Japan's smoking rate has dropped below 20 percent for the first time, according to a new survey, as a recent rise in cigarette prices helped to further discourage the habit.
(Medical Xpress)—Adolescents tend to be more powerful in influencing their friends to start smoking than in helping them to quit, according to sociologists.
Smoking rates in Australia have fallen 15 per cent over a three-year period that included the introduction of standardised packaging laws for tobacco products.
Cigarette smokers are more likely to commit suicide than people who don't smoke, studies have shown. This reality has been attributed to the fact that people with psychiatric disorders, who have higher suicide ...
People who smoke shisha regularly could be increasing the threat of heart disease, according to new research.
Adolescents tend to be more powerful in influencing their friends to start smoking than in helping them to quit, according to sociologists.
New York raised the minimum wage to buy cigarettes to 21 on Sunday, in its latest initiative to encourage healthier behavior among residents.
Those in the United States with a mental illness diagnosis are much more likely to smoke cigarettes and smoke more heavily, and are less likely to quit smoking than those without mental illness, regardless ...
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says health is the "great global connector" and nations cannot afford to ignore disease in any part of the world.
Nationally, smoking rates have decreased since 1996, but the declines have been driven by a relatively small share of counties across the US, according to new research from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation ...
Almost 13 million lives could be saved by 2050 in China if the country implements comprehensive tobacco control recommendations set forth by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Very few people are aware of the shocking level of devastation caused by tobacco each year in UK according to new figures released by Cancer Research UK today.
U.S. health officials have begun to predict the end of cigarette smoking in America.
Some key events and adult smoking rates in the fight over tobacco during the last 50 years in the U.S.:
An estimated 8 million lives have been saved in the United States as a result of smoking measures that began 50 years ago this month, according to a Yale-led study co-authored by three University of Michigan ...