Misc. Tobacco Health News

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4/24/2013
Diabetes Self-Care Improves Slowly, U.S. Report Finds

But nearly half of patients aren't meeting goals for blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol

4/24/2013
Living in 'Stroke Belt' as Teen May Raise Future Risk

Study looked at whether adults eventually had a stroke and compared areas where they had lived

4/22/2013
U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to New Cigarette Labeling

But ruling from another court could still delay or thwart use of graphic anti-smoking images

4/16/2013
Smoking Bans in Public Housing Could Save Dollars, Lives: CDC

Tobacco-free policies might save $521 million a year, cut secondhand smoke exposure

4/11/2013
Strides Made in Preventing Cancer, But Challenges Remain: Report

American Cancer Society looked at smoking, obesity, disease screening, tanning and more

4/10/2013
Study Hints of Links Between HPV and Lung Cancer

Certain strains of the cervical cancer virus found in tumors from nonsmokers

4/5/2013
'Wake-Up' Cigarette May Raise Risk for Lung, Mouth Cancers

Highest levels of cancer-linked substance found in blood of those who light up first thing in morning

4/3/2013
Most Doctors Don't Help Lung Cancer Patients Quit Smoking: Survey

Many say they don't feel prepared to offer effective assistance

4/2/2013
Study Pinpoints Women at Risk for Blood Clots From Pregnancy

Factors include age, disease history and weight

4/1/2013
FDA Gives Nod to Longer Use of Nicotine Patch, Gum

Little danger of addiction or abuse seen after years on the market

3/25/2013
Parents' Divorce May Up Kids' Odds for Smoking as Adults

Study authors suggest habit might be 'coping mechanism' for some

3/25/2013
Certain Lifestyle Factors Linked to Arthritis in Study Patients

Screening for smoking, obesity and diabetes may help identify those at greater risk for rheumatoid arthritis

3/20/2013
U.S. Abandons Effort to Place Graphic Labeling on Cigarettes

Court challenges to the proposals will not be sent to Supreme Court, Justice Department says

3/20/2013
How Healthy Is Your County?

People living in the least healthy areas of U.S. twice as likely to die early, report says

3/20/2013
Health Tip: Stay Busy When Quitting Smoking

Keep yourself occupied help avoid weight gain

3/7/2013
Secondhand Smoke Linked to Early Heart Disease, Study Finds

The greater the exposure, the higher the odds of calcium build up in coronary arteries, researchers say

2/25/2013
Lung CT Scans Could Save Thousands of Lives, Study Finds

About 12,000 cancer deaths could be avoided each year by screening all eligible Americans, experts say

2/22/2013
Parents: Revealing Your Past Smoking, Pot Use May Not Help Your Kids

Candid confessions might backfire, new study shows

2/15/2013
Public Smoking Bans Cut Risk of Preterm Births, Study Finds

Legislation in Belgium shown to reduce harmful effect of secondhand smoke

2/14/2013
Open Windows, Lower Risk for Preterm Birth: Study

Increased ventilation reduces exposure to secondhand smoke, chemicals, researchers say

1/25/2013
Smoking Still Takes a Heavy Toll in U.S., CDC Finds

Varying state policies expose many Americans to secondhand smoke

1/23/2013
Longtime Smokers Lose a Decade of Life

Large study of U.S. smokers found quitting by age 35 reduces effect most, but it's never too late

1/23/2013
Women's Smoking Deaths at All-Time High in U.S.

Starting earlier, smoking more account for increase, expert says

1/22/2013
Many Americans Back Nicotine Restrictions in Cigarettes: Survey

FDA has power to mandate lower levels of the toxin, researchers say

1/11/2013
Cancer Society Suggests CT Lung Screening for Heavy Smokers

Recommendation follows on prior study finding 20 percent reduction in deaths for older smokers

12/27/2012
Drug May Help Women Who Quit Smoking Avoid Weight Gain

Those who added naltrexone to smoking cessation therapy put on fewer pounds, study says

12/19/2012
Heart Health Worst in the South, Best in Northeast

In large U.S. survey, Oklahoma ranked lowest while Washington, D.C., ranked highest

12/14/2012
Back Pain May Ease for Smokers Who Quit: Study

Spinal disorder patients who didn't smoke reported much less discomfort

12/13/2012
Pricey Cigarettes, Strict Schools Help Curb Teen Smoking

Broader community environment needs consideration, researcher says

12/10/2012
U.S. Task Force Urges Docs to Counsel Kids Against Smoking

Evidence shows that medical advice, education can keep young patients from lighting up

12/3/2012
U.S. Quit-Smoking Policies Need Improving, Experts Say

Key decisions expected next year about coverage of tobacco-cessation aids

11/28/2012
Steep Cigarette Tax Hike Could Save Lives, Money: Report

50 cents more a pack would mean 3 million more nonsmokers, 200,000 lives saved by 2085

11/21/2012
Teen Smoking Has Fallen Across Most of U.S.: Report

Overall youth smoking is now under 9 percent nationwide, with highest rates in Wyoming, lowest in Utah

11/19/2012
Health Tip: If You Smoke at Home...

... Help reduce the risk of fire

11/15/2012
Majority of Biggest U.S. Cities Now Smoke-Free

Almost half of Americans protected from secondhand smoke, compared with 3 percent in 2000, CDC says

11/15/2012
Great American Smokeout Is Thursday

Anti-smoking advocates want to jump-start stalled momentum for quitting

11/13/2012
U.S. Preterm Birth Rate Continues to Drop: Report

Still, almost half a million babies are born too soon, according to the March of Dimes

11/13/2012
Gruesome Cigarette Pack Images Sway Smokers, Study Finds

Research suggests graphic images get the public health message across

11/12/2012
Scientists Find Gene Differences in Nonsmokers With Lung Cancer

Large study focused on Asian women who had never smoked

11/12/2012
Many Smokers Light Up With Kids in Car: Study

Smoke-free campaigns should target parent drivers, researchers say

11/8/2012
Anti-Smoking Progress Stalls Among U.S. Adults: Report

Fewer people are heavy smokers, but cutting down isn't enough, expert says

11/8/2012
Campaign Has Smokers Listening to Smoking's Victims

CDC's graphic ads featuring ex-smokers appear to be getting people's attention

11/5/2012
U.S. Adults Face Substantial Heart Disease Risk: Study

Not even people with favorable heart history are free of danger, researchers say

10/29/2012
Smoking Bans Reduce Hospitalizations: Study

Significant cuts seen in heart attacks, strokes, asthma

10/24/2012
Secondhand Smoke: All It Takes Is 20 Minutes

Exposure in confined spaces affects breathing quickly, study shows

10/16/2012
When Adults Smoke in Cars, Child Passengers Suffer: Study

Even with window open or air conditioner on, kids still exposed to secondhand smoke

10/15/2012
Secondhand Smoke Ups Babies' Risk of Asthma, Study Says

Premature infants especially susceptible to ills of cigarette smoke

9/25/2012
COPD May Contribute to a Bad Night's Sleep

Low blood oxygen levels associated with breathing disorder might lead to a lack of shuteye

9/24/2012
Prescription Drug Abuse Drops Among U.S. Young Adults

Marijuana use on the rise, however, survey finds

9/20/2012
Secondhand Smoke Takes Big Illness, Expense Toll

Study found blacks most affected, including for death among infants exposed in womb