Topic: tobacco

HSPH researchers help Israel stamp out tobacco

August 22, 2012 -- Attendees at the first Israeli Conference on Tobacco or Health earlier this summer hoped to “make tobacco history” in the country, and they appear to have political will behind this goal. With the help of Harvard School of Public…

Smokeless tobacco products designed to attract the young

New smokeless tobacco products with slick packaging and candy-like appearance can lure young people and others into smoking, and, despite having lower nicotine levels, still cause cancer and other health risks, says Gregory N. Connolly, professor of the practice of public health and…

Home stress, work stress linked with increased smoking

September 12, 2012 -- According to new research from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), there’s a strong association between work-family conflict and the likelihood of smoking. Candace Nelson, research fellow in the Department of Environmental Health, Lisa Berkman, director of the Harvard Center for…

HSPH's Connolly passionate about curbing smoking worldwide

Gregory N. Connolly, professor of the practice of public health at HSPH and director of HSPH’s Center for Global Tobacco Control, is spotlighted in the March-April 2011 issue of Harvard Magazine for his far-reaching anti-tobacco efforts. Before coming to HSPH, Connolly spent…

Secondhand smoke may cause mental health problems in children

Living in a household with secondhand smoke may increase children’s odds of developing certain neurobehavioral disorders, such as learning disabilities and conduct and behavior disorders, by 50%, according to Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) research reported in The Huffington Post. Research…

Tobacco companies target poorer neighborhoods with advertising

Prof. Gregory Connolly, director of the Tobacco Control Research Group at HSPH, is quoted in a Boston Globe article about tobacco advertising in Boston. The article notes that storefront tobacco ads are ubiquitous in lower-income neighborhoods, particularly those with higher Hispanic and…

Greece goes smoke-free in restaurants, bars with HSPH support

September 1, 2010 -- Greece, the nation with the world’s highest smoking rate, went smoke-free, with help from research from the Harvard School of Public Health and the Cyprus International Institute for the Environmental and Public Health. At a video press conference…

New research explores role of genetics in smoking and lung cancer

May 15, 2012 In 2008, three different studies found that certain genetic variants associated with nicotine dependence and smoking were also associated with lung cancer. The findings raised a question: Were the variants linked with lung cancer only through their association with…