Misc. Tobacco Health News

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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
5/7/2015
Canadian Teens Trying E-Cigarettes as Often as Cigarettes: Study

Findings mirror what's happening in the United States

4/30/2015
Many Pregnant Women Think E-Cigarettes 'Safer' Than Regular Cigarettes

But expectant moms shouldn't use nicotine in any form, experts say

4/27/2015
Health Tip: Smoking Affects Your Heart

It increases the risk of heart disease

4/27/2015
More Than 1 in 10 Teens Has Tried E-Cigarettes, Study Finds

Use of the devices highest among older teens and males

4/24/2015
Cigars Pose Dangers Similar to Cigarettes

Risk of death and certain cancers increased, study finds

4/20/2015
Many Smokers Try to Quit After Cancer Diagnosis

But majority don't succeed in kicking the habit, study found

4/16/2015
Combat Deployment Just One Factor That May Cause Smoking

Education, mental health history, being in Army also tied to cigarette use in study

4/16/2015
E-Cigarette Use Triples Among U.S. Teens in 1 Year

Federal health officials say the nicotine-based products pose major health threat to kids

4/16/2015
Chemicals in Some Flavored E-Cigs Exceed Recommended Limits: Study

Researchers say findings show need for regulations, such as mandatory listing of ingredients

4/16/2015
About 1 in 10 Kids Tries E-Cigarettes

But fewer than 2 percent of teens become regular users, study finds

4/9/2015
Young Adults Respond to Graphic Cigarette Warnings

Study findings suggest seeing is believing

4/6/2015
Tobacco Smoke Strengthens 'Superbug,' Lab Research Finds

MRSA may become deadlier, even more resistant to treatment

3/27/2015
E-Cigarettes May Pose a Risk in Pregnancy and to Children

Nicotine can harm developing brains, experts say

3/26/2015
CDC Launches New Round of Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads

Former smokers harmed by tobacco tell their stories

3/25/2015
Obesity, Smoking, Drinking, Depression: All Linked to Low Back Pain

Researchers say that modifying these factors might help ease condition

3/23/2015
Secondhand Smoke May Put Kids at Risk for Heart Disease as Adults

Children of smokers nearly twice as likely to have plaque buildup in carotid arteries years later, study says

3/23/2015
Smoking May Be Linked to Prostate Cancer's Return

But quitting more than 10 years ago is associated with reduced risk, study says

3/19/2015
Cancer Patients Who Smoke, Drink May Face Longer Feeding Tube Use

But it's not clear from study if dropping these habits would shorten the time people need outside nutrition

3/19/2015
Plain Packaging Laws Might Spur Smokers to Quit

Legislation would also keep tobacco marketing in check, experts say

3/16/2015
Smokers Fare Worse After Heart Procedures, Study Finds

They had much higher risk of heart attack, stroke or death than nonsmokers or those who quit

3/16/2015
E-Cigarette Ads Linked to Tobacco Cravings

Effect was seen in study of current and former smokers

3/13/2015
E-Cigarette Use in College Tied to Other Risky Behaviors

Study sees link to smoking tobacco, marijuana and drinking alcohol

3/12/2015
Raise Legal Smoking Age to 21, U.S. Expert Panel Says

Such a move would save thousands of lives, lower number of smokers, Institute of Medicine finds

3/2/2015
Teens Can Easily Buy E-Cigarettes Online

Study finds minors successfully purchased smoking devices 3 out of 4 times tried

2/27/2015
1 in 5 Preemies With Lung Disease Exposed to Secondhand Smoke

22 percent were from what parents said were nonsmoking homes, study finds

2/25/2015
Health Tip: How Smoking Affects Your Heart

Cancer isn't the only thing to worry about

2/24/2015
2 of 3 Smokers Will Die Early If They Don't Quit, Research Shows

Findings confirm newer estimates that put toll of cigarettes much higher than previously thought

2/24/2015
Mental Illness, Homelessness Linked to Heart Disease in Study

High smoking rates also considered a key contributor

2/20/2015
Think Hookahs Filter Out Tobacco Toxins? Think Again

Study finds the popular water pipes do not rid smoke of heavy metals

2/16/2015
Smoking During Pregnancy May Raise Diabetes Risk for Daughters: Study

Being lean did not protect against blood sugar disease, researcher notes

2/16/2015
Graphic Images on Cigarette Labels Affect Smokers' Brains: Study

Emotional pictures more memorable and reduce urge to smoke, researchers say

2/13/2015
Smoking Linked to Damage in the Brain, Researchers Find

Cigarette use thins key area for memory, thinking skills and language

2/11/2015
U.S. Smoking Deaths May Be Underestimated, Study Suggests

Each year, 60,000 more smokers die from causes that have association with smoking, researchers say

2/10/2015
Smokers May Get Less Benefit From Drugs for Arthritic Back Pain

Swiss study authors say inflammation or a lack of oxygen among possible reasons

2/6/2015
Smoking Tied to Higher Death Risk After Colon Cancer

After 7 years of follow-up, researchers found smokers' odds of dying twice as high

2/6/2015
Health Tip: Ready to Quit Smoking?

Take these essential steps

2/4/2015
E-Cigarettes Seem to Dampen Immune Response in Mice

Tests show increased susceptibility to infection

2/4/2015
Lung Cancer No. 1 Cancer Killer of Women in Wealthy Nations

It has been the leading cancer killer of American women for many years

2/4/2015
Americans Confused About Cancer Risks

Survey finds many worry about unproven factors like food additives, and less about exercise and obesity

2/3/2015
58 Million Americans Exposed to Secondhand Smoke: CDC

Two out of five children breathing in passive smoke, study says

2/2/2015
Some Kids Use Tobacco, E-Cigarettes Together, Study Finds

Additional products may increase addiction to nicotine, expert says