Although cigarette smoking has declined among youth and young adults in the US, what was meant to be an alternative to typical cigarettes is now becoming a popular, and concerning trend among high school students.
As a part of Cancer Week, which aims to raise awareness of the increase in cancer cases, Turkey's cancer map has been released. According to the map, Turkey's biggest problem is still smoking and smoking-related cancers. Professor Metin Ertem, the president of the Fight Against Cancer Foundation, said despite efforts and encouragement from the government and non-governmental organizations, 60 percent of the population continue to smoke.
Maternal smoking, obesity and timely booking to an ante-natal clinic or a midwife during pregnancy are all areas which could be improved in Ireland, according to the first detailed study of the deaths of babies during labor.
Tobacco control measures have reduced overall smoking rates in the US from 42 percent in 1965 to 15 percent by the middle of this decade, but a new American Cancer Society report said several vulnerable subpopulations continue to smoke at high rates.
The number of smokers in Greece has decreased over the last five years, however, the non-implementation of a smoking ban in enclosed public places has irritated the public, which calls it ‘cultural degradation’.
JUULing is a dangerous form of vaping sweeping through high school hallways and bathrooms across the US. Research from Truth Initiative shows that 25 percent of 15- to–24-year-old JUUL users do not identify their behavior as vaping, instead referring to it as ‘JUULing’.
A prisoner suffering from poor health has lost his attempt to enforce the smoking ban in English and Welsh jails after the supreme court ruled that crown premises are effectively exempt from the enforcement of health regulations.
Loneliness and social isolation are damaging our health, both mentally and physically. Being cut off from social interaction is not only a problem for the elderly but also younger people, and the impact it has on our bodies is thought to be equivalent to smoking over a dozen cigarettes a day.
Japanese Media reported that the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry is weighing significantly easing the conditions for allowing smoking in restaurants in its planned measure to curb indoor smoking bode ill for efforts to combat health damage from secondhand smoke.