E-cigs help quit smoking, Italian researchers sayby Paola Battista - 2014.11.14
“One in two smokers could give up traditional cigarette, with a significant reduction in respiratory impairment, thanks to a guided use of the electronic cigarette.” This is the major finding of a research led by the Italian Observatory for Smoking, Alcohol and Drug use at the Health Institute (ISS) together with the Hospital San Giovanni Bosco of Turin. They monitored the use of the e-cig in 34 resistant smokers, coming to a the that electronic cigarettes “inserted in a specific clinical methodology” are effective in smoking cessation. After the four months experiment 50% of participants used only the electronic cigarette, 24% smoked both and 26% get back to traditional tobacco cigarettes. “However, in the latter two groups we found a significant reduction in the number of daily cigarettes with a consequent significant decrease of carbon monoxide,” adds Roberta Pacifici Director of the Observatory.
Social smoking as bad as a regular cigarette
Social smokers face similar risks of heart problems and cholesterol to those who smoke every day. In a new study, published in the American Journal of Health Promotion, the research team tested almost 40,000 participants and they found 17% of those they surveyed were daily smokers, and more than 10% Read More.
How many people have died from smoking in the world?
One in 10 deaths around the world is caused by smoking, according to a major new study published by The Lancet medical journal. The tobacco epidemic is far from over and the threat to lives is spreading across the globe: there were nearly one billion smokers in 2015, in spite Read More.
Eastern and southern europe got their act together over this issue
The countries in Europe with the worst economies have the best anti-tobacco policies. In the EU classification of those who do the most and do it the best, leaders come from southern and eastern countries. For once, Germany is among the losers: Germany, Austria and Luxembourg. In the 3-year report ”Tobacco Control Read More.
A DNA test for smokers to prevent lung cancer
From today, there is one more weapon with which to fight lung cancer. With a simple DNA test taken from the tissue of the nostrils with a small nasal swab, it will be possible to identify if a smoker’s genes are capable of functioning properly for preventing and fighting Read More.
Significant decline in number of Britain smokers
The number of smokers in Britain has reached its lowest point since records began in 1974, while more than a million people say they are using e-cigarettes to help them quit smoking. According to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics, 17.2% of adults in the UK smoked Read More.
Ashtrays to be bought with the money from cigarette butt fines
In Italy, a portion of the money collected from fines given to those who throw cigarette butts on the floor, will be used to buy ashtrays. More precisely, half of all proceeds will go towards the purchase and installation of recycling bins in public areas. The remaining 50% will go Read More.