Misc. Tobacco Health News

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10/6/2010
Workplace Noise Tied to Heart Disease Risk

Young men who smoke are among those at highest risk, study finds

9/28/2010
Poor Health Habits Linked to Subpar Work Performance

Employees who smoke, don't exercise or eat right take more time off, are less productive, study finds

9/27/2010
Pediatricians Want to Restrict Ads for Tobacco, Booze, Viagra

American Academy of Pediatrics would ban cigarette advertisements altogether

9/17/2010
For Ex-Smokers, Some Cigarette Cravings May Never Leave

Urges triggered by watching others smoke may actually increase with time, study finds

9/16/2010
Use of Marijuana, Ecstasy, Methamphetamine on Rise in U.S.

Experts blame recession, growing acceptance of pot

9/15/2010
Helping Smokers Quit Could Save U.S. Money: Report

Each $1 spent on cessation would give states average 26% return on investment, study found

9/13/2010
Smokeless Tobacco Products Can Be Deadly

Snuff, chewing tobacco come under fire from American Heart Association

9/9/2010
FDA Sends Warning to E-Cigarette Distributors

Agency cites false claims, poor manufacturing processes

9/7/2010
Heart Health Rises With Education in Rich Nations

But findings don't apply to low- or middle-income countries, study says

9/7/2010
Decline in Adult Smoking Stalls, Alarming Experts

And more than half of U.S. kids exposed to secondhand smoke, CDC report finds

9/2/2010
Smoking Seems to Backfire on Teens Hoping for a Lift

Instead, depressive symptoms likely to increase, study finds

9/1/2010
Lung Damage From Secondhand Smoke Observed in Rats

Findings may aid efforts to develop new ways to treat respiratory diseases in people, researchers say

9/1/2010
Teen Substance Use Seems to Differ by Race

California study finds Hispanics most likely to drink, smoke, use marijuana; Asians least likely

8/27/2010
Youth Smoking Rates Now Stalled

After decade of big decreases, number of teens lighting up stays steady

8/24/2010
Nicotine Can Fuel Breast Cancer, Study Suggests

Taiwanese researchers show a molecular connection

8/18/2010
FDA Mulling Ban on Menthol Cigarettes

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

8/6/2010
Breast Abscesses Linked to Smoking, Nipple Piercings

Other major risk factors include obesity and diabetes, study shows

8/6/2010
Could Lifestyle Changes Cut Dementia Rates?

Eliminating depression and diabetes, consuming more fruit and vegetables could reduce new cases by 21 percent, researchers say

8/5/2010
Using Multiple Tobacco Products Ups Hazards: CDC

Smoking cigarettes-plus greatly raises risk of cancer, heart disease, experts warn

7/27/2010
Close Ties With Others Might Lengthen Life, Review Finds

Strong support system seems to have significant health benefits, researchers say

7/19/2010
Cigarette Smoke May Up Cancer Risk By Interfering With Genes

'Entire networks of gene interaction' affected by such exposure, researchers find

7/19/2010
Ban Point-of-Sale Tobacco Ads in Retail Outlets, Researchers Urge

Teens twice as likely to try smoking if they frequent stores plastered with cigarette ads, study shows

7/8/2010
Decline in U.S. Teen Smoking Rate Stalls

Goal of reducing rate to 16 percent by 2010 won't be met, CDC says

7/6/2010
Shorter Telomere Length Again Linked to Cancer

European research adds to understanding of biology of cancer, expert says

7/3/2010
Women Urged to Declare Their Independence From Tobacco

U.S. health officials have created a Web site to help you quit smoking on July 4th

7/2/2010
Minnesota Smoking Bans Didn't Lead to Job Loss

Twin City study finds policies didn't affect bars, may have even spurred employment in local restaurants

6/18/2010
Patients Could Use More Help Quitting Smoking

Many health professionals suggest stopping but don't provide assistance, study finds

6/17/2010
New Tobacco Regulations to Take Effect

A year after Tobacco Control Act signed, American Cancer Society lauds latest restrictions

6/11/2010
Smoking Linked to Aggressive Colon Polyps: Study

Findings may explain earlier onset of colorectal cancer in smokers, researchers say

6/10/2010
Quitting Smoking Before Pregnancy Could Save Babies' Lives

CDC study finds many deaths from prematurity, SIDS could be prevented

6/9/2010
Fewer Heart Attacks After England Goes Smoke-Free

Researchers found ER admissions for cardiac trouble dropped in year after smoking ban

6/1/2010
Sexual, Urinary Health Boosted in Exercisers, Nonsmokers

Cigarettes, sedentary lifestyle linked to urological problems, studies show

5/31/2010
Women Smokers Targeted on 'World No Tobacco Day'

Smoking-related illnesses kill more females than males, organizers say

5/25/2010
Moderate Drinking May Protect Brain From Alzheimer's

Non-smoking women seem to benefit the most, study finds

5/10/2010
Hookahs an Unhealthy Hit Among Privileged Young Adults

Number of users nearly tripled in one year, study finds

5/9/2010
Does Mom Need Help to Stop Smoking?

Online support program might be an appropriate Mother's Day gift

5/3/2010
Smoking Ups Risk of Second Breast Cancer

15 years after treatment, smokers more likely to have a new tumor, study finds

4/26/2010
Arteries Age Twice as Fast in Smokers

Study shows progressive stiffening, which leads to blockages

4/26/2010
Smoking May Be in Your Genes

Findings may someday help in development of prevention efforts, experts say

4/19/2010
Secondhand Smoke Boosts Sinusitis Risk

About 40 percent of sinus problems can be tied to exposure, expert says

4/19/2010
Lung Cancer Increase in Women Tied to Genes, Estrogen

Findings could explain rise in non-smokers as well, researchers say

4/14/2010
Depression and Smoking Go Hand in Hand in U.S.

Adults more likely to smoke, less likely to quit if depressed, CDC finds

4/9/2010
Nicotine Withdrawal Can Complicate Hospital Care

More attention should be paid to prevention and treatment, expert says

4/8/2010
State Cigarette Taxes Not Spent on Anti-Smoking Efforts

None of the states that boosted taxes in 2009 earmarked funds for smoking prevention, CDC finds

4/7/2010
Simple Test May Spot Early Lung Cancer

And over-the-counter drug might reverse genetic process that leads to disease, study finds

3/23/2010
Health Tip: Secondhand Smoke Can Harm Children

Here's what exposure may do to kids

3/18/2010
FDA Toughens Rules on Tobacco Sales to Kids

Move includes near-elimination of cigarette vending machines, restrictions on advertising

3/18/2010
Blocking Protein May Stem COPD

Study in mice could lead to new treatments for smoking-related diseases

3/15/2010
Teen Girls Say Pink Camel in Cigarette Ads Caught Their Eye

Study finds link between catchy ads and whether teens smoke

3/10/2010
Longtime Smokers May Find Protection From Parkinson's

Finding could help unravel mysteries of neurological and motor disease