Misc. Tobacco Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

4/16/2008
Smoking, Drinking, Cholesterol May Be Alzheimer's Risk Factors

Behaviors in midlife can have an impact decades later, studies suggest

4/3/2008
Psoriasis Poses Danger for More Serious Complications

At-risk patients need care to avoid heart disease, cancer, task force report says

4/3/2008
Better-Educated Smokers More Likely to Quit After Seeing Ads

Study finds 65% with college degree made attempt, but economic status also plays role

4/2/2008
Gene Variants Linked to Lung Cancer Identified

Whether they affect smoking behavior and cancer incidence not clear yet, expert says

3/31/2008
Small Brain Lesions More Common Than Thought in Those Over 60

High blood pressure, smoking, genetics determine where they occur

3/28/2008
Dads' Substance Use Hurts Expectant Moms' Efforts to Quit

Many mothers return to old habits if father continues smoking, drinking, study says

3/28/2008
Smokers at Increased Risk of Aneurysm Recurrence

Yet a third of tobacco users continue the habit after initial coil treatment surgery

3/18/2008
Head and Neck Cancer Outcomes a Mixed Bag

Study finds quality of life suffers, but mental acuity may actually improve

3/13/2008
Moms-to-Be Who Quit Smoking Boost Chances for 'Easygoing' Child

Their children had lowest chances for unpredictable behavior, dealt better with stress

3/13/2008
Secondhand Smoke Hikes Tots' Risk of Heart Disease

Younger children are more affected than teens, a new study finds

3/6/2008
Smoking Boosts 'Bleeding' Stroke Risk in Those With High Blood Pressure

Study says tobacco use may further damage already weakened vessels

2/22/2008
Earlier Colon Cancer Screens Urged for Smokers

Study finds tobacco users diagnosed almost 7 years earlier than nonsmokers

2/14/2008
Older Smokers More Likely to Deny Habit

Findings challenge validity of self-reported tobacco use in research, care

2/14/2008
Acute Coronary Events Drop After Italy's Public Smoking Ban

Analysis shows young people in low socioeconomic areas had greatest reduction

12/30/2007
Men Who Smoke Prone to Impotence

The greater the number of cigarettes smoked, the greater the risk, studies find

11/26/2007
Special MRI Shows Secondhand Smoke Damages Lungs

Researchers say their study is the first to prove a connection

11/12/2007
Smoking Boosts Blood Pressure in Women

And that heightens the risk of heart attack and stroke, study says

10/2/2007
9/6/2007
Filtered Cigarettes Blamed for Huge Rise in Type of Lung Cancer

Adenocarcinoma, once rare, now the leading lung cancer killer, study says

9/5/2007
Test Spots Genetic Damage Done by Smoking

It could lead to earlier detection, treatment of lung cancer, study says

9/4/2007
Nicotine in Breast Milk Shortens Baby's Naptime

Study finds a 37% reduction in total sleep when moms smoked before feeding

9/4/2007
Smoking in Movies May Put Teens at Risk

Silver screen cues tend to reinforce positive associations with the habit, study says

9/4/2007
Smokers More Likely to Develop Dementia

Tobacco users had a 50% higher risk for Alzheimer's, Dutch study finds

8/29/2007
School, Church Activities May Help Curb Youth Smoking

Kids less likely to light up if postive values are stressed, study suggests

8/17/2007
Another Reason Not to Smoke While Pregnant: Birth Defects

Research finds a much greater risk of finger and toe deformities

8/12/2007
Quitting on Impulse May Be Smokers' Best Bet

Unplanned attempts have high success rates, research finds

8/3/2007
Cigarette Additives May Make It Tougher to Quit

More than 100 are deemed potentially harmful, study says

8/1/2007
COPD Strikes Men, Women Differently

Finding is significant, because more women than men now have the lung condition

7/31/2007
1 Joint as Damaging as 5 Cigarettes to Your Lungs

The more marijuana you smoke, the greater the damage, researchers report

7/25/2007
Congress Readies Bill to Give FDA Tobacco Oversight

Critics and supporters debate the pluses and minuses of the legislation

7/11/2007
Inflammatory Genes Raise Lung Cancer Risk

2 variants alter immune system's response to infection, cell damage, study finds

7/10/2007
Cigarette Smoking May Lower Parkinson's Risk

Tobacco products conferred some protection, although not for those over 75, study says

6/5/2007
More Research That Secondhand Smoke Harms Kids

Even minor exposure can compromise cardiovascular system, study says

5/22/2007
Health Tip: 'Light' Cigarettes Aren't Safer

Lower tar and nicotine numbers are misleading, National Cancer Institute says

5/8/2007
Retail Tobacco Ads Boost Likelihood of Teens' Smoking

Price cuts, promotions lure casual users into regular puffing, study finds

4/18/2007
Ireland's Smoking Ban Cut Pub Toxins Dramatically

Study found pollutants reduced 83%, secondhand smoke exposure by 99 percent

2/27/2007
Smoking May Be Risk Factor for TB

Tobacco users 73% more likely to become infected, twice as likely to get active disease

2/21/2007
Long-Term Marijuana Use May Impair Lung Function

Data shows wheezing and phlegm similar to that of cigarette smokers

2/9/2007
Health Tip: Tobacco Ills

Here's what tobacco use can do

1/9/2007
Smoke-Free Workplace Laws, Cigarette Taxes on the Rise

But 34 states aren't spending enough on smoking-cessation programs, report says