Tagged: smoking

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Smoking: a rundown on lighting up

Every minute, smokers get through nearly 11 million cigarettes and 10 die from the habit, experts say, in an industry that generates billions of dollars. Here are some facts and figures ahead of the...

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Two lung diseases killed 3.6 million in 2015: study

The two most common chronic lung diseases claimed 3.6 million lives worldwide in 2015, according to a tally published Thursday in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. About 3.2 million people succumbed that year to chronic...

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How Twitter can help smokers quit

Helping smokers quit with Twitter A new study has found that subjects in one of the first real-time, fully-automated, Twitter-based smoking intervention programmes – Tweet2Quit – were twice as successful at kicking the habit...