Tobacco Doesn’t Just Kill Smokers; It Kills the Environment

A WHO report details the environmental harms caused by cigarettes and by tobacco products in general, including deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions.


Opioid Use Now Tops Tobacco Use in the U.S.

Recent federal data shows that more people in the U.S. use opioid painkillers than tobacco, highlighting the tragic opioid crisis gripping the country.


CDC: The Smoking Rate Dropped to 15% in 2015

New numbers released this week by the CDC show that people are quitting smoking at the fastest rate in 20 years.


Study Links Diets High in Saturated Fat to Lung Cancer

A recent study found that a diet high in saturated fat increases the risk of 2 types of lung cancer, but makes no mention of sugar or trans fats.


Gov. Scott’s Signature Makes Medical Marijuana Officially Legal in Florida

Gov. Rick Scott signed Amendment 2 on June 23, 2017, officially making medical marijuana – except for smoking – legal in the state of Florida.


Study: Cigarettes are Behind a Shocking 30% of Cancer Deaths

It may be common knowledge that smoking cigarettes leads to a host of diseases, but did you know that 30% of all cancer deaths are smoking-related?


Finland Wants to Cut Tobacco Use to 2% or Less by 2040

Finland has set an ambitious goal of going 98% tobacco-free by 2040 through taxes, and fees and licenses for store owners who wish to sell tobacco products.


Good News: Smoking Rates Have Declined Rapidly in the U.S.

Smoking causes 40% of all cancer diagnoses, but the good new is that smoking rates are dropping, and they’re about 1/3 of what they were in 1965.


Why Are Cancer Cases in Children on the Rise in the U.K.?

Researchers were shocked to find that the number of cancer diagnoses among children and young people in the U.K. had risen 40% in the past 16 years.


Smoking can Permanently Damage DNA – But Quitting can Heal Some Wounds

When a person quits smoking, the majority of the genetic damage eventually fades. However, a new study suggests that part that damage is permanent.


Could Nicotine Help Prevent Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease?

A new study shows that nicotine may help keep those who use it mentally sharp for longer than those who do not consume the chemical.


Denver may Allow Marijuana Use in Cafes, Concerts, Yoga Studios

In November, residents of Denver, Colorado, will vote on whether marijuana consumption should be permitted in some indoor venues.


30 Minutes of Vaping Equals 5 Minutes of Cigarette Smoking?

Researchers in England say that 30 minutes of vaping stiffens the aorta as much as 5 minutes of cigarette smoking.


Vaping May Be Overriding Efforts to Get Kids to Quit Smoking

After years of decline, nicotine use among teens appears to have plateaued. Researchers say it’s because more kids are using e-cigarettes.


Study: Everyone Can Squash This 3rd Leading Cause of Death

Hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. suffer a stroke each year, but a new study suggests that more than 90% of strokes are preventable.


Most Kids Lack Ideal Cardiovascular Health: What do we Do?

A new report shows that many children lack ideal cardiovascular health, due to poor diet and a lack of physical activity, leading to health problems later.


Study: Here’s How Much to Exercise to Undo the Damage from Sitting All Day

A new study shows that sitting for 8 hours per day can be as dangerous as obesity and even smoking, and you need to exercise this much to undo the damage.