Misc. Tobacco Health News

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4/19/2016
FDA Launches Ad Campaign Against Chewing Tobacco

Health officials targeting rural teens with messages about health risks of smokeless tobacco products

4/14/2016
No Drop in Teen Use of Tobacco Products, CDC Says, and E-Cigs May Be Why

Electronic smoking devices have now eclipsed traditional cigarettes as most widely used product among kids

4/13/2016
Even Light Hookah Use May Cause Airway Problems

Scientists found lung cell abnormalities in those who smoke from the pipes occasionally

4/11/2016
Besides Your Lungs, Smoking May Harm Your Job Prospects, Paycheck

Income difference works out to more than $8,000 annually, study finds

4/9/2016
4/8/2016
Smoking Rates Stall Among Young Blacks

Progress in anti-smoking campaigns slows as tobacco companies ramp up marketing in black neighborhoods, study says

4/7/2016
A Few Key Steps Can Protect Your Heart and Kidneys

Study cites smoking, body fat, exercise, blood pressure among factors to pay attention to

4/4/2016
Study: Smoking Hikes Chances of Early Death for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

But risk declines after quitting, researchers find

4/1/2016
Web Searches for E-Cigs Focus on Buying

Analysis shows rare interest in health effects, even though the devices touted as quit-smoking aids, researchers report

3/31/2016
Smoking During Pregnancy Seems to Alter Fetal DNA, Study Finds

Discovery could help explain link between expectant moms' tobacco use and kids' health problems

3/29/2016
Smoking Triggers Big Changes in Mouth Bacteria, Study Finds

But quitting eventually returns levels to normal

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