Category Archives: Quit Smoking News

News and Gossip relating to quitting smoking

Thirdhand Smoke is Widespread and May Be Dangerous, Mounting Evidence Shows

First came doctors’ warnings about cigarettes. Then came discoveries about the danger of secondhand smoke. Now, a growing number of scientists are raising the alarm about thirdhand smoke — residual chemicals left on indoor surfaces by tobacco smoke. Mounting research has shown such potentially hazardous residue can be absorbed through the skin, ingested and inhaled months and even years […]

Ed Sheeran Celebrates One Full Year of Not Smoking!

Congrats to Ed Sheeran for making it an entire year without smoking! The 27-year-old “Shape of You” singer announced the milestone on Instagram on Saturday with a short note. “Celebrating one year being a non-smoker today,” he wrote on Instagram. Sheeran has previously described his struggles with smoking and drinking, telling Ellen Degeneres on her […]

COPD is a Serious Condition, But Preventable – Mainly by Not Smoking

Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease is a common problem affecting millions of people in the U.S. COPD accounts for millions of emergency department visits yearly. COPD is reported to be the third leading cause of death in the U.S. It is reported that 90 percent of COPD cases are due to smoking. The majority of COPD can […]

Cigarette Smoking Directly Correlated to Stroke Risk in Young Adults

Experts are reporting that young men who smoke are more likely to have a stroke, and this risk increases with every cigarette. The most common type of stroke is ischemic stroke, which is affecting an increasing number of young adults, and tobacco use is also increasing among this age group. While previous research has confirmed […]

Why Gary Oldman Says It Was Easy to Quit Smoking After ‘The Darkest Hour’

“I had nicotine poisoning for the entire shoot. So it was very, very easy to put the [cigars] down,” Oldman revealed of how he quit smoking after blowing through a reported $30,000 worth of cigars during filming. “Once we were done, I actually haven’t smoked a cigar since.” “There’s no way of avoiding it, really. […]

Prince Harry to ‘QUIT Smoking’ For New Bride Meghan Markle Ahead of Wedding

After announcing their upcoming wedding in May next year, Harry has been working hard to get himself in better shape. The ginger prince has been pictured working up a sweat as he aims to trim a few pounds before the big day. And it has been claimed that he is even willing to go one step […]

US Tobacco Companies Forced to Run Ads Admitting Cigarettes are Addictive and Smoking Kills

Millions of Americans have opened their Sunday morning newspapers to find full page advertisements from tobacco companies with statements saying that smoking kills and cigarettes are intentionally designed to get people addicted. The companies will also pay for television ads running between 30 and 45 seconds with the same message to air on major television […]

Smoking to Be Banned on 20 Beaches in Thailand

Smoking will be banned on up to 20 beaches in Thailand after a massive amount of cigarette butts were found on the beaches, the country’s Department of Marine and Coastal Resources says. The ban, effective from November 1, will be imposed on popular beaches across Thailand, including Patong beach in the southern city of Phuket, […]

Money Talks When Compelling Smokers to Quit

When the price of a pack of cigarettes increases by $1, there is a 20 percent increase in rates of quitting smoking. Researchers linked data on the smoking habits of 632 smokers, average age 58, to neighborhood cigarette prices in 896 chain grocery and drugstores in 19 states. They gathered data on local laws on […]

Former Top Gear Host Jeremy Clarkson Reveals He’s Smoked Close to 630,000 Cigarettes Over His Life

JEREMY Clarkson has finally quit smoking after a bout of pneumonia — despite puffing his way through 630,000 cigarettes in 43 years. The former Top Gear host, 57, kicked the habit when the side-effects left him unable to use a cigarette lighter. When the infection disappeared, he kept going — and has now reached a full month […]