Tobacco companies want U.S. regulators to bless smokeless tobacco as a safer alternative to smoking, as cigarette consumption falls. In its campaign, Big Tobacco has unusual supporters: some public-health advocates.
However, the number of teens vaping or smoking declined last year, a study shows.
“This is unimaginable, extraordinary progress," advocates say.
The nation has largely won the war on smoking, unless you’re uneducated or live in a rural area.
People who regularly use electronic cigarettes are less dependent on their product than those who regularly use traditional cigarettes, according to researchers.
Nicotine-based e-cigarettes are potentially as harmful as unfiltered cigarettes when it comes to causing DNA damage, new research indicates.
Tobacco-specific nitrosamines (TSNAs) are potent carcinogens formed predominantly during the cigarette manufacturing process. Despite initial success lowering TSNA levels in cigarettes sold in Canada, following subsidies by the Ontario government to manufacturers in 2000, a study has found that the decrease in TSNAs have not been sustained.