Electronic cigarettes are inhalant devices that heat liquid nicotine and emit vapor – often a combination of water, other chemicals, and propylene glycol, a substance approved by the FDA for other purposes. They hit European and American markets in 2006 and 2007, and their popularity has been propelled by international trends favoring smoke-free environments.[more]
With 41 million inhabitants, Argentina is the largest Spanish speaking country in the world and the second largest country in Latin America. Like other countries, Argentina faces a heavy cancer burden – over 110,000 new cancer cases annually, costing the nation more than $488 million US per year in medical and non-medical costs. [more]
People inhale about 10,000 liters, or about 2,500 gallons, of air each day. As a result, damaging doses of contaminants in the air reach the lung, even for pollutants present in low concentrations. [more]
Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, and unlike most cancers it is becoming more and more common. Yet it is also one of the most preventable cancers.[more]
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Each year, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) bestows its prestigious Award [more]
Like everyone else, smokers pay close attention to price. And a new analysis suggests that tripling excise taxes on tobacco products worldwide [more]
If one takes a long view with regard to tobacco use in the US, the truth is that we have been doing pretty well. Sure, we can lament the fact that approximately 20% of males and females still smoke, but the marked decrease in smoking rates since the Surgeon General's report of 1964 reflects a significant public health success. The decline in lung cancer mortality rates is evidence of this success. [more]