Breast cancer, prostate cancer, and even routine infections. A new report ties these and other maladies to smoking and says an additional 60,000 to 120,000 deaths each year in the United States are probably due to tobacco use.
A group of anti-smoking advocates is calling on the Ontario Film Review Board to change its rating process, so that all movies rated as appropriate for younger viewers will be completely smoke- and tobacco-free.
It seems not all smokers are created equal when it comes to how their bodies handle nicotine, and that could have big implications for anyone trying to kick the tobacco habit for good, researchers say.
The federal government is aiming to crack down on flavoured cigarettes that target young smokers. Health Minister Rona Ambrose is proposing regulatory amendments that would further restrict access to the tobacco products.