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Smokers Who Quit Relapse Because They Crave Feeling Part of a Group

Researchers believe ex-smokers not only relapse because of the physical cravings of cigarettes, but also psychological ones. We all know smoking is highly physically and psychologically addictive. Now, research into why smokers relapse has shown that as well as nicotine, ex-smokers crave their old social identities. Around three quarters of attempts …

FDA moves forward on nicotine regulation in cigarettes

The Food and Drug Administration is taking the first steps toward implementing a rule about the maximum level of nicotine in combustible cigarettes. The FDA, headed by Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, announced its tobacco plans in July. The Food and Drug Administration is taking the first steps toward implementing a rule …

The U.S. Smoking Rate Just Hit A Historic Low

  Chalk up another big win for public health: The smoking rate among U.S. adults appears to have hit a new low. New survey data, which the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Tuesday morning, suggests that just 15.2 percent of American adults are now using cigarettes on …

Smokers who use e-cigs less likely to quit – UPI.com

Critics of e-cigs are been calling for stronger regulations to curb sales to minors and limit the marketing of vaporizers. SAN DIEGO, April 16 (UPI) — Electronic cigarettes continue to make headlines for all the wrong reasons. Despite the evidence of their ill effects, defenders of the vaporizers claim e-cigs offer …

The Best Vacation Spots For Smokers | Gadling.com

Smokers might have a hard time finding anywhere to light up these days in the United States, but across the world smoking doesn’t always come with a stigma. As big tobacco companies find new frontiers, Asia is the hottest market. This is especially true in Indonesia, where awareness on health …

At a Glance: Electronic cigarettes

ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES: The battery-powered devices made of plastic or metal heat a liquid nicotine solution, creating vapor that users inhale. Some models are disposable, and some are designed to be refilled with cartridges containing what enthusiasts call “smoke juice.” Some e-cigarettes are made to look like a real cigarette with …