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The Unadvertised Health Risks of E-Cigarettes

Dr. Brett Belchetz | Posted 03.06.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Brett Belchetz

So when no evidence exists to show that e-cigarettes are safe for long-term use by humans, when laboratory studies demonstrate worrisome potential physiological risks, and when strong evidence is mounting that e-cigarettes are leading our youth to consider smoking tobacco cigarettes, I would contend that caution here is the only reasonable approach.

Trying to Quit Smoking? Your DNA Might Be Holding You Back

University of Toronto News | Posted 03.16.2015 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

If you're trying to quit smoking, new research from the University of Toronto suggests the first thing you need to understand is your DNA.

Your Body Could Be Keeping You From Quitting Smoking

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.13.2015 | Canada Living

TORONTO - It seems not all smokers are created equal when it comes to how their bodies handle nicotine, and that could have big implications for anyon...

Want To Quit Smoking? Track Your Period

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 01.05.2015 | Canada Living

Quitting smoking is often at the top of many people's New Year's resolution lists, but despite innovations that will supposedly help you stop the habi...

Cigarettes Are About To Get 80% More Expensive In This Country

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 09.11.2014 | Canada Living

South Korea on Thursday proposed a steep 80 per cent hike in cigarette prices to cut consumption in a nation with one of the world's highest male smok...

This Test Could Determine Which Smokers Need Extra Help To Quit

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 06.18.2014 | Canada Living

Researchers at Duke University say that heavily dependent, male smokers who do not repond to nicotine replacement might need to combine cessation meth...

Sending A Text To A Smoker May Help Them Quit

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 06.06.2014 | Canada Living

Researchers convinced 11 per cent of smokers to ignore their cravings via text messaging in a new study, whereas only 5 perc ent of the control group ...

People Who Use E-Cigarettes Probably Won't Quit Smoking

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 03.25.2014 | Canada Living

People who use electronic cigarettes do not report higher rates of quitting than regular cigarette smokers, according to a US study out Monday. The...

Yes, Quitting Smoking Makes You Happier

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 02.14.2014 | Canada Living

Moderate or heavy smokers who quit tobacco get a boost in mental wellbeing that, for people who are anxious or stressed, is equivalent to taking anti-...

The Best Day Of The Week To Quit Smoking

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 12.30.2013 | Canada Living

If you're like millions of people around the globe, quitting smoking tops your New Year's resolution list. But experts say that rather than trying to...

Why Ex-Smokers REALLY Gain Weight

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 08.30.2013 | Canada Living

Nervous nibbles alone do not explain the weight that people tend to gain when they give up smoking, Swiss researchers said Thursday, turning the spotl...

Can THIS Help You Kick Your Smoking Habit?

AFP | Posted 08.13.2013 | Canada Living

If you're trying to snuff out a nicotine habit, a small new study suggests that meditation could help. A U.S. study announced Sunday and published...

Can This Help Canadian Smokers Quit?

Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.10.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - A move to take advantage of rare advances in lung cancer treatment is being undermined by slow action on the part of provinces to pay for te...

It's Fair To Penalize Smokers And Overeaters: Experts

CP | Mike Stobbe, The Associated Press | Posted 03.28.2013 | Canada Living

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Faced with the high cost of caring for smokers and overeaters, experts say society must grapple with a blunt question: Instead of try...

Quit The 'Smoke Break' At Work

Kate Carty | Posted 03.22.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Kate Carty

Smoking can become wrapped up in daily work routines, making it harder to quit. Severing the "smoke break" chain takes a lot of preparation on the part of the individual trying to quit but a little support from co-workers and employers can make a big difference.

Why Smoking And Pesticides Should Never Mix

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.27.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Smoking and pesticide exposure appear to be strong risk factors for a rare disorder that causes people to physically act out their dreams wh...

WATCH: Would This Anti-Smoking Ad Work On You?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.21.2012 | Canada Living

A new Thai anti-smoking ad takes a different tack at getting smokers to rethink their habits. The ad, which was posted last week has popped up on ...

Kick The Butt: Is Smoking Affecting Your Relationship?

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 02.10.2012 | Canada Living

Think smoking's popularity is in the past? For smokers, lighting up is still seen as stress relief, a part of a social life and less helpfully, an add...

Sunday Roundup: Bam!

Danielle Crittenden | Posted 03.22.2012 | Canada
Danielle Crittenden

Note to Occupiers: If there was a week when populist movements managed to scare the beejezus out of elected officials, this was it. In a surprise move, President Obama on Wednesday rejected the permit to build the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, upon recommendations from the State Department. And the growing peoples' movement also managed to beat back the hugely contested SOPA and PIPA bills, aimed at curbing illegal music, movie and software sharing.

Meanwhile, in home news, a number of our contributors were experimenting with inhalants -- legal and illegal...

Up in Smoke Day 3: Why I Hate "Social" Smokers

Daniel Alexandre Portoraro | Posted 03.21.2012 | Canada
Daniel Alexandre Portoraro

The bane of every smoker is the social smoker. Yet, social smokers, when refusing the coffin nail, often say they've quit. To quit tobacco is a struggle. But if I am ever to say I've quit, it's because I've quit, stopped, let go of the disgusting habit. Oh, and for the record, I've had three cigarettes today.

A Grandmother's Warning to Young Smokers

Yvonne Crittenden | Posted 03.18.2012 | Canada
Yvonne Crittenden

I started smoking around the age of 16 when it was still glamorous (!) and no warnings of cancer, back in the early 50s. I worked myself up to a pack a day in my late teens, then smoked for the next 20 years. Everyone (including my parents and siblings) smoked in those days.

Already Fallen Off The Resolution Wagon? These Tools Can Help You Back On

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 03.19.2012 | Canada Living

We're officially in the second week of 2012, and the holidays already feel like the distant past. And as for those oh-so-achievable resolutions made b...

Smoking Makes You Bad In Bed

The Huffington Post Canada | Martha Edwards | Posted 11.21.2011 | Canada Living

The Marlboro Man is meant to be the epitome of masculinity -- handsome, aloof and strong enough to make any woman feel dainty. And yet there's one dep...