Research has shown that realistic warnings — ones with color illustrations or photos that graphically show the potential health consequences of smoking — can motivate existing smokers to quit and prevent young people from starting to smoke.
The study found that after a year, 18 percent of the e-cigarette users had stopped smoking traditional tobacco products compared to 9.9 percent of the users of the nicotine replacement products.
My African ancestors were brought to America to pick tobacco long before cotton. We have literally been enslaved to tobacco for hundreds of years. It infuriates me that it continues today.
The suit — State of Minnesota et al. v. Philip Morris et al. — ended the companies’ chain of legal victories and turned the tide in anti-tobacco efforts throughout the nation.
In some cities, just breathing the air for a day can have the equivalent health effect of smoking a cigarette.
Grandparents who provide informal child care to their grandchildren have a negative impact on the children’s weight, diet, physical activity levels and use of tobacco, the study found.
Within 15 years, Minnesota could expect 30,000 young people would not start smoking if the age of sale is raised to 21.
Unfortunately, many low-income renters are still exposed to secondhand smoke on a daily basis, putting them at higher risk for cancer, heart disease and asthma.
High on the list: uncertainty over Obamacare, drug prices and women’s health, along with concerns over potentially relaxed regulations on health, safety and the environment.
According to the CDC report, Minnesota has one of the lowest tobacco-related cancer rates in the country.