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Smoking more than 5 cigarettes a day provokes migraine attacks

Tobacco acts as a precipitating factor for headaches, specifically migraines. This is indicated in a study which shows that smokers have more migraine attacks and that smoking more than five cigarettes a day triggers this headache. The work has appeared in the Journal of Headache and Pain . Th...

Study finds that tobacco companies changed design of cigarettes without alerting smokers

Boston, MA -- As President Obama prepares to sign a bill giving the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) oversight of the tobacco industry, a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers shows that tobacco manufacturers have continually changed the ingredients and the design of ...

Alcohol, Cigarettes and Diabetes Up Colorectal Cancer Risk

More than seven drinks a week raises odds 60% over teetotalers, researchers say FRIDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- It's been known for some time that obesity and eating lots of red meat can raise the risk of colorectal cancer, but new research sheds light on other lifestyle factors tha...

Menthol Cigarettes the Most Addictive

These smokers find it much harder to quit, study finds THURSDAY, Jan. 15 (HealthDay News) -- The cooling flavor of menthol cigarettes may make them more addictive and deadlier to smokers, a new study says. "We previously found that menthol cigarette smokers take in more nicotine and...

Deadly in Pink: Philip Morris' New Look for Virginia Slims Cigarettes Shows Contempt for Women's Health

Statement by: American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, American Medical Association and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Demonstrating again that it is not the changed, responsible compan...

Decreasing access to cigarettes for youth in the Minnesota Adolescent Community Cohort Study

New York, 10 December 2007 New research in the December issue of Preventive Medicine, published by Elsevier, shows that there was a decline in access to cigarettes from commercial venues from 2000 to 2003.These findings are specific to the Minnesota Adolescent Community Cohort study, a longitudin...

Nicotine-Reduced Cigarettes Could Boost Quitting

A gradual lessening of the drug may ease addiction, research suggests WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Providing smokers with cigarettes of gradually decreasing levels of nicotine over a number of weeks can help cut their nicotine addiction, a U.S. study finds. The study, conducted by r...

Filtered Cigarettes Blamed for Huge Rise in Type of Lung Cancer

Adenocarcinoma, once rare, now the leading lung cancer killer, study says THURSDAY, Sept. 6 (HealthDay News) -- The introduction of filtered and low-tar cigarettes in the 1950s coincided with a steady rise in the incidence of a once-rare type of lung cancer that's now the most common f...

RESPONSE to the FDA and Public Health Experts Findings on Electronic Cigarettes

LOS ANGELES, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday, the FDA announced that after laboratory analysis of electronic cigarette samples they have discovered that Electronic Cigarettes contain carcinogens and toxic chemicals. However, this does not ring true for U.S. based manufactu...

FDA Acts to Protect Public Health from Electronic Cigarettes

WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has acted to protect public health from so-called electronic cigarettes by seeking to block importati...

Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence Supports the FDA Ban of 'Electronic' Cigarettes

BURLINGTON, Vt. and ROCHESTER, Minn., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD), the premier professional organization of tobacco treatment specialists, today announced its support of the FDA ban on so-called "electronic" or e-cigarettes. The le...

American Legacy Foundation(R) Statement of Support for the Federal Trade Commission Reversal on Tar and Nicotine Yield Statements on Cigarettes

Statement by Cheryl G. Healton, Dr. P.H., president and CEO, The American Legacy Foundation WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Federal Trade Commission proposed to withdraw a guidance it created in 1966 that allowed tobacco companies to market their products using tar an...

Quitting Marijuana Just as Hard as Quitting Cigarettes

Study found smokers experienced irritability, anger and sleep disturbances FRIDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) -- The effects of withdrawal from marijuana use can be as bad as what people experience when they stop smoking cigarettes, including irritability, anger and trouble sleeping, a ne...

Marijuana withdrawal as bad as withdrawal from cigarettes

Research by a group of scientists studying the effects of heavy marijuana use suggests that withdrawal from the use of marijuana is similar to what is experienced by people when they quit smoking cigarettes. Abstinence from each of these drugs appears to cause several common symptoms, such as irri...

