Tag: "cigarettes" at medical news
Consumers not getting accurate information about smokeless tobacco
... implied that the risks from smokeless tobacco and cigarettes
are similar". The websites of organisations includ... suggested that the risks of smokeless tobacco and cigarettes
are comparable. According to the authors, this association of the risks of smokeless tobacco and cig...
Alcohol magnifies the rewarding effects of smoking, even for light smokers
...avier smoking samples, people who smoke 10 or more cigarettes
per day. "In contrast," said Jed E. Rose, directo...may only smoke when they drink or only smoke a few cigarettes
a day," she said. "We will be examining their cigarette cravings after alcohol drinking compared to...
Simple questions may determine children's exposure to smoke
...els, the researchers found, regardless of how many cigarettes
per day the mother reported smoking or whether she...al practice, mothers frequently report smoking few cigarettes
per day and smoking outside, these factors did not prove to be significant determinants of their chi...
3 questions may provide good clues to smoke exposure
...e that they smoke outdoors and/or smoke only a few cigarettes
per day. We found that parental report of these factors did not impact on the child's actual exposure as measured by hair cotinine," said Groner, who is on the medical staff at Columbus Children's Hospital. "Our interpretation of this finding is tha...
The Lancet calls for higher tax on cigarettes
... should commit to annual price increases of 50% on cigarettes
to prevent a worldwide epidemic of lung cancer, states an editorial in this week's issue of The Lancet. Lung cancer has become the most common cancer worldwide. Of the 1.4 million individuals diagnosed with the disease this year, more than 85% will ...
Smoking increases risk for liver, pancreatic and colorectal cancers
...hich transform certain compounds from red meat and cigarettes
into carcinogens. A genetic variation of these enzymes is associated with more rapid production of carcinogens and may influence the impact of meat intake on cancer risk. Researchers examined patients with NAT2 genotypes and found that while the m...
Study shows Philip Morris pursued tobacco regulation to enhance its image
...en it attempted to regulate nicotine as a drug and cigarettes
as nicotine delivery devices, but beginning in 200...at 63 percent of the public felt FDA regulation of cigarettes
would lead people to believe that cigarettes
can be safe, according to Malone. "This suggests that c...
New Illinois coalition supports cigarette tax increase
..."By making it more difficult for smokers to afford cigarettes
and supporting their efforts to stop smoking, we will, ultimately, see long-term health and economic improvements within our communities." According to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, it is estimated that for every 10 percent cigarette price incr...
Easy access to nicotine patches could help more smokers to quit
...ee workplace legislation and increased taxation on cigarettes
focused public attention on cessation, these findings suggest the potential for similar interventions to encourage large numbers of smokers to attempt to quit smoking." In an accompanying comment Mike Murphy and Paul Aveyard (University of Oxford, Ox...
Tobacco companies designed cigarettes 'to addict women,' according to new study
..., however, the role of product design in targeting cigarettes
to address how and why women smoke was less well u... as to explore the use of appetite suppressants in cigarettes
to promote smoking-mediated weight control, according to the researchers. "Carpenter and her group r...
Anti-tobacco ads associated with reduced smoking and increased anti-smoking attitudes among youth
...ceive great harm from smoking one or more packs of cigarettes
per day (72.1 percent vs. 65.1 percent). Also, students living in areas with an average exposure of at least one state-sponsored anti-tobacco advertisement were more likely to say that they believed they would definitely not be smoking in five years ...
Lung cancer deaths in the EU: declining in men but not women
...n half between 1984 and 1999, and other changes to cigarettes
have been made. Lung cancer epidemics among women show no consistent pattern that follows those in men, add the authors. The very high mortality figures for Hungary merit further investigation. Throughout Europe, tobacco companies have proved adept a...
Just one to four cigarettes daily triples risk of dying of heart disease or lung cancer
Smoking just one to four cigarettes
a day almost triples a smoker's risk of heart dise...d their daily consumption, this had not exceeded 9 cigarettes
a day. And almost as many had given up as had increased their consumption. Taking account of risk fa...
Conference: A long and healthy life: The contribution of medical research to AU community health
...the duration of paternal smoking and the number of cigarettes
smoked per day increases the risk of cancers in children. Compared with children whose fathers had never smoked cigarettes, children whose fathers smoked more than five pack-years prior to their conception had a 1.7 times higher risk for all cancers...
Heavy smokers who cut their smoking in half may reduce their risk of lung cancer
Heavy smokers (more than 15 cigarettes
per day) can reduce their risk of lung cancer if t...oking habits: continued heavy smokers (15 or more cigarettes
per day), reducers (reduced from 15 or more cigarettes
per day by a minimum of 50 percent without qu...
Smoking seems to increase brain damage in alcoholics
...severity measured by level of nicotine dependence, cigarettes
smoked per day, and years of smoking. The alcoholics (24 smokers and 13 non-smokers) averaged around 400 drinks per month for three years prior to the study; the light drinkers (seven smokers and 23 non-smokers) averaged between four and 11 drinks p...
Children whose parents smoked are twice as likely to begin smoking between 13 and 21
...ere more than two times as likely to begin smoking cigarettes
on a daily basis between the ages of 13 and 21 tha...tivities as asking their children to get a pack of cigarettes
from the car or having them light a cigarette for the parent. "All of these factors are important i...
Smoking risk factors among aboriginal youth
...heir peers, Aboriginal youths who smoked 6 or more cigarettes
per day had higher systolic blood pressure and higher plasma homocysteine levels....
Does smoking cloud the brain?
...ure that takes into account the number of packs of cigarettes
a person smoked each day and the number of years they smoked that much. Across the board, both smoking and drinking showed an effect: Higher pack-years and LAPS scores were both significantly associated with lower global cognitive proficiency scores...
Kenneth Clarke's tobacco industry links make him unfit for party leadership
...h Education Council 'to soften its line on low tar cigarettes
and actively to promote their use.'" Throughout his ministerial career Clarke maintained contact with BAT and other tobacco companies, and accepted an invitation from tobacco giant Philip Morris to the Formula One Grand Prix saying at the time that h...
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