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Nicotine without the smoke

Anti-smoking groups worry that smokeless tobacco products will exacerbate a public health problem.

Upper West Side Condo Votes to Ban Smoking

NEW YORK CITY’S smoking ban spreads from bars and restaurants to parks and beaches Monday, and now one condominium on the smokingbanUpper West Side has taken the step of prohibiting residents from smoking inside their apartments.

Nicotine and cocaine leave similar mark on brain after first contact

The effects of nicotine upon brain regions involved in addiction mirror those of cocaine, according to new neuroscience research.

Interest in E-cigarettes Is High, but Safety and Effectiveness Unknown

Electronic cigarettes are drawing heavy media and marketing attention, and while a new study finds that consumer interest also runs high, a e-cigarettescompanion study underscores that e-cigarettes’ ability to help smokers cut down or quit is unknown.

Cigarette smoking may be hazardous to your career

Under a new policy believed to be the first of its kind for a hospital in Massachusetts, Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport last month began testing prospective employees for nicotine use. Those who fail the screening can forget about a job. The rejected candidates are told to reapply in six months — if they’ve quit puffing by then. “As a health care facility, we believe it’s our right to say we don’t want any smoke in our building or on our employees,’’ said Deb Chiaravalloti, spokeswoman for Anna Jaques. “We are taking a stand, saying that if you smoke you cannot work here because we are promoting good health. We want to have as healthy an environment as we can for our employees and patients.’’

Native Americans call New York City Mayor Bloomberg’s ‘cowboy hat’ remark racist

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s advice to Gov. David Paterson on how to collect sales tax on cigarettes sold on Indian reservations was simple: “Get yourself a cowboy hat and a shotgun” and enforce the law.

Russia to adopt mandatory warning labels on cigarettes

Russian tobacco producers will introduce warning messages on cigarette packs on Saturday to enhance public awareness of smoking-risia smokersrelated mortality threats.

Which countries smoke the most?

The percentage of female smokers is increasing, and the number of annual tobacco-related deaths is expected to rise at an alarming rate unless action is taken, the World Health Organization announced on World No Tobacco Day.

Electronic cigarette: a Remedy or a Threat

As the controversy and heated debates around electronic cigarettes is growing rapidly, we decided to write an article, reviewing the majority of written material published in the web.