Hookah Smoking as Tough on Lungs as Cigarettes

Study finds one-hour session produces as much carbon monoxide as a pack of smokes THURSDAY, Jan. 3 (HealthDay News) -- A leisurely hour of puffs from a hookah -- a kind of tobacco water pipe that's popular among college students -- packs the same carbon monoxide punch as a pack-a-day c...

World's 3 out of 10 Cigarettes Smoked in China

At the turn of the 20th century, tobacco baron James Duke flicked through a world atlas//, stopped at the population figure of 430 million, jabbed his finger at a map of China and announced: "That is where we are going to sell cigarettes." One hundred years on, Duke's prophesy about the potent...

Menthol cigarettes harder to quit than regular cigarettes

A recent research has revealed that it is tougher to quit menthol cigarettes than the regular ones, which could be the reason for the excessive smoking-related diseases in blacks in the U.S.// This study was published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Nearly 70% of the black smokers go f...

Youth Of Canada Wary Of Cigarettes But Not Of Alcohol

Lesser number of Canadian youth smoking but a larger number of them is experimenting with alcohol.// According to a report realised on Wednesday by health Canada reduced number of Canadian youth are trying to smoke cigarettes or use other tobacco products in 2004-2005 in comparison to a decad...

Age bar for purchasing cigarettes likely to be enforced

The government has conceived a plan to discourage smoking amongst youngsters, by placing a ban on procuring cigarettes till they are 18//. This would enable the vendors to track down the youngest of the lot who indulge in smoking and become victims to a host of health problems. Caroline Flint...

Light & Mild Cigarettes Just As Harmful As Regular Ones

Research from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has indicated smokers, smoking the so-called light cigarettes are half as likely to quit than other smokers//. Researchers in the US believe that the false perception of reduced health risks due to the supposedly low-tar and low-ni...

Safe Cigarettes Developed That Don’t Stain Your Teet

Canadian researcher has developed cigarettes, which don’t stain the teeth, when injected with vitamin C.The new cigarettes, named VitaCig, have been developed// by non-smoker Roger Ouellette, reported the online edition of Daily Mail. Canadian company Vita-C Tobacco is distributing the cigarettes. ...

Nicotine patches instead of cigarettes – New Year resolutio

A new resolution has been passed in United Kingdom which allows prescription of nicotine patches to children’s above the age of 12 and pregnant women as the risk associated with smoking is higher than the danger // associated with nicotine patches as earlier the sale of nicotine patches was not all...

Light Cigarettes - Not So Light?

A research which examined the tobacco byproducts in the urine samples of smokers found out that people have been fooling // themselves by thinking that they are getting fewer cancer-causing substances from smoking “light” or “ultra-light” cigarettes. No significant difference was found in the a...

Reducing Number Of Cigarettes Not Enough

Cigarette smoking is the cause of 90 percent of the world’s lung cancer cases. Smokers who substantially reduce // the number of cigarettes they smoke per day are exposed to lower amounts of a potent tobacco carcinogen, or cancer-causing agent. However, the reduction in the amount or concentratio...

Low-Tar Cigarettes As dangerous As High-Tar Cigarettes

Addicted smokers sometimes switch to lower tar cigarettes in hopes of continuing with their habit and hoping to not experience the consequences of higher tar cigarettes.// Non-filter cigarettes make up less than 1 percent of sales in the United States and United Kingdom. A new study shows the ri...

US FDA may Be Asked to Monitor Toxic Levels of Cigarettes

The US Senate is considering a bill that would enable the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) to regulate the levels of tar , nicotine and other harmful components of tobacco products. Cigarette smoke alone contains some 4,000 chemicals, more than 40 of which are known to cause cancer. Commend...

The Danger in Candy Cigarettes

New research suggests that playing with candy cigarettes may favorably set the minds of some children towards becoming future cigarette smokers . The study, reported in the July issue of Preventive Medicine, shows that in a nationally representative sample of 25,887 US adults, the percenta...

