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|4/28/2015 - It has now been proven in laboratory testing that drug-resistant bacteria beat down your immune system if you smoke cigarettes, meaning the bacteria that are exposed to cigarette smoke are MORE resistant to your immune system, including MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, the antibiotic-resistant...|
|4/10/2015 - Most former smokers know the feeling of needing a cigarette in order to deal with a certain situation, and if they can work their way through that initial craving, then it's possible to remain a healthier individual. As such, a person can add years to their life, which likely would not have been the...|
|4/1/2015 - More than 200,000 Australians -- smokers and non-smokers -- took part in a research study which ultimately revealed that death from cigarette use is much higher than doctors previously estimated. The journal BMC Medicine reported that smoking just 10 cigarettes daily doubles the chance of death. If...|
|3/2/2015 - Sadly, we've all likely seen it: a person smoking in a parked vehicle, windows cracked only slightly, while their cigarette smoke swirls around the faces of passengers, some of whom may even be infants. While there are those who maintain that cigarette smoke primarily harms only the person choosing...|
|12/20/2014 - In the largest city of northern Israel, the University of Haifa has shared their concluded research showing that omega-3 supplementation significantly reduces nicotine craving, not to mention the number of cigarettes a person smokes on any given day. The study was conducted by the head of the school...|
|11/7/2014 - The reason the national media was recently ordered by the White House to halt all reporting on Ebola is because controlling perception is now more important than dealing with reality. While legitimate measures to halt a viral pandemic are abandoned -- quarantines, border security and travel restrictions...|
|9/28/2014 - A new study has found that nearly 10 percent of U.S. cancer survivors are still smoking up to 15 cigarettes every day. Are they insane? Do they know what the cigarettes are doing to their life, or do they not really have the right "choices" needed to quit? -- That is the question. They must be counseled,...|
|9/5/2014 - Electronic cigarettes, nicknamed "e-cigs," are devices that are available in over 3,000 American retail outlets and all over the internet. They cost anywhere between $10 and $75, depending on the type and brand, and sales have skyrocketed in the past year, exceeding $100 million. Smokers all over the...|
|7/30/2014 - Most smokers eat junk food nearly every day of their smoking lives, because they know that the cigarettes are already destroying most of their "healthy living," so why bother to eat right, right? There are 45 million smokers in the United States, and coincidentally Americans eat about 50 billion hamburgers...|
|6/7/2014 - Vitamin C supplements may offset some of the damage done to the lung function of babies born to women who smoke while pregnant, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, and published in the journal JAMA.
The study was released online to...|
|4/19/2014 - "We may have identified a new tool that can help people quit smoking," says Jeffrey P. Haibach, MPH, research author and graduate research assistant in the University at Buffalo Department of Community Health and Health Behavior.
Turns out, those "tools" are sitting right in the kitchens of people...|
|4/17/2014 - "Hey man, want to meet by the fence after school and have a smoke? I got a vaporizer!" "Hey, these things are cool, they're not like cigarettes at all" -- This is typical talk at middle schools and high schools across the nation, where teens (and even preteens) think it's cool to smoke, because vaporizers...|
|3/29/2014 - The greatest fear of quitting smoking is the fear of the feelings of anxiety, depression and overall "crankiness" from the withdrawals of nicotine. Any smoker who has tried to quit in the past knows that this is a very tough period to go through, especially if stressful events happen on top of it all.
