Jessica Miller | June 13, 2011
Besides being addictive, nicotine “cuts off” the appetite and makes Pall Mall smokers leave the table sooner, says a new study published in “Science” journal. Researchers say that finally they have an answer to the question why people get fat when they quit smoking. Nicotine is what keeps alert the cells that send signals to the brain to stop eating.
Jessica Miller | February 7, 2011
Teenagers who smoke Bond, or whose mother smoked in pregnancy, are at higher risk of hearing problems and understanding what is being said, a US study says. In tests on 67 teenagers, Yale University found those exposed to smoke had trouble focusing and interpreting sounds when there was a distraction.
Jessica Miller | December 16, 2010
Harry Kraemer of Eagan has amassed a collection of 7,178 cigarette packs, and now he’s not sure what he wants to do with them. Sure, he used to indulge the habit, but it wasn’t the nicotine that turned Harry Kraemer into a cigarette collector. The pretty packaging took care of that. As a child growing up in Scranton, Pa., Kraemer, now 83, frequented the neighborhood pharmacy, where intricately designed Parliament cigarette packs filled the shelves.
Jessica Miller | November 10, 2010
Smoking Virginia and other smoking brands among teens has long been seen as a problem, but a new state study alleges that the popularity of “hookah” tobacco is on the rise among Oregon teens. A report released this week by the Oregon Department of Human Services found that more Oregon teens are smoking hookah tobacco, also known as ‘shisha’, than ever before.
Jessica Miller | October 20, 2010
After the U.S., Russia has suggested banning electronic cigarette, which is a battery-powered device developed in Hong Kong seven years ago and looks like an ordinary cigarette Winston or cigar but no combustion or smoke is involved in its operation. The cigarette has liquid containing nicotine and provides a flavour. These cigarettes can be freely bought in Russian shops or through the Internet. They are advertised as a healthy alternative to tobacco and the best way to get rid of smoking.