Misc. Tobacco Health News

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3/31/2017
Most Americans Favor Larger Health Warnings on Cigarette Packs

Even many smokers think these warnings should cover up to 75 percent of the label, researchers find

3/30/2017
Most Remaining U.S. Smokers Are Poor, Less Educated

Behavioral health doctor says new interventions are needed to get these people to kick the habit

3/29/2017
Smokers May Be Prone to Risks From Breast Cancer Radiation Therapy

Long-term chances of heart attack, lung cancer higher for women who light up, study finds

3/27/2017
Smoking Slows Recovery From Drug Abuse

People who smoke cigarettes more likely to relapse after battling drug addiction

3/22/2017
Smoking Rates Drop After Global Tobacco Treaty

Countries agreed to implement measures such as tobacco taxes and smoke-free public areas

3/16/2017
Smokers Prone to Problems After Joint Replacement: Study

Cessation programs help reduce the rate of complications and costs, researchers say

2/18/2017
Ready for Spring Break? Have Fun But Play It Safe

Drinking too much can affect your judgment, increasing your risk for injury, CDC warns

2/9/2017
Smoke-Free Public Housing Cuts Secondhand Fumes

Nicotine levels down by almost 50 percent among residents of four properties in Philadelphia

2/6/2017
E-Cigarettes May Be Less Toxic Than Tobacco, Study Suggests

Vaping reduces exposure to certain chemicals, but some still question overall safety

2/2/2017
Too Few Current, Former Smokers Screened for Lung Cancer

Such testing could cut death rate by 20 percent, American Cancer Society says

1/31/2017
Smoking Costs World $1.4 Trillion a Year in Disease, Lost Productivity

Tobacco-related diseases caused 12 percent of deaths among smokers aged 30 to 69 in 2012, study finds

1/27/2017
1 in 4 U.S. Adults, 1 in 10 Teens Use Tobacco

About 40 percent of cigarette smokers also use e-cigarettes or other tobacco products, report finds

1/24/2017
Health Tip: Stop Smoking!

Fill your time with healthier habits

1/23/2017
E-Cigarettes Not a Smoking Deterrent for Kids

Study finds 'vaping' might lead teens who would've never smoked to try nicotine

1/22/2017
Smokers Unleash Harms on Their Pets

Dogs, cats and more suffer from secondhand smoke, FDA warns

1/17/2017
James Bond Has Kicked Butts, But His Co-Stars Haven't

Smoking scenes still appear in nearly every '007' film, study finds

1/16/2017
Most Smokers With Mental Illness Want to Kick the Habit

But psychiatrists and caseworkers often don't recognize this need, survey finds

1/10/2017
Tobacco Use Costs World 6 Million Lives, $1 Trillion Annually: Report

Higher prices, taxes would deter smoking and generate income, WHO and others say

12/31/2016
Make a Healthy Lifestyle Your New Year's Resolution

The American Medical Association offers seven goals to get you started

12/28/2016
Men Don't Know About Risks to Fertility, Survey Finds

It's not commonly known that factors such as obesity, laptop use on lap can affect sperm counts

12/27/2016
Kids Landing in ERs After Drinking Parents' E-Cig Nicotine Liquid

In one case, a 6-year-old wound up in intensive care

12/25/2016
Does Santa's Diet, Lifestyle Earn Him a Stocking Full of Coal?

But, kudos for kicking that pipe smoking habit, a doctor says

12/22/2016
Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Kidney Damage in Kids

Raised risk of reduced organ function seen in 3-year-olds whose moms smoked while pregnant

12/13/2016
Drug Use by U.S. Teens Drops to All-Time Low

Use of tobacco and alcohol down significantly, too, federal report finds

12/12/2016
Anti-Tobacco Efforts Lead to 53 Million Fewer Smokers Worldwide

Higher cigarette taxes seem to have the most impact, study estimates

12/8/2016
U.S. Surgeon General Calls for Crackdown on E-Cig Use in Teens

900 percent increase in use among youth in past 5 years; concerns about nicotine, harmful vapors continue

12/7/2016
What's in Tobacco Smoke? Many Americans Don't Know

Surveys show misunderstandings about safety of filters are also common

12/6/2016
Cigarettes Aren't Cool, California Teens Say

But kids still don't see nicotine as addictive and may opt for e-cigarettes instead

11/30/2016
U.S. to Ban Smoking in Public Housing

Agencies have 18 months to implement smoke-free policies

11/30/2016
It's Never Too Late to Stop Smoking

Even quitting in your 60s can add years to your life, researchers find

11/30/2016
Smoking Raises Heart Attack Risk 8-Fold in People Under 50

At all ages, the habit boosted odds for heart trouble, but younger people fared the worst, study found

11/22/2016
Tobacco Flavors Draw in Young Folks

Products that taste like cherry or candy seen as less harmful, review finds

11/22/2016
Smoking Plus Diabetes a Very Deadly Mix

Chances of an early death double if smoker also has the blood sugar disease, study finds

11/11/2016
Abdominal Aneurysm Risk Drops When Smokers Quit

And the longer it is since you had a cigarette, the lower your odds of trouble, study suggests

11/8/2016
E-Cigs Tied to More Frequent, Heavier Teen Tobacco Use

But vaping group contends the electronic devices lower smoking rates

11/7/2016
Flavored E-Cigarettes May Entice Teens to Smoke: Study

Nearly 2 of 3 young people using e-cigs load them with flavors such as bubble gum or gummy bear

11/4/2016
Smoking Wreaks Genetic Havoc on Lungs, Study Warns

For every year of smoking a pack daily, there were 150 more mutations found in each lung cell

10/31/2016
Nearly Two-Thirds of E-Cigarette Users Also Smoke: CDC

Survey also found 40 percent of young people using the devices were never smokers

10/25/2016
3 in 4 Teens Think E-Cigarettes Safer Than Tobacco: Survey

But devices deliver as much, if not more, nicotine than cigarettes, smoking experts say

10/24/2016
Smoking Still Takes Big Toll in U.S. Cancer Deaths

Habit is linked to close to one-third of fatal cancers in people 35 and older, study finds

10/14/2016
10/13/2016
1 in 5 U.S. Young Adults Uses Hookah

Misperceptions abound that it's safer than cigarettes, researchers say

10/6/2016
U.S. Life Expectancy Lags Behind Other Wealthy Nations

Diabetes, drugs and guns contribute to disappointing statistics in new global report

10/4/2016
FDA Sued Over Delay on Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels

Lawsuit says agency's decision is more than 4 years overdue

10/3/2016
U.S. Smoking Rates Differ by County, Not Just State

Regional figures can help health officials tailor prevention programs

9/28/2016
Secondhand Smoke More Insidious Than Thought

Nonsmokers can be exposed without knowing it, suffer health risks, researchers say

9/22/2016
Smoking Losing Its Cool With Kids, CDC Says

Fewer teens are smoking or showing interest in cigarettes and cigars, but e-cigs a concern

9/22/2016
Smoking Tied to Shorter Survival With ALS

Tobacco use may make patients with the degenerative disease deteriorate faster, Italian study suggests

9/20/2016
Smoking Leaves Lasting Marks on DNA: Study

Changes related to disease found in more than 7,000 genes, though many 'recover' five years after quitting

9/16/2016
Kids With Bipolar Disorder More Likely to Abuse Drugs, Alcohol: Study

And those who also have conduct disorder seem to face an even greater risk