The smoking habit kills 7 million people a year, according to the World Health Organization. A few weeks ago we published an article on the FDA’s efforts to motivate people to either stop smoking, or at least to use products that claim to be less damaging to the smoker. But might it be more effective to attack the wallets of people who smoke? Would drastically raising taxes on cigarettes deliver a more tangible – even painful – way to
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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is busy executing an ambitious anti-smoking campaign to try to give smokers a major push to stop smoking. The question is, what exactly is the damaging activity that is harming people and that must be stopped? Is it smoking traditional cigarettes, i.e. drawing smoke from burning tobacco into your lungs? Is it ingesting nicotine, by whatever means? Is it being manipulated by the tobacco industry,
SEPTEMBER 2018 Here is a roundup of the articles, news & updates that we've published on the PERF blog site during the past month. Click on the "Read More" link at the bottom of each excerpt to read the full article. Physical Activity Benefits Old and Young, Frail and Healthy Did you ever wonder if those community-based exercise programs actually did much good for the people who participated? You know, programs like chair exercise and
The next Better Breathers Club is scheduled for October 17. The featured speaker will be Dr. David Hsia, "What to Expect During a Bronchoscopy and What We Can Learn From It." Click here for full details.
How to Dodge the Flu While You're Flying [VIDEO] We’re about to enter that perfect confluence of seasons that put you at risk of contracting the flu: holiday & travel season, and the flu season itself. Getting this season’s flu shot is important and should be at the top of your list. After you’ve done that, though, you can take other precautions to minimize your chances of being exposed to the influenza virus, especially if you’