Misc. Tobacco Health News

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

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

3/8/2012
Surgeon General: Nearly 4 Million U.S. Kids Still Smoke

Report says tobacco industry targets marketing toward children

3/1/2012
Wanted: Female Nurses for Large, Ongoing Study

Nurses' Health Study has provided decades of data on women's health

3/1/2012
U.S. Will Push to Have Graphic Warnings on Cigarettes

Pledge comes after judge blocked FDA mandate, calling it unconstitutional

2/29/2012
Nicotine Patches May Not Help During Pregnancy

Most women stopped using them early, making it harder to draw conclusions, study says

2/24/2012
Gene Might Be a Culprit in Sudden Infant Death for Boys

DNA testing found mutation more prevalent in male babies

2/20/2012
Mom's Nicotine Patch May Raise Baby's Risk for Colic

Behavioral therapy recommended over nicotine replacement during pregnancy, research says

2/13/2012
Health Tip: Chewing Tobacco Harms Oral Health

Here are some examples of what can go wrong

2/10/2012
Young Adults Who Quit Smoking Feel Better Quickly

Coughs begin to clear up within two weeks, study finds

2/8/2012
Playing Sports May Help Keep Kids From Smoking

But the risk of taking up the habit rises if teammates smoke, study finds

2/7/2012
Moving Homes Often in Childhood Might Affect Long-Term Health

Frequently uprooted kids were more likely to drink heavily, smoke as adults, study says

2/7/2012
Quitting Smoking May Halve Risk of Oral Health Problems

Smokers four times more likely to develop oral conditions, such as mouth cancers, gum disease, study finds

2/6/2012
Smoking May Be Especially Tough on Men's Brains

Study found declines in thinking skills for males, but not females

2/6/2012
Fewer Teens Exposed to Tobacco Smoke in Cars: Report

But researchers add that too many are still breathing in secondhand smoke while in vehicles

2/3/2012
Booze and Family History of Colon Cancer a Bad Mix: Study

Red meat, smoking and skipping veggies also associated with a raised cancer risk, research finds

1/31/2012
When Mom-to-Be's Overweight and Smokes, Risk for Birth Defects Rises

This combination more than doubled odds of heart damage in newborn, study finds

1/25/2012
Optimal Heart Health Starts Early: Study

No risk factors by middle age is 'the fountain of youth for your heart'

1/20/2012
Smoking During Pregnancy Not Linked to Autism

But there are many other reasons to avoid cigarettes while pregnant

1/17/2012
FDA to Weigh Safety of Tobacco Lozenges, Strips

Experts fear candy-like products could put children at risk for nicotine addiction, poisoning

1/9/2012
Anti-Estrogen Treatment Shrank Lung Tumors in Mice

Preliminary study exposed animals to cancer-causing agent in tobacco

1/9/2012
Nicotine Patches, Gums Won't Help Smokers Quit Long-Term: Study

Researchers say finding underscores real-world challenges facing those looking to quit

1/6/2012
Global Study Finds Drug Abuse Highest in Richer Nations

The U.S. can do its part to reduce the damage of addiction, experts say

12/27/2011
Health Tip: Choose Your Day to Quit Smoking

Suggestions to help you stop

12/26/2011
How to Make Your Quit-Smoking Resolution Stick

Tips from the American Lung Association may help

12/16/2011
Life After Cigarettes Is Happier: Study

Three years later, quitters report less stress, better mood compared to smokers

12/15/2011
Smoking Linked to Skin Cancer in Women

Non-melanoma malignancies twice as likely after 20 years of tobacco use, study finds

12/14/2011
Electronic Cigarette Makers Must Prove Safety of Products: Report

Institute of Medicine details testing that should be done to back any claims of reduced disease risk

12/7/2011
Some States Make Stopping Smoking Easier Than Others

Maine, North Dakota are quit-friendly; Georgia is not, lung experts say

12/7/2011
Expert Panel Pinpoints Environmental Culprits in Breast Cancer

Unneeded radiation, hormone therapy, alcohol raise risk but hair dye, cellphones appear safe, report says

12/5/2011
Health Tip: The Risks of Smoking While Pregnant

Your baby can suffer serious complications

12/2/2011
Genes May Make Quitting Tougher for Smokers

Your particular DNA may explain why you can't break the habit, study suggests

11/22/2011
College Students Smoke When They Party, Drink and Work

Prevention programs should target students when they are most likely to smoke, researchers say

11/17/2011
Smokeout Day: The Best Ways to Quit

Counseling plus medicine works better than going cold turkey, experts advise

11/10/2011
Fatherhood May Help Tough Guys Straighten Out

Crime, alcohol use dropped among first-time dads, study finds

11/10/2011
Most Smokers Want to Quit, CDC Report Finds

Drugs and counseling can double, triple odds of success, experts say

11/9/2011
Money Woes May Drive Some Seniors to Smoke, Drink More

Men and those with less education were most prone, study finds

11/8/2011
Public Smoking Bans May Spill Over to Households

Total tobacco bans in workplaces, restaurants linked to more smoke-free homes

11/7/2011
Judge Blocks FDA Plan for Graphic Cigarette Warnings

Images of diseased body parts are designed to be part of packaging

11/7/2011
Alcohol, Asthma and Allergies Don't Mix

Alcohol can trigger or worsen existing allergies, experts say

11/3/2011
Brain Stimulation May Help Kill Cigarette Cravings, Study Finds

Targeting certain regions affects smokers' satisfaction, which plays role in addiction

11/3/2011
Some Smokers More Likely to Quit After Stroke Than Others

The part of the brain affected by the event seems to make a difference, researchers find

10/24/2011
Health Tip: Creating a Smoke-Free Home

Doing so will protect your children from second-hand smoke

10/12/2011
Rising Global Smoking Rates Could Add Millions of TB Deaths

Even a small drop in smoking rates could prevent many from dying from the infectious lung disease, researchers say

10/6/2011
National Study Will Track Tobacco Use in U.S.

Findings will guide FDA in creating programs, policies to eliminate smoking

10/5/2011
Smokers Have Heart Attacks Earlier Than Nonsmokers

And women are more likely than men to need emergency treatment 6 months later, study finds

10/3/2011
Cheap Drug Helps Smokers Quit, Study Finds

Cytisine has been around for decades, but is not available in U.S.

10/3/2011
Smoking May Double Risk for Stroke

Those attacks occur about a decade sooner than for non-smokers, study finds

9/30/2011
Study Says Big Tobacco Covered Up Info on Cancer Risk

Industry knew of potentially deadly radioactive particles in smoke since 1950s, researchers contend

9/29/2011
Campus Smoking Bans May Help College Students Quit

Tobacco use, support for smoking dropped even when ban was weakly enforced, study finds

9/29/2011
1 in 5 American Workers Still Smokes: CDC

Smoke-free workplaces and health insurance can help workers quit, experts say