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Teenagers whose mothers smoked during pregnancy, or whose parents or friends smoke, are more likely to smoke themselves. The findings come from a new study carried out at Imperial College London and published today in the journal Thorax, which highlight
The government’s ambition for a five year improvement in disability free life expectancy by 2035 is one that we can all share,1 but if it is to be achieved the NHS has to ensure that tobacco dependence treatment is provided for every smoker cared for by
This year, Wunderman Health chose to study the smoking cessation category—in which decades of anti-smoking campaigns have failed to persuade the estimated 38 million Americans who smoke to quit.
The ‘Saved By The Scan’ campaign and online eligibility quiz educates former smokers on the importance of getting screened for lung cancer
Studies suggest that smoking cigarettes changes the way that the brain processes sensory stimuli and perceives pain. Nicotine tricks the body into feeling less pain at first and releases feel-good chemicals like dopamine, which is why smoking has an addi
How can you tell if someone, like your child, is just vaping nicotine or vaping pot? Pat Taney looked into that for this week’s Good Question report. Since they hit the market, electronic cigarettes have seen a rise in teen use.
Held less than a week before Canada was set to legalize cannabis, the public health session had a message for parents: Marijuana would be legal for adults, but it was not safe for young people. And parents needed to instill in their children the idea th
Women are more likely to smoke during pregnancy if they live in areas with lots of shops selling cigarettes, a study shows. Pregnant women living in Scottish neighbourhoods with the highest availability of tobacco products are 70 per cent more likely to
Individuals encounter resources in the course of their regular daily activities which may hamper smoking cessation. This study highlights the relevance of considering the tobacco retail environment of both individuals’ residential neighbourhood and activ
A new study in Chest has identified a correlation between electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and asthma symptoms in youth. The association was independent of cigarette smoking and ENDS use and exposure to secondhand cigarette smoke. While curren