|Smoke Alarm: The Truth About Smoking And Mental Illness
|Nearly 70 percent of individuals with
serious mental illness (SMI), as compared with 23 percent of the general
population, smoke cigarettes. Smokers with SMI and addiction consume nearly
half of all cigarettes sold in the United States. Individuals
|National Public Health Week To Focus On Preparedness, Public Health Threats
|Tobacco remains the
number one cause of preventable death, claiming more than 400,000 American
lives annually. The American Legacy Foundation's mission is to build a
world where young people reject tobacco and anyone can quit, and as part of
|Driving While Smoking Banned For New Delhi's 14 Million
While several jurisdictions have banned smoking in cars when children
are present, New Delhi's new ban goes further, and prohibits any smoking
while driving. "This could set a precedent which other jurisdictions
might follow," suggests professor
|Tide Is Turning In The Fight Against Substance Misuse Amongst Young People, UK
Almost half of young people aged between 11 and 15 have never had a
proper alcoholic drink, six out of ten have never smoked and drug
taking prevalence has dropped, according to a national school survey (UK).
|Counseling By Student-Dentists Helps Patients Quit Smoking
Students in most dental schools are taught to refer tobacco-using patients they encounter in their clinical training to call a "quit line."
|Risk Of Lung Cancer Mortality Reduced By 70 Percent By Quitting Smoking
In the study of 500,000 adults, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, the Asia-Pacific Cohort Studies Collaboration (APCSC) shows that the risks of dying from lung cancer were about twenty times higher among women who smoke compared with mal
|Hookah Use, 1st New Tobacco Use Trend Of The 21st Century - Carries Many Of The Same Health Risks As Cigarette Smoking
The emergence of trendy hookah bars in the United States masks the serious risk to health from hookah use, according to the American Lung Association's new report, An Emerging Deadly Trend - Waterpipe Tobacco Use, released today. Hookah bars are growing
|Minister Launches Official Countdown To Smokefree England
A smokefree England will be a reality in one hundred days time and
the Government is stepping up its campaign to help businesses get
ready for the 1 July start date.
|New Study Shows Benefits Of Quitting Smoking
Giving up smoking can reduce the risk of dying from the disease by up to 70 percent, new research published in the American Journal of Epidemiology this week shows.
|Smoking Ban A Success One Year On, But Still A Long Way To Go To Reduce Smoking In Scotland, Says BMA, UK
One year on since Scotland introduced smoke free public places, Scotland's doctors still believe tobacco is the number one public health issue for Scots, the British Medical Association said today.
|Teen Smokers Exposed To Nicotine In The Womb Have Problems Focusing
|Teen smokers exposed to nicotine in the womb have trouble looking at or listening to something attentively, Yale School of Medicine researcher and associate professor of psychiatry, Leslie Jacobsen, reports in Neuropsychopharmacology.