|Secondhand smoke can triple risk of lung cancer
|People who are routinely exposed to a lot of secondhand smoke, such as workers in bars and restaurants, can see their risk of lung cancer triple, a new study says. The Canadian study provides some of the most compelling scientific evidence yet for a total
|Smoking Hastens Some Pancreatic Cancer
|TUESDAY, July 10 (HealthScoutNews) -- Smoking doesn't just raise the risk of pancreatic cancer, it radically accelerates the onset of the highly virulent tumors in patients who have a rare inherited disorder of the digestive organ, new research says.
|Strapped States Eye Tobacco Funds As Downturn Leads to Budget Woes
|States appear unable to resist the temptation of tobacco dollars as the cooling economy results in serious budget pressures.
|Clearing the Air for Children of Smokers
|Doctors hoping to reduce the exposure of smokers' children to secondhand smoke have found that putting nicotine monitors in the home seems to help persuade parents to smoke less around their children.
|Philip Morris Asks Judge to Throw Out Bln Award
|Los Angeles, July 10 (Bloomberg) -- Philip Morris Cos. asked a judge to throw out a jury order to pay more than billion to a Los Angeles man who is dying of lung cancer, saying the risks of smoking have been known for decades and that the company shoul
|Tobacco sales to youths falling thanks to program
|A yearlong effort at curbing tobacco sales to minors in Indiana is paying off, but state officials say it's only part of a more comprehensive strategy needed to reduce teen smoking.
|Israeli Government Targets Smokers in New Rules
|JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israelis feeling jittery over months of Middle East conflict will no longer be able to calm their nerves with a cigarette in many public places.
|Muslim shops asked to stop selling tobacco
|Muslim shop-owners are being asked to stop selling tobacco products for religious reasons.
|Buying Influence, Selling Death
|The tobacco industry has given more than million in political contributions since 1995 to thwart policies to protect the public health, and votes in Congress show a strong correlation between the amount Members receive and how they vote on tobacco-rel
|Judge Dismisses Tobacco Lawsuit
|CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- A federal judge has dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit against Philip Morris U.S.A., saying a Florence man could not show his wife would have smoked safer cigarettes if they were available.
|Special Screening for Lung Cancer Seems Worthwhile
|July 9, 2001 -- A tool for screening the lungs of people who smoke or used to smoke appears to be a useful way of picking up lung cancer in its early stages. The tool is called a computed tomography, or CT, scan, which helps doctors look inside the lungs,