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  • Depression
    Teen behavior problems linked to mother’s depression
    A Canadian study suggests that a mother’s depression when her child is 6 to 10 years old increases the risk of substance abuse and delinquent behaviors during the child’s adolescence. The study, published in the Dec. 22 online edition...
  • Electronic cigarette
    E-cigarettes may tempt teens to smoke
    A new study from the University of Hawaii (UH) Cancer Center suggests that e-cigarette smoking is increasing among teens and may be a gateway to using other tobacco products. The study, published in the Dec. 15 online edition of Pediatrics, found...
  • A smoker
    Smoking continues to be a major killer due to cancer
    There have been aggressive initiatives to educate the public about the dangers of smoking in recent decades. Yet, smoking continues to be a killer. The American Cancer Society reported in a press release on Dec. 9, 2014 smoking still causes a...
  • E-cigarettes
    Bad news for E-cigarettes as scientist finds worse toxins than cigarettes!
    E-cigarettes, thought to be safer than regular cigarettes, are found to be more dangerous! Who would have thought this device could be more dangerous? Did companies not carry out adequate research prior to marketing the device? Unfortunately, the...
  • Actress Angelina Jolie and Actor Brad Pitt attend the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict
    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie had an explosive argument
    The honeymoon between newlyweds Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie is over and they apparently have had their first big argument. In Touch reported on Nov. 25, 2014 Pitt and Jolie had an explosive fight. Photographs of the couple showed them having a...
  • CDC reports smoking is at an all time low but cautions
    CDC reports smoking is at an all time low but cautions
    The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported on November 26 that overall, adult smoking is down and is at the lowest it's been since they began keeping track in 1965. Smokers accounted for approximately 17.8% of the U.S. adult population in...
  • Pancreatic Cancer is a growing concern
    Pancreatic Cancer is a growing concern
    Cancer is a disease that affects many. Although people are aware of common cancers such as breast or lung cancer, pancreatic cancer is the 4th leading cause of cancer related deaths in the U.S.; however, it is still unfamiliar to some. The disease...
  • A Chinese couple smoke
    China is moving to crack down on smoking and cigarette advertising
    The tobacco industry is now being confronted with a challenge from a very large and powerful new adversary, China. This is a war which is likely to hurt profits for the merchants of death who sell cigarettes. 24/7 Wall St reported on Nov. 25, 2014...
  • Your body after you stop smoking, it’s COPD awareness month
    Your body after you stop smoking, it’s COPD awareness month
    Lung cancer causes more deaths than colon, breast, and prostate cancer combined. This week the national campaign to stop smoking, "Great American Smokeout” for one day was a jump start for people to reduce and detect the deadly disease...
  • Kick butt:  Join the Great American Smokeout
    Kick butt: Join the Great American Smokeout
    Have you heard the news? According to a WMBF News report published on Nov. 20, an important day of the year is here. If you’ve been kickin’ around the idea of kickin’ the habit, you’re in luck! Today is the Great American...
  • Disneyland designated smoking area inside the Disney Parks
    Disney designated smoking areas, protected, subtle, overly accommodating
    The Walt Disney Company endeavors to cater to essentially every guest's want and whim. If you aren't into having a good time, or have a penchant for the extreme, fringe and dangerous, you're on your own. For everyone else, Disney has...
  • Cigarettes at $41.36 per pack is reason enough to quit the smoking habit
    Cigarettes at $41.36 per pack is reason enough to quit the smoking habit
    The average true cost of a pack of cigarettes in the United States is now up to $41.36 according to the American Cancer Society. Thanks to the more than 7,000 chemicals and compounds found in tobacco smoke about $35 worth of health-related costs...
  • Smoking increases risk of TB; worsens disease in people who have it
    Smoking increases risk of TB; worsens disease in people who have it
    Smoking can increase the risk of getting tuberculosis (TB), according to a new study, and it can worsen TB in people who already have it. The disease is spread between people when someone who is infected coughs, and infected droplets are inhaled...
  • Impact of Smoking
    The Impact of Smoking goes Far Beyond the Basics
    The smokers entire immunity system starts deteriorating with increase in its intensity. The affected organs mainly include the respiratory track. The main part that gets affected is the upper portion of it, which retains most of the tar and...
  • Smokers with bladder cancer take advice of physicians and quit
    Smokers with bladder cancer more likely to quit with physician advice
    Tobacco use is strongly linked to bladder cancer. A new study indicates that when physicians inform bladder cancer patients about their disease, and inform them that tobacco likely caused it, patients are more likely to want to quit smoking. This...