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Vitamin C supplementaion in pregnant smokers improves lung function of newborns

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...

Mental health issues could shorten life more dramatically than smoking

5/28/2014 - Research carried out by psychiatrists at the University of Oxford and published in World Psychiatry has suggested that serious mental conditions could cut life expectancy by as much as 10 to 20 years. This makes the negative health impact of mental conditions as strong as, or even stronger than, cigarette...

E-cigarettes - the real 'gateway drug' for youth that leads to smoking for life

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...

The fear of quitting smoking has you hooked - eliminate it!

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. The...

Heavy metals in cigarettes feed 'the hook' - Learn how to get unhooked

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...

Quitting smoking can improve your mental health, say researchers

2/25/2014 - By now you'd have to either be living in a cave -- or another planet -- to be unaware of the dangers and negative health issues associated with smoking tobacco. Most people know that smoking causes cancer lung disease, and heart problems, just to name a few of the more common illnesses. But as researchers...

Stop smoking and get in shape for spring and summer

2/20/2014 - Any smoker can tell you that it is awful to be sitting there smoking a cigarette at the beginning of spring and seeing people going outside and getting in shape, jogging by or playing sports, and you know that, if you don't quit smoking, you won't be doing much of that. You take your stance and tell...

UK government can now ban smoking in cars to protect children

2/15/2014 - British Members of Parliament voted through a House of Lords amendment to enable the UK Health Secretary to ban smoking in cars with kids inside. Not just Wales but all of Great Britain is reeling from the decision, trying to figure out how the Government deems it "sensible" to regulate their every...

Former Marlboro Man dies from smoking-related disease

2/4/2014 - Eric Lawson, a former Marlboro-Man-turned-antismoking-advocate, died at his home from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on January 10. A lifelong smoker, Lawson was diagnosed with the smoking-related disease in 2006. He was eventually able to quit smoking before his death at age 72. Before taking...

New report shows cigarettes cause diabetes, liver cancer, reproductive issues and more

2/3/2014 - Americans for decades have known that smoking cigarettes (and, to a lesser extent cigars and pipes) can be a health-robbing, life-shortening endeavor. But a new report indicates that smoking can be even more dangerous than previously thought, and a lot of that most likely has to do with the toxic additives...

Cigarettes kill 480,000 Americans each year - That's equal to five college football stadiums full of people

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...

Self-proclaimed 'social' smokers may be delusional

1/22/2014 - A recent survey by the Co-operative Pharmacy may point to the fact that self-proclaimed social smokers may be delusional to the fact that they are actually frequent or common smokers, with many smoking up to 20 cigarettes a day. In the survey, one in three self-proclaimed smokers (self-proclaimed smokers...

14 & Out: Natural secrets to actually stop smoking for good revealed

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...

Twin photos reveal damage caused by lifetime of smoking

1/8/2014 - Cancer is the disease that most people probably think of when considering the major long-term health effects of a lifetime of smoking cigarettes. But a recent side-by-side comparison of multiple sets of twins, one twin a smoker and the other a non-smoker, reveals that accelerated aging is another major...

Keep your New Year's resolution - Stop smoking!

1/3/2014 - Did you do it? Did you say you would stop smoking for 2014? Have you yet? Are you trying? Do you know how? If you have the will power, there is a way! There is a way to quit smoking in 14 days or less, without the patch, without medication, without hypnosis, and you can learn from the best! First of...

Smoking plastic, pesticide, bleach and fiberglass - The four killers that Big Tobacco never mentions

12/17/2013 - Have you ever wondered why cigarettes don't go out in heavy wind and why they burn so evenly, all the way from one end to the other? Could it be that plastic particles are woven into the rolling paper to make your nicotine delivery device more efficient? Cellulose acetate is a form of plastic that's...

Research: Lack of cardiovascular fitness kills more than diabetes, smoking and obesity combined

12/3/2013 - The ability of the heart and lungs to provide oxygenated blood to tissues, coupled with the the muscles' proper use oxygen is called cardiovascular fitness. Aerobic activity increases cardiovascular fitness. It involves using the larger muscle groups during sustained physical movement. Most physical...