BMA Welcomes Scottish Executives Move to Raise the Purchase Age of Cigarettes

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Hookah Could Be as Harmful as Cigarettes

Smoking a hookah, which has become increasingly popular with college students, could be as harmful as cigarettes, warns a new study. // Since the smoke is filtered through water in a hookah, many youngsters feel that harmful agents are removed, the UPI news wire reported. "Links have bee...

AMA Calls For Ban On Duty-Free Cigarettes

AMA President, Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, said today the AMA is seeking a total ban on the sale of duty-free cigarettes// in Australia. “The lower price of duty-free tobacco encourages travellers to buy cigarettes in larger quantities than usual, and once purchased, the tendency is to smoke them m...

Scotland Plans To Raise The Legal Age For Buying Cigarettes

The Health Ministry of Scotland has planned to raise its legal age for buying cigarettes from 16 to 18. Andy Kerr, Scotland's Health Ministry said //that the new legislation would go into effect from March. The legislation was planned following the recommendations made by an expert group on smo...

Scotland May Raise Legal Age For Buying Cigarettes

Plans are on the anvil to raise the legal age for buying cigarettes in Scotland to 18 years. Dr Laurence Gruer, director of public health for NHS Scotland has led a team of experts //who are to propose a change in the policy to the Scottish Executive. Health Minister Andy Kerr said that such a...

US Courts Say No To 'Light' Cigarettes

A federal judge in the US has ruled on Thursday that tobacco companies could no longer market 'light' or 'low tar' cigarettes.// The judge though did rule in their favour by giving the industry the right to refuse any force towards the payment of any costly quitting programmes. US Dist...

Genes May Determine Craving For Cigarettes

Certain genes in a person can make him more predisposed where smoking is concerned, according to a new research. This research may result in better cures for the addictive habit. A gene which is called CYP2A6 serves to regulate the// body’s nicotine metabolism. Nicotine is the primary chemical resp...

Class Action Notice for Minnesota Light Cigarette Litigation From Lommen, Abdo, Cole, King & Stageberg, P.A.

...1/28/01). If you purchased Marlboro Lights cigarettes in Minnesota at any time before November 30, 2...ting, advertising and promotion of Marlboro Lights cigarettes is pending in Hennepin County, Minnesota, entitled... persons who purchased Defendants' Marlboro Lights cigarettes in Minnesota for personal consumption from the fir...

Madzone Marketing LLC Taps TransMedia Group to Provide Publicity Lift to Knife and Forklift(TM)

...eting ( www.madzonemarketing.com ) for which TransMedia will be doing publicity are "Smoke-Less Chips," which are tiny chips affixed to boxes of cigarettes that deliver a smoke less message every time the box lid is flipped open. "Beneath every wacky product from MadZone is a valuable and meani...

Diagnostic tools and innovative therapies improve patient prognosis

...ancer was conducted. One-hundred fifty-two current or former smokers with an abnormal sputum cytology, at least a 20-year history of smoking a pack of cigarettes per day, and smoking-related damage in the central airways participated in fluorescent and white light bronchoscopies with biopsies taken at six diffe...

District of Columbia Cigarette Tax Increase Delivers Victory for Kids and Taxpayers

... cigarette tax is one of the most effective ways to reduce smoking, especially among kids. Studies show that every 10 percent increase in the price of cigarettes reduces youth smoking by 7 percent and overall cigarette consumption by about 4 percent. The District of Columbia can expect the 50-cent cigarette tax...

Ecigarettesnational.com Says Claim by FDA and Other Health Organizations Intentionally Misleading

...om. "They only tested two brands and they just happen to be the brands suing them in court. Consider what e-cigarettes don't have in them that tobacco cigarettes do: cadmium, nickel, radioactive Polonium 210, cyanide, butane, arsenic, acetone ... the list goes on into the thousands. And they found ... 1% diethy...

E-Cigarettes Pose a Health Hazard, FDA Warns

...ed concerns about the safety of these products and the risk that electronic cigarettes may increase nicotine addiction among young people and ultimately lead kids...e ingredients in a small sample of cartridges from two brands of electronic cigarettes marketed by U.S. companies: Njoy, of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Florida-based S...
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