News tagged with smoking prevention

Cigarette Ads Fuel Teens' Desire to Start Smoking

The more that teens see cigarette ads, the greater their risk of taking a puff. A new study shows that the particular content of tobacco marketing resonates with youth and that the vivid imagery in tobacco advertising captures ...

dateMar 03, 2010 in Health
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The Medical Minute: Cancer prevention

People often ask their physicians what they can do to prevent cancers. Various supplements and unorthodox treatments to clean out the system and purge toxins are promoted by convincing arguments as a way to improve health ...

dateFeb 18, 2009 in Cancer
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Argentina bans electronic cigarettes

Argentina on Monday banned the import, sale and promotion of electronic cigarettes, saying there is no proof they help smokers kick the tobacco habit.

dateMay 09, 2011 in Health
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Trend reversal: Big drop in kids' ear infections

(AP) -- Ear infections, a scourge that has left countless tots screaming through the night, have fallen dramatically, and some researchers suggest a decline in smoking by parents might be part of the reason.

dateMar 04, 2011 in Health
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iPhone quit-smoking apps not up to par

A new study finds that iPhone software applications designed to help people quit smoking fall short of the mark because they do not meet accepted standards.

dateFeb 08, 2011 in Health
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Electronic cigarettes hold promise as aid to quitting

A study led by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers reports that electronic cigarettes are a promising tool to help smokers quit, producing six-month abstinence rates nearly double those for traditional ...

dateFeb 08, 2011 in Health
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CDC: American cigarettes contain more carcinogens

Cigarette-smoking Americans receive higher doses of the most potent carcinogens than do smokers in many foreign countries because of variations in the way tobacco is processed for cigarettes, researchers from the Centers ...

dateJun 03, 2010 in Health
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Childhood harms can lead to lung cancer

Adverse events in childhood have been linked to an increase in the likelihood of developing lung cancer in later life. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Public Health describe how the link is partly explai ...

dateJan 18, 2010 in Cancer
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