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US cos pay $6,000 extra per year for each employee who smokes

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 05, 2013, 22:42

Researchers said the study is the first to take a comprehensive look at the financial burden for companies that employ smokers.

Three wounded as shots fired at US pro-pot rally

Last Updated: Sunday, April 21, 2013, 11:26

At least three people were wounded Saturday when shots were fired at a massive rally of marijuana smokers in Denver, in the western state of Colorado, city police said.

New website encourages smokers to kick the butt

Last Updated: Saturday, June 02, 2012, 20:08

A new interactive smoking cessation website has been designed to appeal across the social spectrum to give up the habit of smoking.

Brazil bans smoking in public spaces

Last Updated: Friday, December 16, 2011, 13:57

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has signed a law banning smoking in public spaces.

Even a single cigarette can be hazardous to young adults

Last Updated: Monday, October 24, 2011, 17:02

A new study has revealed that smoking even a single cigarette can impair health for young people.

Sting backs TV campaign to get smokers kick the butt for good

Last Updated: Monday, October 17, 2011, 17:58

Rock legend Sting, who has campaigned to save the rainforest and fought for the rights of jungle tribesmen, has now joined forces with the ‘British Lung Foundation’ and anti-tobacco group, ‘Fresh’, to get his fellow Geordies to quit smoking.

Smoking in films ‘encourages teens to take it up’

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 18:15

A new UK research has suggested that teenagers who watch films depicting smoking are more likely to pick up the habit.

Marijuana smokers are thinner, less likely to be obese

Last Updated: Monday, September 05, 2011, 16:34

A new study by French researches has found that marijuana smokers are thinner and less likely to be obese as compared to non-smokers.

Menthol cigarette smokers find it harder to kick the butt

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 16:36

Smokers who use menthol cigarettes have a harder time stopping smoking than those who smoke regular cigarettes, according to a new study.

Multivitamins may not be of any use to cigarettes smokers

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 03, 2011, 10:06

Smokers who take multivitamins while puffing many cigarettes daily should beware: there is no evidence that the pills will protect them against cancer.

US top court upholds $270 mn award to smokers

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 11:15

A court had ruled tobacco companies must pay millions for programs to help smokers quit.

Text messaging helps smokers kick the butt

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 09, 2011, 20:54

Quitting smoking is like ‘a war of momentary self-control skirmishes.’