Tobacco smoking
Tobacco smoking is the practice of burning tobacco and inhaling the smoke (consisting of particle and gaseous phases). (A more broad definition may include simply taking tobacco smoke into the mouth,...
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If You're Having Trouble Quitting Smoking, Maybe You Can Blame Your DNA
Smokers who have tried and failed to kick their deadly habit might be able to blame their DNA. A new study finds that people with a particular version of a gene involved in the brain’s reward system a...
Brain Region That Plays Central Role In Addiction Identified
Scientists have identified a region of the brain that may hold the key to helping people quit smoking and to treating other forms of addiction. Researchers in two studies have found that smokers who s...
Anti-Smoking Drug From Nicotine-Eating Bacteria
A bacterium that consumes nicotine may help scientists develop a powerful anti-smoking drug, says a study. The researchers found that the bacterial enzyme can be recreated in lab settings and possess...
Beijing Public Smoking Ban Begins
Public smoking in China's capital, Beijing, is now banned after the introduction of a new law. China has over 300 million smokers and more than a million Chinese die from smoking-related illnesses eve...
Study suggests quitting smoking gradually
Giving up cigarettes 'cold turkey,' or without cutting back first, could lead to relapses that make it even harder to quit, according to researchers at the University of Copenhagen.
History of tobacco
Tobacco has a long history from its usages in the early Americas. It became increasingly popular with the arrival of the Europeans by whom it was heavily traded. Following the industrial revolution, c...
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History of smoking
The history of smoking dates back to as early as 5026 BC in shamanistic rituals. With the arrivals of the Europeans in the 16th century, the consumption, cultivation, and trading of tobacco quickly sp...
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Chain smoking
Chain smoking is the practice of consuming multiple cigarettes in succession, sometimes using the ember of a finished cigarette to light the next. Typically "chain smoker" is used to describe a person...
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Prevalence of tobacco consumption
Prevalence of tobacco consumption is reported by the World Health Organization (WHO), which focuses on smoking (not smokeless chewing tobacco) due to reported data limitations. Smoking has therefore b...
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Tobacco industry
The tobacco industry comprises those persons and companies engaged in the growth, preparation for sale, shipment, advertisement, and distribution of tobacco and tobacco-related products. It is a globa...
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Health effects of tobacco
The health effects of tobacco are the circumstances, mechanisms, and factors by which tobacco consumption affects human health. Epidemiological research has been focused primarily on cigarette tobacco...
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Tobacco advertising
Tobacco advertising is the advertising of tobacco products or use (typically cigarette smoking) by the tobacco industry through a variety of media including sponsorship, particularly of sporting event...
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Religious views on smoking
Religious views on smoking vary widely. Indigenous peoples of the Americas have traditionally used tobacco for religious purposes, while Abrahamic and other religions have only been introduced to the...
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Tobacco politics
Tobacco politics refers to the politics surrounding the use and distribution of tobacco.
Tobacco has been taxed by state governments in the United States for decades. The cumulative revenue of US...
Cigarette taxes in the United States
In the United States cigarettes are taxed at both the federal and state levels, in addition to any state and local sales taxes and local cigarette-specific taxes. Cigarette taxation has appeared throu...
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Tobacco packaging warning messages
Tobacco packaging warning messages are warning messages that appear on the packaging of cigarettes and other tobacco products concerning the health effects of those products. They have been implemente...
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Smoking ban
Smoking bans (or smoke-free laws) are public policies, including criminal laws and occupational safety and health regulations, that prohibit tobacco smoking in workplaces and other public spaces. Legi...
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Tobacco and other drugs
An association between tobacco and other drug use has been well established. The nature of this association remains unclear. The two main theories are the phenotypic causation (gateway) model and the ...
Gateway drug theory
The gateway drug theory (also called gateway theory, gateway hypothesis and gateway effect) states that the use of less deleterious drugs can lead to a future risk of using more dangerous hard drugs o...
Smoking cessation
Smoking cessation (colloquially quitting smoking) is the process of discontinuing tobacco smoking. Tobacco contains nicotine, which is addictive, making the process of quitting often very prolonged an...
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C. C. Little
Clarence Cook "C.C." Little (October 6, 1888 – December 22, 1971) was an American genetics, cancer, and tobacco researcher and academic administrator.
He was born in Brookline, Massachusetts and a...
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If You're Having Trouble Quitting Smoking, Maybe You Can Blame Your DNA
Smokers who have tried and failed to kick their deadly habit might be able to blame their DNA. A new study finds that people with a particular version of a gene involved in the brain’s reward system a...
Beijing Public Smoking Ban Begins
Public smoking in China's capital, Beijing, is now banned after the introduction of a new law. China has over 300 million smokers and more than a million Chinese die from smoking-related illnesses eve...
Sullivan Ordinance
The Sullivan Ordinance was a municipal law passed on January 21, 1908, in New York City by the board of aldermen, barring the management of a public place from allowing women to smoke within their ven...
Liggett and Myers Tobacco Company (Huntington, West Virginia)
Liggett and Myers Tobacco Company is a historic factory building located at Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia. The original building was built in 1917, and is a four story, red brick, Commercia...
Tobacco-Free Pharmacies
Tobacco-Free Pharmacies is a term used to refer to retail pharmacies where the sale of tobacco products is not available. Outside the United States, it is rare for pharmacy stores to sell cigarettes a...
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History of commercial tobacco in the United States
The history of commercial tobacco production in the United States dates back to the 17th century when the first commercial crop was planted. The industry originated in the production of tobacco for p...
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