Clara Cowell did not even quit smoking because of her health.
Banning smoking in public places can improve pregnancy outcomes over the years, says a new study.
The mother of eight would drink as much as 10 liters of the fizzy beverage a day.
In case of people from the lower economic strata, poor mental health might result in their unusual behaviors and it is not vice versa, a recent study reported.
Smoking is linked with cancers of not just the lungs but also that of the liver, bowel, pancreas, bladder and ovary. However, a new study says that under certain situations, smokers' lungs can be used in double-lung transplant surgeries.
For people who are suffering from lung, head or neck cancer, it might be a good idea to stop smoking before surgery as the chances of a relapse are less. For those who continue smoking, additional precaution had to be taken to stop relapse.
For people who are HIV positive, bacterial pneumonia is a common threat and critical at the same time. A recent study suggests that smokers who were HIV positive had 50 percent more chances of getting the infection than HIV-positive individuals who did not smoke.
The popular saying 'action speaks louder than words' can probably be rephrased to 'graphics speak louder than words', as scientists in a new research have found that explicit graphic details on cigarette packets are more effective than mere words warning the smoker of health consequences.
For smokers who are thinking of leaving the habit, here is another incentive to do so. In a recent study undertaken and published by The British Journal of Psychiatry, it was observed that the level of anxiety was less in smokers who quit smoking and refrained from smoking even after six months. The study was conducted taking 491 smokers who attend National Health Service smoking cessation clinics in England. The data was then followed up with another study after 6 months.
Of all the things that a new year promises to be, it is also a great opportunity to improve one's lifestyle choices and to have a healthier attitude towards life. A New Year resolution that promises to be a life-changing one is to quit smoking.
According to a new report from the Department of Public Health, there is a decrease in the number of students smokers in California, but apparently, there is also rise in the number of students increasingly getting dependent on the usage of smokeless tobacco. Smokeless tobacco refers to a number of tobacco products that are used by means other than smoking, including chewing, sniffing, applying on the skin etc.
A new Danish study suggests that among HIV patients who are receiving well-organized care with free access to antiretroviral therapy, patients who smoke are at an earlier risk of death from smoking-related health issues than to HIV. The findings of the study emphasize the importance of kicking the butt among HIV infected patients in long-term.
In the wake of recent reports about alarming rates of teenagers and school children picking up smoking, a new study suggests that the problem can perhaps be dealt with if strong school smoking-prevention programs and high cigarette prices are introduced. Smoking among high school students is getting more and more common and repeated health warnings issued by the government do not seem to make any difference. Although recent research reports have suggested that banning smoking in public places and restaurants in some countries do reflect some improvements in the number of lung cancer patients, there is still need for a stricter or a more effective way to deal with the problem.
So you may be telling yourself that not completely quitting on smoking and cutting down to one cigarette a day won't do much harm. But researchers say that even women who smoke as little as one cigarette a day are at high risks of dying suddenly from heart attack and other heart problems. According to Canadian researchers, the risk for these women double when compared to women who don't smoke at all and the risk is particularly high for long-term smokers. However, the threat can be reversed in five years if women quit smoking completely.
A federal judge on Tuesday has ruled that major tobacco companies must tell the US public that they lied about the dangers of cigarettes. They must do so, spending their own money, conducting public advertising campaign.