Archive for the 'Health Issues' Category

Male Smoking Reaches Alarming Rate In Vietnam

With almost half (47.4 percent) of adult men smoking or getting involved in other uses of tobacco, Vietnam has been put into the group of countries with extremely high smoking rates among men. The risk of secondhand smoking is also high with 67.6 percent of the adults exposed to the risk at home and 49.0 […]

Bangor Bans Smoking Cars with Immediate Effect

After the City Council voted 6-3 in favor of an anti-smoking measure, Bangor, Maine will become the first city to ban smoking in a motor vehicle when children under the age of 18 are present. Although similar statewide measures have been adopted in Arkansas and Louisiana, Bangor is the first city to adopt such an […]

Quit Smoking for a Healthier Xmas (Christmas)

Smokers who kick the habit today will have signs of a healthier heart as early as Christmas, campaigners have said. The British Heart Foundation (BHF) said every extra day after quitting helped smokers reduce their risk of heart problems in the future. It came as the charity continued its Under My Skin advertising campaign, with […]

Smoking less? You’re just inhaling more toxins

SMOKERS who cut down on the number of cigarettes they smoke each day may actually breathe in more toxic compounds than when they smoked heavily, a new study suggests. Researchers found that a group of heavy smokers who cut down to as few as five cigarettes per day still inhaled many more toxic substances than […]

Women more vulnerable to smoking’s deadly effects

For women, the attraction of smoking may be the perception of equality. Over the past 50 years smoking has been marketed toward women. About 19 percent of U.S. women smoke compared to 23 percent of men. But women who choose to smoke must also face the health risks. Many smoking women have died and, unfortunately, […]