|3/21/2014 - What if I told you that secondhand smoke causes the same health detriment as it does for the primary smoker? What comes out of the mouths and noses of smokers as they exhale their "habit" is just as lethal to the lungs, heart and brain for those in the room as what is being pulled from the cigarette...|
|3/11/2014 - What amounts of heavy metals are deposited in your body if you smoke a pack of cigarettes every day? What if you smoke two packs a day? Heavy metal toxicity feeds the vicious cycle of needing super-strong nicotine to provide temporary relief from heavy metal toxic overload, also known as the "aspirin...|
|2/5/2014 - So the Surgeon General, with several supportive scientists, has publicly announced that cigarettes are worse than ever. But the attention was mostly on the nicotine content of tobacco throughout the bulk of the almost 1,000-page report. Although several studies and epidemiological reports confirm the...|
|1/30/2014 - A new report from the surgeon general finds that smoking causes much more collateral damage than previously estimated, and the death toll includes those perishing from diseases like diabetes, colorectal cancer and liver cancer. The report was just released and reveals other diseases and disorders that...|
|1/13/2014 - Most people do not realize that a single cigarette contains upwards of 600 ingredients, including acetone, ammonia, butane, formaldehyde, tar and carbon monoxide, in addition to the toxic heavy metals arsenic, cadmium and lead. Out of the 4,000-plus chemicals emitted in cigarette smoke, 69 are known...|
|10/3/2013 - I bet you didn't know that nicotine in commercial cigarettes is up to 35 times stronger than it was in the 1950's and early 1960's, before Big Tobacco (Marlboro and Kool) started using ammonia to free-base it. That is the number one reason why 95% of smokers who try to quit without help will return...|
|9/12/2013 - The use of plant oils rather than lard, butter and other animal-based fats universally eliminates the saturated fat that we would otherwise consume. The way that the human body processes saturated fats ends up forcing the body to build its own low-density cholesterol, so avoiding these types of fats...|
|8/8/2013 - How can someone wean themselves off nicotine by infusing the proper nutrition that kills the cravings, replenishes a depleted system, and helps bring back positive feelings and experiences associated with smoking? How is this done? From Maca to Mucuna, to alkalizing the body, nutrition is the yellow...|
|7/13/2013 - Once you understand how a chemical addiction drains nutrients from your body and feeds a vicious cycle, then you can learn behavior modification which enables you to replace bad habits with good habits (routines) that replenish a severely depleted system with nutrition and Superfoods. There are many...|
|6/29/2013 - Researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California have proven for the first time that thirdhand smoke produces significant damage to human DNA. A toxic residue from cigarette smoke that adheres to practically every surface - including hair, skin, clothing, carpeting, furniture and...|
|6/27/2013 - Here are 20 questions that engage smokers and help them consider why they smoke cigarettes, just what they are really smoking, and why they can't quit. These questions are posed to students of the one-hour class "14AndOut," and then those answers are reflected upon and/or corrected by the teacher and...|
|6/10/2013 - Smoke herbicide and pesticide all day and what do you get? You get a recurring hangover that seemingly needs a new blast of nicotine to quell or "dissipate," but in actuality, the only thing the nicotine does is stave off the headache, the nervousness, the anxiety, the "chemical hangover," and after...|
|5/14/2013 - Did you know that one half of all the smokers in the world want to quit right now but don't know how? What's worse is that 95 percent of smokers who quit smoking without some form of help will return to the cancer-causing habit within six months. These are dismal statistics, and there is more than one...|
|2/8/2013 - Even legislation declaring only some public places off-limits to smoking reduced the rate of heart attacks by 11 percent, researchers have found. The greatest benefits were seen among women, all adults between the ages of 65 and 74, and non-smokers.
The REGICOR Study (Girona Heart Registry) was conducted...|
|2/4/2013 - Being a smoker cuts about 10 years off your life expectancy - but if you quit before you hit 40, you can get nearly all those years back, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Toronto, the Centre for Global Health Research at St. Michael's Hospital, and published in the...|
|1/24/2013 - Despite all the anti-smoking campaigns, cigarette taxes, novel smoking alternatives, and even smoking bans in some areas, millions of people still smoke cigarettes both out of habit and for pleasure. Sadly, many of these people, if asked, would say they do not actually like smoking, but feel as though...|
|1/19/2013 - Exposure to secondhand smoke significantly increases a person's risk of developing severe dementia, according to a study conducted by researchers from China's Anhui Medical University and researchers from U.S. and U.K. universities, and published in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
|1/4/2013 - If you smoke cigarettes, or if you live with a smoker now or have in the past, you are most likely familiar with the "smoker's cough," but why does it happen first thing in the morning while just getting out of bed, and how come it's not a productive cough? When you have a chest cold or bronchial congestion...|
|12/6/2012 - When cigarette taxes go up, heavy smokers cut back on their cigarette consumption more than light smokers do, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine and published the journal Tobacco Control.
