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44 Million Smokers in the USA

Though passed 50 years since release of the first surgeon general’s report on smoking and health, these days studies on effects of tobacco use still continue. Dr. Frieden and public health specialists in the USA are searching for better ways to help the 44 million American smokers to quit and to prevent youth from starting smoking. Dr. Frieden says that … Continue reading Continue reading

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Nevada Shows Highest Rate for Secondhand Smoke Exposure

According to a recent study, more than half of adult people in the state of Nevada are exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke and this is the highest rate in the USA. The state on the second place for secondhand smoke is just 10 percentage points lower than Nevada. John Packham, chief of Health Policy Research at the University of Nevada … Continue reading

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Quit Smoking Tips for Women

It is more difficult for women to quit smoking than for men and today scientists try to  find out why. Back in December 1999, Nicotine &Tobacco Research journal published a research which found that men physically are more driven by nicotine, which means that they get more satisfied from smoking, while women smoke to satisfy their psychological needs, such as … Continue reading

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Nicotine is Good for You

Last week David O’Reilly, who is senior molecular biologist, said that nicotine, is good for you, which means that smoking is good for you. The statement comes from scientific adviser to the tobacco industry after scientists from New York University recently warned that electronic cigarettes users may inhale more nicotine and other toxins than regular tobacco smokers. It was estimated … Continue reading

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Mississippi Rejects Smoking Ban

Last week Mississippi rejected the proposal to ban smoking in commercial buildings inside the city limits. The proposal was rejected by the Board of Aldermen in spite of its support by the mayor Young. The idea of smoking ban came from Beverly Knox from the Mississippi Tobacco-Free Coalition, whose major argument in favor of the ban was that it was … Continue reading

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Bloomberg Signs Ban on Sales of Tobacco to Those Under 21

Mayor of the New York, Michael Bloomberg, recently signed into law a bill which increases to 21 the minimum age to buy tobacco products in the city. The administration believes that this will be an example to follow not only by U.S. states but by other countries. The law is considered to be one of the strictest in the USA … Continue reading

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Magnetic Fields May Help Smokers Quit

According to a recent study, using magnetic fields may help smokers quit. The researchers had used transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to free brain from nicotine addiction.  The results of the study were presented at the Neuroscience 2013 conference and the researchers said that magnetic stimulation of the brain may help people to quit completely. However, it is early to say … Continue reading

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November is Smoking Cessation Month

In the USA November was declared National Smoking Cessation Month and Quality Insights of Pennsylvania supports it. Health care providers say that quitting smoking, even for one day, is a very important step for smokers towards a healthier life and this helps to reduce risks for cancer. American Cancer Society says that tobacco consumption remains the largest preventable cause of … Continue reading

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Mondays Might Be Your Best Day to Quit Smoking

In order to examine smoker’s weekly interest in quitting, researchers from the Santa Fe Institute, The Monday Campaigns, San Diego State University and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health analyzed Google search quieries related to quitting smoking from 2008 to 2012 in such languages as English, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, French, Portuguese. John W. Ayers from San Diego State … Continue reading

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Columbus Discovers Tobacco: Oct. 15, 1492

When Christopher Columbus along with his crew arrived in the New World on the island he called San Salvador (modern Cuba) he meet natives who gave him such presents as wooden spears, fruit and strange dried leaves with strong aroma. Strangers eat the fruit, but throw away the leaves as they did not know how to use it.   After several … Continue reading

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