Nashville, TN – Losing weight, stopping smoking and spending more time with friends and loved ones are all popular New Year’s resolutions. Those resolutions aren’t just good for your health; they can be good for your finances, too.
Studies have shown that living a healthy lifestyle can also save you money on insurance costs and physicians’ bills.
American Heart Association reports U.S. Food and Drug Administration Delays Plan to Lower Nicotine Levels in Traditional Cigarettes
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a list of regulations it plans to work on in 2020, omitted from that list was a regulation to reduce nicotine levels in traditional cigarettes. That regulation was initially announced by former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb in 2017.
American Heart Association says E-cigarettes take serious toll on Heart Health, Not Safer than Traditional Cigarettes
Dallas, TX – According to new research that will be presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2019, November 16th-18th in Philadelphia, E-cigarette use takes a serious toll on heart health — a big concern given the high prevalence of e-cigarettes and perception of e-cigarettes as a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes.
American Heart Association says Cigarette Smoking associated with increased risk of Peripheral Artery Disease in African Americans
Journal of the American Heart Association Report
Dallas, TX – African Americans who smoke cigarettes are more likely than those who don’t smoke to develop peripheral artery disease, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a narrowing of arteries other then those directly serving the heart.
Anaheim, CA – Heat-not-burn devices may eliminate users’ exposure to tobacco smoke, but the vapor they produce has the same negative impact on blood vessel function as smoking, according to a preliminary animal study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2017, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians.
Heat-not-burn products are not new, but have been recently updated and test marketed in several countries outside the United States with greater success.
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Police Detective Tracy Woodruff is investigating the robbery of a Memorial Drive convenience store which was reported at 11:33pm Sunday night, January 22nd, 2017.
Two black male suspects armed with handguns took cash from the register and from the clerk’s wallet. The suspects also took Cigarillo cigars, Backwoods mild cigars, and over fifty packs of Newport cigarettes from store shelves.
American Heart Association reports 8 Health Groups File Suit to Force FDA to Require Graphic Cigarette Warnings as Mandated by Law
Washington, D.C. – Eight public health and medical groups, and several individual pediatricians, filed suit in federal court in Boston to force the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue a final rule requiring graphic health warnings on cigarette packs and advertising, as mandated by a 2009 federal law.
The lawsuit was filed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Cancer Society, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Truth Initiative and several individual pediatricians.
American Heart Association Urges Nation’s Pharmacies to Re-Think Selling Tobacco in Wake of New CDC Survey
Washington, D.C. – American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments on new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
The data came from Porter Novelli’s Summer Styles, a national survey that found 66 percent of adults 18 and over were strongly or somewhat in favor of banning the sale of all tobacco products in retail pharmacy stores:
American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report
Dallas, TX – Bleeding inside the lining of the brain (subarachnoid hemorrhage) is significantly more common among smokers, especially female smokers, than among people who do not smoke, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke.
Subarachnoid hemorrhage results from bleeding into the lining between the brain’s surface and underlying brain tissue.
Smoking may increase kidney disease risk in African-Americans according to American Heart Association
American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report
Dallas, TX – Cigarette smoking is considered a universal health hazard, but it may be particularly damaging to kidney function among African-Americans smokers, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
“Cardiovascular and kidney diseases are closely linked, but few people are aware of the impact of smoking on kidney function,” said Michael Hall, M.D., study lead author and an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
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