There's a high social cost that comes with lighting up.
- The home improvement company Porch recently polled 1,009 people on their feelings about smoking.
- The company recently published the results as infographics.
- In terms of dating, 80 percent of nonsmokers find the habit a turnoff
The Tokyo-based company is located on the 29th floor of a building, meaning all smoking breaks take at least 15 minutes.
Russian government officials propose legislation to ban the sale of cigarettes to anyone born after 2015.
Legislative plans are being proposed by the Russian Ministry of Health to prohibit the sale of cigarettes to anyone born after 2015. That means the next generation of Russian people could be permanently cut off from cigarettes.
Philip Morris is looking to wind back manufacture of its traditional cigarettes in favor of e-cigs. Why? Because the younger demographic is hooked.
Humans are sense-oriented animals. We rely heavily on our visual system, though the tactile sense and the strong influence of odor also play essential roles in navigating our environment. Yet thanks to overactive imaginations we often give credence to the invisible, in our faiths as much as the products and chemicals we ingest.
The longer you roll that dice, the higher the chance that a DNA mutation spawns a cancerous cell. The researchers on this study likened it to playing Russian roulette; sooner or later, there's one in the chamber.
Cancer, of course, is not new. Throughout the ages societies have defined and dealt with it variously. Ancient Greeks employed the term onkos to describe tumors: mass, burden. It is an apt translation of what cancer does inside of our bodies.