|Smoking Has a Rapid Effect on Unborn Babies
|A pregnant woman's cigarette habit produces ill effects on her unborn baby so quickly that fetal "breathing" movements, easily measured by doctors, are reduced within five minutes after tobacco smoke enters the mother-to-be's lungs.
|Scientists find gene linked to lung cancer
|A GENE has been identified that may help scientists understand the biology of lung cancer, it was disclosed yesterday. Although triggers such as tobacco tar and radioactive radon gas are known to be linked to lung cancer, little is understood of the genet
|A View of Their Lung Damage May Help Smokers to Quit
|TOBACCO IS the single most avoidable cause of death. Yet by the end of this century, smoking, if unchecked, will kill a billion people.
|Sales begin for reduced-carcinogen cigarette
|DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- A cigarette touted by its maker as having fewer cancer-causing ingredients is now being sold in stores and promoted through an advertising campaign.
|Smoking Rate Can be Slashed in Five Years, UCSF Study Shows
|The smoking rate could be cut dramatically across the U.S.
if political will is applied to do it. In California, the
rate could be cut to ten percent in just five years,
according to an analysis by University of California,
San Francisco researchers.
|Parents Can Sway Teens on Smoking
|CHICAGO (AP) - Defying the stereotype of the defiant teen-ager, new research suggests teens are much less likely to smoke if they think their parents disapprove of the habit.
|Teens work to prevent peers from smoking
|WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) -- Sixteen-year-old Ashley Stocks doesn' t smoke, but her parents and many of her friends do.
|Graphic images fail to deter smokers
|About two-thirds of adult Canadian smokers surveyed earlier this year said that graphic new warnings on cigarette packages weren't "effective" in getting them to either to smoke less or give up the habit.
|Tobacco Control Talks Make Progress
|GENEVA (AP) -- A week of talks to broker a U.N.-sponsored tobacco control treaty ended with good progress, a senior health official said.
|Smoking was trigger for Harrison's cancer
|George Harrison blamed his smoking habit for the lung and throat tumours he suffered over the past four years.
|Ethics Questioned on State Contract
|With a state committee close to awarding a million anti-tobacco advertising contract, questions have been raised about the selection process.