Aug 17, 2010
Despite claims of virtually total harm reduction, a new study shows that smokers who switch from cigarettes to smokeless tobacco still have a much higher risk of death than someone who gave up nicotine entirely, notes Action on Smoking and Health
Aug 12, 2010
The head of the Royal College of General Practitioners has reminded his members that parents who smoke in cars when their kids are present may be guilty of child abuse, a situation which the Children Act 1989 requires be reported to authorities.
Aug 11, 2010
Even if replacing tobacco cigarettes with e-cigarettes [e-cigs] or snus significantly reduces the individual user's risk of death, a public health strategy based upon promoting such nicotine-administration products may save few if any lives - Study
Aug 09, 2010
One of the country's largest e-cigarette [e-cig] companies has been forced to make major concessions to settle a law suit which threatened to put it out of business, says Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), America's first antismoking organization.
Aug 08, 2010
Six countries, five states, and many local jurisdictions have banned smoking in cars when children are present to protect them from the clear dangers of tobacco smoking pollution, and an estimated sixteen states are now debating similar restrictions.
Aug 04, 2010
Smokers who fast during Ramadan, and already refrain from food, drinks and cigarettes from dawn to dusk, are being urged to quit during the night and quit for life, reports Action on Smoking and Health (ASH).
Aug 03, 2010
Britain's Medicine and Healthcare Regulatory Agency [MHRA] has reportedly decided to ban e-cigarettes [e-cigs] with only 21 days of notice, at least according to a leaked letter dated July 29, 2010, from an officer of the Trading Standards Service.
Aug 02, 2010
An important study has found new and previously unsuspected potential health problems for users of e-cigarettes [e-cigs] in addition to the many already reported by the FDA.
Jul 26, 2010
Indonesia has finally agreed to ratify a tough world antismoking treaty, but only after photos and video reports of a two-year old who is so addicted that he smokes two packs a day appeared on the Internet -- activists elsewhere may follow lead
Jun 28, 2010
The Food and Drug Administration [FDA] is considering whether to ban the sale of e-cigarettes advertised to administer marijuana to users "at the office, or even on the plane" and with ads suggesting use to get high in public without being detected.