Smoking cessation programs Massachusetts

Smoking cessation programs Massachusetts

MARCH 24, 2019

Tobacco and nicotine addiction is a chronic disease and is the leading cause of preventable death and illness in Massachusetts and in the nation. Seventy-seven percent of adult smokers in Massachusetts report they want to quit and 60% try each year. In fact, when a smoking cessation benefit was added…

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History of tobacco smoking

History of tobacco smoking

MARCH 14, 2019

Tobacco, one of the most important cash crops in American farming, is native to the North and South American continents. It first became known to the rest of the world when European explorers in the 15th and 16th centuries saw it being used as a medicine and as a hallucinogen by Native Americans. The…

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Cigarette Health warnings

Cigarette Health warnings

MARCH 04, 2019

Federal regulators unveiled nine graphic warnings that must be on cigarette packaging and advertisements by September 2012.* The warning above shows healthy lungs (left) and the diseased lungs of a smoker. View the Warning Labels on Flickr. Get Consumer Updates by E-mail Consumer Updates RSS Feed Share…

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Ban on public smoking

Ban on public smoking

FEBRUARY 22, 2019

Juniper StreetHere is paternalism in action against the lower orders: Smoking would be prohibited in public housing homes nationwide under a proposed federal rule to be announced on Thursday, a move that would affect nearly one million households and open the latest front in the long-running campaign to curb unwanted exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke. Since the federal government…

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History of tobacco use in American

History of tobacco use in American

FEBRUARY 12, 2019

(Adapted from Tobacco Timeline by Gene Borrio.) The native people of the Americas considered tobacco a gift from the Great Spirit, and they used it in their religious practices. Today, experts believe that the tobacco we know began growing about 8, years ago. Although other plants around the world contain small amounts of nicotine, the drug in tobacco, tobacco is native…

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Background information on smoking

Background information on smoking

FEBRUARY 02, 2019

Nearly 21% of adults in the United States smoke, according to a 2009 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Smoking had steadily declined among adults in recent years; though the trend has stalled between 2004 and 2006, according to the latest CDC report there was a 1% drop in smoking prevalence among U.S. adults in 2007. The addictive effects…

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Cigarettes tobacco

Cigarettes tobacco

JANUARY 23, 2019

Cigarettes A cigarette is any roll of tobacco wrapped in paper or in any substance not containing tobacco. It is the most widely used tobacco product in the United States. Tobacco smoke contains a deadly mix of more than 7, chemicals. Hundreds are toxic. About 70 are known to cause cancer. Learn more about the health effects of smoking cigarettes. The chemicals in cigarette…

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States without smoking bans

States without smoking bans

JANUARY 13, 2019

Istockphoto Passive smoking concerns may lead every U.S. state to implement a comprehensive indoor smoking ban by 2020, according to the CDC. (CBS/AP) For smokers who like to light up in bars and restaurants and on the job, the clock is ticking. By 2020, the CDC predicted Thursday, every state in the nation may ban indoor smoking in public places. And that has smokers rights…

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Smoking cigarettes causes cancer

Smoking cigarettes causes cancer

JANUARY 03, 2019

In a staff report on your site about whether nonsmoking actors use fake cigarettes when playing a part, the writer said there’s no such thing as noncarcinogenic smoke, implying smoke is the primary danger. What about the new electronic cigarettes—since they’re smokeless, are they noncarcinogenic? —Amit Anand Well, that’s the theory. Browsing online, we find claims like this:…

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