In the latest news a team from Portland State University experimented with a machine that “inhaled” e cigarette vapor at a low voltage and a high voltage to see if and how much formaldehyde was produced by heating the e liquid used in the e cigarettes.
NHS Under Treat From Lifestyle Choices
The Health Minister, Mark Drakeford, has demanded that changes be made to tackle the current NHS crisis. Having to “rescue” people from “harm that need never have happened” is crippling the NHS. He also wants a UK government crackdown on the amount of sugar found in processed food.
Negative Smoking & Prostate Cancer Link
It seems that smoking is yet again in the spotlight after new findings published by BJU International, suggests that smoking may negatively affect the health outcomes of patients with prostate cancer.
There are a lot of things that have been outlawed for travel on a commercial plane and the regulations for flight are very stringent especially in recent years however the Federal Aviation Administration actually wants vapers to carry on their electronic cigarettes on board the plane with them.
There are many differences between the two sexes including how each prefer to quit smoking new findings from the University of B.C.show.
‘Macho’ Men Don’t Like Being Told What To Do
Men are ‘macho’ and don’t like being told what to do, they will try and convince you and themselves they are right when they are clearly wrong and like every fella they are gifted with an internal compass meaning that even when they are ‘lost’ they know exactly which direction to head in. Everyone knows guys can’t get lost, we just decide to take the scenic route sometimes that’s all.
A recent study has found that women who smoke cigarettes are just as likely to develop aneurysms in the main artery from the heart as men. At present there are only guidelines to have smoking men over the age of 65 screened for an abdominal aortic aneurysm, a fatal condition, but now this new study has opened the gates and has raised the question if women should be screened too.
It has been a debate for a while now, do we continue to sell cigarettes as they are or do we follow in the footsteps of Australia and pass a law which would make it illegal for cigarette manufacturers to place any branding on their product – essentially making all cigarettes packets plain in design.
First of all I just want to point out that this data is from statistics collected on US people however the underlining message is consistent among all smokers no matter where they live.
Customer Kicked Out Of Supermarket For Vaping
In recent news a woman has been kicked out of Morrisons Supermarket for using her electronic cigarette in the store. The woman now plans on boycotting the Supermarket saying she will take her “custom somewhere else”.
A study into the influence of partner behavior shows that you are more likely to lead a healthier lifestyle if your partner is making the commitment with you.
Should Cigarette Taxes Be Increased Again?
Increase taxes and smokers will be forced to quit saving hundreds of millions of lives. Sounds good in theory but is this really the way to go? Is it fair to keep picking on smokers or do they need intervention to help them to quit and live healthier lives?
Reduced Cases Of Lung Cancer In High Elevations
A recent study has uncovered some very interesting details on lung cancer. The study revealed that living at higher altitudes reduces risk of lung cancer in not only smokers but also non-smokers too.
The rapid growth of electronic cigarette users has been felt by the British company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) who produce nicotine patches and gum a chief executive said.
Eater critic Ryan Sutton gives his take on why vaping shouldn’t be demonized like smoking a regular cigarette in restaurants.
He argues that vaping should not be grouped into the same category as traditional cigarettes, which to be fair is a valid statement because even though the two seem similar they operate very differently.
Manchester Cracks Down On Vaping
As both the awareness and electronic cigarette usage increases in the UK we are seeing more and more places deciding to take up a no vaping policy. In recent news it has been reported that e-cig users in Greater Manchester are being forced to share outdoor smoking shelters inhabited with smokers who are still using analogs and leaving a trial of smoke in their wake.
Science is an amazing thing and the wonders never cease to amaze me – we have sent people to the moon, have computers as small as our hands and can communicate with people all around the world in real time via smartphone apps. However one of the latest scientific findings by a group of researchers in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine may lead to a personalised way to help smokers to quit
Electronic Cigarette Sales Soar
Electronic cigarette sales shot through the roof last year with an incredible 49.5% increase and were even the fastest growing product in British supermarkets.
Britain has been very health conscious for the last few years but 2014 took things to a new level with huge growths being seen across the board for healthy food. Not so surprisingly frozen and fast food continued on a downward slope.
Get Fit This New Year
Ok so you have decided to quit smoking this new year and you want to focus on achieving that rock hard 6 pack along with those bulging t-shirt muscles. Ok lets not get too ahead of ourselfs just yet – often a lot of people that want to get in shape can set targets that are just too unrealistic for the time frame they are giving themselves. Although most people would like to have the ‘perfect body’, the time, effort and commitment it takes is more than the average person is willing to commit too however that doesn’t mean you you can’t be fit, healthy and be in shape.
Is There A ‘Right Time’ To Quit?
So you want to quit smoking but don’t know were to begin. You have tried all the tips and tricks that are floating around the world wide web but have so far yet to try something that actually works.
Cigarette smoking is the greatest single cause of illness and premature death in the UK claiming around 100,000 lives a year in just the UK alone.
Did you know that around half of all smokers will die from smoking related diseases? When you actually stop for a second and give a little thought as to the seriousness of that sentence it is shocking and quite honestly baffling as to why new people choose to take up smoking?
E Cig TV Ads Banned Only Weeks After Being Approved
On Monday the 10th November the first prime time e cigarette was aired on TV. This was a big step forward for electronic cigarettes which up until this point were tarnished with the same brush as their unhealthier predecessors.
Successfully Quit Smoking This New Year
Quitting smoking can be difficult there is no doubt about it, but there are ways in which you can make the process easier. Some people can just put down a cigarette one day and never look back, however these people are few and far between and the majority of smokers find kicking the habit a near impossible task.
New Research Allays Fears Of E Cigs Encouraging Smoking
Back in march the Independent reported that electronic cigarettes may encourage young people to take up smoking, however new research from the NHS has actually found evidence to disprove this.
The Health survey found that 3% of its 8,800 participants that were aged 16+ were using e cigs and that 29% of smokers and 6% of those that had quit smoking said they had used a electronic cigarette. In comparison only 1% who had never smoked had said they used the devices with very few children having tried them.
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The Slow Killer
Its a common fact these days that smoking damages your lungs, period! How does it do this? Well simply put smoking severely impairs your lungs ability to clean and repair itself by destroying the cilia, the tiny hairs, that line the upper airways and protect against infection.
Electronic cigarettes have come a long way in just a few years. Fancy talking on the phone while taking a puff? What about having a microprocessor and memory chip in your device to help create the perfect puff? You can even purchase an e-cigarette that comes with a carry case which will alert you when a store with replacement cartridges is nearby.
It has been reported that a recent study conducted in Japan found electronic cigarettes to be 10 times more cancerous than traditional cigarettes. Predictably, this sort of extreme claim received a lot of attention, causing some to question the safety of this type of product. However, is there any truth behind this study, and what conclusions should have been drawn from its results?
The story of Dr James D. Mold and his cancer free cigarette is one that would incense every smoker and every person who has lost a loved one due to the effects of tobacco smoking. While there have always been rumours that tobacco companies were less than honest about the health risks associated with cigarette smoking, the information that came to light about the pioneering work Mold did and how he was ignored highlights the greed that drove the tobacco industry.
Are you using e-cigarettes to quit smoking? If so, you need to read on, especially if you have a four legged friend living amongst your household.
There’s been a 300 per cent increase in the number of cases of e-cigarette poisoning in the last 12 months. The victims were not humans but our beloved pets. This alarming data came from the Veterinary Poisons Information Service.
According to the latest research, male smokers are three times more likely than non-smoking men to lose their Y chromosomes. The study, which originated from Sweden at Uppsala University., found a link between the Y chromosome loss and a shorter life span. It also found a higher risk of multiple cancers.