Smoking and Covid-19: The smoker’s paradox

Recent studies have already confirmed that cigarette smoking can aggravate Covid-19 symptoms in patients and can lead to deaths due to health complications. But still, anti-smoking efforts and the threat of coronavirus fail to change people’s behavior. In fact, some smokers even switched to vaping thinking that it is healthier and safer. Four patients sharedContinue reading “Smoking and Covid-19: The smoker’s paradox”

Creating smoke-free workplaces

One of the most common misconceptions about workplace smoking is that designated areas will suffice instead of going 100-percent smoke-free. What many people don’t know is that designated smoking areas (DSAs) imply that workers and visitors are still exposed to second-hand smoke, and the only way to eliminate the hazards of tobacco smoke is throughContinue reading “Creating smoke-free workplaces”

Plain packaging for tobaccos

WHO urges ban on attractive designs used by cigarette manufacturers as an effective marketing tool to entice smokers The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to call for governments, civil society, and other partners to support the implementation and promotion of the use of plain packaging as a tobacco control measure. According to Dr. Shin Young-soo,Continue reading “Plain packaging for tobaccos”