Month: May 2010

No Tobacco Day

Today, the United States joins with the World Health Organization (WHO) in observing World No Tobacco Day 2010. Tobacco use is the single leading preventable cause of death in the world and kills up to half of those who use…

Third of EU Nationals Still Smoke

BRUSSELS—Two decades after governments began campaigning against tobacco in earnest, a third of EU nationals—29%—still light up, according to the results of a Eurobarometer survey released Thursday. That finding was marginally better than that of a similar 2006 survey that…

Can infants’ wheezing be prevented?

In a study of close to 29,000 children in two European and four Latin American countries, researchers found that in general, certain factors were consistently linked with the risk of infant wheezing. Overall, babies who’d had a cold in the…

Beautiful lies in cigarette ads

Women must resist the temptation and just say no. It’s what medical experts hope more and more women would do as tobacco companies find cool new ways to lure them into lighting up. After the number of male smokers hit…

“Quit Smoking” Programs Reduce Premiums

A months-old Oregon law that requires health insurers to offer benefits encouraging people to quit smoking could become one of the state’s most cost-effective healthcare policies, at least in one doctor’s opinion. “For a smoker, there’s nothing more potent for…

Smoking Bad for Your Health Mr. Benigno

“Smoking is bad for your health.” This was the advice of former President Fidel V. Ramos to leading presidential candidate Senator Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III. FVR gave the advice Tuesday morning upon his arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International…