Misc. Tobacco Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
11/11/2003
Vitamin C May Ward Off Stroke

Study finds added benefit for smokers

11/10/2003
Smokers: Beware Bad Air

Pollution can triple heart attack risk, study finds

11/7/2003
COPD: The Unnoticed Epidemic

Jump in cases fueled by women getting lung disease

10/29/2003
Diabetic Smokers Are More Hardcore

They don't fare well despite strong desire to quit, study finds

10/27/2003
Smokers Raise Risk of MS

Study finds they're twice as likely to develop disease

10/10/2003
Genes May Help You Quit Smoking

Those with two in particular have an easier time

9/24/2003
How Deadly Is Pot?

Experts debate the health effects of marijuana

8/27/2003
Workplace Culprit in Some COPD Cases

Risk higher among smokers exposed to pollutants on the job, study finds

7/17/2003
Study Affirms Safety of The Pill

But news isn't so good for smokers who took the early versions of oral contraceptive

6/16/2003
Nicotine By-Product May Block Alzheimer's

Adding chemical to sugar leads to fewer protein clusters in lab

6/9/2003
Smoke Screen

Study: Tobacco use in movies spurs teens to smoke

6/5/2003
Studies Rap Philip Morris on Gay Marketing

Tobacco company denies wrongdoing

6/4/2003
Smoke More, Quit More

Heavy smokers find it easier to stop

5/30/2003
Nursing Helps Undo Smoking's Damage to Baby

Study supports recommendation that smokers breast-feed

5/15/2003
Study Contends Secondhand Smoke Won't Kill You

But critics dismiss it as bad science paid for by tobacco industry

5/12/2003
Many Asthmatics Ignore Added Risk of Smoking

Study finds more than a third who show up in ER still puff away

3/26/2003
'Butting Out' Brings Quick Benefits

Physical changes kick in soon after quitting smoking

3/11/2003
Passive Smoke Tied to Dental Woes in Kids

Study finds link, but expert sees no association

2/2/2003
Winter Weather Calls for Joints Care

Shoulders, elbows, knees need tending

1/14/2003
Routine CAT Scans for Lung Cancer? Save Your Breath

Study questions effectiveness of screening for the disease

1/10/2003
Nicotine Replacement Backed Despite Cancer Study

Researchers, maker say they're still much safer than smoking

1/9/2003
Does Prenatal Smoking Produce Unruly Kids?

A mother's pattern of behavior may be more to blame

1/7/2003
States Flunk Report on Tobacco Control

Lung group accuses them of wasting funds from 1998 settlement

12/26/2002
Menthol Cigarettes Have Lingering Effect

Study finds by-products stay in the body longer

12/13/2002
Big Tobacco Accused of Manipulating Study

Report finds heavy behind-the-scenes influence

11/28/2002
Study: 'Safer' Cigarettes May Be All Smoke

Two studies find targeted brands may lead to increased addiction

11/1/2002
A Lozenge to Help Smokers Quit

It's available without doctor's prescription

10/28/2002
Nicotine Tied to Harmful Protein Changes

Study suggests it's not just the tar in tobacco that's damaging

10/3/2002
Breast Cancer Risk Tied to When Smoking Starts

Danger higher when habit begins within 5 years of first period

10/2/2002
States Accused of Misspending Tobacco Settlement

Study finds funds diverted away from antismoking programs

9/24/2002
Snuff Doesn't Help Pinch Smoking

Chewing tobacco may actually promote the habit, new study says.

9/9/2002
Study Finds Why Nicotine Is a Risk for SIDS

It interferes with a brain protein key in breathing

9/6/2002
Hiking Cigarette Tax Could Save Millions Of Lives

Raising price seen as most effective way to cut smoking-related deaths

9/5/2002
Chronic Infections Raise Heart Risk in Smokers

Increase odds of getting hardening of arteries

9/4/2002
Kids Follow in Parents' Risky Footsteps

Won't take care of themselves if their folks don't either

9/3/2002
Kids' TV Viewing Habits Tied to Smoking Habits Later

Risk rises sixfold when they watch 5 hours a day

8/29/2002
One Gender Gap Goes Up in Smoke

Women achieve a dubious parity when it comes to lighting up

8/26/2002
Why Kids Smoke

Researchers cite depression, susceptibility to advertising

8/9/2002
Lifestyle Trumps Age in Staying Healthy

Study: Younger people fall ill when they don't take care of themselves

7/29/2002
Teaching Blue-Collar Workers to Kick Butts

New program succeeds where others have failed.

7/25/2002
Stop-Smoking Efforts Falling Short

Young people, minorities are problem groups

7/3/2002
Pucker Up

Add wrinkles to the list of smoking dangers

6/13/2002
Lung Cancer Research Program Attacked

NY's CT screening project is ineffective, critics charge

6/13/2002
Smoke and Mirrors

Some people lie when polled about smoking

6/11/2002
Fight Fire With Fire, Smoking Foes Urged

Told to adopt tobacco industry's marketing prowess, and turn it on its head

6/3/2002
Study Faults Laws Barring Tobacco Sales to Minors

Finds that they don't cut smoking rates among teens

5/30/2002
Elderly Smokers Less Likely to Visit Doctor

New survey shows correlation between medical visits and smoking habits

5/29/2002
Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em

Study shows significant percentage of U.S. Air Force recruits are smokers

5/29/2002
Kicking the Habit Extends Life Even Late in Life

You'll live years longer, even if you stop at age 65, study says

5/29/2002
Report Details Tobacco Industry Efforts Against Smoke-Free Places

Companies try to extinguish idea amongst bar and restaurant groups