E-cigarettes: Scottish health group calls for ban

The Royal Environmental Health Institute for Scotland (REHIS) has also asked ministers to prohibit the sale of e-cigarettes to anyone under the age of 18.E-cigarettes, which generate a vapour containing nicotine as a tobacco substitute, were initially released as a device to help smokers quit, but the REHIS fears the huge rise in users could normalise smoking, and undo decades of anti-smoking education and campaigning.The warnings follow research suggesting e-cigarettes may be encouraging people to take up smoking. ... read more >>

Smoking cannabis could change the part of the brain dealing

In a study which one expert said challenged the idea that “casual” marijuana use is largely harmless, doctors found that young adults who used the drug only recreationally had “abnormal alterations” to the nucleus accumbens and the amygdala. ... read more >>

E-cigarettes not linked to quitting smoking

Some smokers are turning to e-cigarettes as an alternative to traditional cigarettes. Now, a new study looks at whether e-cigarettes may be an effective way to stop or reduce smoking. ... read more >>

Australia sharing anti-smoking experience

With its tough plain packaging laws, Australia has been touted as a world leader in the fight against smoking. ... read more >>

Changes in smoking laws and habits through in the last 50 years

Some key events and adult smoking rates in the fight over tobacco during the last 50 years: ... read more >>

Cigarettes could get plain packaging by 2015

Cigarettes could be sold only in plain packets after a government U-turn on a major public health policy that previously appeared to have been dropped. ... read more >>

What’s smoking doing to your BODY?

WE all know that smoking can cause lung cancer, but did you know it can also trigger women to go grey, grow facial hair and men to have sluggish sperm? ... read more >>

Why Are So Many Smokers Still Smoking?

In a recent study, researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology try to explain why these people continue to smoke in a day and age where the long-term health risks attending the habit are all but impossible to miss. Their findings are published in the journal PLoS One. ... read more >>

Smoking Weed Might Make You Thin… But Why?

As momentum for marijuana reform continues to build in the U.S., a new study touting the health benefits of pot emerges daily — or so it seems. The latest? Smoking weed just might make you thin. ... read more >>

How Smoking Causes Osteoporosis

Human bone breaks down and regenerates naturally all the time, in a perfectly balanced dance that maintains skeletal integrity. ... read more >>

Stop Smoking to Reduce Risk of Pneumonia in HIV+

HIV-positive smokers are at high risk of contracting bacterial pneumonia – a common and serious lung infection in people living with HIV – compared to their non-smoking counterparts. ... read more >>