Month: July 2009

Smokeless Tobacco Health Threat

The majority of people are aware of the health dangers caused by cigarette smoking. As a result, many people believe that other forms of tobacco products, such as dipping or spitting tobacco provide a safe substitute for the harmful effects…

Clinic offers new way to stop smoking

UNALASKA, – The Iliuliuk Family Health Services will be offering patients a new alternative to quit smoking. Catherine Garcia, marriage and family therapist program was trained in June to do NADA Protocol Acupuncture on the ear to help individuals to…

Kick the smoking habit

SMOKERS looking to give up the habit are being invited to free support and advice sessions from their local NHS. Drop in to quit smoking sessions will be running from August to October, offering personal support and products to help…

The Low-Cholesterol Lifestyle

It’s a given that the way we live has a big impact on our health. It should come as no surprise then that lifestyle changes are critical to lowering overall cholesterol and keeping levels in check. So what are the…

Does snuff cause cancer?

Most health officials discourage the use of smokeless tobacco products because of their potential health risks. But an analysis published today in the open access journal BMC Medicine claims smokeless tobacco products don’t appear to increase cancer risk. Researchers in…

Medical News: Smoking & Tobacco

LITTLE FALLS, N.J.,- Smokeless tobacco does not increase the user’s risk of cancers other than oropharyngeal and prostate cancer, according to an industry-sponsored review of data from 89 studies. The meta-analysis of North American and Scandinavian research did find a…

Children taking up cigarettes

More teens are smoking in Beijing, where the number of primary and middle school students picking up the habit has more than doubled from previous years, a survey has found. The survey, conducted by Beijing’s Centers for Disease Control and…

Insight gained into why people smoke

Now a newly conducted research has attempted to gain an insight into understanding the reason and cause why people smoke. They believe that these findings may one day be useful in developing better and more helpful quitting programs for smokers.…

E-Cigarettes Contain Toxins, FDA Analysis Shows

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, contain carcinogens and toxic chemicals, according to a new analysis by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). One sample even included diethylene glycol, a toxic ingredient found in antifreeze. E-cigarettes are often sold as a way…