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Does Nicotine Exposure Harms Kids? Tobacco Users May Not Agree.

Tobacco Users May Not Agree Nicotine Harms Kids

Users of tobacco products are less likely than the public to agree that nicotine exposure is dangerous for children, according to a study by...

Tobacco plant may have key to fighting cancer

La Trobe University research has revealed a tobacco plant’s natural defence mechanisms could be harnessed to kill cancer cells in the human body. Scientists at...

With no place to puff, smokers more likely to cut back...

Completely banning tobacco use inside the home – or more broadly in the whole city – measurably boosts the odds of smokers either cutting...

Even healthy-looking smokers have early cell damage which destroys necessary genetic...

Smokers who've received a clean bill of health from their doctor may believe cigarettes haven't harmed their lungs. However, researchers at Weill Cornell Medical...

Creation of a less deadly cigarette?

From a health care perspective, the best cigarette is no cigarette, but for the millions of people who try to quit smoking every year,...

Journal ‘Chest’: News briefs from the March 2011 issue

SMOKING CESSATION HIGHER WITH VARENICLINE COMPARED WITH PLACEBO IN PATIENTS WITH COPD New research shows that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have higher smoking cessation rates with varenicline compared with placebo. In ...

Contraband cigarettes main source of supply for Ontario youth

For Immediate Release -- October 25, 2010 -- (Toronto) -- A new study from The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) found that contraband tobacco accounts for 43% of all cigarettes consumed by Ontario high school daily smokers in grades ...

Secret documents reveal how tobacco industry targeted gay men

Philip Morris (now known as Altria) viewed the gay community as "an area of opportunity" for promoting the Benson & Hedges cigarette brand and targeted the community under the guise of philanthropy, according to UCSF researchers. In an analysis that appears in the June issue of the American Journal of Public Health, the UCSF team reports that Philip Morris advertised in the gay media in an attempt to "own the market," but then quickly distanced itself. According to Elizabeth A. Smith, PhD, research associate in the UCSF School of Nursing department of social and behavioral sciences and lead author of the paper, "Philip Morris wanted the gay market but didn't want to be publicly associated with the community."

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