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Smoking Cessation

Cigarette Study
August 10, 2022

Proposed nicotine reduction in cigarettes could save millions of lives, addiction expert explains

The cigarette is the only legal consumer product that—when used as intended—causes the premature death of half of the long-term users. To address this long-standing health threat, in late June 2022, the Biden-Harris administration announced a plan to move forward with a new standard for cigarettes and other combusted tobacco products that would make them minimally or…

Cigarette Study
Wellness Vapes
July 14, 2022

‘Wellness’ vapes are all the rage. But are they healthy or just hype?

A new trend is emerging in the vaping world, one that promises big health benefits. Known as “wellness vapes”, they contain vitamins or other supplements instead of nicotine and tout claims of boosted energy, increased immunity and a better night’s sleep. Wellness vapes or “nutritional supplement diffusers” – which allow users to inhale ingredients such…

Wellness Vapes
Advertising to Children ECigarettes
May 11, 2022

How Tobacco, E-Cigarette Companies Are Reaching Children with Advertisements

Tobacco ads on television have been banned since 1971. Advertisements on billboards paid brand product placement, cartoons, tobacco brand sponsorships of sporting events and concerts, and advertising and marketing practices targeting individuals under 18 have been illegal since 1998. Yet, kids keep seeing tobacco and e-cigarette ads anyway. In 2020, 79 percent of teenagers reported exposure to tobacco…

Advertising to Children ECigarettes
Smoking Cessation Heart Attack
April 12, 2022

Smoking Cessation Adds 5 Healthy Years to Life After Heart Attack

Quit smoking after a heart attack or bypass surgery, or go on 3 different medications? You may see the same longevity benefits if you just quit, scientists say. Smokers who give up cigarettes after a heart attack, bypass surgery, or procedures to unclog blocked arteries may add almost five healthy years to their lives, a…

Smoking Cessation Heart Attack
Quit Smoking Versus Vaping
March 01, 2022

Vaping May Be Worse Than Smoking for Your Nose and Throat

E-cigarette and hookah waterpipe users may be at greater risk than tobacco cigarette smokers for cancers of the nose, sinuses, and throat, according to a new study. That’s because vapers and hookah users are more than twice as likely to exhale smoke through their nose as cigarette smokers, who typically exhale smoke through the mouth, the researchers explained. “Our findings suggest that the…

Quit Smoking Versus Vaping
Quit Smoking App
December 08, 2021

Smoking Kills, Smoking Costs

Carrot Releases New Smoking Cessation and Cost Savings Data from Participants in the Pivot Smoking Cessation Program Carrot Inc., a leader in helping people quit tobacco, today released compelling data gathered from users of Pivot, its clinically proven tobacco cessation platform that integrates an easy-to-use app, an interactive sensor, human coaching, pharmacotherapy, and behavioral science. Almost 15,000…

Quit Smoking App
Quit Smoking Prior to 45 Years Old
November 03, 2021

Quit Smoking Before 45 & Wipe Out 87% of Lung Cancer Risk

Smokers who kick the habit before age 45 can nearly eliminate their excess risk of dying from lung or other cancers, a new study estimates. It’s well-established that after smokers quit, their risk of tobacco-related cancers drops substantially over time. Researchers said the new findings underscore the power of quitting as early as possible. Among…

Quit Smoking Prior to 45 Years Old
FDA Cigarette Rules
October 06, 2021

FDA Finalizes Two Foundational Rules for Companies Seeking to Market New Tobacco Products

Rules Provide Additional Information on the Requirements for Future Premarket Tobacco Product Applications and Substantial Equivalence Reports On October 4, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued two final rules for the premarket review of new tobacco products. These foundational rules provide additional information on the requirements for the content, format and review of Premarket Tobacco Product…

FDA Cigarette Rules