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  • FAA warning e-cigarettes: Fires caused by electronic cigarettes prompt FAA alert
    FAA warning e-cigarettes: Fires caused by electronic cigarettes prompt FAA alert
    An FAA warning on e-cigarettes has been issued after incidents of fires caused by electronic cigarettes have occurred. Due to the fire danger, the FAA recommends that e-cigarettes should only be transported in carry-on bags by airline passengers....
  • Washington could raise the legal smoking age to 21
    Washington could raise the legal smoking age to 21
    On Wednesday, Washington’s attorney general, Bob Ferguson, proposed a bill that would raise the state’s legal smoking age from 18 to 21. Should the bill pass, Washington would be the only state in the country to have such a law. The...
  • Are you at risk for an abdominal aortic aneurism?
    Are you at risk for an abdominal aortic aneurism?
    An abdominal aortic aneurism is a serious, potentially defect of the abdominal aorta, it develops when the artery, which courses from the heart to the abdomen, swells to a larger size. The aorta runs from the heart through the abdomen delivering...
  • Many teens think light smoking is not harmful
    Many teens think light smoking is not harmful
    Many older smokers rue the day they took up the smoking habit, and public awareness in general has increased regarding the health hazards of smoking. However, many teens are becoming casual smokers. To gain insight into the problem, researchers at...
  • The Sobriety :60 covers alcohol's relationship to lung health, COPD
    The Sobriety :60 covers alcohol's relationship to lung health, COPD
    The liver isn't anywhere close to being the only organ damaged by alcohol. It atrophies the brain, threatens every part of the digestive tract, and as previous Sobriety :60s noted, it is a menace to heart health.A relatively new region of...
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    Help to stop smoking this New Year?
    If you smoke, the single most important thing you can do to improve your health and manage related conditions like COPD is to quit. Tobacco smoke and other inhaled toxins aggravate your symptoms and significantly increase your risk for other...
  • Early menopause, smoking pose heart failure risk
    Early menopause, smoking pose heart failure risk
    According to a new study, women who some and enter an early menopause are at increased risk for heart failure. The findings were published in the January 2015 edition of the journal Menopause by Swedish researchersThe goal of the study was to...
  • 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...