Misc. Tobacco Health News

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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

9/16/2016
Tourette Threat Surges for Babies When Mom Smokes in Pregnancy

Researchers probe increased risk of chronic tics and other disorders due to prenatal nicotine exposure

9/13/2016
Smoking Thickens Heart Wall, Leading to Heart Failure: Study

The more you smoke and the longer you smoke, the greater the risk of damage

9/13/2016
Smokers' Perceptions May Play Role in Addiction

They were more affected by nicotine when they thought it was present in a cigarette, study showed

9/12/2016
Heart Docs: Never Expose Kids to Cigarette Smoke

Secondhand smoke can raise children's risk of heart disease, premature death

9/2/2016
Smokeless Tobacco May Contain Potentially Harmful Bacteria

Infections, diarrhea and vomiting are possible consequences, FDA expert says

9/1/2016
Smoking Linked to Higher Relapse Risk After Surgery for Crohn's

Research supports immediate drug treatment after bowel surgery for smokers, but not for nonsmokers

9/1/2016
Most Americans Don't Want Tobacco on Drug Store Shelves

Even half of current smokers think pharmacies should be tobacco-free

8/26/2016
Doctors Divided on Safety, Use of Electronic Cigarettes

When patients ask about safety and using e-cigarettes to stop smoking, doctors' advice differs

8/18/2016
Smoking Bans in Affordable Housing Benefit All: Study

Secondhand exposure lowered, and smokers more likely to quit

8/16/2016
Unhealthy Habits May Cost Canadians 6 Years of Life

Smoking, inactivity top the list of culprits, researchers say

8/16/2016
Quitting Smoking May Gain You Friends

Most people who give up cigarettes make at least two new pals, research finds

8/15/2016
Paying Smokers to Quit May Pay Off

Study found financial incentives inspired some to overcome the addiction

8/5/2016
Mental Illness May Make Teens Vulnerable to Drugs, Alcohol

Brazilian study found half of those who smoked, drank, did pot had symptoms of psychological disorders

8/4/2016
Smoking Rates Still High in Some Racial Groups, CDC Reports

Nearly 4 in 10 American Indians and Alaska Natives smoke cigarettes

7/27/2016
E-Cig Liquid Nicotine Containers Often Mislabeled

Also, many aren't child-resistant, which poses a risk to youngsters

7/18/2016
'Cool' Factor Often Spurs Teens to Try E-Cigarettes

They're not using these products to try to stop smoking, researchers say

7/14/2016
1 in 5 Americans Uses a Tobacco Product

CDC report raises concerns about e-cigarettes, hookahs

7/13/2016
Apartment Dwellers More Likely to Smoke: CDC

Buildings with multiple residences bring higher danger of secondhand fumes than do private homes

7/7/2016
Smoking in Pregnancy May Be Under-Reported

About 1 in 6 expectant moms seems unable to kick the cigarette habit, researchers say

7/6/2016
Mixing Pot and Tobacco Increases Dependence Risk: Study

These users less likely to seek professional help to quit

6/30/2016
E-Cigs May Damage Cells in Mouth

Findings suggest a possible increase in the risk of oral disease, researchers say

6/27/2016
Health Risks Higher for LGBT Community

Researchers suggest stigma contributes to higher rates of drinking, smoking and 'psychological distress'

6/24/2016
Smoking May Hinder Common Breast Cancer Treatment

Cigarettes and drugs called aromatase inhibitors appear to be a bad mix, researchers say

6/23/2016
Southern States Lagging in Tough Smoking Bans, CDC Says

Only 6 in 10 Americans covered by state or local laws banning smoking in public places

6/19/2016
Report Faulty Tobacco Products to FDA

Agency also wants to know about unexpected smoking-related health problems

6/17/2016
Depression Plagues Many With COPD

Studies found 1 in 4 patients affected, and readmission to hospital for respiratory illness more likely

6/13/2016
E-Cigarettes a Gateway to Smoking for Teens: Study

2 out of 5 who vaped went on to traditional cigarettes, small U.S. review finds

6/9/2016
Teen Smoking Down, E-Cigarette Use Up

CDC survey finds adolescents hear some health messages, but not all

6/7/2016
Text vs. Photo Warnings About Smoking

Gruesome photos of the health consequences of smoking help people quit, new study finds

6/1/2016
Most Americans Support Rise in Legal Smoking Age

Survey finds wide support in all regions to raise cutoff to age 19 or older

5/31/2016
Most Smokers Don't Stick With E-Cigarettes

'Vaping' only replaces tobacco use for a small group of people, study finds

5/25/2016
Smoking Harms Black Americans' Kidneys, Study Suggests

Researchers say inflammation or cigarette by-product may play a role

5/18/2016
Why Heavy Drinking Seems to Boost Desire to Smoke More

Study sheds light on how alcohol habit may make it harder to overcome nicotine addiction

5/18/2016
Many Smokers Have COPD Symptoms, Without Diagnosis

It's not clear how many will go on to have the full-blown respiratory ailment, researchers said

5/9/2016
E-Cigarette Poisonings Skyrocket Among Young Kids: Study

Swallowing the liquid nicotine appears to affect kids under 6 the most, data show

5/6/2016
4/29/2016
E-Cigarettes 'In' at Some Schools

In certain places, teens more likely to vape, regardless of regular cigarette use, study says

4/22/2016
No Link Between Anti-Smoking Drugs, Mental Health Issues: Study

Meds like Chantix and Wellbutrin may be safer to use than smokers often realize, research suggests