Month: May 2011

North Idaho College goes tobacco-free

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — North Idaho College officials say that starting in July, no tobacco use will be allowed on campus. That means no cigarettes, cigars, pipes, hookahs, and no smokeless tobacco products like chew or snuff. But the smoke-free…

Tobacco-Related Health Fraud

All tobacco products are harmful to your health, despite what they taste, smell, or look like. Claiming less harm or reduced risk of disease from using tobacco products misleads consumers to think that these products are safe to use. FDA…

Alex Perry pledges to quit smoking

Fashion designer Alex Perry is among 2000 Australian smokers expected to quit the habit soon, but it has nothing to do with cigarette packaging becoming less glamorous. The Australian says that up until two weeks ago, he lit up about…

How Secondhand Smoke Affects the Brain

Secondhand smoke has a direct, measurable impact on the brain similar to what’s seen in the person doing the smoking, according to a new study. The finding highlights the importance of limiting exposure to secondhand smoke in cars and other…