Misc. Tobacco Health News

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1/9/2014
U.S. Lung Cancer Rates Continue to Drop: CDC

Cigarette tax hikes, no-smoking policies contribute to decline, experts say

1/8/2014
Cancer Prevention Guidelines Seem to Pay Off for Older Women

Large study found adherents were less likely to develop or die from disease

1/7/2014
Half-Century of Smoking Prevention Extended 8 Million Lives: Study

But almost one-fifth of Americans still light up

1/7/2014
Drug Duo Might Help Smokers Quit Better Than Single Med

But many are still lighting up a year later, study finds

1/7/2014
U.S. Cancer Deaths Decline Again: Report

Better prevention, screening and treatment are keys to continued progress, experts say

1/3/2014
E-Cigarettes: Separating Fiction From Fact

Health experts say more research needed into the devices' safety and effectiveness as a quit-smoking tool

1/3/2014
A Guide to Smoking-Cessation Options

Choices range from drugs to nasal sprays to acupuncture

1/2/2014
Big Cigarette Tax Hikes Might Prevent 200 Million Deaths in a Century

Study authors suggest that nations triple tobacco taxes

12/27/2013
Counselors Give Smokers Best Chance to Quit: Study

Nicotine replacement treatment alone doesn't improve odds of kicking the habit, researchers found

12/19/2013
Anxiety Tied to Stroke Risk in Study

But direct link not proven

12/18/2013
Many Americans Don't Receive Preventive Dental Care: Survey

10-year study found some improvement, but continued gaps among racial groups

12/16/2013
U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Decline: Report

But researchers added that people with other health problems have lower odds of survival

12/10/2013
Those With Insurance More Likely to Use Preventive Care: Study

And they're less likely to adopt risky habits like smoking

12/10/2013
Pot Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Stillbirth Risk

Finding may gain significance as legalization spreads across U.S., study author says

12/6/2013
Obesity, Smoking Might Threaten Implants After Mastectomy

Doctors should counsel patients about the risks, researcher says

12/6/2013
Men Who Smoke After Cancer Diagnosis Face Higher Death Risk

Health-care providers should do more to help survivors quit, study says

12/6/2013
Health Tip: When You Want to Quit Smoking

Ask friends, family for support

12/3/2013
Mother's Smoking, Early Birth May Raise ADHD Risk in Children

But researchers say more study on the causes of the disorder is needed

11/18/2013
College Students Feel Pull of Cigarette Ads, Study Finds

A single pro-smoking message can have a week-long effect, researchers say

11/14/2013
More U.S. Teens Try E-Cigarettes, Hookahs: Report

Cigarette smoking hasn't declined among young people, researchers find

11/14/2013
Tobacco Myths Continue Half-Century After Landmark U.S. Report

And Americans continue to die from smoking-related lung cancer, experts note

11/4/2013
Gaps in Smoke-Free Workplace Laws May Leave Many Exposed

Study finds on-the-job secondhand smoke still a problem in certain occupations

10/30/2013
Study of Twins Shows How Smoking Ages the Face

Siblings who smoked had more wrinkles, creases, droops and jowls

10/30/2013
E-Cigarettes May Not Be Gateway to Smoking: Study

It found few teens go on to smoke cigarettes, use other kinds of tobacco after 'vaping'

10/28/2013
Mondays Might Be Your Best Day to Quit Smoking

Smokers most likely to seek online advice about quitting on the first day of the workweek, study finds

10/28/2013
Tests May Someday Show Which Breast, Prostate Cancers Will Turn Aggressive

'Markers' in blood, tissue might help determine best treatment for each patient, studies suggest

10/23/2013
Health Tip: When Athletes Smoke

Tobacco can interfere with performance

10/22/2013
Being Web-Savvy Tied to Better Health in Seniors: Study

Nonusers were less likely to exercise, eat a healthy diet or get colon cancer screening

10/17/2013
Pricey Cigarettes, Smoke-Free Homes Help Curb Habit, Study Suggests

Findings especially applicable to low-income smokers

10/9/2013
Early Puberty Tied to Higher Odds of Substance Use in Teens: Survey

Tobacco, marijuana and alcohol use addressed

10/3/2013
Smoking in Pregnancy May Be Tied to Bipolar Disorder in Adult Offspring: Study

Research adds to other health hazards of tobacco smoke exposure in the womb

9/30/2013
Health Tip: Smoking Affects Heart Health

It damages blood vessels and blood cells

9/20/2013
U.S. Funds New Tobacco Regulation Research Centers

14 centers across the country awarded $53 million at start

9/5/2013
Teens' Use of E-Cigarettes Doubles in a Year: CDC

Health officials worry the devices may cause more children to become addicted to tobacco products

9/4/2013
Young Americans' Prescription Med Abuse Still Down: Report

2012 national survey also found teens' drinking, tobacco use dropped over decade

8/15/2013
Breast-Feeding May Protect Some Women Against Breast Cancer

Study found tumors were discovered later in life in nonsmoking patients who breast-fed longer than six months

8/9/2013
Cigarette Taxes Deter Heavy Drinking, Study Suggests

Smoking increases risk for problematic drinking, researcher notes

7/30/2013
Growing Up Poor May Raise Odds for Smoking: Study

Study suggests kids in poor families may have less self-control when it comes to healthy behaviors

7/24/2013
Smoking During Pregnancy Tied to Behavior Issues in Kids

But the cause of the association remains unknown, researchers say

7/23/2013
Poll: U.S. Adults Support Smoking Ban in Cars With Kids

3 of 4 also agree homes of children with asthma, other lung problems should be smoke-free

7/17/2013
Highest-Risk Smokers Benefit Most From CT Scan Screening: Study

Findings may aid development of lung cancer-testing guidelines, researchers say

7/17/2013
Smokers' Cell Damage Exists Even If Tests Miss It, Study Says

Early changes look similar to abnormalities seen in lung cancer, researchers find

7/11/2013
Smoking Plus Heavy Drinking May Accelerate Mental Decline

For every 10 years of puffing and boozing, the brain ages the equivalent of 12 years, study says

7/1/2013
Anti-Smoking Policies Will Prevent 7 Million Deaths Worldwide by 2050: Study

With the right measures, even more lives can be saved, WHO says

6/21/2013
Look Beyond the Sun for Skin Cancer Culprits, Doctors Warn

Tanning beds, organ transplants and smoking among additional risk factors

6/20/2013
James Gandolfini's Death From Heart Trouble at 51 a Sign of the Times

Doctors say more middle-aged Americans suffer cardiac problems, and they're often due to unhealthy lifestyles

6/13/2013
Tobacco Ads Spark Teen Smoking, Study Finds

Seeing just 10 advertisements boosts odds of smoking by 40 percent, researchers say

6/6/2013
Your Stroke Risk Can Shrink With 7 Lifestyle Changes

Controlling blood pressure is most important, large U.S. study found

6/4/2013
Smokers Cost Employers Thousands More Than Nonsmokers

About $6000 in extra annual costs stem from more time off, smoking breaks, health care, study shows

5/30/2013
Joblessness Tied to Shortened Lifespans for Less-Educated Women

Gap in longevity between better- and least-educated women is growing, study finds