Health officials are increasingly concerned about e-cigarettes, which contain addictive nicotine that could harm adolescent brain development. Texas is one of only nine states that allow the sale of e-cigarettes to children under 18 years old, but that may be short-lived. State lawmakers “will consider banning such sales amid concerns about growing use of the ‘safer’ alternative to … Continue reading Will Texas lawmakers pass e-cigarette ban for minors?
In a time not so “bygone,” tobacco companies spent big money to get people addicted to their products. Movies and television were filled with people smoking. Advertising was rampant. Cigarette manufacturers bent the truth to boost their cigarette sales goals, telling consumers that dentists and physicians preferred to smoke particular brands. Cigarette smoking was even … Continue reading What will it take to quit smoking today?
This blog post is part of the Google+ Healthy Hangouts series on breaking and timely health news. In October, we heard a lot about breast cancer. This month, prostate cancer is the hot topic. Yet, each year more Americans die from lung cancer than both these cancers combined. A big reason why is because lung cancer usually … Continue reading WATCH: Low Dose CT Screening for Lung Cancer