Misc. Tobacco Health News

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9/19/2011
Exercise Ups Kids' Quit-Smoking Success Rate

Approach much more successful than intervention alone, especially for boys, finds study

9/14/2011
Quitting Smoking May Improve Personality, Study Suggests

Smoking linked to neuroticism and impulsivity in younger adults, researchers say

9/7/2011
Parents Who Smoke at Home May Risk Kids' Academic Success

Family's bottom line can also be undermined, researchers found

9/6/2011
Fewer U.S. Adults Smoking, CDC Says

But rate of decline has slowed to a crawl, report finds

9/2/2011
Hookah Use Growing Among Young Adults in California

State data show 1 in 4 men, 1 in 10 women aged 18 to 24 smoked tobacco with a water pipe in 2008

9/1/2011
Strokes Rising Among Teens, Young Adults: CDC

Obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and other risk factors may be to blame, researchers say

8/31/2011
Smoking Harder on Women's Arteries Than Men's, Scans Show

Twice as much impact on thickened neck artery walls seen in female smokers as males, study finds

8/26/2011
Expense May Be Causing Fewer Young Blacks to Smoke

Parental attitudes, religion, poverty also may have spurred drop that began in 1970s, study finds

8/25/2011
8/23/2011
Women Who Drink, Smoke Are Less Likely to Stick With Tamoxifen

Some prescribed the drug to prevent breast cancer may need help with adherence, researchers say

8/18/2011
Gene Variants That Boost Lung Cancer Risk Identified

Smokers with the genes also tend to smoke more, become more addicted, study finds

8/18/2011
Graphic Images on Cigarette Packs a Turn-Off for Smokers

In study, they were less likely to buy products emblazoned with gruesome photos

8/15/2011
Menthol May Make It Tougher to Stop Smoking

Effect especially strong among blacks, Puerto Ricans, study finds

8/10/2011
Pumping Iron Helps Smokers Quit Without Weight Gain: Study

Those who lifted weights regularly were twice as likely to kick the habit, researchers found

8/8/2011
Early Morning Smoking Riskier For Cancer

Those who have a cigarette as soon as they wake may be more addicted than others, researchers say

8/5/2011
Smoking Linked to Raised Risk of Irregular Heartbeat, Study Finds

Current smokers have double the risk of this serious health problem over those who never smoked

8/5/2011
Smokers Mistakenly Believe Vitamins Protect Them From Cancer

Taking multivitamins may encourage some to smoke more because they're less worried about the harmful effects of cigarettes

8/4/2011
Today's Teens Less Likely to Be Heavy Smokers, Study Finds

About 20% of high schoolers say they smoke, but most don't smoke every day, survey shows

7/28/2011
Health Tip: Smokeless Tobacco Isn't a Safe Alternative

CDC: It can cause cancer, oral health issues and nicotine addiction

7/26/2011
Heart Disease Prevention May Save Billions Annually in U.S.

Current costs of $450 billion a year aren't sustainable, nation's heart experts say

7/25/2011
Smoking After Heart Attack Raises Risk of Dying

Study found those who quit for good were more likely to be alive a year later

7/21/2011
Study Contends Taller People at Heightened Cancer Risk

Backs up prior research suggesting a link between stature and malignancies

7/18/2011
Secondhand Smoke Linked to Hearing Loss in Teens

Children exposed to it may need to be screened for auditory problems, researchers say

7/15/2011
Cigarette Tax Unlikely to Deter Some Smokers: Report

Higher prices do not keep wealthier smokers, middle-aged from lighting up, research shows

7/11/2011
ADHD, Learning Issues May Be Linked to Secondhand Smoke

Kids living in homes with smoker have higher odds of developing neurobehavioral disorders, study finds

7/8/2011
Men Who Smoke at Lower Risk of Joint Replacement: Study

Extra pounds, vigorous exercise linked to severe knee, hip problems, research also indicates

7/5/2011
Arcapta Inhaler Approved for COPD

Helps prevent wheezing and shortness of breath

7/5/2011
Stop-Smoking Drug Chantix Ups Risk of Heart Problems: Study

Risks outweigh benefits, even for people without pre-existing heart disease, researchers say

6/30/2011
Illegal Tobacco Sales to U.S. Minors Reach All-Time Low

Downward trend the result of a federal and state partnership, report says

6/29/2011
Obesity a Major Cause of Early Death in Women: Study

And the risk rises as overweight becomes more severe, researchers say

6/21/2011
Smoking, Prostate Cancer a Deadly Mix

But risk drops for men who have given up tobacco for 10 years, study finds

6/21/2011
Lawmakers Urged to Consider Health Effects of Major Legislation

Decades-old policies also need revision, Institute of Medicine says

6/21/2011
FDA Unveils Graphic Images for Cigarette Packs

The warnings must appear on all products, advertising by September 2012

6/17/2011
Nearly 900,000 Fewer Cancer Deaths Since 1990: Report

Researchers credit trend to better detection, treatment and drop in smoking

6/16/2011
Smoking-Cessation Drug Chantix Linked to Heart Problems

FDA sees small but increased risk in patients taking the medicine

6/15/2011
U.S. Found to Be Losing Ground in Life Expectancy

Some Mississippi women can expect to die younger than women in El Salvador, new analysis claims

5/27/2011
Cigarette Packaging Still Too Alluring, Studies Find

New labeling regulations aren't stringent enough, researchers warn

5/19/2011
Smoking Raises Odds for Cancer in Women Already at High Risk

Lung, colon tumors more likely when habit lasts for years, study finds

5/16/2011
Heavy Smoking Tied to Advanced Kidney Cancer

Another study finds bladder cancer rates haven't dropped even though fewer people smoke

5/2/2011
Secondhand Smoke Boosts Boys' Blood Pressure

Study finds it puts them at risk for hypertension later in life

4/23/2011
Smoking Could Raise Odds for Advanced Kidney Cancer

Danger falls, though, as years as a former smoker add up, study finds

4/13/2011
Many Smokers Still Deceived by Cigarette Labeling

Findings support efforts to mandate plain packaging, researchers say

4/8/2011
Hookah Use Common Among College Students, Survey Finds

Many wrongly think water pipe use is safer than cigarettes, results from North Carolina show

4/7/2011
Study Finds Strong Smoking-Asthma Link

Connection especially evident among recent smokers

4/4/2011
Study Links Smoking, Breast Cancer in Older Women

But the cancer risk only showed up in female smokers who were not obese, researchers find

3/28/2011
Nicotine Raises Blood Sugar Levels in Lab

Finding may explain higher risk of diabetes complications in smokers, study says

3/23/2011
Menthol Cigarettes Pose No Added Lung Cancer Risk: Study

But experts stress that choosing the minty smokes won't help you avoid deadly respiratory disease

3/18/2011
FDA Panel: Ban on Menthol Cigarettes Would Boost Health

Agency experts say the smokes encourage youth, minorities to take up the habit

3/15/2011
Heavy Smoking Declines in U.S.

Biggest drops in California because of tobacco control programs, researchers say

3/14/2011
No Complications From Quitting Smoking as Surgery Nears: Study

And quitting is always a good idea, researchers add