Health

E-cigarettes significantly reduce tobacco cravings

Electronic cigarettes offer smokers a realistic way to kick their tobacco smoking addiction. In a new study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, scientists at KU Leuven report ...

Health

Move over e-cigarettes, meet heat-not-burn tobacco

If you haven't heard of heat-not-burn tobacco, you're not alone, but a new study published today in PLOS ONE from San Diego State University Graduate School of Public Health Associate Research Professor John W. Ayers suggests ...

Health

Tobacco linked to 40 percent of US cancers

Tobacco use remains the most preventable cause of cancer, and 40 percent of diagnosed US cancer cases may have a link to its use, health authorities said Thursday.

Health

Menthol-like cigarettes still sold in Canada despite ban

Despite a recent ban on the sale of menthol cigarettes in the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Nova Scotia, cigarettes made with similar coloring and marketed as having the same taste are still being sold, new research from ...

Health

A wake-up call for parents who smack their children

Most parents want what's best for their children. But when it comes to discipline, some misguidedly use physical force to punish or intimidate. Let's be clear: hitting and unnecessarily hurting children is never justified ...

Addiction

Availability of cheap tobacco undermining efforts to cut smoking

The effectiveness of price increases as a deterrent to cut smoking is being undermined by the availability of cheap tobacco, including roll-your-own and cartons of factory-made cigarettes, according to new research published ...

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Tobacco Control

Tobacco Control is a part of public health science dedicated to controlling the menace of tobacco and limiting the death and diseases caused by tobacco. Tobacco Control is a priority area for WHO which reflects in the fact that since its inception, WHO has come out with only one international convention focussing on tobacco control. The internatinal treaty is called the Framework Convetnion on Tobacco Control. The World Bank has also treated tobacco control as an important area affecting economic wellbeing of people and has produced reports on tobacco control.

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