Daily Archives: July 29, 2010

Smoking’s impact on health ‘catastrophic’

ALBANY — More than 20,000 New Yorkers under the age of 18 become new smokers each year despite efforts by the state health department to encourage smoking cessation, and the agency is now introducing two new television public service announcements to sound the alert.

Electronic Cigarettes Require More Suction Than Conventional Brands

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Stronger suction is required to smoke “electronic cigarettes” – marketed as tobacco-free nicotine delivery systems – than conventional brands, with possible adverse effects on human health, researchers at the University of California, Riverside report.