Smoking Cessation News

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Article Title
1/7/2014
Half-Century of Smoking Prevention Extended 8 Million Lives: Study

But almost one-fifth of Americans still light up

1/7/2014
Drug Duo Might Help Smokers Quit Better Than Single Med

But many are still lighting up a year later, study finds

1/3/2014
E-Cigarettes: Separating Fiction From Fact

Health experts say more research needed into the devices' safety and effectiveness as a quit-smoking tool

1/3/2014
A Guide to Smoking-Cessation Options

Choices range from drugs to nasal sprays to acupuncture

1/2/2014
Quitting Smoking May Cut Cataract Risk

Chances of the vision problem declined over 20-year period for those who quit, study found

1/2/2014
Smoking Tied to Higher Post-Op Medical Costs

Researchers estimate tobacco-related complications in year after surgery cost U.S. $17 billion annually

1/2/2014
Big Cigarette Tax Hikes Might Prevent 200 Million Deaths in a Century

Study authors suggest that nations triple tobacco taxes

1/2/2014
Troubled Launch of 'Obamacare' Tops Health News for 2013

Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy, new heart care guidelines also made headlines

12/30/2013
U.S. Panel Backs Routine Lung CT Scans for Older, Heavy Smokers

Yearly testing will prevent some lung cancer deaths, experts conclude

12/27/2013
Total Smoking Bans Work Better Than Halfway Measures

Efforts to quit succeed more often with home, city prohibitions in place, study finds

12/27/2013
Counselors Give Smokers Best Chance to Quit: Study

Nicotine replacement treatment alone doesn't improve odds of kicking the habit, researchers found

12/9/2013
Quit-Smoking Products Won't Harm the Heart, Review Finds

But patients should not keep smoking while on nicotine-replacement therapy, experts warn

12/6/2013
Men Who Smoke After Cancer Diagnosis Face Higher Death Risk

Health-care providers should do more to help survivors quit, study says

12/6/2013
Health Tip: When You Want to Quit Smoking

Ask friends, family for support

12/2/2013
Graphic Warnings on Cigarette Packs May Cut Smoking Rates: Study

International project suggests these labels could keep millions of Americans away from cigarettes

11/20/2013
Quitting Smoking May Help Seniors' Hearts Sooner Than Thought

Study found reduced death rates from heart-related causes within 8 years

11/20/2013
Quitting Tips for Thursday's Great American Smokeout

Expert advice on motivation and methods to kick the habit

11/14/2013
Tobacco Myths Continue Half-Century After Landmark U.S. Report

And Americans continue to die from smoking-related lung cancer, experts note

11/12/2013
Magnetic Brain Stimulation May Help Smokers Quit

Study of experimental treatment shows some success at six months

11/4/2013
Gaps in Smoke-Free Workplace Laws May Leave Many Exposed

Study finds on-the-job secondhand smoke still a problem in certain occupations

10/30/2013
Study of Twins Shows How Smoking Ages the Face

Siblings who smoked had more wrinkles, creases, droops and jowls

10/28/2013
Mondays Might Be Your Best Day to Quit Smoking

Smokers most likely to seek online advice about quitting on the first day of the workweek, study finds

10/23/2013
Infants Exposed to Smoking in Womb at Risk of Infections, Death: Study

Researchers looked at Washington state hospitalizations, mortality for 50,000 babies

10/18/2013
Social Networking Sites May Help Smokers Kick the Habit

Users built strong connections to others, felt more empowered to quit, study found

10/17/2013
Pricey Cigarettes, Smoke-Free Homes Help Curb Habit, Study Suggests

Findings especially applicable to low-income smokers

10/15/2013
Study Sees No Suicide Risk From Stop-Smoking Drugs

U.S. and some other countries have issued safety warnings about the products

10/7/2013
Docs Urged to Treat Unhealthy Habits Before Damage Is Done

Target problems like smoking, poor eating and being overweight, heart association says

9/19/2013
Anti-smoking Campaign Surpasses Expectations

Surge seen in calls to quit line and website visits stemming from ads with former smokers, CDC reports

9/12/2013
Gene Mutation May Help Predict Lung Cancer Survival in Nonsmokers

Finding might offer doctors a 'practical tool,' researcher suggests

9/10/2013
Smoking Plus Asthma in Pregnancy May Make for 'Dangerous Situation'

The risk of poor health outcomes for mother and baby shouldn't be underestimated, researchers say

9/9/2013
'Tips From Smokers' Campaign Beat Expectations

Real-life depictions of tobacco's devastating health consequences moved many Americans to quit, study found

9/9/2013
E-Cigarettes May Equal Nicotine Patches for Smoking Cessation

In study, electronic devices had edge over patches for people still trying to cut down

9/5/2013
Teens' Use of E-Cigarettes Doubles in a Year: CDC

Health officials worry the devices may cause more children to become addicted to tobacco products

8/29/2013
Middle-Aged Health Behavior a Matter of Degrees

When medical conditions arose, study found college-educated people were more apt to change their lifestyles

8/27/2013
Fewer U.S. Kids Buying Tobacco Products: Report

Rate at which retailers violate under-18 sales ban has fallen to just 9 percent

8/26/2013
U.S. Schools Show Progress in Healthy Behaviors, CDC Says

Report highlights good news: better nutrition, more physical activity and tobacco bans

8/22/2013
Women Smokers Face Increased Risk of Lethal Stroke: Review

Hemorrhagic, or bleeding, stroke odds 17 percent higher than for men who smoke

8/21/2013
Nicotine Addiction Level May Predict Weight Gain in Ex-Smokers

On average, people in study put on less than 3 pounds in 3 months after quitting

8/15/2013
Quit-Smoking Programs Work for Psychiatric Patients

Study found improved chances of quitting, lower rehospitalization rates

8/15/2013
Breast-Feeding May Protect Some Women Against Breast Cancer

Study found tumors were discovered later in life in nonsmoking patients who breast-fed longer than six months

8/8/2013
Meditation Could Help Smokers Cut Down, Study Hints

A month later, those trained in technique smoked less

8/5/2013
Casino Smoking Ban Tied to Drop in Ambulance Calls

Colorado county law likely reduced illness from secondhand smoke, study suggests

8/5/2013
If Parents Ever Smoked, Teens May Be More Likely to Light Up

Study also shows influence of older siblings

7/29/2013
U.S. Panel Backs Routine Lung CT Scans for Older, Heavy Smokers

Yearly testing will prevent some lung cancer deaths, experts conclude

7/24/2013
Smoking During Pregnancy Tied to Behavior Issues in Kids

But the cause of the association remains unknown, researchers say

7/23/2013
Menthol May Boost Cigarettes' Addictive Properties: Study

And FDA says the chemical makes it easier for young people to start smoking and harder for smokers to quit

7/23/2013
Poll: U.S. Adults Support Smoking Ban in Cars With Kids

3 of 4 also agree homes of children with asthma, other lung problems should be smoke-free

7/22/2013
Plain Brown Cigarette Packs May Help Some Smokers Quit: Study

After Australia mandated such packaging in 2012, most users found cigarettes 'less satisfying'

7/17/2013
Homeless Face Hidden Epidemic of Smoking

Three-quarters of this population smoke, and they've been targeted by tobacco companies in the past, advocate says

7/12/2013
Just Cutting Back on Smoking May Not Boost Lifespan

Quitting entirely is only way to extend longevity, study contends