Month: October 2010

Tobacco control in China

With two months left, China’s smoking ban in public venues, including restaurants and bars, may well go up in smoke. The government has promised to ensure that all public places, workplaces and public transportation go smoke free by January 2011.…

E-Cigarettes are also unhealthy

Many electronic cigarettes, or E-cigs, are marketed as a healthy alternative to regular cigarettes. But according to an NYU professor, that might not be the case. NYU Langone professor Jonathan Whiteson, medical director of the Culinary and Pulmonary Wellness and…

Pharmacy tobacco sales snuffed

Saskatchewan pharmacies will stop selling tobacco products as of April 1, 2011, Health Minister Don McMorris said Monday. McMorris released the province’s tobacco reduction strategy as he opened a two-day symposium that brings together health officials from across Saskatchewan. He…

Smokers Burnt by Alzheimer’s Risk

Heavy smoking in middle age may more than double the risk of Alzheimer’s disease later in life, according to a large population-based study. The prospective cohort study of more than 21,000 people found that those who smoked more than two…

Positive Social Traits Trump Bad Health Habits

Many studies have documented the dangers of the traditional negative physical risk factors on health — excessive smoking, drinking and being overweight. But far less research has focused on less-tangible, positive influences — the protective role of psychological and social…

Continue fight against smoking

The legislation passed, and Wisconsin has been smoke-free for over 100 days. But the fight against smoking-induced adversity is not over. Both locally and nationally, lawmakers are deliberating over smoking regulations, and while Wisconsinites are adjusting to the new law,…