Misc. Tobacco Health News

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12/19/2014
E-Cigarettes Less Addictive Than Regular Cigarettes, Study Finds

Users report fewer cravings, less irritability

12/17/2014
Cheap Natural Compound May Help Smokers Quit

But cytisine isn't widely available, study authors note

12/15/2014
Outreach Program May Help Poorer Smokers Quit

Efforts included phone-based counseling and free nicotine-replacement therapy

12/15/2014
E-Cigarette Use May Be Rising Among Teens

Nearly one-third of those surveyed in Hawaii have tried the devices

12/12/2014
Smoking May Make It Tougher to Quit Problem Drinking: Study

Those addicted to cigarettes spend less time in treatment for drinking problem

12/11/2014
U.S. Taxpayers Burdened by Smoking-Related Ills

Annual tab approaches $170 billion a year, report finds

12/10/2014
Anti-Smoking Campaign Successful and Cost-Effective, CDC Says

Ads featured advice from former smokers

12/9/2014
Cigarettes Cause One-Third of U.S. Cancer Deaths: Report

Figure doesn't include secondhand smoke, cigars, pipes or smokeless tobacco

12/8/2014
Hookah Use May Make Cigarette Habit More Likely in Teens

Researchers found similar trend for young users of a chewing tobacco called snus

12/4/2014
Smoking Might Cost Men Their 'Y' Chromosome, Study Finds

Consequences aren't clear, but experts suspect the change might be linked to increased cancer risk

11/26/2014
U.S. Adult Smoking Rate Drops to New Low: CDC

But certain groups, such as those below poverty level, are lighting up more

11/19/2014
Get Ready for the Great American Smokeout

American Cancer Society has plenty of tips to help you kick the habit

11/18/2014
Study Ties Teen Smoking to Risk of Severe Menstrual Cramps

Tobacco use known to restrict blood flow, researchers say

11/14/2014
Smokers in Cars Pose Risk to Passengers: Study

Urine of those who didn't light up had evidence of toxic cigarette chemicals

11/11/2014
Many Smokers Quick to Accept Plainly Packaged Cigarettes, Study Finds

Research in Australia -- where such packaging is mandated -- shows about half of smokers support it

11/11/2014
Medicare to Cover Lung Cancer Screening for Long-Time Smokers

Experts applaud decision, saying it will save thousands of lives

10/29/2014
Stroke Prevention Guidelines Emphasize Healthy Lifestyle

Eat lots of fruits and veggies, get exercise, limit salt and don't smoke, experts say

10/21/2014
Living With a Smoker Like Living in a Polluted City: Study

Air-particle levels in smoking households almost 10 times higher than nonsmoking homes

10/20/2014
Some Lung Patients Buy Cigarettes Along With Meds at Pharmacies: Study

To end this paradoxical practice, certain drug stores no longer sell tobacco products

10/13/2014
Smoking-Related Illnesses in U.S. Total 14 Million, Report Finds

Many Americans suffer from multiple conditions related to cigarettes

10/9/2014
Lung Cancer May Lie Dormant for 2 Decades

Additional genetic mistakes eventually trigger aggressive growth, study finds

10/7/2014
Tobacco Tied to Higher Risk of Oral HPV Infection, Study Finds

Researchers say smoking and 'chew' raised odds for the virus, which is linked to mouth, throat cancer

10/2/2014
Smoke-Free Subsidized Housing Could Save Nearly $500 Million

U.S. government study suggests reducing secondhand smoke exposure cuts costs

10/1/2014
Healthy Lifestyle Before Pregnancy May Cut Gestational Diabetes Risk

Factors that appear to lower odds include healthy weight, exercise and no smoking

9/25/2014
E-Cigarette Use Among Adult Nonsmokers Levels Off: CDC

But fourfold increase seen among current, former smokers, many of whom still smoke cigarettes

9/23/2014
Anti-Smoking Policies May Also Curtail Drinking

Study: Where smoking declines, so does consumption of beer, hard liquor

9/22/2014
Study: Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors May Prevent 80 Percent of Heart Attacks

Men who follow 5 guidelines dramatically cut their risk, researchers say

9/22/2014
E-Cigarettes Don't Help Cancer Patients Quit Smoking: Study

Long-term safety, effectiveness of the devices still unclear, researchers caution

9/17/2014
More Than One Kind of Message May Convince Smokers to Quit, Study Says

Using both positive, negative wording on labels could have the most effect, researchers report

9/16/2014
Fewer U.S. Teens Using Illegal Drugs and Alcohol, Report Finds

Plus, teen tobacco use fell to new low in 2013, government statistics show

9/4/2014
Smoking Banned in More Than 80 Percent of U.S. Homes: CDC

Researchers cite 'considerable progress' because of changing social norms

8/29/2014
Study Counters Critics of Plainer Cigarette Packaging

Tobacco industry claims change would harm small businesses, but Australian experience refutes that

8/26/2014
Ban Indoor Use of E-Cigarettes, U.N. Health Agency Says

Recommendation comes a day after similar calls for regulation by American Heart Association

8/25/2014
Number of Young Non-Smokers Who Tried E-Cigs Tripled in 2 Years

CDC report also finds that teens who used the devices were more likely to say they would try smoking

8/25/2014
E-Cigarettes Should Be Regulated Like Tobacco: American Heart Association

Group's policy statement also calls for ban on marketing, sales to young people

8/22/2014
Low-Nicotine Cigarettes May Not Lead to More Smoking

Concerns about inhaling more toxic chemicals weren't borne out in study

8/19/2014
For Kids, Risks of Parental Smoking Persist Long-Term, Study Finds

Increased odds for asthma seen into teen years

8/14/2014
Less Educated Smokers at Greatest Risk for Stroke, Study Finds

Highly educated smokers seemed less vulnerable to effects of unhealthy habit over 14 years of follow-up

8/14/2014
Tough Laws Continue to Target Tobacco Sales to Minors

Everyone in a community must work together to stop illegal sales, U.S. health official says

8/11/2014
U.S. Lung Cancer Rates Falling Overall, Study Finds

Yet certain types of lung malignancies are still on the rise

7/31/2014
Benefits of E-Cigarettes May Outweigh Harms, Study Finds

Findings run counter to recent calls for strict regulation

7/30/2014
Annual COPD Costs To Hit $49 Billion by 2020: CDC

Each year, almost 135,000 die from smoking-related chronic lung disease, experts say

7/21/2014
Smoking While Pregnant Linked to ADHD in Children

Expectant moms' use of nicotine-replacement therapy could also spell problems for kids, study suggests

7/19/2014
Many Young Adults Misinformed About Hookahs' Harms

More than half surveyed said the water pipes weren't dangerous

7/16/2014
Study Suggests Tough Smoking Laws Might Lower Suicide Risk

Rates dropped in states that enacted strict anti-smoking policies, researchers say

7/15/2014
Graphic Cigarette-Label Warnings Work, Study Finds

The bigger, the better, researchers say

7/11/2014
Health Tip: Quit Smoking, Especially While Pregnant

How smoking can harm a developing baby

7/10/2014
Lung Groups: Governments Should Limit or Ban Use of E-Cigarettes

Statement says more research needed on health effects of the nicotine-delivery devices

7/8/2014
Combo Approach May Work Best for Smokers Looking to Quit

Study finds drug Chantix plus nicotine patch beats use of the patch alone

7/7/2014
Hookah Smoking Popular Among Well-Heeled Teens: Survey

Survey found one in five high school seniors had tried it; being affluent, well-educated raised risk