Misc. Tobacco Health News

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3/28/2016
CDC: Federal Anti-Smoking Campaign Still Paying Off

Ads have helped at least 400,000 Americans to give up tobacco since 2012, survey finds

3/18/2016
Black Smokers Less Likely to Get Lung Cancer Screening

Racial differences in smoking patterns probably why, researchers suggest

3/14/2016
'Cold Turkey' May Work Best for Quitting Smoking

Stopping over time is less effective, British researchers say

3/4/2016
Health Tip: Smoking Can Affect Your Vision

Here are potential warning signs

2/26/2016
Graphic Cigarette Warnings May Target Brain's 'Quit Centers'

Areas linked to emotions, decision-making and memory are triggered, researchers suggest

2/19/2016
U.S. Internet Searches Highlight E-cig's Surging Popularity

Most want information about buying the nicotine-laced devices, not their health effects, analysis shows

2/19/2016
Add Neck Problems to Reasons Not to Smoke

Tobacco use hastens wear and tear of cervical discs, study suggests

2/18/2016
Smoking's Grip Adds to Misery of the Homeless

Average spent on cigarettes was $44 a week, study reports

2/10/2016
National Smoking Bans Help Everyone, Especially Nonsmokers: Study

Review of worldwide research finds reductions in heart disease after restrictions introduced

1/29/2016
Chemical That Can Irritate Lungs Found in Flavored E-Cigarettes

Highest levels seen in cherry versions, but levels still far below federal safety standards

1/28/2016
Mental Disorders Increasing for Younger Smokers

Psychiatric problems showing up in those who took up the habit from the 1980s onward, researchers find

1/27/2016
Appalachia Cancer Rates Higher Than Average, But Shrinking

Smoking, poverty are key contributors, U.S. study says

1/26/2016
Teens Who 'Vape' May Be More Likely to Try Smoking, Too

Study finds e-cigarette users have almost triple the odds compared to nonusers

1/26/2016
Smoking Lowers Breast Cancer Survival, Study Finds

Smoking after diagnosis tied to 72 percent higher risk of death from the disease versus never smoking

1/26/2016
No Clear Winner Seen Among Stop-Smoking Aids in Study

Whether you use the nicotine patch, lozenges or Chantix, strong desire to quit is key, experts say

1/25/2016
Secondhand Smoke in Hookah Bars May Put Employees at Risk

Study results challenge notion that exposure to hookah smoking is safe

1/18/2016
Flavored E-Cigarettes and Kids

Ads for flavored e-cigarettes increase children's interest in trying the products, study finds

1/14/2016
Smokers With Pneumonia at Risk for Lung Cancer: Study

Chest scans a cost-effective strategy to screen this population, researchers say

1/14/2016
E-cigarettes Don't Help Smokers Quit Tobacco: Study

Devices actually lower chances of quitting by 28 percent, researchers say

1/13/2016
1/11/2016
Students and Secondhand Smoke

Many middle and high schools students are still exposed to secondhand smoke, new survey finds

1/11/2016
Half of U.S. Teens Exposed to Secondhand Smoke, CDC Says

Their own homes and family cars are common sources

1/6/2016
1 in 10 Medicaid Recipients Gets Drugs to Quit Smoking

In some states, rate is as low as 1 percent, study finds

1/5/2016
Millions of Teens Exposed to E-Cigarette Ads: CDC

Unrestricted marketing could upend decades of progress against youth smoking

1/5/2016
Poor Circulation in Brain Linked to Psychosis in Alzheimer's Patients

Researchers find conditions such as high blood pressure, smoking may contribute to risk

12/23/2015
Graphic Warnings on Cigarettes Help Smokers Consider Quitting

Disturbing images get people thinking about health risks associated with tobacco, study finds

12/21/2015
Study Suggests Link Between Gum Disease, Breast Cancer Risk

Higher odds seen among postmenopausal women who smoke, smoked in the past

12/17/2015
Smoking Bans Beat Cigarette Taxes to Help Smokers Quit: Study

Bans deter casual smokers from lighting up, possibly becoming heavy smokers

12/16/2015
Drug Trends Among Teens

Are high school seniors more likely to smoke pot or cigarettes daily?

12/3/2015
Could There Be a 'Quit-Smoking' Gene?

Study suggests willpower isn't the only player

12/1/2015
Higher Cigarette Taxes Tied to Fewer Infant Deaths

U.S. study suggests pregnant women may be less likely to smoke if tobacco prices are higher

11/23/2015
Hiding Tobacco Displays in Stores Might Lower Kids' Smoking Rates

Teens less likely to buy cigarettes when promotions aren't visible, study shows

11/20/2015
E-Cigarette Ads Boost Use Among Young Adults, Study Finds

Researchers explore potential impact of unrestricted marketing

11/17/2015
U.S. Adult Smoking Rate Dips Below 15 Percent: CDC

Latest figures from June show more Americans are kicking the habit

11/17/2015
Here's Your Chance to Stop Smoking

Join the Great American Smokeout Nov. 19

11/16/2015
Teens, Parents Share E-Cigarette Concerns, Poll Finds

Both groups want tighter controls on devices' use, health warnings on packaging

11/12/2015
U.S. Adult Smoking Rate Falls to New Low

CDC says less than 17 percent are lighting up, but big gap remains between well-off and poor

11/10/2015
Use of E-Cigarettes, Hookahs Rising Among Hispanics, Study Says

Appealing flavors, easy access cited by smokers

11/3/2015
Anti-Smoking Programs May Sometimes Backfire

Study found smokers can get angry, defensive when public health programs stigmatize tobacco use

11/3/2015
Smoking Common in Foreign Films, Study Finds

International research team calls for governments to stop subsidizing films that show tobacco use

10/28/2015
E-Cigarette Use Highest Among Young Adults, U.S. Report Finds

Almost 4 percent of all adult Americans use them, new survey shows

10/26/2015
Kids Drawn to 'Gateway' Flavored Tobacco Products, FDA Finds

Sweet-tasting additives have widespread appeal, expose teens to nicotine

10/26/2015
Raise Smoking Age to 21, U.S. Pediatricians Urge

And regulate e-cigarettes the same way as other tobacco products, doctors add

10/23/2015
Study Refutes Notion That Obese Fare Better Against Chronic Ills

Prior research suggesting that excess weight may offer protection called flawed

10/22/2015
Secondhand Smoke in Infancy May Harm Kids' Teeth

Exposure increased risk of cavities, researchers report

10/14/2015
Obamacare Allows Tobacco Surcharge on Older Smokers

Wide state-by-state variations cited in study

10/8/2015
Risk of Bladder Cancer Rising for Workers in Many Industries

Odds for the disease are also climbing faster among women than men, research shows

10/1/2015
Secondhand Smoke Linked to Behavior Issues in Kids

Risk is greatest among children exposed both in the womb and at a young age, study suggests

9/30/2015
'Low-Nicotine' Cigarettes May Help Smokers Quit

Study found those inhaling the lowest levels of the addictive agent were more likely to try to stop

9/30/2015
More Children, Teens Enticed to Smoke With Flavored Tobacco: CDC

7 out of every 10 kids who said they used tobacco have used flavored varieties, survey shows