AHA e-cigarette policy emphasizes caution when using devices to quit smoking

Electronic cigarettes might help some people quit smoking, but the American Heart Association recommends them only as a last resort and only with several notes of caution.

AHA President Elliott Antman, M.D., underscored the careful approach Tuesday, a day after the organization’s first policy statement on e-cigarettes drew widespread media […]

CDC anti-smoking campaign produced 150,000 additional calls, report says

An anti-smoking campaign from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention earlier this year generated more than 150,000 additional calls from people interested in quitting, according to a report in this week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

The “Tips From Former Smokers” campaign also generated almost 2.8 million additional visitors to […]

Tobacco use could kill 1.5 million in India by 2020, report says

Despite numerous smoke-free and anti-tobacco laws, India tobacco controls are not being well implemented, says an international report released on Thursday.

The result is that the ravages of tobacco could kill 1.5 million in India each year by 2020, if more people don’t kick the habit, said the report released Thursday by […]