Close But No Cigar: E-Cigarette Users are Mostly Smokers Not Quitters
E-cigarettes, the tobacco-free devices that deliver nicotine in an aerosol vapor, appeal almost exclusively to current and recent smokers. Fewer than 1% of people who have never smoked use e-cigarettes.
New Life Insurance Product Provides Incentive for Cigarette Smokers to Quit
Sentry Life Insurance Company and the National Association of Insurance Marketers (NAIM) announced today a joint marketing agreement to offer Commit to Quit, a new term life insurance product designed specifically for cigarette smokers who want to live smoke-free.
Weed Users Avoid Smoker Penalties at 29% of U.S. Life Insurers
Marijuana users, who can now buy weed without fear of arrest in some U.S. states, can also get life insurance without facing a smoker penalty -- if they shop carefully.
Cigar Smoking Poses Much the Same Danger As Cigarettes
Smoking cigars carries the same health risks as smoking cigarettes, according to a new review published online April 24 in BMC Public Health.
Shisha – the practice of smoking tobacco or non-tobacco alternatives in waterpipes – is becoming increasingly popular worldwide. Mr Devesh Anand of RGA Reinsurance Company Middle East Limited looks into the health risks of shisha and the underwriting considerations involved.