Misc. Tobacco Health News

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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

3/11/2011
Text Messages May Help Smokers Kick the Addiction, Small Study Finds

Brain MRIs also provide data for smoking cessation 'texts' tailored to individual's capacity for self-control

3/11/2011
New Test for Emphysema on the Horizon

Simple blood test could enable detection before symptoms, experts say

3/9/2011
Lesser Known Lung Diseases Can Strike Smokers, Ex-Smokers

Study found these reduced lung capacity, but also reduced chances of emphysema, COPD

3/2/2011
Smoking During Early Pregnancy May Put Baby's Heart at Risk

CDC director calls quitting the most important thing a mom can do to protect her child

3/1/2011
Roflumilast Approved for Form of COPD

Drug aimed at treating lung disease characterized by chronic bronchitis

2/25/2011
Study Finds Drop in Online Sales of Cigarettes

Shipping restrictions and credit card ban have worked, researchers say

2/18/2011
Smoking During Head & Neck Cancer Therapy Tied to Poor Outcome

Survival, recurrence and complications worse among those who don't quit, study finds

2/10/2011
Minnesota's Anti-Tobacco Policies Reap Benefits: CDC

Comprehensive effort results in 27 percent decline in smoking, report says

2/7/2011
Community Has a Role in Health of Low-Income Kids

Study suggests social connections protect poor teens against smoking, obesity

2/4/2011
Cancer on the Rise in Developing Countries: Report

As economies grow, nations see increasing rates of lifestyle-related diseases, experts say

1/31/2011
Odds of Quitting Smoking May Be Clear on Scans

Activity in front part of brain can predict behavior, researchers say

1/26/2011
Rise in Some Head and Neck Cancers Tied to Oral Sex: Study

Changes in sexual activity linked to increased HPV-related tongue, tonsil malignancies

1/25/2011
Smoking, Obesity Slowing U.S. Life Expectancy Gains: Report

Although U.S. spends more on health care, life expectancy is shorter than in most other developed countries

1/20/2011
40 States Get an 'F' in Tobacco Prevention From New Report Card

But American Lung Association gives FDA a 'B' and federal government passing grades

1/18/2011
Smoking Scenes in Movies Light Up Smokers' Brains

MRI scans show that seeing cigarettes on-screen activates response to cravings

1/17/2011
Cigarette Ads Do Spur Teens to Light Up, Study Finds

The more advertisements they saw, the more likely they were to smoke, researchers say

1/15/2011
Smoking Damages DNA Within Minutes, Research Shows

Findings are a 'stark warning' to those considering lighting up, study author says

1/10/2011
Secondhand Smoke Tied to High Blood Pressure in Kids

Exposure poses risk for lifelong cardiovascular problems, experts say

1/5/2011
1/4/2011
Estrogen May Play Role in Rising Rates of Head, Neck Cancer

Finding comes from study on the hormone's effect on cancerous and pre-cancerous cells

1/3/2011
Studies Decipher How Anti-Smoking Drugs Work

Brain changes spurred by the medications seem to help cut cravings

12/28/2010
Cancer Patients Who Smoke Report More Severe Pain

Those who quit experienced less discomfort as time went on, study finds

12/17/2010
Smokers' Former Homes May Retain Tobacco Toxins

Residues in walls, ceilings could pose harm to new residents, study finds

12/13/2010
Neighboring Apartments May Expose Kids to Cigarette Smoke

Findings support smoking bans in multi-unit housing, researchers say

12/7/2010
E-Cigarettes Should Be Banned Until Made Safe: Study

Researchers find the devices make false claims, leak nicotine

12/7/2010
Teens in Smoking Homes May Get More Ear Infections

Doctors should educate parents on the dangers of secondhand smoke, researchers say

12/7/2010
Treating PTSD and Smoking Together Best Way to Help Vets Kick Cigarettes

They were twice as likely to stop smoking as vets referred to cessation clinic, study finds

12/7/2010
Depressed Smokers Less Likely to Quit Successfully

Hotline services should address both smoking and depression, study suggests

12/7/2010
Watching R-rated Movies Ups Odds of Teens Smoking

Yet, only one in three is restricted by parents from viewing such movies, study finds

12/6/2010
Teen Dating Violence is Common, Study Finds

It occurs in almost 1 in 5 couples, and perpetrators also often assault family, friends

12/2/2010
U.S. Government Sets New Health Goals for 2020

These are more modest than previous ones, experts say

12/2/2010
Lifestyle Key to Preventing Stroke, Guidelines Say

Number of strokes rising in U.S., but deaths drop almost one-third

11/29/2010
Heavy Smoking May Double Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk in Blacks

Those who also have a genetic risk factor have 4 times the risk for joint disease, study finds

11/22/2010
Gruesome Cigarette Pack Images Make Smokers Want to Quit, Study Finds

But some experts say FDA's proposals may still be too mild to work

11/18/2010
FDA Advisers Renew Review on Whether to Ban Menthol Cigarettes

Opponents say cool, minty taste masks harsh chemicals, lures kids, minorities to take up smoking

11/18/2010
Smokers Urged to Join Thursday's Great American Smokeout

The annual event, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, focuses on quitting for one day

11/15/2010
Minneapolis Study Points to Sharp Drop in Smoking Rates

Not only are more smokers quitting, but fewer people are choosing to start habit, 30-year study finds

11/12/2010
'Stop Smoking' Ads That Target Emotions Seem to Work Best

Testimonials, graphic images evoke response, study finds

11/11/2010
Women Veterans Less Likely Than Male Peers to Abuse Drugs, Alcohol

But rates of prescription drug abuse are similar, survey finds

11/10/2010
Whites, Blacks More Likely to Develop Lung Cancer: Study

Hispanics have the lowest rate of the disease, U.S. study finds

11/10/2010
FDA Proposes Graphic Warnings on Cigarette Packs

Images would include emaciated lung cancer patients and a dead body in a morgue

11/9/2010
High Carcinogen Levels Seen in Kids Living With Smokers

Parents may not understand children's risk from secondhand smoke, researcher says