Misc. Tobacco Health News

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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

3/9/2010
Genetic Variant Raises Lung Cancer Risk

It doesn't matter whether you smoke a little or a lot, study finds

3/2/2010
Secondhand Smoke Starts Damaging Arteries in Childhood

Passive exposure tied to blood vessel damage in 13-year-olds, research shows

2/15/2010
Cigars, Pipes No 'Healthy' Alternative to Cigarettes

Users still inhale fumes, and lungs suffer, study finds

2/9/2010
Mom's Lifestyle in Early Pregnancy Affects Baby's Size

Smoking, low folic acid, high blood pressure restrict fetal growth, study finds

2/8/2010
'Third-Hand Smoke' Could Be Troublesome, Too

Tobacco residue may give rise to new pollutants indoors, chemists suggest

2/8/2010
Scientists Spot Genes Tied to Aging

Some people are programmed to age at a faster rate, study says

2/3/2010
When Counseling Costs, Response Dwindles

Not just patients but doctors, too, lose interest, study finds

2/2/2010
Using Nicotine Patch Longer Boosts Efforts to Quit

24-week therapy kept smokers 'on the wagon' better, study found

2/2/2010
Smoker's Own Secondhand Smoke Adds to Health Risks

14 cigarettes a day create exposure equal to inhaling nearly 3 more, study finds

1/26/2010
Young Smokers May Be More Apt to Try Pot

Behavioral problems are less indicative of future marijuana use, study finds

1/26/2010
Bone Loss May Accompany Dental Implants

Smokers suffer more deterioration than nonsmokers, researcher says

1/22/2010
Quitting Smoking Doubles Survival in Early Stage Lung Cancer

'Dramatic' results show that it's never too late to kick the habit, experts say

1/21/2010
Smokers More Prone to Long-Term Prescription Painkiller Use

Opioid abuse is a risk for patients with back pain, researchers say

1/19/2010
Tobacco Toxin Helps a Protein Cause Lung Cancer

The process turns off genes that keep tumors from forming, research shows

1/19/2010
Current Smoking Can Worsen Lung Cancer

Cigarette fumes not only cause tumors, but promote growth, mouse study finds

1/7/2010
When Smokers Call Quit Lines, Positive Approach May Be Best

Stressing health benefits over consequences might get more to kick the habit, study finds

1/5/2010
Hazards of Obesity Now Rival Smoking in U.S.

Little difference seen in loss of quality-of-life years between the two, study finds

1/4/2010
Poverty, Poor Education Shave Years Off the Life Span

They're as important as smoking, obesity when it comes to health, study finds

12/30/2009
Living With a Smoker Puts Kids at Risk for Emphysema

Lung damage seen in otherwise healthy nonsmoking adults, study finds

12/11/2009
Menopause Often Means Worsening Cholesterol

Studies also report on statin dosages and lifestyle factors that affect the heart

12/10/2009
Menthol Cigarettes More Addictive to U.S. Minorities

Finding may explain higher disease and death rates, researcher says

12/7/2009
Asthmatics Who Quit Smoking May Reverse Lung Damage

Thickened airway linings improve once cigarettes are gone, study finds

12/4/2009
Water Pipes No Safer Than Cigarettes

48 times more smoke inhaled through hookah, research shows

12/3/2009
Movies May Tempt Teens to Smoke

The more smoking scenes viewed, the more likely they were to light up, study found

12/3/2009
Smoking Exposure Now Linked to Colon, Breast Cancers

New studies also find that children exposed to smoke are at risk of lung cancer

12/3/2009
Early Morning Smokers May Be More Dependent on Nicotine

Study finds higher chemical residue in those who rise and smoke

12/3/2009
Lung Cancer's Racial Gap Narrowing

Anti-smoking campaigns aimed at teens reduce differences in incidence, deaths, research shows

12/2/2009
11/24/2009
Smokers Double Their Risk for Heart Disease

Study finds that quitting improves heart prospects, but cancer risk remains

11/23/2009
Depression May Up Death Risk to That of Smoking

Expert says findings support link between mental and physical health

11/20/2009
Even Smokers Support Bans at Work

Employees in India strongly favor no-smoking rules, Germans less keen: survey

11/19/2009
Great American Smokeout '09: Time to Quit

American Cancer Society sets Nov. 19 as annual day to 'butt out' for good

11/18/2009
Toddlers, Obese Kids Suffer Most From Smoke

Secondhand exposure damages cardiovascular systems of children, study finds

11/12/2009
Quitting Smoking Simplifies Surgical Recovery

Fewer complications, speedier healing awaits ex-smokers, experts say

11/4/2009
Americans Gaining Awareness of COPD: Survey

Yet half of those with lung disease symptoms remain undiagnosed, experts say

10/28/2009
Even Light Smoking Affects Young Adults' Arteries

Damage makes it harder to run and climb steps, researcher says

10/26/2009
Fitness Fades Fast After 45

But healthy habits can stave off the inevitable declines, research finds

10/25/2009
Is Smoking Tougher on Women?

Research suggests they're more susceptible to dangers of tobacco

10/15/2009
Smoking Bans Good for Non-Smokers' Hearts: Study

Report could get more states to pass laws to curtail secondhand smoke, experts say

10/13/2009
Phone Counseling Helps Teens Quit Smoking

Personalized, motivational calls succeeded in study of high school students

10/12/2009
Stop-Smoking Vaccine in the Works

Researchers move closer to a shot for kicking nicotine addiction

10/2/2009
Study Counters Warnings on Quit-Smoking Drug

No clear evidence found that Chantix has dangerous side effects, say UK researchers