Misc. Tobacco Health News

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

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

1/12/2009
Photos of Smokers Trigger Brain Reaction in Those Trying to Quit

Imaging study shows why cigarettes are so hard to abandon

1/7/2009
Family History of Aneurysm Raises Stroke Risk for Smokers

They're 6 times likely to suffer bleeding stroke, study finds

12/28/2008
Lung Cancer: Still the Biggest Cancer Killer, by Far

While researchers make advances, quitting smoking remains your best bet

12/22/2008
Gene Variant Tied to Smokers' Risk of Lung Cancer

2 transporters normally help protect lungs by removing inhaled toxins, study say

12/19/2008
Quitting Smoking Tougher on Women

If pounds add up, some get nervous and start puffing again, study says

12/18/2008
Health Tip: Using a Nicotine Patch

To help kick the smoking habit

12/10/2008
Secondhand Smoke Boosts Asthmatic Boys' Behavior Woes

Nicotine could alter youngsters' nervous systems, researchers say

12/1/2008
Few Young Adults Seek Treatment for Psych Disorders

Alcohol, nicotine use, personality illnesses common, study shows

11/27/2008
Women Smokers Lose 14.5 Years Off Life Span

November is lung cancer awareness month, and doctors urge everyone to kick the habit

11/24/2008
Fewer than 1 in 10 Nurses Now Smoke

That's a steep decline, but the numbers are still troubling, researchers say

11/20/2008
Smokeout '08: The Perfect Time to Quit

American Cancer Society urges people to stop for a day, then for life

11/17/2008
Smoking May Harm the Egg, Embryo

Study in mice points to real damage, scientists say

11/4/2008
Smokers' Homes More Likely to House Hungry Kids

Study finds twice the incidence of 'food insecurity'

10/28/2008
Today's Smokers More Addicted to Nicotine

The less-hooked may have already quit, leaving 'hard-core' group behind, experts say

10/27/2008
Doctors Lack Smoking Cessation Training

Study finds most get less than 5 hours instruction, likely affecting patients' quit rates

10/24/2008
Struggling With Alcohol? Better Quit Smoking, Too

Studies suggest it may be best to kick both habits at once

10/23/2008
U.S. Urged to Renew the War on Cancer

Leadership has to come from White House to offset growing complacency, presidential panel says

10/20/2008
10/15/2008
Gene Variations, Secondhand Smoke Linked to Early Asthma

The combination nearly tripled the risk for children under 4, study found

10/15/2008
Women Smokers Prone to Dangerous Blood Vessel Condition

Risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm is 8 times higher than in nonsmokers, study says

10/7/2008
Study Suggests Red Wine May Protect Against Lung Cancer

But authors say research, which focused on men, doesn't mean it's OK to smoke

9/24/2008
Casual Smokers at Greater Risk for Alcohol-Use Disorders

Even non-daily puffers 16 times more likely to be hazardous drinkers, study says

9/22/2008
Women's Peripheral Artery Disease Tied to Secondhand Smoke

They face 69% increased risk for heart disease, 56% risk of ischemic stroke, study finds

9/8/2008
Fewer College Kids Smoking, But Industry Tactics a Threat

Tobacco firms spend $1M a day sponsoring campus events, giveaways, lung association says

9/4/2008
2 Million Cancer Cases Tied to Tobacco Use

The U.S. review covered the period from 1999 to 2004

8/29/2008
Mom's Smoking During Pregnancy Ups Preemie's SIDS Risk

Fetal exposure to cigarette smoke appears to lower breathing recovery, study finds

8/28/2008
Cadmium Exposure Tied to Lung Disease

Found in cigarette smoke, fertilizers, even low levels of the metal can double risk

8/26/2008
Tobacco Control Program Saved Billions in Health Costs

Rapid benefits in California tied to fact program was directed at adults, not youth, study finds

8/22/2008
Home Smoking Ban Keeps Teens From Lighting Up

But parental behavior remains strong influence on kids' attitudes, study says

8/22/2008
Smokers More Likely to Bleed After Throat Surgery

Understanding link may help doctors better counsel patients before operations

8/21/2008
Tobacco Marketing Promotes Youth Cigarette Use

But landmark report also says mass media anti-tobacco campaigns work, too

8/14/2008
Stroke Risk in Women Smokers Goes Up by Each Cigarette

There's a nine-fold increase for two packs a day, study finds

8/8/2008
Gene Variant May Decide Who Smokes and for How Long

Smokers were 8 times more likely than never-smokers to report 'buzz' with first cigarette

8/6/2008
One-Fifth of British Childhood Cancer Survivors Smoke

Study finds despite hazards, many put themselves at increased risk for second malignancies

8/5/2008
Brain Pathway Yields Clues to Cigarette Addiction

Findings could lead to new therapies to prevent nicotine craving

7/24/2008
Smokers Struck by Influenza Face Higher Mortality Rates

Cigarette compounds mimicking viral components caused more severe airway damage in mice

7/16/2008
Big Tobacco Lures Young Smokers With Menthol Cigarettes: Study

Researchers say industry manipulates the ingredient to recruit new generation of users

7/1/2008
Smoke-Free Policies Prove Effective

They not only cut secondhand exposure but also helped current users cut back, study finds

7/1/2008
Health Tip: Stop Smoking, Save Your Bones

Cigarettes can harm skeletal health

6/14/2008
Women Get Lung Cancer From Smoking at Same Rates as Men

Health experts had debated whether women were more vulnerable to the disease

6/10/2008
Researchers Update Risk-of-Death Charts

Authors hope it will encourage disease/prevention efforts

6/10/2008
Decline in Cigarette Sales Offset by Use of Alternative Products

Low taxes on substitute tobacco items keep addiction affordable, study says

6/9/2008
Smoking Tied to Memory Loss in Middle Age

But experts say the findings don't account for overall health factors and intelligence

6/5/2008
Fruits, Vegetables, Teas May Cut Smokers' Cancer Risk

Flavonoids in these foods may also counteract damage tobacco does to DNA, study suggests

6/3/2008
Genes May Play Role in Quitting Smoking

People respond to different treatments based on their genetic make-up, study says

5/28/2008
Secondhand Smoke Leaves Kids Prone to Severe Infections

And those infections force many children to be hospitalized, study finds

5/27/2008
Health Tip: Exposure to Secondhand Smoke

It's particularly dangerous for children

5/14/2008
Waterpipe Smoking in Colleges Could Become Public Health Problem

They contain same toxins as cigarettes, but users think they're safer, study finds

5/9/2008
Training Student Leaders Cuts Peers' Smoking Rates

U.K. study finds overall 25% drop in those who take up the habit