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Liquid Nicotine in E-Cigarettes is a Rising Cause of Poisonings, CDC Says

April 7, 2014

Calls to poison control centers related to the liquid nicotine used in e-cigarettes were running at a rate of roughly one a month in 2010, but jumped to 215 in February of this year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Cutting Cigarette Scenes From TV Shows May Have Helped Reduce Smoking

April 4, 2014

FRIDAY, April 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Scenes of cigarette use have become less common on prime-time television shows, and it may be linked to reduced smoking rates in the United States, a new study suggests.
Researchers from the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia looked at cigarette use depicted in [...]


Nicotine in E-Cigarettes a Growing Public Health Threat, CDC Says

April 3, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The number of calls to poison control centers for nicotine poisoning from e-cigarettes has risen dramatically in recent years, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.
Calls related to poisoning from the liquid nicotine used in these devices were running at a rate of roughly one a month [...]


Smoking Bans Linked to Drop in Premature Births, Kids’ Asthma Attacks

March 31, 2014

Bans on smoking in public places and the workplace in North America and Europe are linked to a 10 percent drop in premature births and the number of children going to the hospital for an asthma flare-up, according to a new study.


Smoking May Dull Ability to Sense Bitter Tastes

March 27, 2014

THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Coffee’s full taste might be lost on smokers and former smokers, a new study suggests.
Researchers in France found that smokers and former smokers were less able to detect bitter tastes than nonsmokers. They theorized that it’s the result of exposure to toxic tobacco chemicals, although they didn’t establish [...]


Fewer Americans Would Smoke If Cessation Treatments Were Covered: CDC

March 27, 2014

THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — More Americans would quit smoking if coverage for every type of smoking-cessation treatment was provided by all state Medicaid programs, and if states removed barriers to coverage, according to a federal government study.
Although states are making progress, few of them provide Medicaid coverage for all treatments to help [...]


Smoke-Free Policies May Protect the Heart

March 27, 2014

THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new study finds that hospitalizations for heart disease and stroke dipped slightly in Michigan after the state cracked down on smoking in bars and restaurants.
But researchers can’t say whether the smoking ban was directly responsible for the drop in hospitalizations because other factors could have caused the [...]


E-Cigarettes May Not Help Smokers Quit, Study Finds

March 25, 2014

But the research should be viewed with caution. Find out why.


Broken Bones May Heal Slower in Smokers, Study Suggests

March 19, 2014

British researchers found that bone-healing cells in nonsmokers were of better quality, were more active, and divided more quickly than those in smokers.


Keep Your Heart Healthy

March 16, 2014

SUNDAY, March 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Here’s the bad news: Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and 49 percent of adults have at least one risk factor for the disease. But the good news is that there are a number of things you can do to keep your [...]



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