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November 2, 2017 9:15 AM Japanese company added six days of vacation as compensation for not smoking

When a non-smoking employee from a Japanese firm called out how cigarettes breaks are causing problems at work, the management decided to use a creative approach to solve it. Instead of giving out penalties for the smokers or implementing a strict rule against it, they opted to compensate its non-smoking employees with an extra six days of vacation every 3105

October 20, 2017 8:40 AM Men Who Smoke and Have Oral Sex With Multiple Partners Have a Higher Cancer Risk

Smoking cigarettes, along with having five or more oral sex partners, increases men’s risk for the most common type of head and neck cancer. A study published Friday in Annals of Oncology finds these patterns of behavior are associated with oral and throat cancers caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Public health experts already know from a large 87

September 21, 2017 12:55 PM Wildlife crime is 'expensive security challenge'

The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime‚ in a report this week‚ accused North Korea of illicit activities in Africa‚ "which run the gamut from trafficking of rhino horn and ivory to gold and tobacco". While the extent of North Korea’s criminal activities in Africa and the involvement of embassy personnel is unknown‚ the Global Initiative 62

September 7, 2017 12:43 PM Govt in quandary over legal provisions to ban e-cigarettes

New Delhi, Sep 7 (PTI) The government, which wants to ban e-cigarettes, is in a dilemma over the legal provisions it will have to use to stub out the electronic smoking alternative, known to have health risks. The government is faced with a conundrum: whether to ban e-cigarettes under the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA), the Drugs and Cosmetics 71

August 27, 2017 9:42 PM A new way to fight heart disease may also tackle cancer

Researchers say they've proven a long-held theory about heart disease: that lowering inflammation may be nearly as important as cutting cholesterol levels. They showed that using a targeted drug to reduce inflammation cut the risk of heart attacks, strokes and other "events" in patients who had already suffered one heart attack – independent of any other 86

August 21, 2017 8:00 PM How 'Game of Thrones' Delivered the Season's Mother of Dragon Moments

[Warning: This story contains spoilers for the sixth episode of Game of Thrones' seventh season, "Beyond the Wall."] Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) deserves all the credit in the world for bringing dragons back from beyond the brink of extinction — but at least some credit belongs to director Alan Taylor as well, as the man who helmed the birth of Drogon 98

August 17, 2017 11:39 PM Vaping teenagers four times more likely to start smoking: Third who had used an e-cigarette by age of 14 had tried tobacco a year later

Teenagers who use electronic cigarettes are four times more likely to go on to smoke tobacco, researchers have found. The study is the first UK evidence that ‘vaping’ may act as a ‘gateway’ to smoking - a finding that will fuel the ongoing row about the benefits and dangers of e-cigarettes. E-cigarettes contain a liquid form of nicotine that is heated 75

August 17, 2017 11:09 PM Study of e-cigarettes in UK teenagers gives mixed signals

LONDON (Reuters) - A British study into smoking and e-cigarette use among UK teenagers has produced mixed results, prompting scientists to caution against altering policy decisions or public health advice until evidence becomes clearer. The research, published online in the British Medical Journal's specialized Tobacco Control journal on Thursday, suggested 78

August 6, 2017 6:47 PM Lack of social connection is worse than obesity to health

According to a new study, loneliness and lack of social connection can be more dangerous than smoking 15 cigarettes a day and worse than obesity. Therefore, that study suggests that social connectivity must be a matter of public health. This new research found that just feeling lonely is a stronger predictor of mortality than obesity. The study includes 72

July 30, 2017 4:42 PM FDA aims to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes to combat addiction

For the first time, the federal government is proposing cutting the nicotine level in cigarettes so they aren't so addictive. U.S. Food and Drug Administration chief Scott Gottlieb on Friday directed the agency's staff to develop new regulations on nicotine. The FDA has had the power since 2009 to regulate nicotine levels but hasn't done so. Stocks of cigarette 47