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According to a U.S. study from the University of Rochester, the majority of children living in apartments were exposed to smoke even though they did not live with smokers. The cigarette smoke from other tenants came through the walls and venting system in the form of secondhand smoke.


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Tuesday, 20 April 2010 00:15

Harvard: Camel Orbs too close to Tic Tacs

A research study has found that Camel Orbs, a product being test marketed by tobacco company R. J. Reynolds, closely resemble the breath mint Tic Tacs. Harvard researchers say if they are accidently ingested by children, this "tobacco candy" could poison them.

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The Food and Drug Administration has been given the authority to regulate tobacco sales in the United States, especially among our vulnerable young. Now, we need to make sure this law is enforced so future generations do not die prematurely due to smoking-related diseases and cancers.


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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been given the federal power to implement countrywide rules that bans the sale and marketing of tobacco products to children and teenagers and provides restrictions in other areas of the tobacco and cigarette business.


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Margaret Chan, the head of the World Health Organization, called tobacco companies 'ruthless, devious.' Chan says she is not on speaking terms with the 'bullies," the derogatory name she used to refer to the tobacco industry.

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Thursday, 23 July 2009 18:20

FDA calls E-cigarettes 'Illegal'

On Wednesday, July 22, 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to users of electronic cigarettes: "The products we reviewed so far we found to be illegal."

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A study made by the Harvard School of Public Health states that tobacco companies make major changes in the design of cigarettes, all without informing the public. Its authors state that the FDA should require complete disclosure from the tobacco industry of such changes in the future.

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The U.S. Senate is currently debating a new bill proposing many more restrictions to the marketing of tobacco products, specifically cigarettes, and making the Food and Drug Administration responsible for controlling tobacco advertising. This is important because the tobacco industry will stop at nothing to get adults and your kids to try one of their products.

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Thursday, 05 March 2009 21:30

FDA could soon regulate tobacco in U.S.

The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee approved a bill to give the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the power to regulate the tobacco industry. Health groups support the bill, while tobacco companies don't. The bill now goes to Congress for a vote.

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Tuesday, 10 February 2009 20:24

Cats and dogs are hurt by tobacco smoking, too

According to a U.S. study concerning second-hand smoke and pet health, researchers at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan found that pets are also harmed when they are in the same room as smokers. If you are unwilling to quit for your own health, how about for the health of your own pets who are innocent bystanders to your dangerous habit?

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Tuesday, 10 February 2009 19:01

Mother's smoking may produce anti-social children

What could be called "fourth-hand smoke," U.K. researchers find for the first time a link between the tobacco smoking of women during pregnancy and their children who are more likely to behave in anti-social manners.

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Thursday, 22 January 2009 19:05

Got cancer? Only 44% quit smoking when told

A West Virginia-led study of smoking behavior found that only 44% of people quit their tobacco habit when diagnosed with cancer. Continuing to smoke after being diagnosed with a tobacco-related cancer hinders the effectiveness of the treatment.

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On January 11, 1964, the U.S. Surgeon General announced the results of a comprehensive study on the health effects of cigarette smoking. The official warning, made forty-five years ago, stated that “Cigarette smoking is a health hazard….”

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According to a large Chinese-American study, smoking is a "major risk factor for mortality" in China. The Chinese government is quickly developing into a major industrialized country in the world but, unfortunately, its citizens are picking up bad smoking habits from other countries.

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Researchers lead by Boston’s MassGeneral Hospital for Children used a new term ('third-hand smoke') for the lingering effects of tobacco smoke that contaminates carpets, drapes, clothing, and other materials after the smoke itself has disappeared. As a hospital for children, doctors and staff at MassGeneral are troubled by the dangers of 'third-hand' smoke to the health of all children.

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Saturday, 20 December 2008 21:51

Lung cancer smokes breast cancer in Australian women

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare reports that lung cancer, for the first time, will kill more Australian women than breast cancer because women are smoking more than men.

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Saturday, 04 October 2008 18:59

Women smokers more likely to be depressed

A ten-year Australian study finds that women in Australia who smoke more than twenty cigarettes per day, as compared to non-smokers, are more likely to have major depression.

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The World Health Organization (WHO) declared on Friday, September 19, 2008, that companies marketing electronic cigarettes as safe and effective ways to stop smoking (anti-smoking therapies) should stop making such claims. WHO also wants them to stop using its name and logo.

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A recent ban of tobacco sales in San Francisco (California) pharmacies has Walgreen’s stating it is discriminatory to ban tobacco sales in pharmacies but to allow tobacco sales in grocery stores that include pharmacies. Is it discriminatory? Is there a better solution to the problem?

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The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention found 2.4 million cases of tobacco-related cancers in the United States between the years of 1999 and 2004.

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