Superfoods end the smoking habit

11/23/2013 - How great would your New Year be if you quit smoking? Did you know that most cessation programs are just gimmicks to get you to switch to another addiction? Imagine trying to quit a chemical addiction (nicotine, ammonia and bleach) while eating food that is nutrient deficient (GMO and processed) and/or...

Obamacare navigators instruct applicants to lie about income, smoking status

11/13/2013 - You may have already seen them standing on street corners or roaming in parking lots hounding people to sign up for government healthcare. But all those Obamacare "navigators" who have been hired to persuade folks into compliance with the Affordable Care Act may actually be telling people to break the...

Vaccines for everything - The quest for a smoking jab continues

9/10/2013 - If you are a smoker struggling to kick the habit, the vaccine industry wants to see you inoculated with one of several new anti-smoking vaccines coming down the immunization pipeline. A recent study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine explains the industry's latest idea for helping...

Are your lungs charbroiled? Should you quit smoking or stop barbecuing?

9/6/2013 - What do they put in charcoals that fire and fumes carry onto your food? What happens to the carcinogenic "factor" of meat that's cooked black? What chemicals are in a commercial cigarette, and how could it be that eating blackened meat off a grill could equate to smoking over 500 cigarettes? This is...

Nutrition kicks the cigarette fix

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...

Health Basics - Stop smoking without gaining weight

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...

20 questions about smoking that will make you quit

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...

Ninety percent of U.S. tobacco is GMO; hey smokers, you're smoking pesticide!

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...

Study shows that a bit of exercise can curb the smoking habit

6/6/2013 - A new study, published online April 9th in the Journal of Adolescent Health, revealed that a small amount of exercise each day can potentially rid, or at least cut down, the nasty habit of smoking. Two-hundred and thirty-three high school students from 19 schools in West Virginia took part in the...

How do you stop smoking cigarettes without drugs?

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...

The 'Nic Fit' (nicotine) explained and solved

3/14/2013 - The nicotine fit can be quite overwhelming if not satisfied. Over 45 million "nic" addicts exist in the U.S. right now. Research shows that more than half of those smokers want to quit, or have tried quitting using various methods, but have none the less returned once again to the hook, the fix, the...

What do you get when you mix GMO tobacco with ammonia and bleach?

2/24/2013 - First, let's investigate part of that formula. What do you get when you mix ammonia with bleach and burn it? You get a toxic fire that doesn't go out in heavy wind. When you inhale (inward drag on a cigarette), you get a fire that burns at up to 1,700 degrees at the tip of the cigarette. Here, you have...

Smoking addiction similar to gambling; both are fixed to rob you of everything

2/6/2013 - The best metaphor for the smoking addiction and how it has gotten so many millions of people hooked is gambling. Gambling is a major addiction in the United States for many people. They go to Atlantic City or Las Vegas and bet their whole paycheck, sometimes cash advances on credit, or worse, their...

Quit smoking before 40, gain nearly a decade of life

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...

Graphic pictorial warnings help people quit smoking, study shows

2/2/2013 - Graphic pictorial warning labels on tobacco products may make it significantly easier for people to quit smoking, particularly those from disadvantaged racial or economic groups, according to a study published in the journal PLOS ONE. The research was conducted by researchers from the Harvard School...

How to naturally kick the smoking habit - for good!

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...

98 percent of Big Tobacco settlement money being used to fund something other than smoking prevention programs

12/12/2012 - The vast majority of the $246 billion rolling settlement awarded to all 50 U.S. states as part of the 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement is apparently being spent on things other than the anti-smoking programs and campaigns for which the money was intended, according to a new report. Entitled...

How to quit smoking before 2013

12/9/2012 - Did you make any resolutions last year that fell by the wayside? What resolutions will you make and keep this year? What about quitting cigarettes for real and never going back? You could change your life and health in one fell swoop! How will you do it? You need a comprehensive, proven plan that has...

Cigarette taxes cause individuals to smoke less, study finds

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...

Study shows heavy drinking could kill you more quickly than smoking

11/24/2012 - Without question, cigarette smoking is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. and the world, but lo and behold, a new study has found that heavy drinkers are at more risk of death than those who smoke. The German study, which followed 149 alcohol-dependent adults for 14 years, produced some...