The findings were surprising, as they defied the...|
|10/29/2012 - The following is a recent interview with retired Navy Commander Donald E. Minnich, who smoked during service for 20 years, and who served in three wars, including WWII, Korea and Vietnam.
Reporter: "So you were in WWII and you smoked? When did you actually start smoking?"
CDR Minnich: "I served...|
|10/10/2012 - A massive research project conducted by Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital reveals that parents who seek help with the right cessation program are much more likely to stop smoking than those attempting to quit on their own. Over 7,000 parents were studied in 18 different studies,...|
|9/18/2012 - Mucuna, also known as Velvet Bean, is capturing the interest of thousands of smokers who have the desire and the will to quit cigarettes, but can't handle the first couple of weeks of rollercoaster-like mood swings and basic withdrawal symptoms. The L-Dopa content of the unprocessed Mucuna bean powder...|
|8/29/2012 - Cigarette filters may look like harmless cotton bound up in a tight little roll surrounded by yellow paper, but filters are specifically designed and manufactured with a plastic called cellulose acetate, used to accumulate smoke components and toxic chemicals. First of all, nicotine cannot be delivered...|
|8/16/2012 - If you were addicted to cocaine, and you were shown some scary pictures of a drug addict lying in a ditch or gutter somewhere, diseased and starving to death, would you simply say to yourself, "that's it, I'm done with this drug," and be able to quit, cold turkey, with no advice or guidance regarding...|
|7/27/2012 - Every smoker and ex-smoker knows that nicotine is the major culprit of the smoking addiction. In addition, they may even know that cigarette manufacturers use ammonia to free-base nicotine in order to boost it's addictive hook up to 35 times. Yet, scarce is the man or woman who understands how nicotine...|
|6/15/2012 - Just about anyone who has had "too much to drink" knows about the alcohol hangover, where you have an excruciating headache and your body does NOT want you to do anything that requires energy. The first thing you do when you wake up with a hangover is reach for some water and pain reliever. Millions...|
|5/29/2012 9:52:41 AM - Ask nearly any smoker or ex-smoker why cigarettes are so addicting and they'll probably say, "It's the nicotine." But delve further into the hook, and what is revealed is that most smokers breathe quite differently while smoking than they do when they're not, aiding in relaxation by simply engaging...|
|5/4/2012 - Shocking new research reveals that a specific type of lung cancer many smokers develop comes from tiny tears in their lung tissue caused by microscopic glass fibers, also known as glass wool, found in many conventional cigarette filters. These rips in the epithelial (soft) tissue fuel the development...|
|3/7/2012 - Most people who smoke at least a pack of cigarettes per day have tried to quit at some point in their smoking "career," but unfortunately returned to smoking, mainly because quitting involves combining several strategies and behavioral modifications, it's not just about the nicotine. In fact, smokers...|
|1/13/2012 - Marijuana smoking, at least at moderate levels, does not harm lungs but actually improves airflow rates and lung capacity. That's the finding of a recent study published in the January 11, 2012 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Large-scale study compares impact of cigarette...|
|12/4/2011 - Before tobacco was polluted with somewhere between 1,000 and 4,000 chemicals, anyone could quit the habit, even cold turkey without help, but because today's premium brands have juiced up the nicotine so high, it seems to take a small miracle to cure someone of smoking. (http://www.keepitsacred.org/network/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=32&Itemid=24)
|6/23/2011 - The FDA has released nine new graphic warning labels that will be required on U.S. cigarettes, offering grotesque visual images designed to dissuade smokers from purchasing cigarettes. At first glance, this might seem like a clever and effective strategy for reducing deaths from smoking cigarettes....|
|5/30/2011 1:21:41 AM - Smoking kills 6 million people every year around the world, and more than half a million non-smokers get affected from second hand smoke. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death. In fact, tobacco kills more people every year that alcohol,...|
|3/25/2011 - If you listen purely to what Japanese authorities and officials at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant are saying concerning the unfolding nuclear meltdown situation, you might come away thinking that everything is just fine and under control. But reports continue to flood in that seem to say...|
|12/23/2010 - In what can only be called a bizarre leap of pseudoscience, U.S. Surgeon General Dr Regina M. Benjamin recently announced that smoking one cigarette can kill you. In fact, she says, just breathing in the smoke from someone else's cigarette can kill you, she claims. It's all part of a just-released report...|
|8/16/2010 - Smoking is directly correlated with a lower IQ, according to a study conducted by researchers from Tel Aviv University in Israel and published in the journal Addiction.
