American Heart Association

Heat-not-burn cigarettes may still harm the heart, as FDA mulls approval

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

An up-and-coming smokeless cigarette currently under review by the Food and Drug Administration for sale in the U.S. may not be as harmless as the tobacco industry claims, according to a new study in rats.

The cigarette, a heat-not-burn device called IQOS, works by heating tobacco […]

December 7th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Heart Disease, Research, Tobacco|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Heat-not-burn cigarettes may still harm the heart, as FDA mulls approval

Death by cigarette: Author reflects on mom’s addiction

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Writer Joe Konrath’s mother had five strokes, two heart attacks and numerous other health problems, but she still didn’t stop smoking. In fact, she kept smoking as long as she could before she died.

Laura Konrath’s obituary in the Chicago Tribune drew widespread attention because her […]

HUD bans smoking in public housing

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Smoking will be prohibited in public housing properties to reduce secondhand smoke exposure, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

HUD announced Wednesday that public housing agencies must implement a smoke-free policy that bans the use of cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and hookah in […]

December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Blog, Children, Patients|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on HUD bans smoking in public housing

Americans in condos, apartments more likely to use tobacco

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Americans living in multiunit housing are more likely to use tobacco products than those living in single-family dwellings, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CDC investigators analyzed National Adult Tobacco Use Survey responses from 66,363 participants interviewed between 2013 and […]

Tobacco marketing outpacing prevention, cessation spending

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The money that the tobacco industry spends on marketing far outpaces the money that states spend on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, according to a new report released Tuesday.

“Broken Promises to Our Children: A State-by-State Look at the 1998 Tobacco Settlement 17 Years Later” reported […]

December 8th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Children, Clean Air, Healthy Living, Prevention|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Tobacco marketing outpacing prevention, cessation spending

Report: Raising the legal age of cigarettes could save lives

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Raising the minimum legal age of buying cigarettes and other tobacco products to 21 or higher could save lives by delaying, and even preventing, a significant number of adolescents from ever taking their first puff, according to a new report released Thursday by the Institute […]

March 12th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Report: Raising the legal age of cigarettes could save lives

AHA: E-cigarettes threaten to addict next generation of smokers; regulation, further study needed

While much is still unknown about the rapidly growing electronic cigarette industry, e-cigarettes are dangerous because they target young people, can keep people hooked on nicotine, and threaten to “re-normalize” tobacco use, according to the American Heart Association’s first policy statement on these products.

The American Heart Association – which […]

Research: E-cigarettes don’t help smokers quit

Despite marketing claims, there’s no proof that e-cigarettes help smokers kick the habit — and they may even hurt their efforts to stop, according to new research.

“The overall cessation argument that’s made to sell e-cigarettes is directly contradicted by the evidence,” said Stanton Glantz, professor of medicine at the […]

FDA proposes regulation of electronic cigarettes

The Food and Drug Administration proposed new rules Thursday that would ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors and require health warnings on the nicotine-delivery devices. The move has long been urged by health organizations worried that the products target young people and could get them hooked on tobacco.

E-cigarettes have become increasingly […]

Looking back 50 years to the surgeon general report lambasting tobacco

Five decades ago Dudley Hafner’s boss handed him a copy of the surgeon general’s report, “Smoking and Health.”

It was thick as a bible. And such serious business, Hafner said, that it had been under armed security until its release the week before.

To study the report without interruptions, Hafner and […]

April 15th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Looking back 50 years to the surgeon general report lambasting tobacco