According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), lung cancer accounts for about 30% of cancer deaths per year in the United States. The majority of lung cancer cases result from smoking. Men who smoke are 23% more likely than male nonsmokers to develop lung cancer, and women smokers are 13% more likely than female nonsmokers to develop lung cancer. More than half of lung … [Read more...] about Need More Reasons to Stop Smoking?
Many people are plagued with chronic headaches and migraines and are mystified by what causes them. One probable cause could be second-hand smoke and, if you are a smoker, the act itself. A visit to WebMD.com Migraines and Headaches health center explains how the nicotine contained in tobacco, when inhaled, will stimulate the blood vessels in the brain, causing them to … [Read more...] about Nicotine in Cigarettes Contribute to Cluster Headaches and Migraines
There are estimates that gauge more than 4.5 trillion cigarette butts litter the streets and ground across the world on an annual basis. Aside from the displeasing aesthetics of these butts, there are numerous environmental consequences of this toxic litter, including the leaching of chemicals into our waterways. A team of researchers led by scientist Jun Zhao discovered … [Read more...] about Anticorrosion Benefits for Steel Derived from Cigarette Butts’ Toxins
After 42 years, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has ended a test to measure the amount of tar and nicotine in cigarettes. According to the Associated Press, the FTC decided to discontinue the testing for two reasons: the test itself was flawed, and tobacco companies could use the results to promote one brand of cigarette over another. The test was known as the Cambridge … [Read more...] about FTC Discontinues Tar and Nicotine Test
Findings could point towards more successful smoking cessation efforts. The study was published in an online Early Edition issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the week of November 24. Scripps Florida is a division of The Scripps Research Institute. The neuropeptide, hypocretin-1 (Orexin A), may initiate a key signaling cascade, a series of closely … [Read more...] about Scripps Florida Scientists Find Blocking a Neuropeptide Receptor Decreases Nicotine Addiction