Smoking - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Smoking Support surges for smoking ban in tobacco country FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — More than seven in 10 people in one of the nation's largest tobacco-producing states support a statewide smoking ban in most public places. It's the highest level of support ever recorded in polling by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky since the group first asked the question in 2011. Anti-smoking advocates hope the numbers will fuel a renewed push ... Tue, 04 Apr 2017 14:39:00 GMT 2017-04-04T14:39:00Z SCIENCE SAYS: Unavoidable typos in DNA help fuel cancer WASHINGTON (AP) — Cancer patients often wonder "why me?" Does their tumor run in the family? Did they try hard enough to avoid risks like smoking, too much sun or a bad diet? Lifestyle and heredity get the most blame but new research suggests random chance plays a bigger role than people realize: Healthy cells naturally make mistakes when they multiply, unavoidable typos in ... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:31:00 GMT 2017-03-23T21:31:00Z Doctor-lawmaker tries to restrict smoking in tobacco country FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — When Dr. Ralph Alvarado was elected to the Kentucky state Senate in 2014, he found his new colleagues had something in common with most of his patients: They knew smoking was bad, they just couldn't quit. For more than two years, Alvarado has led the effort to restrict smoking in a state with the highest smoking rate in the country. ... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:33:00 GMT 2017-02-20T05:33:00Z The good, bad and unknown about marijuana's health effects NEW YORK (AP) — It can almost certainly ease chronic pain and might help some people sleep, but it may also raise the risk of getting schizophrenia and trigger heart attacks. Those are among the conclusions about marijuana reached by a federal advisory panel in a report released Thursday. The experts also called for a national effort to... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 20:12:00 GMT 2017-01-12T20:12:00Z US drops bold warning from anti-smoking pills Chantix, Zyban WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators on Friday removed a bold-letter warning from Pfizer's anti-smoking drug Chantix about risks of dangerous psychiatric side effects. The Food and Drug Administration action follows nearly a decade of scrutiny into the neurological effects of the smoking-cessation pill, which received the agency's most stringent warning in 2009 after rep... Fri, 16 Dec 2016 21:57:00 GMT 2016-12-16T21:57:00Z Goals missed on obesity, food poisoning, despite gov't push NEW YORK (AP) — Progress in the U.S. against obesity, food poisoning, and infections spread in hospitals has been uneven and disappointing, despite dedicated efforts to fight these health threats by the nation's top public health agency. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a frank self-assessment Monday of its campaign to focus on certai... Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:53:00 GMT 2016-12-05T19:53:00Z New federal rule bans smoking in public housing WASHINGTON (AP) — Smoking will be prohibited in public housing developments nationwide under a final rule announced Wednesday by the Obama administration. The Department of Housing and Urban Development has been encouraging local public agencies to enact smoking bans, and some 228,000 public housing units were already smoke-free. The new rule will expand the impact to more t... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:23:00 GMT 2016-11-30T20:23:00Z