called refillable "tank" e-cigarettes, not disposable "cigalike" e-cigarettes, is most likely to help smokers quit.
The American College of Physicians recommends tougher federal regulation of e-cigarettes, including a ban on flavored tobacco products, to discourage use among young people.
The Norwegian Institute of Public Health issued a new risk assessment report on the health risks of nicotine e-cigarettes for users and bystanders.
A new study about cigarette warning labels shows that young adults are more likely to appreciate the dangers of smoking when warning are presented in images and text.
Children exposed to tobacco smoke at home are up to three times more likely to have attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) as unexposed kids, according to a new study.
Cigarette smoke strengthens MRSA bacteria by altering their cell walls in such a way that they are better able to repel antimicrobial peptides and other charged particles.
Women who believe smoking helps them manage their weight are less likely to try quitting in response to anti-smoking policies than other female smokers in the US.
A new anti-smoking ad released by the CDC will feature a lung-collapse survivor who cites both e-cigarettes and tobacco cigarettes.
Pictorial health warnings are more effective than text messages only. Warnings are also more effective when showing harm to others.
New research presented at the European Association of Urology conference shows that current smokers, and smokers who quit less than 10 years previously, have twice the risk of a recurrence of prostate cancer after surgery.
fetal scan
New research suggests that the harmful effects of smoking while pregnant may be reflected in the facial movements of the mother's unborn baby.
Children exposed to the secondhand smoke of their parents may be at a higher risk of developing heart disease as adults, according to new research.
Two months after the California Department of Health declared e-cigarettes a public health risk, the state has rolled out new TV and digital ads about the dangers of the devices.
The health warning on a MarkTen electronic cigarette package is 116 words long, much longer than the warnings on traditional cigarette packs in the US, a fact that has many wondering why Big Tobacco now cares about its customers' health.
anti smoking
According to The Lancet, leading public health researchers have called for the sale of all tobacco to be phased out by 2040.
A research study reveals that television advertisements for e-cigarettes may entice tobacco smokers to smoke cigarettes.
World Health Organization chief Margaret Chan urged global action to drive tobacco companies "out of business" and hailed progress in tackling smoking in many countries.