Raising tobacco taxes to increase cigarette prices could reduce cigarette consumption and smoking-associated deaths (SADs) in all 28 EU countries, according to a new study. In higher income countries, raising tobacco taxes could increase revenues that could be spend on prevention and control programs, while in lower income countries tax revenues may be negatively affected, researchers suggest.
Thirdhand-smoke results when exhaled smoke and smoke emanating from the tip of burning cigarettes gets on surfaces such as clothing, hair, homes, and cars. Using a mouse model, researchers have found that thirdhand-smoke exposure has a significant effect on health, specifically the liver and brain, as early as one month after initiation of exposure — an effect that worsens with time.
Scientists say they have preliminary evidence in laboratory-grown, human airway cells that a condensed form of cigarette smoke triggers so-called ‘epigenetic’ changes in the cells consistent with the earliest steps toward lung cancer development.
Two new studies highlight the risks associated with using e-cigarettes, especially for those who also smoke conventional cigarettes.
More than one in four of people who work indoors are being exposed to secondhand smoke at work, according to new research.