Huge US study published in the Lancet finds risk of heart disease linked to smoking is 25% higher for women. Toxic chemicals in tobacco smoke may have a more potent effect on women due to biological differences, scientists believe.
Smoking is more likely to give women heart disease than men, a study has found.
The majority of countries are doing nothing or are not doing enough to reduce smoking rates, the World Health Organization (WHO) said this week. The WHO said it was encouraged that more than one billion people in 19 countries are now covered by laws that require large, graphic health warnings on packages of tobacco, nearly [...]
The new cigarette labels mandated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that carry graphic images were unveiled recently, have increased calls to the SmokerXChoice national smokers’ quit line and requests for discounts and free information.
Calls to the SmokerZChoice stop smoking quit line have increased dramatically since the new FDA mandated warning labels [...]
A growing number of businesses are using sticks instead of carrots to encourage employees to stop smoking, in an effort to cut health insurance costs, Bloomberg Businessweek reports.
Macy’s started charging workers who admit using tobacco a surcharge of $35 per month for health coverage, according to the article. If the workers enroll in [...]
European Brand of Chantix “Quit Smoking Drug” linked to heart risk
There were more than 950,000 prescriptions of the drug in England last year
A drug, varenicline (Chantix) used by smokers to help them quit increases the risk of heart attacks and other serious cardiovascular problems, research says.
An international team reviewed studies involving more [...]