Category Archives: New Studies and Research

Report Debunks Myth That Vaping is as Toxic as Smoking

A NEW report has found that there is conclusive evidence that e-cigarettes are less dangerous than regular cigarettes, and smokers who switch to vaping reduce their exposure to lethal toxicants and carcinogens. The National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released this report, which has over 600 pages examining the health consequences of e-cigarettes with […]

What Smoking Just ONE Cigarette Really Does to Your Body

We all know smoking kills, but if you knew what just one cigarette does to your body, you’d think twice about lighting up when drunk. According to new research published in the journal BMJ suggests, inhaling just one fag a day is linked to surprisingly high levels of health risks. In the meta-analysis, researchers crunched the numbers […]

Gory Anti-Smoking Posters May ENCOURAGE Teens to Smoke

Graphic posters meant to discourage people from smoking may actually encourage teens to take up the habit, new research reveals. Convenience stores are a prime ground for tobacco companies to advertise, especially to teens, among whom smoking is still on the rise in the US. In the new study from the RAND research corporation found […]

Quitting Smoking, Boosting Vitamin D Reduces MS Healthcare Costs, Improves Outcomes

People with multiple sclerosis (MS) who quit smoking have better health outcomes than those who continue. Therefore, MS-related costs can be reduced by encouraging smokers to quit. Similar results were observed in MS patients with healthy vitamin D levels, Maura Pugliatti, from the University of Ferrara, in Italy, said Friday in a presentation at the […]

Cigarette Taxes Are the Best Way to Cut Smoking, Scaring Big Tobacco

Health experts agree that raising taxes is the most effective way to reduce tobacco use. The U.S. surgeon general, the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have all concluded that raising taxes helps large numbers of smokers to quit and have advocated loudly for it. But many states – Missouri, […]

Smoking Costs 45,400 Lives, $16.2B in a Year, Study Finds

There are more than 45,400 deaths in Canada attributable to smoking, and the habit cost the economy $16.2 billion in 2012, according a new study from the Conference Board of Canada. Those costs include health care, tobacco enforcement, lost productivity and lost years of life attributable to smoking, with health care alone costing Canada $6.5 billion. […]

Should People Who Can’t Quit Smoking Switch to E-Cigarettes?

Switching to e-cigarettes won’t solve all the health problems smokers face. For example, e-cigarettes are still addictive, and studies suggest that they may be bad for heart health. But compared with traditional tobacco cigarettes — which, in addition to nicotine, are full of tar and other toxins— e-cigarettes could be a less-risky option, a new study suggests. […]

Success Rates for People Quitting Smoking Hit Record High

Success rates for smokers trying to give up have hit a record high in part thanks to the increasing use of e-cigarettes, figures reveal. Nearly 20% of those who attempted to quit in the first half of 2017 managed to kick the habit, a University College London report shows. By contrast, over the past decade […]

Smoking Cigarettes: Smell in Clothes and Furniture Can Damage Brain, Liver

Cigarette smoke seeps into everything—clothing, furniture, rugs. Now, researchers at the University of California, Riverside, suggest that even this third-hand smoke (THS) can be harmful to our health. In the study, published in Clinical Science, researchers exposed mice to similar levels of smoke found in smokers’ homes. After six months, the mice showed cell damage in their liver and […]

Cancer Survivors Who Quit Smoking Sooner Can Live Longer

Lung cancer survivors who quit smoking within a year of diagnosis will live for longer than those who continue to smoke, according to new research led by the Universities of Birmingham and Oxford. The findings also revealed that general practitioners are comparatively less likely to intervene and offer stop-smoking support to cancer patients, than they are to […]