Nov 05, 2010
The Massachusetts Hospital Association is the latest in a growing number of business and governmental bodies refusing to hire applicants who smoke - a move which could save them more than $10,000 a year for every nonsmoking person they employ
Nov 01, 2010
Two new studies show how communities can cut the number of heart attacks - and slash unnecessary medical care expenses - at virtually no cost, confirming many earlier similar studies, says Action on Smoking and Health (ASH)
Oct 28, 2010
This Halloween millions of parents will warn children about the dangers of motor vehicle accidents, or of eating poisoned candy. But most will fail to warn about the biggest risk, which may kill more children than all of the others combined
Oct 27, 2010
Folklore says that vampires, the most frightening of all Halloween monsters, gradually enslave people by biting their necks, and eventually causing them to suffer a long and lingering death -- but REAL monsters Are far worse
Oct 21, 2010
Residents of France who continue to smoke are imposing huge costs on the great majority of the French who do not smoke, notes Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) in response to a new report that about 50% of all the unemployed in France are smokers.
Oct 19, 2010
Today's report that shoplifting costs the average American family about $425 each year is nothing compared to the costs imposed by smoking, which are almost five times higher, and about which something can easily be done, says ASH.
Oct 19, 2010
E-cigarettes are "just as bad" as conventional cigarettes, says the Malaysian Health Ministry, noting that "there is concern this nicotine delivery to the human lung might result in stronger toxicological, physiological and addictive effects."
Oct 14, 2010
The trade association for the electronic cigarette industry reportedly has been advised by a law firm claiming to have a patent covering all e-cig products that it intends to prevent the sale of such products which are not licensed, notes ASH.
Oct 05, 2010
Parents who do not smoke in the presence of their children, including even those who smoke only outdoors, nevertheless put their children at serious risk of "massive damage" to both skin and nerve cells, according to a new study, notes ASH.
Sep 29, 2010
Smokers average about four 15-minutes smoking breaks a day, wasting an employer more than a year of the smoker's working life, according to a new study, yet most employers don't reduce their pay or permit nonsmokers similar break time - ASH