Quitting smoking helps good cholesterol levels

Quitting smoking helps good cholesterol levels. A study of 1,500 smokers in the USA has found that the amount of good cholesterol or high-density lipoprotein (HDL) goes up for those who quit smoking. Lead scientist Dr. Adam Gepner of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health also found that although weight gain […]

E-cigarette review and what it means for Dorset

Chris Ricketts, tobacco control lead for Public Health DorsetToday, Public Health England have fed back on an independent review, which they commissioned,into the use of e-cigarettes.We’re pleased to see that the review came back in a positive way and that e-cigarettes,according to their figures, are 95 per cent less harmful than smoking tobacco.What we’ve seen […]

Effective Cigarette Warning Labels

[MUSIC PLAYING] JOANNA COHEN: Tobacco companies try and make their products as attractive as possible. And really, they use the package as one of their key marketing devices. So they’ll have beautiful colors, very attractive words like luxury and premium, deluxe. They have used words like low tar and light to deceive people in thinking […]

A Vaping-Related Illness Has Turned Deadly, Here’s What You Need to Know

In recent weeks, reports of a mysterious respiratory illness have taken the U.S. by storm, onethat’s sickened at least 380 patients and turned fatal for seven.As health investigators from across the country begin to look into the issue, a common threadseems to be emerging: vaping.But medical studies are still in their preliminary stages, and there […]

As E-Cigarette Bans Loom, Stealth Vaping Devices Raise Concerns Among Parents, Health Officials

ANNOUNCER: LIVE IN THE CBS BROADCAST CENTER LOS ANGELES, THIS IS CBS 2 NEWS AT 5 P.M.. PAT: THE DEBATE OVER BANNING E-CIGARETTES TAKE CENTER STAGE. THERE’S A NEW CONCERN OF THE FAKING — AND VAPING CRAZE AMONG TEENS. JEFF: MORE PLACES ARE BEGINNING TO BAN VAPING IN PUBLIC SO PEOPLE ARE FINDING INNOVATIVE WAYS […]

Lung Injury Associated w/ E-cigarette Use or Vaping: Info for Clinicians

>>Good afternoon. I’m Commander Bat Kahn, and I’m representing the Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity, COCA, with the Emergency Risk Communication Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. I would like to welcome you to today’s COCA Call, Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with E-cigarette Product Use or Vaping: Information for Clinicians. You […]

Health impact from smoke on the rise as wildfires get worse

 BILLINGS, Mont. — Climate change in the Western US means more intense and frequent wildfires churning out waves of smoke that scientists say will sweep across the continent to affect tens of millions of people and cause a spike in premature deaths That emerging reality is prompting people in cities and rural areas alike to prepare […]

Impact of Flavors on Tobacco Product Use, Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, Ph.D

(Music)My name is Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin.I’m an associate professor of psychiatry atYale University School of Medicine.The overall goal of the Yale TCORS is really to understandthe role of flavors in tobacco products and to understandif flavors actually alter initiation and addiction totobacco products in young adults, adolescent smokers; andwe are really taking a very multidisciplinary approach […]