Misc. Tobacco Health News

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CDC: Federal Anti-Smoking Campaign Still Paying Off

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

Black Smokers Less Likely to Get Lung Cancer Screening

Racial differences in smoking patterns probably why, researchers suggest

'Cold Turkey' May Work Best for Quitting Smoking

Stopping over time is less effective, British researchers say

Health Tip: Smoking Can Affect Your Vision

Here are potential warning signs

Graphic Cigarette Warnings May Target Brain's 'Quit Centers'

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

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

Add Neck Problems to Reasons Not to Smoke

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

Smoking's Grip Adds to Misery of the Homeless

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

National Smoking Bans Help Everyone, Especially Nonsmokers: Study

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

Chemical That Can Irritate Lungs Found in Flavored E-Cigarettes

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

Mental Disorders Increasing for Younger Smokers

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

Appalachia Cancer Rates Higher Than Average, But Shrinking

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

Teens Who 'Vape' May Be More Likely to Try Smoking, Too

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

Smoking Lowers Breast Cancer Survival, Study Finds

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

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

Secondhand Smoke in Hookah Bars May Put Employees at Risk

Study results challenge notion that exposure to hookah smoking is safe

Flavored E-Cigarettes and Kids

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

Smokers With Pneumonia at Risk for Lung Cancer: Study

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

E-cigarettes Don't Help Smokers Quit Tobacco: Study

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

Students and Secondhand Smoke

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

Half of U.S. Teens Exposed to Secondhand Smoke, CDC Says

Their own homes and family cars are common sources

1 in 10 Medicaid Recipients Gets Drugs to Quit Smoking

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

Millions of Teens Exposed to E-Cigarette Ads: CDC

Unrestricted marketing could upend decades of progress against youth smoking

Poor Circulation in Brain Linked to Psychosis in Alzheimer's Patients

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

Graphic Warnings on Cigarettes Help Smokers Consider Quitting

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

Study Suggests Link Between Gum Disease, Breast Cancer Risk

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

Smoking Bans Beat Cigarette Taxes to Help Smokers Quit: Study

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

Drug Trends Among Teens

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

Could There Be a 'Quit-Smoking' Gene?

Study suggests willpower isn't the only player

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

Hiding Tobacco Displays in Stores Might Lower Kids' Smoking Rates

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

E-Cigarette Ads Boost Use Among Young Adults, Study Finds

Researchers explore potential impact of unrestricted marketing

U.S. Adult Smoking Rate Dips Below 15 Percent: CDC

Latest figures from June show more Americans are kicking the habit

Here's Your Chance to Stop Smoking

Join the Great American Smokeout Nov. 19

Teens, Parents Share E-Cigarette Concerns, Poll Finds

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

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

Use of E-Cigarettes, Hookahs Rising Among Hispanics, Study Says

Appealing flavors, easy access cited by smokers

Anti-Smoking Programs May Sometimes Backfire

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

Smoking Common in Foreign Films, Study Finds

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

E-Cigarette Use Highest Among Young Adults, U.S. Report Finds

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

Kids Drawn to 'Gateway' Flavored Tobacco Products, FDA Finds

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

Raise Smoking Age to 21, U.S. Pediatricians Urge

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

Study Refutes Notion That Obese Fare Better Against Chronic Ills

Prior research suggesting that excess weight may offer protection called flawed

Secondhand Smoke in Infancy May Harm Kids' Teeth

Exposure increased risk of cavities, researchers report

Obamacare Allows Tobacco Surcharge on Older Smokers

Wide state-by-state variations cited in study

Risk of Bladder Cancer Rising for Workers in Many Industries

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

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

'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

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