Misc. Tobacco Health News

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9/28/2015
Medical Costs Soar for Smokers Who Develop Artery Disease

More likely to be hospitalized for related leg problems as well as heart disease, heart attack, study finds

9/25/2015
8 of 10 People in Addiction Treatment Smoke, Study Finds

Helping smokers quit can improve their chance for successful drug and alcohol treatment, researcher says

9/24/2015
Secondhand Smoke May Double Risk of Hospitalization for Kids With Asthma

Exposure can worsen symptoms and make the disease more difficult to manage, researchers say

9/18/2015
Teens Copy Parents' Smoking: Study

If mom smokes, daughters are almost four times as likely to get hooked on cigarettes

9/18/2015
Smoking Linked to Greater Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Study also found continual exposure to secondhand smoke raised chances of developing disease

9/17/2015
Most Smokers Haven't Considered Quitting

21-country survey shows the few who do think about giving up the habit don't even try, U.S. study says

9/15/2015
FDA Bans Sale of New R.J. Reynolds Cigarettes

Products didn't meet requirement that they be substantially the same as existing cigarettes, agency says

9/14/2015
Health Tip: Secondhand Smoke Poses Danger

A host of health ills are possible

9/10/2015
9/8/2015
Anti-Tobacco Policies Cut Youth Smoking Rates: Study

Cigarette tax increases also seem to keep teens from picking up the habit

9/8/2015
Quitting Smoking After MS Diagnosis May Delay Disease Progression

Accelerates about 5 percent for each additional year of smoking, study finds

9/8/2015
Trying E-Cigarettes May Lead to Smoking, Study Suggests

Surveys of teens, young adults detect correlation

9/7/2015
Obese Smokers Tend to Put on More Weight After Quitting

Study also found those who smoked the most gained the most weight after kicking the habit

9/3/2015
More High School Athletes Using 'Dip' and 'Chew,' CDC Finds

Experts think ban on smokeless tobacco among pro athletes might help curb use among kids

9/2/2015
Chewing Tobacco Kills More Than 250,000 People Each Year: Report

British study is first to assess international impact of smokeless tobacco on adults

9/2/2015
Younger Women With Diabetes More Vulnerable to Heart Attack: Study

Smoking another risk factor for this age group, researchers say

9/1/2015
Secondhand Smoke in Pregnancy, Youth Tied to Irregular Heartbeat Years Later

Effect was strongest for those without other risk factors for atrial fibrillation, but more study needed

9/1/2015
U.S. Smoking Rate Falls to 15 Percent: CDC

Higher tobacco taxes, tough messages contribute to falloff, experts say

8/28/2015
Many Parents Unaware of Dangers E-Cigarettes Pose to Little Kids: Survey

Users should store liquid nicotine where small children can't find it, researchers say

8/25/2015
After Heart Attack, Quitting Smoking Boosts Mental Health, Quality of Life

People who kick habit also report less chest pain, study finds

8/25/2015
Many Young Adults Think Hookahs, E-Cigs Safer Than Cigarettes

Researchers say advertising may influence perceptions

8/19/2015
Revamp Abdominal Aneurysm Screening, Save More Men's Lives: Study

Smokers, seniors and those with high blood pressure face greatest risk

8/18/2015
E-Cigs May Spur Teens to Try Smoking: Study

Ninth-graders who tried them were three to four times more likely to then sample other tobacco products

8/5/2015
Smoking, Early Menopause May Shorten Life Span: Study

Cigarettes worsen effects of estrogen deficiency in women who stop menstruating at age 40

8/5/2015
Health Tip: Smoking Can Lead to Bone Injury

It also raises risk of muscle problems

8/3/2015
Liquid Nicotine From E-Cigs Poses Poison Danger to Kids

Even small amounts of the chemical can cause serious illness, expert says

7/30/2015
Older Smokers With Migraines May Face Added Stroke Risk

Study finds no increased risk among nonsmokers

7/27/2015
Teens Using E-Cigs More Prone to Take Up Smoking: Study

Experts want greater regulation of these nicotine-containing products

7/25/2015
Low-Nicotine Cigarettes Won't Necessarily Help Smokers Stop

Study finds two years of less addicting tobacco didn't increase quit rates

7/23/2015
Many Cancer Survivors Who Smoke See Little Benefit to Quitting

Those who cling to their cigarettes have a different mindset, survey finds

7/22/2015
Teen Drinking, Smoking on the Decline, U.S. Study Finds

But, research also notes more teens are trying marijuana

7/16/2015
Lung Cancer Patients Who Quit Smoking Live Longer

Giving up cigarettes led to nearly a year of extra survival, study shows

7/16/2015
Many Young Women Taking Up 'Very Light' Smoking, Study Finds

Defined as 5 or fewer cigarettes a day, the habit can still raise health risks, experts say

7/15/2015
Secondhand Smoke Tied to Raised Stroke Risk in Study

Odds of brain attack boosted by 30 percent, researchers say

7/7/2015
Most Americans Favor Raising Legal Smoking Age to 21: CDC

Even 70 percent of smokers support the concept

6/29/2015
Flavored Cigarettes Still Popular Online Despite U.S. Ban

Continued interest surprises researchers

6/25/2015
As U.S. Smoking Rate Drops, Smokers More Likely to Quit: Study

Efforts to discourage the unhealthy habit have made it less acceptable, experts say

6/24/2015
Smoking Around Toddlers May Raise Their Obesity Risk

Study can't prove cause-and-effect, but changes to kids' hormones might be the link

6/23/2015
Teen Use of E-Cigarettes, Hookahs Way Up: Survey

Bright spot in U.S. government report is that fewer kids are smoking cigarettes

6/23/2015
Teens Unfamiliar With Harms of Pot, E-Cigs, Study Finds

Focus group of 24 kids finds they do understand dangers of cigarettes

6/22/2015
Millions of Smokers May Have Undiagnosed Lung Disease

Study shows scans, other tests can help spot respiratory problems early

6/15/2015
Smoking Blamed for Half of Deaths From Major Cancers in People Over 35

Eighty percent of lung cancer deaths linked to smoking, researchers say

6/4/2015
E-Cigarette Users Often Believe Devices Will Help Them Quit Tobacco

They also think vapor is less harmful than secondhand smoke, survey finds

6/3/2015
Chantix Study Finds Little Evidence to Support Suicidal, Criminal Warnings

But quit-smoking drug may be linked to other adverse effects

5/29/2015
Smokers May Need More Anesthesia, Painkillers for Surgery

Study finds effect seems to extend to people exposed to secondhand smoke, too

5/27/2015
Smokers May Be Less Likely to Vote

'Marginalization' could extend to political mistrust, study suggests

5/21/2015
Smoking Rates Continue to Drop in Many States: CDC

But some people are using alternative tobacco products in addition to cigarettes

5/17/2015
Smoking Ups Risk of Complications From Urologic Cancers: Study

Although former smokers also have higher odds of trouble, quitting does help

5/12/2015
Expectant Mothers' Lifestyle May Influence Child's Later Weight

Smoking, gaining too much weight in pregnancy linked to obesity in children

5/8/2015