Researchers tested the IQs of more than 20,000 healthy men between the ages of 18 and 21 who were either serving in the Israeli...|
|7/15/2010 - Selecting which cooking oil to use can be confusing, especially as there is such a variety available in grocery stores these days. Knowing what oil to use for a cooking project such as baking or frying and trying to use the best oil for health can add to the confusion. Understanding at what temperature...|
|5/15/2010 - Several concentrated smoke flavorings may pose health risks in humans, according to the European Food Safety Authority's (EFSA's) panel on flavorings.
"The panel expressed safety concerns for several smoke flavorings where intake levels could be relatively close to the levels which may cause negative...|
|4/27/2010 - A new study recently found that about half of the people with diagnosed depression smoke cigarettes. It's a large percentage and while the cause and effect relationship wasn't studied, it should have been. It wasn't even looked at whether these folks were depressed before they began smoking - because...|
|3/19/2010 - Cigarette smoke contains up to 4,000 chemicals and many carcinogens, heavy metals, radioactive materials and contaminants, such as benzene, butane and hydrogen cyanide. People think if they don't smoke when others are around or if they open a window or turn on a fan, others are safe from the toxic effects...|
|2/8/2010 - Columbia researchers just found that people exposed to secondhand cigarette smoke early in life showed emphysema-like changes in their lungs in adulthood and had a higher risk of having emphysema. This isn't surprising because the effects of toxic substances inside the body will undoubtedly affect you...|
|1/9/2010 - A study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives has revealed that children who are exposed to cigarette smoke prenatally and during the first year of their life are likely to develop behavioral problems by the time they are of school age. Particularly problematic during the gestational...|
|9/16/2009 - The government of Gong'an County, in China's Hubei province, sparked global controversy when it imposed a "cigarette quota" on public employees, in an effort to boost local revenue during the economic downturn.
Chinese law allows county governments to levy taxes on sales of cigarettes only if they...|
|6/2/2009 - We have all heard how bad tobacco products are for our health. Smoking is an addiction that is very difficult to quit, but there are proven techniques that help increase your chances of not only quitting smoking, but never smoking a cigarette again. One of the most effective treatments in helping people...|
|4/14/2009 - Most people take the dangers of smoking and second-hand smoke seriously, but a study published in the January 2009 edition of Pediatrics shows this is not enough. A newly discovered hazard, labeled "third-hand smoke," poses considerable risk, even more so because it is not always obvious.
|3/23/2009 - Cigarette smoke, whether first-hand or second-hand, has been linked with countless physical health ailments, including the major killers cancer and heart disease. And it could affect one's mental and emotional state, too. According to USA Today, a report which was presented at the American Psychosomatic...|
|2/23/2009 - Regular inhalation of incense smoke could increase the risk of a variety of respiratory cancers, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Statens Serum Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark, and published in the journal Cancer.