No more cigarettes means 10 more years for women

11/18/2012 - A massive new study about smoking from the University of Oxford in the U.K. has reported breathtaking results. Doctors and researchers found the nasty effects associated with cigarettes years ago, but this study focused on the harms of smoking as well as the benefits of quitting. Putting aside the knowledge...

Why are men and women smoking cigarettes while serving in the military?

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...

Research shows parents of small children more likely to stop smoking if given the right program

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,...

Are cigarette smokers inhaling fumes from plastic?

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...

U.S. national campaign of scary, stop-smoking advertisements doesn't work and offers no guidance for quitting

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...

Use natural remedies to quit smoking

7/30/2012 - Smoking is more than just a bad habit; it's an addiction. Governments try to fight smoking by making policies to raise taxes and the price of cigarettes so fewer people can afford them. This might work for some, but for people who are truly addicted, real help to break the addiction is needed. Herbs,...

Understanding the war between nicotine and dopamine helps smokers quit

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...

The 'cigarette hangover' and how it worsens smoking addiction

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...

New research reveals breathing pattern of smokers deepens the addiction

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...

Smoking shisha, hookah for one hour the equivalent of smoking 100 cigarettes, claims WHO

4/1/2012 - It is becoming all the rage among the younger generation in Western culture today, and has long been a popular social pastime in many Middle Eastern cultures. But the World Health Organization (WHO) now claims that smoking hookah, also known as shisha, for one hour is the equivalent of smoking 100 cigarettes,...

Quit smoking now - 5 strategies that really work

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...

Indian tobacco helps smokers kick the habit and repair their lungs

3/2/2012 - Before the American Indian culture was shattered, the Indians used an unprocessed tobacco in pipes ceremoniously and for healing. Yes, healing lung disorders. Indian tobacco is known as Lobelia inflate or lobelia, which some herbalists, unafraid of being politically incorrect for using an herb once...

Marijuana smoking better for lungs than cigarettes

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...

Stop smoking programs - which ones really work?

12/29/2011 - The pills, the patch, nicotine gum, hypnotherapy, and electronic cigarettes all have popular names, but most will fail the smoker who doesn't understand the one aspect they all have in common, which reveals exactly what they are all lacking. Research reveals there are multiple reasons why people smoke,...

The dark side of smoking - what Big Tobacco doesn't want you to know

12/11/2011 - The truth is that most pack-a-day smokers are hooked and cannot figure out how to quit, mainly because most cessation methods don't address the true depth of the addiction, and most are just scams that are marketed by "Big Pharma" to damage your health even further and send any "ex-smokers" right back...

A method to quit smoking that really works - organic tobacco

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) In...

Yes, you can quit smoking - here's how

12/2/2011 - Most smokers believe that nicotine is the root of their addiction, but there are actually 4,000 other chemicals in cigarettes creating anxiety and driving them to crave relief, which the nicotine brings, but only for about 15 to 20 minutes. The massive amount of toxic chemicals in cigarettes wreaks...

Teenage smoking is on the rise but the right services can save these young lives

10/13/2011 - Being a teenager is a time young adults attempt to learn and discover who they are. Along the way teenagers make good and bad decisions that help shape who they become. Many of these experiences can be mild in scope but some cases of poor judgment can have a far reaching effect on future health. Teenage...

Smoking vaccine fails clinical trials, $4.1 million in taxpayer dollars down the drain

7/21/2011 - An experimental new anti-smoking vaccine has failed miserably in clinical trials, faring no better than a placebo shot at helping people to quit smoking. Produced in partnership with drug giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Nabi Biopharmaceuticals' NicVAX was intended to help people quit smoking by triggering...

FDA and Big Pharma blow smoke in your face over smoking cessation drug dangers

6/29/2011 - Kicking the nicotine habit usually involves mental and emotional angst. It`s usually taken lightly, even humorously. After all, no frustrated smoker has ever climbed a building threatening to jump or shoot passers-by. Now we find that a popular drug sold internationally as a panacea for quitting smoking...

FDA unfairly maligns tobacco plant with graphic new cigarette warning labels

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....

