Misc. Tobacco Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
10/26/2006
Drop in Adult Smoking Rate Stalls

U.S. officials cite lack of spending on smoking-cessation programs as a reason

10/10/2006
Workplace Smoking Ban Improves Employees' Health

Prohibition in bars in Scotland showed almost immediate benefits, study found

10/9/2006
Drug Therapy May Help Women Looking to Quit Smoking

Naltrexone shows early promise when used with nicotine patches and counseling, study found

10/4/2006
Nicotine Receptors Found on Kidney Cells

Discovery may explain why smokers are more susceptible to kidney damage, study says

9/18/2006
Air Pollution Linked to Lung Cancer

Study may explain why some nonsmokers get the disease

8/28/2006
7/19/2006
Health Tip: Reduce Risk for Salivary Gland Cancer

Minimize exposure to potential toxins

7/13/2006
Smoking Linked to Higher Death Rate Among Poorer Men

Quitting could reduce gap in mortality rates between rich and poor, study says

6/27/2006
Secondhand Smoke a Threat to All, Surgeon General Warns

It increases risk of heart disease, lung cancer and SIDS, report finds

5/26/2006
Depressed Boys More Likely to Smoke as Adults

It may be a form of self-medicating, researchers suggest

5/12/2006
Infants Exposed to Smoking at Risk of Lung Cancer

Forty-seven percent of babies had a carcinogen in their urine, study found

5/11/2006
FDA Approves New Anti-Smoking Drug

Chantix more effective than Zyban in clinical trials, agency says

5/11/2006
New Drug Helps Smokers Quit

Curbs nicotine withdrawal symptoms

4/13/2006
Health Tip: Kick the Habit, for Good

Make a plan to quit smoking

4/6/2006
Secondhand Smoke Linked to Diabetes Risk

Glucose intolerance seen in smokers and those exposed to their smoke

1/10/2006
Nine States Have Banned Smoking in Public Places

But 40 fail to adequately finance tobacco-prevention programs, report says

11/24/2005
11/7/2005
Smoking in Movies Linked to Teen Tobacco Use

Films may boost risk by 2.6 times, a new study suggests

11/1/2005
Misconceptions Still Shroud Smoking

The right information can help smokers quit, study finds

10/27/2005
Teen Smoking Levels Off as State Spending Falls

Cuts in anti-smoking ads take their toll, new survey finds

10/17/2005
Smoking Reduces a Man's Fertility

If you're thinking of fathering a child, don't smoke, experts advise

9/27/2005
Smokers Who Cut Down Trim Lung-Cancer Risk

But the gains aren't significant; quitting is best approach, experts say

9/20/2005
The Beta Carotene-Tobacco Conundrum

Supplement cuts cancer risk in non-smokers, but ups it in those who've smoked, study finds

9/8/2005
Smoking Damages Key Enzyme in the Lungs

Diminished amounts found in smokers vs. non-smokers, study finds

8/31/2005
Health Tip: Don't Smoke Near Your Kids

Second-hand smoke is harmful

8/10/2005
Health Tip: Stop Teen Smokers Before They Start

Help them handle stress in other ways

8/4/2005
Women Smokers Married to Smokers at Higher Stroke Risk

It's a six-fold greater risk than for women smokers with nonsmoking spouses, study says

7/22/2005
Health Tip: If Your Teen Smokes

Here's how to help him stop

7/7/2005
States Not Doing Enough to Stamp Out Secondhand Smoke

The good news: More states are enacting restrictive laws, report finds

6/30/2005
Smoking May Increase Tuberculosis Risk

Experts say study finding is one more reason to quit

6/30/2005
Smoking Takes Huge Toll on U.S. Productivity

More money needed for cessation programs, experts say

6/30/2005
Many Kids Still Don't Think Tobacco Is Addictive

It's crucial to stop children from ever smoking, survey suggests

6/3/2005
Higher Taxes Help Smokers Kick the Habit

Tobacco-free workplaces assist too, new research finds

6/3/2005
Screenings Can Prevent Death From Oral Cancer

Study in India has significance for U.S., experts say

5/26/2005
U.S. Smoking Rates Continue to Drop

But cutbacks in state programs may undermine further reductions, experts warn

4/30/2005
Combat Veterans Pay a Price Decades Later

Many are heavy drinkers and smokers, and face possible heart trouble, study finds

4/13/2005
Health Tip: Colon Polyps

Smoking increases risk of precancerous growths

4/11/2005
Asthma Might be Linked to Grandma's Smoking

Grandkids may face double the disease risk, study suggests

2/27/2005
Secondhand Smoke No Health Bargain

Evidence mounts that bystanders face big risks

2/24/2005
How Big Tobacco Tells Its Side of the Story

Industry finances journal that prints secondhand smoke reports, study finds

2/22/2005
Health Tip: Deadly Secondhand Smoke

Children are not immune

1/24/2005
Self-Extinguishing Cigarettes Lower Fire Danger

If other states followed New York's lead, number of deaths would drop, study says

1/20/2005
Health Tip: Why You Shouldn't Start Smoking

Nicotine's addictive properties mean you may never stop

1/17/2005
Another Clue Explains Smoking Link to Oral Cancers

Those with habit have much higher levels of inflammatory protein

1/14/2005
Tobacco Industry Worked to Thwart Lung Cancer Link: Report

Efforts ran counter to public pledge to promote anti-smoking message, study claims

1/6/2005
U.S. Gets Failing Grades on Tobacco Control

Lung association faults both White House, Congress

1/4/2005
Passive Smoke Lowers Kids' Test Scores

Study finds more exposure means poorer grades

12/28/2004
Tobacco Promotions Woo College Crowd

Students who get free cigarettes three times more likely to smoke, study finds

12/22/2004
Government Studies Rare Pneumonia Outbreak Among Iraq Troops

Unusual cluster targets smokers, especially new ones

12/22/2004
Health Tip: Exploding Some Myths About Smoking

'Low tar and nicotine' cigarettes may actually increase cravings