"This association is consistent with a large number of studies...|
|1/22/2009 - Smoking cigarettes and reading Natural News are two very incompatible notions. But Natural News readers are people after all, and thus not totally perfect. Besides, even the most fastidious raw foodist probably knows or even loves someone who occasionally takes a puff. For them, research on a substance...|
|1/22/2009 - It is common knowledge that smoking is a significant source and cause of ill-health. Second-hand smoke, too, has many known harmful effects. One more adverse effect for passive smokers can now be added to the list, with a recent study revealing that women who spent regular time with smokers experienced...|
|1/21/2009 - Smoking is bad for health, period. Its ill-effects extend beyond respiratory issues and lung cancer to other parts of the body, too. It, for example, has also been linked in recent studies to bladder cancer and colorectal cancer. And now, research in Finland has revealed that smoking during adolescence...|
|1/16/2009 - Are you a smoker who suffers from bad premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms? If your answer is "yes", you may have one more reason to consider throwing the sticks away. A study at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst has found that women aged 27 to 44 years who smoke are two times as likely to...|
|1/5/2009 - Most people recognize potential health risks to the smoker and those exposed to second-hand smoke. Throughout the world, cigarette labels warn of potential impotence, fetal injury, premature births, cancer, heart disease, emphysema, gum disease, and tooth loss. The Surgeon General's report in 2006 on...|
|7/31/2008 - The U.S. Congress has just voted to categorize tobacco as a drug, handing the FDA regulatory authority to control the advertising, marketing and sales of cigarettes. This hilarious move, if approved by the Senate and signed by the President, would put the FDA in the position of approving the sale of...|
|7/15/2008 - Physical exercise can decrease the risk of developing lung cancer by up to 45 percent in former smokers, while proper diet can decrease it even further, according to research presented at the American Association for Cancer Research's Sixth Annual International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention...|
|6/5/2008 - The rate of tobacco smoking is much higher among those with mental illness than among the general population, and those who are mentally ill also smoke more cigarettes and have more trouble quitting, according to a Washington Post editorial by Steven A. Schroeder, director of the Smoking Cessation Leadership...|
|2/25/2008 - Living with a smoker places companion animals of many species at increase risk for a variety of cancers and other health problems, many of which are fatal, according to a press release issued by Oklahoma State University.
"There have been a number of scientific papers recently that have reported...|
|10/6/2006 - Every year, nearly 300,000 people worldwide are diagnosed with oral cancer. This type of cancer has the highest incidence in people who use tobacco, including cigarettes, but the means by which tobacco promotes the development of oral cancer is unknown. Researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition...|
|8/31/2006 - Reynolds Tobacco (or RJR), the company that brought us Joe Camel, is up to its old tricks, targeting our children again.
Twenty years ago RJR created Joe Camel, who blew smoke rings over Times Square and was so heavily promoted that more children recognized this cartoon character than Walt Disney’s...|
|8/30/2006 - Newly released documents reveal that, despite knowing that ventilation and air filtration are ineffective at removing environmental tobacco smoke, British American Tobacco (BAT) promoted these technologies to the hospitality industry as viable options to smoking bans.
Writing in this week’s BMJ,...|
|7/19/2006 - Young or old, man or woman, smoker or non-smoker – no matter what category you fit into, cigarette smoke can weaken your bones and increase your risk for fractures, according to new research presented this week at the IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis in Toronto.
Smoking has long...|
|6/29/2006 - Nymox Pharmaceutical's (NASDAQ:NYMX) TobacAlert(TM) product allows for an easy-to-use, cost-effective
means of on-site testing for second-hand smoke exposure without the need for instruments, equipment or specialized training. Heavy exposure to second-hand smoke at home nearly tripled the risk that...|
|6/28/2006 - -- A new report by U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona has concluded that there is no safe level of secondhand smoke exposure. The report, which reviewed 20 years of evidence on the health hazards of exposure to secondhand smoke, found that even trace levels of exposure have immediate, damaging effects...|
|3/6/2005 - Is it time to ban cigarettes yet? In this essay, I'm going to give you three different perspectives on the issue. From one perspective, the public health view that says cigarettes are a deadly product that causes untold pain, suffering and death in the American population. From another view, I'll talk...|
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|7/12/2004 - New research is revealing how plant seeds depend on smoke and even heat from fires to get them to sprout. It's a smart strategy for the seed, of course: smoke comes from fires, and fires mean that the soil is probably fertile with new ash. Plus, if weeds and grass have been burned to the ground, a new...|
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