No Safe Level of Cigarette Smoking

No Safe Level of Cigarette Smoking

Many smokers believe very light smoking or not smoking every day may reduce their health risks. In a study of 290,000 middle-aged and older smokers, researchers found long-time, low-volume smokers had significantly higher mortality risks compared with those who had...
Cigar Smoking Raises All-cause Mortality

Cigar Smoking Raises All-cause Mortality

There are some who smoke cigars because they think they are not as harmful as cigarettes. A 26-year study of almost 360,000 U.S. adults, found those who exclusively smoked cigarettes experienced twice the risk of never-smokers. The all-cause mortality of those who...
Global Smoking Deaths Rising

Global Smoking Deaths Rising

Smoking is responsible for about 6 million deaths per year globally at an estimated associated cost of $1 trillion. An international report projects that by 2030, smoking-related deaths will rise to over 8 million a year! While smoking in the U.S. has fallen to a...
No Safe Level for Smoking

No Safe Level for Smoking

Lighting up just one time per day poses a significantly increased risk for heart disease and stroke. This large meta-analysis of 141 studies in 21 countries found smoking one cigarette a day was associated with a 48-74% increased risk in men, and a 57-118% risk for...
Philip Morris Vows to ‘Give Up Cigarettes’

Philip Morris Vows to ‘Give Up Cigarettes’

Philip Morris International ran advertisements in the U.K. this week vowing to stop selling cigarettes. It is hard to believe, and many suspect this is a stunt—like a bad April Fools joke. PMI claims it has a global commitment to replace cigarettes with smoke-free...
Big Tobacco Finally to Run “Corrective” Ads

Big Tobacco Finally to Run “Corrective” Ads

Big tobacco will finally run the “corrective” ads a federal court ordered because they engage in massive wrongdoing that causes a staggering number of deaths–1200 deaths per day in the U.S. This advertising will highlight the deadly nature of their...
Big Tobacco Continues to Survive

Big Tobacco Continues to Survive

Despite the predictions of the demise of the tobacco industry, it continues thriving, increasing sales and profitability. In 2016, the five global leaders (excluding China) shipped 2.7 trillion cigarettes, more than 300 for every man, woman, and child in the world....
From the Plant to the Puff

From the Plant to the Puff

You may not be a smoker, but you know that cigarettes can kill you. It actually kills half of all who start and never quit! The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has created some videos and interactive tools to help you learn more about the potentially harmful...
Will Big Tobacco be Victorious in the U.K.?

Will Big Tobacco be Victorious in the U.K.?

Big Tobacco, representing companies like Phillip Morris, British American Tobacco, Imperial Tobacco, and Japan Tobacco have filed suit against the U.K.’s “plain packaging” laws which are due to take effect in May 2016. They claim the law seizes their...
“Quit Like a Champion”

“Quit Like a Champion”

The 2015 Great American Smokeout is one week away! The American Cancer Society designates the third Thursday of each November to encourage smokers to go the distance and give up smoking. Ready-to-use graphics for social media, flyers, posters and table tents can be...

Kuddos to the FDA!

The U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has banned the marketing of four R J Reynolds cigarette brands because they do not meet specific safety and composition requirements. The FDA found they have changed so much over the last few years they do not resemble the...
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