Feb 1, 2016

Japanese cigarette packs may get bigger health warning label

The Finance Ministry will consider requiring tobacco packaging to display more prominent warnings about the possible health impact caused by smoking. An advisory panel to the ministry will start discussions to explore the possibility of imposing stricter rules on tobacco firms, such as expanding ...

Jan 27, 2016

Cancer kills 7,500 each day in China, study finds

Chronic infections, smoking and pollution have contributed to skyrocketing cases of cancer in China, with an estimated 4.3 million new diagnoses last year and 2.8 million deaths, researchers said Tuesday. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in China, said the report ...

Oct 25, 2015

Young may get help to stop smoking

Young smokers could see the scope of their health insurance expand if they are willing to take steps to quit the habit through smoking-cessation treatments. To lower future medical costs caused by nicotine addiction and reduce the risks of cancer and cardiovascular disease, the ...

Oct 22, 2015

Passive smoking can rot baby teeth, study finds

A group of Kyoto University researchers have found that babies exposed to tobacco smoke have a more than twofold risk of developing tooth decay by the age of 3. The research was conducted by a study group led by professor Koji Kawakami and associate ...