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Support for Children's Health and Medicare Protection Act given to House leaders by ACP

... SCHIP and Medicare by increasing federal taxes on tobacco products. Reducing costly and unfair overpayments to Medicare Advantage plans and applying these savings to ensuring health care access to children and seniors. Dr. Dale completed the letters by commending each of the Congressmen for their effo...

Tougher Tobacco Rules Urged at Global Anti-smoking Talks

... find ways of harmonising national laws to tighten tobacco controls, particularly limits on advertising and p...ute, told reporters that although the kingdom bans tobacco companies from sponsoring sporting events, international competitions are not affected. "Formula O...

Annual Tobacco-related Deaths to Reach 8.3 Million by 2030

...ring a major increase in the next 20 years are the tobacco epidemic and the HIV/AIDS epidemics," said Douglas... But the WHO is convinced that tighter laws on the tobacco industry could save 200 million lives by 2050, he said. Bettcher was one of several tobacco indust...

Gene Variation Increases the Risk of Lung Cancer

...se is important in modulating the damage caused by tobacco smoke. A publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, is the first to pinpoint the mechanism by which damage to the lung might trigger an overzealous inflammatory response by the immune system, leading to lung cancer. The variants, ...

Variation in Genes Related to Inflammation Increase Lung Cancer Risk

...se is important in modulating the damage caused by tobacco smoke. The effect was most profound in polymorphisms in IL1B, which was central to the inflammation process. The researchers noted that the IL1B protein was an integral part of the chemical cascade by which cell signals moderate the response to ...

Smokeless Tobacco Promotion

...lic should be informed that using oral, smokeless tobacco (Swedish snus) is less hazardous to health than sm...nd not transferable to other settings, and that if tobacco companies are allowed to market snus they will undoubtedly use the opportunity to promote tobacco as...

Major Gene Link Seen to Childhood Asthma

...lled environmental factors, such as air pollution, tobacco smoke, stress, strong emotions or exercise. The disease has surged in prevalence in recent decades, especially in urban areas with poor air quality, and is now the commonest chronic disorder in childhood today. It is controllable, using drugs, but ...

Ban on Hookah Smoking Should Stay, Argue Doctors

...est that family attitudes towards children smoking tobacco in waterpipes are far more permissive than attitud...rs old are known to smoke fruit flavoured aromatic tobacco in areas with large minority ethnic communities such as Leicester and London. The nicotine content...

Tobacco Firm's Research Funds Spark Protest in SKorea

...accepting more than one million dollars from a US tobacco giant for research into smoking. Philip Morris I...s hospitals should not receive research funds from tobacco companies," Kim II-Soon, head of the Korean Association of Smoking and Health, was quoted by local m...

Smoking Linked to Lower Parkinson's Disease Risk

...on's disease diagnosis," the authors write Other tobacco products also appeared to be protective - men who ...had a 54 percent lower risk. The number of chewing tobacco users was small, but there was a suggestion of reduced risk associated with this product. The rese...

Teens Seems to Be Smoking Less

...gham, a policy analyst with the society. "Higher tobacco taxes, the larger picture-based package warnings, ...entage points. In Norway too, teenagers who smoke tobacco daily has declined by half in five years to about 5 percent. The Norwegian Directorate of Social Aff...

Smokers may Develop Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

...obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) if they smoke tobacco , according to new research from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and colleagues. The genetic variant we studied seemed harmless on its own, said Alireza Sadeghnejad, M.D., Ph.D., lead author. But when someone has this variant, there is mo...

Tobacco Industry Promotes Antismoking Campaigns

Anti-smoking ads that reveal the tobacco industrys deceptive practices have been aggressive...le often judge these ads and now you know what the tobacco industry was doing trying to undermine them, Ibrahim said. Research has found ads that reveal the d...

Kenyan Capital Bans Smoking in Public

... pending the outcome of a lawsuit filed by Kenya's tobacco growers. Smoking provides the Kenyan government with around five billion shillings (74.6 million dollars, 55.5 million euros) per year in taxes, but costs five times as much in disease, disability and death, according to official figures. Kenya i...

Village Panchayat in Tamil Nadu Bans Tobacco Consumption

...ear Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu has imposed a ban on tobacco consumption among villagers . Aghast over an ever-increasing trend of tobacco consumption, the village panchayat unanimously passed a resolution to ban the entry and consumption ...

US FDA may Be Asked to Monitor Toxic Levels of Cigarettes

... of tar , nicotine and other harmful components of tobacco products. Cigarette smoke alone contains some 4,00...ld authorize the FDA to set national standards for tobacco products to control how they are made, as well as force the disclosure of their ingredients, includi...

Indian Introduces Paan-flavoured Condoms

...lavoured with the popular mixture of betel nut and tobacco known as paan is to go on sale in India, newspaper...rts, told the newspaper. Varieties of betel nut, tobacco and often sweet and bitter pastes are mixed in a concotion called paan sold at street-side stalls ac...

Hospital Provides an Oppurtunity to Quit Smoking

...all conditions, even those that are not related to tobacco addiction. This conclusion came from work that drew data from 33 trials involving a total of over 5600 people. The research showed that only intensive interventions with at least 30 minutes of counselling in the hospital and at least one-month of ...

UAE Plans to Implement Anti-smoking Law

...inisterial Council. Consumption and promotion of tobacco products will be restricted if such a law is implemented. Selling tobacco to minors and exposure of young people to environmental tobacco smoking will also be banned. The e...

20 Mg Rimonabant Per Day may Help to Quit Smoking

... however, was not shown to be effective. Smoking tobacco sends nicotine into the blood stream, and this chemical disrupts the endocannabinoid system, part of the hormonal control mechanism in the brain that controls energy balance and food intake. Over time the body alters the nature of its energy mechan...

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