Category Archives: smoking prevention

Research Needs And Approaches for e-cigarette


Tobacco prevention pays off in N.D.

Tobacco is a big problem in North Dakota. Each year it kills more than 800 people and costs the people of North Dakota more than $247 million in increased health care spending.

Two Maui Groups Get $150,000 Each for Tobacco Prevention

Two organizations in Maui County are among a list of the latest recipients to receive grant money from the Hawai’i Tobacco Prevention & Control Trust Fund.

Va. slashes funding for tobacco prevention

Facing budget shortfalls, Virginia and other states have cut funding for tobacco-prevention programs, according to a report released Wednesday by a group of public health organizations.

How Does Smoking Affect Athletes?

Lung Health
One of the main impacts of smoking on athletic performance is a decrease in lung function. The lungs consist of delicate membranes which are able to filter oxygen out of the air and send it into the bloodstream. Oxygen is essential for muscle function, especially during exercise, when muscles demand more oxygen. Smoking breaks down tiny hairs called cilia which are meant to prevent foreign bodies, such as dust and other particles, from interfering with respiration. Eventually the lungs become less efficient in drawing oxygen from the air, which can lead to asthma, bronchitis and other lung ailments. For athletes, this means a decrease in stamina and performance, as muscles that get inadequate oxygen become fatigued more quickly. Smokers also tend to suffer from shortness of breath more often than nonsmokers, as their muscles and heart demand more oxygen than their lungs are able to supply.

Safety of dissolvable tobacco products disputed

Tobacco company rep David Howard waxes enthusiastic when he talks about a new product his employer, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., has developed: a pellet of finely cured tobacco, binders and flavoring that dissolves in the mouth in 10 minutes.

Firing Up Tobacco Sales—Without the Smoke

As cigarette smoking continues to decline in the U.S., Reynolds American Inc. Chief Executive Daniel Delen wants Americans to consider new ways to consume tobacco.

Opinions on labels vary among local smokers, doctors

When you pick up your favorite cigarette pack next year, you could find a photo of a diseased lung staring you down and challenging your decision to smoke.

Hidden risks of chewing tobacco ‎

More than 80% of chewing tobacco products sold in England do not comply with legislation, according to a report seen by BBC News.Chewing_tobacco