World No Tobacco Day

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,...

Smoking habits passed from father to son, mother to daughter, study finds

2/19/2011 - Children of parents who smoke are more likely to smoke themselves than other children, but according to a new study published in the journal Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, the genders of those involved can make all the difference. Maria Loureiro and her colleagues from the Universidade...

US Surgeon General lies by omission: Smoking one cigarette can kill you? Seriously?

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...

Thousands of Indonesian children and babies are chain smokers

11/11/2010 - Aldi Rizal was just 11 months old when he smoked his first cigarette, and by the time he turned two years old, the Indonesian baby boy was smoking four packs of cigarettes a day. And there are thousands of other chain-smoking babies and children across the South Asian country just like him that are...

It's official: Smoking makes you stupid

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...

Smoking increases stress levels

8/13/2010 - Many people say they smoke because it helps to take the edge off and reduce their stress levels. But new research has found that smoking induces an opposite effect, increasing stress levels over time rather than calming the nerves. A team of researchers from the London School of Medicine and Dentistry...

Avoid or Stop the Smoking Habit and the Chemicals Inhaled

2/1/2010 - Many smokers are determined to stop smoking come January each year. Some find this New Year's resolution much harder than they thought and usually give up after a few days. There is no question that smoking is highly addictive and a very difficult habit to break. Many smokers have tried to quit at one...

Smoking Increases and Risk for Bladder Cancer Increases Too

12/8/2009 - In the latest example of all good things eventually coming to an end, smoking is on the increase in America, just one year after the smoking rate in America hit an all-time low. Worst of all, the increased smoking rate brings with it an even greater bladder cancer risk. Looking back, the year 2008...

Nicotine gum linked to mouth cancer

10/12/2009 - Smoking cessation products such as nicotine gum, lozenges and inhalers may contribute to the development of mouth cancer, according to a study conducted by the Medical Research Council and published in the journal PLoS One. "Although we acknowledge the importance of encouraging people to quit smoking,...

Diseases Caused by Smoking will be Graphically Depicted on Packs

9/12/2009 - Smoking is a habit associated with numerous diseases, and the labels on cigarettes will soon more accurately reflect this. Obama recently signed a measure that might update warnings on cigarette packs to stronger and more accurate messages, like Smoking Causes Cancer and Smoking Kills. Graphic images...

American Medical Association Promoted Tobacco, Cigarettes in its Medical Journal

6/12/2009 - This article originally ran on NaturalNews in 2007, but given the recent passage of a "tobacco control bill" by the U.S. Senate, it deserves repeating. Read this article to learn some rather shocking information about the history of collaboration between Big Tobacco and the American Medical Association. Despite...

Stop Smoking with Hypnotherapy

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...

Smoking during Pregnancy may Cause Aggression in Children

4/24/2009 - Picture a pregnant woman taking a long drag from a cigarette and you may picture a premature baby with a low birth weight, fighting for its first breath - but what most of us don't picture is an aggressive child. However, new evidence points to smoking during pregnancy as a cause for aggression in children,...

Just Being Overweight Shortens Life: Effects of Excess Weight may Match Smoking

3/26/2009 - A study conducted in Sweden spanning almost four decades has suggested that overweight persons, and not just those who were obese, may also be subjected to increased risk of premature death. It also suggested that the adverse effects of excess weight on mortality may be as significant as smoking cigarettes. Details...

Associated Press Kills Michael Phelps Bong Story, Questions Whether Marijuana Was Being Smoked at All

2/6/2009 - Following his admission that he was caught smoking a bong, Michael Phelps has now learned he's been dropped from Kellogg's as a sponsor. When his sponsorship contract runs out at the end of the month, it won't be renewed by Kellogg's, according to a source that spoke to CNBC earlier today (http://www.cnbc.com/id/29041954). But...

Olympian Michael Phelps Caught Smoking Bong, Media Pressured to Kill Photos

1/31/2009 - Super Olympian swimmer Michael Phelps has been caught in photographs depicting him partying and smoking a bong. The media is going crazy over the issue, calling Phelps a "pot head" and suggesting that his tens of millions of dollars in celebrity endorsements will now vanish. Corporate America, of course,...

