The number of women and girls who use tobacco products has been steadily declining for years. But tobacco use among males –– who account for the overwhelming majority of smokers –– has until now been expanding.
Scientists found that current and former e-cigarette users were 1.3 times more likely to develop chronic lung disease, while tobacco smokers increased their risk by a factor of 2.6.
Turkey will join countries like France, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia in selling cigarettes in plain packaging as diseases attributable to tobacco use causes more than 100,000 deaths in Turkey yearly.
Duterte is notorious internationally for his deadly anti-narcotics crackdown, but he has also imposed a wide-ranging ban on smoking in public that is part of his pledge to get tough on public disorder.
Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 2,051 confirmed and probable US lung injury cases and 39 deaths associated with use of e-cigarettes, or vaping products.
At least six people have died in the US recently after vaping in an outbreak that has sickened hundreds with severe pulmonary disease and left several teenagers in induced comas.
The owner of the Camel and Silk Cut brands is paying $1.5 billion for the second-largest cigarette company in Bangladesh. That a hefty eight times revenue, suggesting Japan Tobacco thinks it can lure new smokers to take up the cancer-causing habit.
May 31 is the World Health Organization's annual World No Tobacco Day. This year the UN agency called for tougher measures to reduce risks associated with tobacco use.
Australian researchers looked for the most repulsive colour to help save lives.
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