Given the conclusive evidence that smoking imagery portrayed across entertainment media impacts youth and young adult smoking initiation, positive portrayals of tobacco use threaten to reverse the critical progress the U.S. has made over the past five decades in reducing smoking.
The AMA recognizes the need to tackle some of today's most troubling chronic health conditions -- cardiovascular disease and diabetes type 2 -- to which smoking can be linked.
Still the most feared of all diseases, cancer now has some good news. But the responsibility is yours to make sure you are one of the good statistics, not one of the bad ones.
As we consider and celebrate these victories, we must also remember how far we have to go. Today, while the rate of smoking has dropped, it remains the leading cause of preventable death, claiming the lives of 440,000 Americans each year.
The clearest way to reduce smoking risks with vaping is to stop smoking. If needed, trying different vaping products can help smokers identify which are most helpful in getting them to end smoking. For cigarettes, no matter the method -- best to cut out, not just cut down.
LGBT people smoke cigarettes at rates that are 68 percent higher than the general population; that means smoking affects more of us than any other single health problem. Luckily there is a cure for smoking, and even minutes after you stop your health starts to improve.
"Before you pick up another cigarette, know that you have about 30 million people who are with you -- right now -- wanting just as you badly as you do to beat one of the toughest addictions on earth."
Resolutions, born of a "ready or not, let's go" mentality, invite failure. So reinvent your resolutions and make them more likely to succeed. Resolve to get ready, and go only when you are.
For the first time in my life, I have had a valuable tool and aid to help me quit smoking. And as a former pack-a-day smoker, my use of e-cigarettes these last five months means that 3,000 cigarettes did not go into my lungs.
Every smoker can quit. At the American Lung Association, we firmly believe that every smoker can quit. Each person needs to find the right combination of techniques for them and above all, they need to keep trying.
I am glad you quit smoking last week. I know how hard it is to change habits. That's why I am writing this. I want you to succeed and I think this can help.
By: Jenny Bolario Vape pens, or e-cigarettes, are often billed as a safer way for smokers to get their fix. The user breathes in water vapor infused...
Like other gateway products Big Tobacco has masked to entice its next generation of smokers, e-cigarettes follow suit as its popularity with youth nationwide more than doubled from 2011 to 2012.
E-cigarettes made a big splash recently, with celebrities smoking them on talk shows and companies ramping up their production to rake in profits before the FDA comes in and regulates them. The tag line is that it is better to use an e-cigarette than smoke the real thing. But do they really help people quit?
Cigarette smoking remains the number one cause of preventable death and premature birth in this country. And the risk of cigarette-related health problems start with the very first cigarette.
Our physical environment affects the daily choices we make about life and health. College and university campuses can prevent nicotine addiction among students by implementing tobacco-free campus policies and promoting healthy lifestyle choices