Jessica Miller | October 3, 2012
A new research finds that young adults are not only smoking cigarettes but also use more than one smoking product, like cigars and hookah. The study, published in the May issue of the Journal of Environmental and Public Health, comes from Legacy, a national public health organization dedicated to reduce tobacco use in the United States. The investigation looked at smoking habit among young adults, and included an examination of those using cigs plus another tobacco product.
Jessica Miller | September 28, 2012
In comparison to the public percentage, Tamil Nadu has fewer inhabitants using smoking products, according to the Global Adult Tobacco Study India 2009-2010. In Tamil Nadu, 24 percent of men, and 8.4 percent women smoke tobacco in some form or the other, in comparison to 47.9 percent and 20.3 percent, respectively at the national level. The Tamil Nadu Factsheet of GATS India 2009-2010 was investigated in the city on Thursday by the Director of Public Health, R.T. Porkaipandian.
Jessica Miller | September 14, 2012
Smokers may get fewer hours of sleep and have a less somnolence than non smokers, a new research found. German scientists discovered that of approximately 1,100 smokers they investigated, 17 per cent got less than six hours of sleep each night and 28 per cent reported agitated sleep quality. That compared with rates of seven per cent and 19 per cent, respectively, among more than 1,200 non-smokers.The study cannot demonstrate that smoking tobacco directly impairs sleep. Smokers may have other habits that could affect their sleep such as staying up late to watch TV or doing less sport, declared lead study Dr. Stefan Cohrs, of Charite Berlin medical school in Germany.
Jessica Miller | September 7, 2012
Smoking cigs can make teenagers appear popular among their peers and earn them the status of being a real friend in spite of the decades of anti-tobacco efforts directed at youth, according to a new investigation. Scientists at the University of California and University of Texas investigated approximately 2,000 high school students, in the 9th and 10th grades, at seven predominately Hispanic high schools in the Los Angeles area, in the fall of 2006 and 2007. Participants were asked to name their five best friends at their school. Then, they were asked if their friends smoking cigarettes. The researchers discovered that the students rated most popular were more likely to smoke tobacco products than their friends.
Jessica Miller | September 4, 2012
More must be done to cut smoking habits, or Europe will face an extreme chronic disease problem in both economic and social terms, according to the European Commission’s deputy director general health and consumers Martin Seychell. Speaking at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) Annual Congress in Vienna, Austria, Seychell declared that his main interest was the number of young smokers, with 29 percent regularly taking part in the smoking habit in comparison to an amount of 28 percent.