Month: March 2011

Nicotine raises blood sugar

U.S. researchers have found that nicotine in cigarettes may be responsible for serious complications in smokers with diabetes. They have shown that nicotine is strongly linked to persistently raised blood sugar levels among diabetics and scientists say they should make…

Healthcare providers ban e-cigarettes

The three largest healthcare providers in the state now ban electronic cigarettes. Regional Health changed its no-tobacco policy on Monday to include electronic cigarettes, Dale Gisi, director of human resources at Regional Health, said Tuesday. The health system adopted a…

More efforts needed to curb smoking

It is an 8.5 centimeter-long and 0.8 centimeter-thick dried herb stick wrapped in white paper, slim enough to fit between your second and third fingers. But it contains at least 250 harmful chemicals, more than 50 of which cause cancers…

Smoking Rates Go down in UK

Britain has achieved better results than many other countries at fighting its tobacco epidemic. Years of warnings about the hazards of smoking seem to be having an effect, with the UK placed at a quite low position (22nd) in a…

Menthol May Pose Lower Lung-Cancer Risk

Menthol cigarettes may pose a lower risk for lung cancer than unflavored versions, according to researchers at Vanderbilt University. A seven-year study of almost 86,000 adults in 12 southern states found that menthol smokers also use fewer cigarettes a day…

FDA Launches Tobacco Webinar Series for 2011

WASHINGTON – With regulations governing everything from tobacco advertising to product displays, retailers may find the road to selling tobacco products a bit confusing. However, the Food and Drug Administration is trying to make the road easier to navigate. The…