Misc. Tobacco Health News

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8/27/2009
Cigarettes May Dull Taste Buds

Smokers' tongues have reduced blood supply, study finds

8/27/2009
Get Ready for Gruesome Cigarette Warnings

Graphic images of diseased body parts could become the norm on packaging

8/25/2009
Tobacco Use Kills 6 Million People Annually: Report

And costs the global economy $500 billion each year

8/25/2009
Smokers' Cars Loaded With Nicotine

Levels twice those found in places that permit smoking, study suggests

8/20/2009
Heart Risks Rise With Smokeless Tobacco

Increase is small but worth noting, expert says, as product use grows

8/17/2009
Chewing Tobacco No Safer Than Smoking

New study adds to list of carcinogens harming those with smokeless habit

7/13/2009
Smoking May Speed Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

Patients who smoke appear to progress to severe disease more rapidly, study finds

7/1/2009
Anti-Smoking Drugs Get FDA 'Black-Box' Warning

Reports link Chantix and Zyban to risk of psychiatric side effects, including suicidal thoughts

6/22/2009
Obama Signs Tough New Anti-Smoking Law

FDA gets the authority to regulate tobacco manufacturing and marketing

6/19/2009
Chemicals in Marijuana Smoke May Harm DNA

Lab tests find cannabis even more toxic than tobacco

6/16/2009
Lifestyle May Counter Blood Pressure Genes

Smoking, drinking and more can override what you're born with, study finds

6/15/2009
Nicotine Receptors Could Be Lung Cancer Treatment Target

Compound inhibited receptors and led to cancer cell death in mouse study

6/12/2009
Tobacco Control Bill Heads to White House as Health Groups Cheer

Legislation to let FDA regulate tobacco manufacturing and marketing called long overdue

6/12/2009
State Tobacco Control a Mixed Bag

Though there has been progress, the challenges continue, experts say

6/5/2009
Alcohol, Cigarettes and Diabetes Up Colorectal Cancer Risk

More than seven drinks a week raises odds 60% over teetotalers, researchers say

5/26/2009
To Quit Smoking, Try Logging On

Computer- and Web-based programs may help smokers stop, study finds

5/19/2009
Kids More Apt to Smoke If Mom Did While Pregnant

Research suggests biological changes take place in the womb

5/15/2009
Years of Heavy Smoking Raises Heart Risks

30-year study in Norway sheds light on 'tremendously adverse' effects of tobacco use

5/4/2009
Smoking Packs a Tougher Wallop for Women

Research suggests greater female susceptibility to carcinogens

4/28/2009
Smoking, Hypertension Each Account for 1 in 5 U.S. Deaths

Prevention efforts 'have run out of steam,' expert says

4/28/2009
Health Tip: Smoking and the Musculoskeletal System

Those puffs affect more than your lungs

4/27/2009
Well Water Might Raise Bladder Cancer Risk

Study cites sun and smoke as other factors linked to the disease

4/24/2009
Nicotine May Squelch Feelings of Anger

When provoked, people wearing patches respond more calmly, study finds

4/21/2009
Experts Highlight Inroads to Preventing Cancer

Folic acid supplements, smoking and genetics are among research targets

4/17/2009
Secondhand Smoke Quickly Affects Blood Vessels

As little as 10 minutes of exposure changes cardiovascular function, researchers say

4/17/2009
Tough Laws, Higher Prices Mean Fewer Kids Smoke

Study finds that enforcing existing laws cuts rate by 21 percent

4/13/2009
Pot, Cigarette Smoke Wreaks Havoc on Lungs

Study finds combination triples risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

4/9/2009
Secondhand Smoke Affecting Millions of New Yorkers

Nonsmokers have higher-than-average levels of residue, study finds

4/8/2009
Doctors Urged to Get Aggressive to Help Smokers

Multiple approaches are found to boost success of people trying to quit

4/6/2009
Researchers Profile the 'Light' Smoker

They're younger, more often black or Hispanic, report finds

4/3/2009
Poor Kids Exposed to More Secondhand Smoke

Wealthier households are less apt to include adult smokers, study finds

4/3/2009
Nicotine Replacement May Help Smokers Quit Gradually

But products' use in U.S. to help people cut back remains controversial

4/1/2009
Mom's Smoking May Lead to SIDS

Small Australian study suggests link to modifiable maternal habit

3/27/2009
Newly Pregnant Smokers Have a 15-Week Window to Quit

Study shows those who do drop risk of premature birth, smaller babies

3/23/2009
Study Links Smoking to Increased Risk of Pancreatitis

Almost half of cases examined were attributable to tobacco use, researchers say

3/20/2009
Researchers Suspect Genetic Link to COPD

Inherited susceptibility to cigarette smoke may be the key

3/12/2009
Smoking Isn't Falling as Fast as Officials Hoped: Report

CDC says more emphasis needed on tobacco-control programs

3/5/2009
More Teen Boys Are Using Smokeless Tobacco, Survey Finds

But expert warns that it's not a safe alternative to cigarette smoking

3/3/2009
Smoking, Drinking Should Matter in Movie Ratings, Parent Survey Finds

But, they underestimate potential impact film scenes have on their kids

2/25/2009
Obesity Just as Risky for Teens as Heavy Smoking

Men who were overweight youths are far more apt to die early, study finds

2/18/2009
Health Groups Slam Tobacco Marketing to Women

Attempts to make smoking more feminine, fashionable should be curbed, they say

2/17/2009
Health Tip: Tobacco and Oral Health

What it can do to your mouth

2/13/2009
Secondhand Smoke Linked to Dementia

Exposure may increase risk by 44%, researchers say

2/12/2009
Smokeless Tobacco May Not Help Smokers Quit

Success in Sweden doesn't transfer to U.S., study finds

2/11/2009
Promise of Cash Prompts Smokers to Quit

Financial incentives tripled rates of cessation, study found

2/10/2009
Smokers Will Stop for Their Pet's Sake

Survey discovers nearly 1 in 3 will do so for Fido, if not for themselves

2/2/2009
Smoking-Low Birth Weight Link Explained in Part

Tobacco use narrows blood vessels to fetus, study finds

1/22/2009
Health Tip: Smoking and Diabetes

How lighting up can worsen your health

1/15/2009
Menthol Cigarettes the Most Addictive

These smokers find it much harder to quit, study finds

1/13/2009
U.S. Flunks on Tobacco Control Report Card

Lung Association report says feds and most states neglect preventing tobacco-caused illness