tobacco consumption

A healthy lifestyle adds years to life

This is the conclusion of a study by public health physicians at the University of Zurich who documented for the first time the impact of behavioural factors…

Total smoking bans work best

Completely banning tobacco use inside the home – or more broadly in the whole city – measurably boosts the odds of smokers either cutting back or quitting…

Passive smoking also affects neurodevelopment in babies

Smoking during pregnancy has been linked to many different problems in infants like learning difficulties, attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity and…

5 percent of workers gave up smoking when the anti-tobacco law took effect

The enforcement of Law 42/2010, which extends the smoking ban to public places, has accompanied a progressive reduction in the percentage of smokers (from…

Use of medication for insomnia or anxiety increases mortality risk by 36 percent

Dr. Belleville arrived at these results through analysis of 12 years of data on over 14,000 Canadians in Statistics Canada's National Population Health Survey….

New figures on cancer in Europe show a steady decline in mortality but big variations

New figures on deaths from cancer in Europe show a steady decline in mortality between the periods 1990-1994 and 2000-2004. Deaths from all cancers in the…

Hotel, restaurant and carpentry trades are among professions posing highest risks for cancer of the oesophagus

Jesús Vioque, a researcher at the Miguel Hernández University in Alicante, is leading a cases and controls study looking into the relationship between…

8 of every 10 Spanish adolescents who play a sport do not smoke, and more than 40% do not practice any physical activity

The article Increase of tobacco consumption and reduction of the physical activity practice level in Spanish adolescents: AVENA Study, published in the journal…