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|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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,...|
|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...|
|7/30/2012 - 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,...|
|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...|
|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,...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|12/29/2011 - 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,...|
|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...|
|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)
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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,...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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,...|
|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...|
|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.
|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...|
|4/24/2009 - 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,...|
|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.
|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).
|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,...|
|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...|
|1/19/2009 - 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,...|
|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...|
|1/1/2009 - 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...|
|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,"...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|7/25/2007 - 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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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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|7/28/2004 - 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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