Study Links The Liquid Used In E-cigarettes To An Increased Risk Of Viral Infections

News from National Jewish Health The liquid used in electronic cigarettes has been linked to a significantly higher risk of respiratory viral infections, whether the liquid contains nicotine or not, according to a published study by researchers at National Jewish Health in Denver. “We took cells from the airways of young, healthy non-smokers and exposed…

CVS Really Does Care! CVS Stores to Stop Selling Tobacco

Statement by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on CVS Tobacco Announcement The Department of Health and Human Services applauds CVS Caremark Corp. for their leadership in helping to make the next generation tobacco-free. CVS Caremark’s announcement that CVS/pharmacy stores will no longer sell cigarettes and other tobacco products is an unprecedented step in…

When smoking stopped being cool

Smoking can kill you. We’ve known that for at least 50 years — and yet millions still smoke, and thousands more pick up the habit every year. Why? Their stories involve strong addictions, passionate defiance — and billions spent to make people act against their own best interest. Watch the video below, then read the…

Tobacco Myths Persist 50 Years After the US Surgeon General First Warned Americans of the Dangers of Smoking

MD Anderson News Release 11/07/13 MD Anderson experts debunk myths, share new facts and resources to address this persistent health issue Tobacco misconceptions prevail in the United States despite the dramatic drop in smoking rates since the release of the first Surgeon General’s Report on smoking and health in January 1964. Experts at The University…

What You Should Know About E-Cigarattes – news from the Mayo Clinic

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, have ignited a smoke-free firestorm of controversy. Last month the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that their use by children doubled from 2011 to 2012. In spite of one study that concluded e-cigarettes may help smokers break free from their nicotine addiction, other experts have voiced concerns they…

Electronic Cigarettes Popular But Unproven – new video from National Jewish Health

Dr. Amy Lukowski, Clinical Director for Health Initiatives at National Jewish Health, tells CBS Denver that while they make big claims and are growing in popularity, electronic cigarettes are not yet proven effective or safe. Dr. Lukowski recommends people interested in quitting call their state’s quitline at 1.800.QUIT.NOW. Many quitlines offer other forms of nicotine…

Anti-smoking medication shows promise for treating alcohol dependence

NIH researchers seek to expand treatment options A smoking-cessation medication may be a viable option for the treatment of alcohol dependence, according to a study by scientists at the National Institutes of Health. The study found that varenicline (marketed under the name Chantix), approved in 2006 to help people stop smoking, significantly reduced alcohol consumption…

Education campaign returns with powerful stories to help Americans quit smoking

Campaign to expose tragic health impact of smoking Continuing with the success of last year’s national education ad campaign, “Tips from Former Smokers,” a second series of ads was launched today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The ads, funded by the Affordable Care Act’s Prevention and Public Health Fund, feature compelling stories…