Weight Gain: A New Reason to Get Smokers to Kick the Habit

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...

How to Quit Smoking Naturally

1/19/2009 - In the US today, cigarette smoking causes one-third of all cancer fatalities and one-fourth of all fatal heart attacks. In addition to this, there are many illnesses and diseases that are a direct result of cigarette smoking. This includes chronic bronchitis, emphysema, assorted respiratory ailments,...

Smoking Increases Risk of Premenstrual Syndrome

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...

Employers Consider Bold New Ways to Halt Smoking Among Workers

1/1/2009 - Confronted with rising health care costs, employers across the United States are trying out new and creative ways to get their employees to cut out a behavior that may strain the health system more than any other: smoking. "We're talking about ending an epidemic. This is a global pandemic," Centers...

Smoking During Pregnancy Increases Risk of Cleft Lip in Infants

12/12/2008 - Women who smoke while pregnant increase the risk that their children will be born with cleft lips, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Bergen, Norway, and published in the journal Epidemiology. "First trimester smoking was clearly associated with risk of cleft lip,"...

Smoking Linked to Bladder Cancer

11/27/2008 - Smoking strongly increases a person's risk of developing bladder cancer - a risk that the majority of the population seems to be unaware of, according to a new analysis conducted by researchers from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. "The general public understands that cigarette...

Fasting, Losing Weight and Quitting Smoking, with Dr. Gabriel Cousens

11/11/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Fountain of Youth Summit, which can be found at http://fountainofyouthworldsummit.com. In this excerpt, Dr. Gabriel Cousens answers questions about the safety of fasting, losing weight and smoking cessation with fasting. The Fountain of Youth World...

Should the FDA Regulate Tobacco? Health Freedom Advocate Says Criminalizing Cigarettes is a Mistake

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...

Doctors, American Medical Association hawked cigarettes as healthy for consumers

7/25/2007 - Despite its stated mission, "To promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health," the American Medical Association (AMA) has taken many missteps in protecting the health of the American people. One of the most striking examples is the AMA's long-term relationship with the...

Anti-smoking ads cleverly boost smoking among teens

11/6/2006 - Tobacco industry-funded anti-smoking ads aimed at discouraging teen smoking actually caused teens to smoke more, according to a new report by Australian researchers published in the American Journal of Public Health. Phillip Morris' "Talk: They'll Listen" ad campaign -- designed to get parents to...

Smoking out the links between nutrition and oral cancer (press release)

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...

Smoking increases risk and omega-3 fatty acids decreases risk of blinding disease (press release)

9/11/2006 - Researchers in Boston studied elderly male twins and found that those who smoke or have a history of smoking had an increased risk of developing age-related macular degeneration as compared to those who never smoked. At the same time, those who ate more fish and had diets with higher levels of omega-3...

Maternal smoking linked with severe tic disorder (press release)

8/30/2006 - Women who smoke during pregnancy appear to have a very strong risk of having a child with severe symptoms of Tourette's syndrome and the risk of having obsessive-compulsive disorder is also increased in these children. Tourette syndrome is a neurological disorder that develops in childhood or adolescence...

Smoking and Obesity May Increase the Risk of Erectile Dysfunction (press release)

8/29/2006 - A prospective study by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) has found that obesity and smoking are strongly associated with a greater risk of erectile dysfunction (ED). Meanwhile, regular physical activity appeared to have a significant impact on lowering the risk of ED. This...

Clearing the air links between smoking and osteoporosis strengthened (press release)

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...

Is the American Cancer Society more interested in cancer profit than cancer prevention?

7/31/2005 - A staggering 1.37 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in calendar 2005. That statistic was taken straight from the American Cancer Society's own reports. Given the crushing impact of cancer on public health, coupled with the ineffectiveness of measures like chemotherapy and radiation, you'd...

Why we should bar smokers from taxpayer-funded health care coverage

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...

Sedentary lifestyle causes more deaths than smoking, says study

7/28/2004 - Following a sedentary lifestyle is more dangerous for your health than smoking, says a new study reported in the South China Morning Post, and carried out by the University of Hong Kong and the Department of Health. In the study, researchers looked at the level of physical activity in people who died...

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