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 ...

Aug 26, 2015

Passive smoking triples men's gum disease risk: survey

Passive smoking raises the risk of periodontal disease for nonsmoking men by about 3.1 to 3.6 times, compared with men in smoke-free environments, according to a survey by Japanese researchers. A research team led by the National Cancer Center and Tokyo Medical and Dental ...

Smoking may be a factor in schizophrenia: study

Jul 10, 2015

Smoking may be a factor in schizophrenia: study

In research that turns on its head previous thinking about links between schizophrenia and smoking, scientists say they have found that cigarettes may be a causal factor in the development of psychosis. After analyzing almost 15,000 tobacco users and 273,000 nonusers and their relative ...

Australian prisoners riot over smoking ban

Jul 1, 2015

Australian prisoners riot over smoking ban

Heavily armed police quelled a riot involving up to 300 inmates at an Australian jail Wednesday over the introduction of a smoking ban, with a handful of prisoners injured. Melbourne’s Metropolitan Remand Centre remains in lockdown after the 15-hour disturbance, in which doors were ...