The "Shape Of You" singer has described past difficulty in kicking the habit, but has renewed his efforts to get healthy as his relationship with his fiancee has intensified over the past few years.
The Food and Drug Administration announced plans to tackle teen use of e-cigarettes starting this week, prompting the CEO of JUUL to respond. But for the JUUL-obsessed teen, is it too late?
A new study shows that the common doctor's advice to stop smoking at least two weeks before cosmetic surgery often leads to people quitting entirely.
The study in “The Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse” found a significant connection between perceived size and attractiveness and substance use.
If you’ve ever thought that stroke wasn’t a threat to your health simply because you’re too young, think otherwise. A team of researchers have found that stroke rates are increasing in people in their 30s and 40s.
There’s got to be a less dramatic way to quit smoking. WPTV reports a Florida man is in the hospital after his e-cigarette exploded in his face Monday, leaving him with a badly burned face and neck. Ema Richardson found her 21-year-old brother Evan Spahlinger on the floor and covered in soot after hearing an explosion and smelling smoke, according to CBS Miami. Related: E-Cigs the New Gateway Drug “I found my brother not breathing with his whole face burned and his neck burned and trying to throw up a little or maybe he was gasping for air,” Richardson says. Spahlinger was rushed to the hospital and put into a medically induced coma. Related: Drunk Guy Bursts Bladder in Weirdest Way Possible Richardson tells CBS that Spahlinger has internal and external burns and damage to his lungs.
A press release explains that American researchers arrived at their conclusion using data from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults study, which began in 1985 by studying participants between the ages of 18 and 30 and who have now been studied for some 30 years. Study lead Michael Bancks explains to LiveScience that prior studies had indicated pot smokers may have a lower rate of diabetes than non-users, but due to those studies’ design they couldn’t determine whether diabetes came before or after the pot use. The setup of this study, published in Diabetologia, changed that, at least in terms of prediabetes. The researchers write that “occurrence of prediabetes in middle adulthood was significantly elevated for individuals who reported using marijuana in excess of 100 times by young adulthood.” Specifically, among 3,151 participants who were free from prediabetes and diabetes at Year 7 (1992-1993) and had at least one study-related follow-up exam over the next 18 years, individuals who used at least 100 times had a 40% greater risk for developing prediabetes than those who never used the drug.
Marijuana has surpassed cigarettes as the near-daily toke of choice for college students. In 2014, 5.9 percent of college students said they smoked marijuana 20 or more times in the prior month. Just 5.2 percent of college students said they smoked cigarettes every day, down from about 19 percent in 1999. In addition, the percentage of college students who said they used marijuana at least once a month increased from 17 percent in 2006 to 21 percent in 2014.
The very light smokers were more likely than heavier smokers to have some college education, and were more likely to perceive smoking as carrying higher health risks.
So why do modern planes still have ashtrays? (Photo: Thinkstock) It seems so antiquated and weird to us today, but it wasn’t that long ago that passengers could still smoke cigarettes during a flight. Related: Pilots Explain When You Should Actually Worry During A Flight This year marks the 25th anniversary that smoking was first banned on domestic flights in the U.S. And it’s been 15 years since international flights finally joined the no-smoking bandwagon. If smoking is absolutely, positively not permitted during air travel at any time, for any reason, and hasn’t been in this millennium, then why does every plane still come equipped with ashtrays? “My total guess would be that it is actually still a fire prevention idea.” According to a spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration (who asked not to be named), ashtrays are still required because of an old FAA regulation—first drafted in 1995 and later amended in 2004—with very specific requirements for a plane’s “compartment interiors” before it can be deemed airworthy.