Tag: teen smoking

Marlboro Man Might Pitch Pot Altria Group Inc., which owns Philip Morris USA, is the latest big company to show interest in marijuana. Late Monday, Canadian medical marijuana company Cronos Group Inc. confirmed talks with Altria about a possible investment. Altria, based in Richmond, Virginia, is one of the largest cigarette makers in the United […]

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Humans In Modern Chemistry Experiment E-cigarettes have been touted as a safer alternative to smoking, but the vapor they create might harm lung tissue much like regular cigarettes do, British researchers report. With or without nicotine, e-cigarette vapor increases inflammation and disables cells that protect lung tissue, human tissue tests reveal. Harming these cells makes them vulnerable to dust, bacteria and allergens […]

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Tobacco Addiction A Key Marketing Strategy Tobacco use is the world’s leading cause of preventable death, according to the World Health Organization. Increasingly, the burden of tobacco use is greatest in low- and middle-income countries that have been targeted by the tobacco industry with its deadly products and deceptive marketing practices. The result: A global […]

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Respiratory Disease, Heart Disease Also Killing Thousands Annually Cigarette smoking causes thousands of cancer deaths each year just in the U.S., but it’s taking a savage toll in several Southern states. A new report calls for increased tobacco control to stop the deception and carnage. The proportion of cancer deaths attributable to cigarette smoking varies […]

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Government Has Responsibility To Prevent Tobacco Deception Eight public health and medical groups, and several individual pediatricians, today filed suit in federal court in Boston to force the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue a final rule requiring graphic health warnings on cigarette packs and advertising for tobacco products, as mandated by a 2009 […]

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Cigarette Smoking Losing Its Appeal To Teens Smoking accounts for more than 480,000 deaths every year in this country, or about one of every five deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An additional 16 million Americans live with a smoking-related disease, it says. Clearly more needs to be done to get […]

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Smokers Urged To Kick Tobacco Habit Get ready to lose the habit, and become victorious over tobacco tomorrow. The American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout event is your chance to triumph over addiction. Every November, the third Thursday is used to encourage smokers to go the distance, and quit smoking. About 42 million Americans still smoke cigarettes, […]

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Tobacco Companies Not Likely To Lower Nicotine Content Smokers who were given reduced-nicotine cigarettes smoked fewer cigarettes per day compared to those who smoked regular cigarettes, results of a 6-week randomized trial indicated. At the end of the study, participants in the reduced-nicotine group smoking cigarettes with 2.4, 1.3 and 0.4 mg of nicotine per […]

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All Tobacco Products Unsafe Tobacco use is started and established primarily during adolescence. Nearly 9 out of 10 cigarette smokers first lit up by age 18, and 99 percent first tried smoking by age 26. Each day in the United States, more than 3,800 youth aged 18 years or younger smoke their first cigarette, and an […]

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E-Cigarettes Hooking Teenage Smokers Use of the devices among middle- and high school students tripled from 2013 to 2014, according to federal data released on Thursday, bringing the share of high school students who use them to 13 percent — more than smoke traditional cigarettes. About a quarter of all high school students and 8 […]

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