Misc. Tobacco Health News

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9/19/2012
Secondhand Smoke in Pregnancy Seems to Harm Baby, Too

Newborns' brain development shows effects of mothers' exposure to passive smoke, researchers say

9/14/2012
Quitting Smoking Just as Hard for Teens: Study

Similar negative psychological effects occur in newer, long-time smokers

9/13/2012
Almost Half of U.S. Adults Have Gum Disease

Rate is even higher for seniors, study finds

9/10/2012
Health Tip: Smokeless Tobacco Isn't Safe Either

Increases risk of cancer, ACS says

9/4/2012
Teen Obesity Linked to Mom's Smoking in Pregnancy: Study

Structural changes in brain may trigger preference for fatty foods, researchers say

8/31/2012
Smoking After Stroke Triples Risk of Death Within Year: Study

The sooner patients resumed habit after leaving hospital, the worse they fared

8/31/2012
Hookah Effects as Harmful as Cigarettes, Study Finds

Wheeze, cough, chest tightness evident in those who smoke using either method

8/30/2012
Brain Bleeds More Common in Smokers, Research Shows

Quitting reduces risk of burst aneurysm, but less so for pack-a-day folks, study finds

8/27/2012
Electronic Cigarettes Have Slight Impact on Heart: Study

Appear to be far less toxic than tobacco cigarettes, researcher says

8/24/2012
U.S. Appeals Court Backs Ruling Against Graphic Images on Cigarette Packs

Decision finds requirement would violate free speech; makes Supreme Court decision likely

8/21/2012
Teens Who Drink, Smoke More Likely to Abuse Painkillers: Study

An estimated 3.5 million young adults in U.S. abuse prescription opioids, researchers say

8/20/2012
Secondhand Smoke May Impair Children's Cough Reflex

Reduced sensitivity to respiratory irritants could raise pneumonia risk, researchers say

8/17/2012
Global Tobacco Use Remains High, Survey Finds

China and India have the highest number of tobacco users and lowest quit ratios

8/2/2012
Smokers Drop Pricey Cigarettes for Cheaper Alternatives: CDC

Other tobacco products allow industry to work around tax hikes, labeling regs, study authors say

7/31/2012
Rising Cigarette Prices May Be Incentive to Quit

Doctor offers tips for those who are ready to kick the habit

7/30/2012
More College Women Smoking Hookahs

Many believe the water pipes are safer than cigarette smoking, but researchers say they're bad for lungs, gums

7/27/2012
Smoking Tied to Risk for Hepatitis Return After Liver Transplant

Study findings indicate even ex-smokers were more likely to be re-infected within 1 year

7/24/2012
Black Teens in Public Housing Twice As Likely to Smoke: Study

Smoking prevention programs should target young children in these communities, researchers say

6/28/2012
40 Million Americans Addicted to Cigarettes, Alcohol or Drugs

About 16 percent of Americans aged 12 and older are hooked

6/26/2012
Lung Cancer Deaths Rise Among 'Boomer' Women in South

Researchers see link to targeted tobacco marketing to young women in the 60's and lax state laws

6/25/2012
Secondhand Smoke Linked to Raised Diabetes Risk

Findings also suggest an association with obesity, but more research is needed

6/14/2012
Health Tip: Secondhand Smoke is Dangerous

How it may harm infants and children

6/8/2012
Fruits, Veggies May Help Smokers Quit

Those who ate more produce smoked less, waited longer to light up each day, study found

6/8/2012
Health Tip: Why Quit Smoking?

You'll breathe easier

6/1/2012
Quitting Smoking No Harder for Women Than Men, Study Says

Analysis of data from three countries debunks myth

6/1/2012
Worldwide Cancer Incidence Predicted to Rise 75% by 2030

Infection, lifestyle tied to which cancer types are most common in different countries

5/24/2012
States Use Only Fraction of Tobacco Revenues to Fight Smoking, Study Finds

Just $8 billion was spent on prevention out of almost $244 billion received, CDC says

5/21/2012
Screening for Lung Cancer Might Benefit Those at Highest Risk

But it's not appropriate for most people, researchers say

5/17/2012
Fewer Young Americans Smoking, Survey Finds

Rates have dropped since 2004, but 1 in 12 teens, one-third of young adults still light up

5/10/2012
Many Women Still Smoke During Pregnancy

New study finds white moms-to-be are more likely to light up than blacks, Hispanics

5/8/2012
Friends' Parents Can Sway Teens' Odds for Drinking, Smoking

'Good' parenting helps kids steer clear of risky behaviors, researchers say

5/4/2012
Prenatal Smoking Linked to High-Functioning Autism in Kids

But study only found slight association, not a cause-and-effect relationship

5/3/2012
Hot Flashes More Likely for Certain Smokers, Study Says

Women's genetic backgrounds may increase susceptibility

5/1/2012
Many Asthmatic Kids Harmed by Secondhand Smoke: Study

Exposure leads to more doctor visits, disturbed sleep, exercise limitations

4/20/2012
Joint-Replacement Failure Rate Higher for Smokers: Studies

Patients needing new hips, knees should be told to quit, doctors say

4/13/2012
Obese Workers' Health Care Costs Top Those of Smokers

Smokers cost employers an additional $1,275 a year, while obese workers cost $1,850 more, study says

4/9/2012
Could Menthol Cigarettes Pose Even Higher Stroke Risk?

For women and whites, the odds look even worse, study finds

4/5/2012
Health Tip: How to Avoid Secondhand Smoke

Suggestions include asking people not to light up in your home

4/3/2012
Health Tip: More Reasons to Quit Smoking

Health risks start to diminish almost immediately

3/30/2012
Secondhand Smoke Affects Young Girls More Than Boys: Study

By age 7, lung function was six times worse for exposed girls than boys, research shows

3/30/2012
FDA Calls on Tobacco Companies to List Harmful Ingredients

Manufacturers must also back up claims that certain products are 'safer' to smoke

3/29/2012
Stigma, Shame Can Worsen Depression in Lung Cancer Patients

They may believe -- rightly or not -- that others blame them for diagnosis

3/28/2012
U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: Report

But incidence of cancers linked to obesity increasing, researchers find

3/23/2012
Helpline, Free Nicotine Patches Don't Help Smokers Quit: Study

British researchers' findings reiterate the power of nicotine addiction

3/19/2012
Secondhand Smoke in Childhood Linked to Lung Disease Years Later

Study found it nearly doubled risk for breathing condition

3/19/2012
Appeals Court Backs FDA Move for Graphic Images on Cigarette Packs

Ohio decision runs counter to ruling by Washington, D.C.-based judge in February

3/15/2012
CDC Launches Graphic Anti-Smoking Campaign

The hope is to get 50,000 people to quit, the agency says

3/14/2012
Doctors Likely to Preach What They Practice

Those with healthy behaviors more inclined to recommend patients make lifestyle changes: study

3/14/2012
Watching Movie Stars Light Up May Spur Kids to Smoke

Kids who saw more tobacco use on film from ages 9 to 14 tended to become regular smokers

3/13/2012
Many Docs Order Unneeded Lung Cancer Screening Tests: Survey

Not only wasteful, tests can lead to unnecessary treatments for patients