Smoking Cessation News

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7/2/2013
Quitting Smoking Can Lead to Weight Gain for Women, Study Confirms

But heart and lung benefits outweigh the risk, expert says

7/1/2013
Anti-Smoking Policies Will Prevent 7 Million Deaths Worldwide by 2050: Study

With the right measures, even more lives can be saved, WHO says

6/27/2013
Sept. 11 Attacks Drove Nearly 1 Million Americans Back to Smoking

Study did not find similar effect after Oklahoma City bombing

6/25/2013
FDA Allows Two New Cigarettes to Hit Market

It's first such action since agency was given regulatory control over tobacco in 2009

6/20/2013
Fetal Exposure to Tobacco Smoke Tied to Hearing Loss in Teens

The auditory deficit was small but significant, researchers say

6/20/2013
James Gandolfini's Death From Heart Trouble at 51 a Sign of the Times

Doctors say more middle-aged Americans suffer cardiac problems, and they're often due to unhealthy lifestyles

6/6/2013
Your Stroke Risk Can Shrink With 7 Lifestyle Changes

Controlling blood pressure is most important, large U.S. study found

6/3/2013
More Proof Healthy Living, Not Smoking Pay Off

Positive lifestyle changes reduced risk of death 80 percent over 8 years, study says

5/28/2013
Campaign Urges Smokers to Enlist Doctors' Help in Quitting

Physician advice, assistance greatly boosts success of cessation efforts

5/24/2013
Parents Underestimate Influence Over Teens' Substance Abuse: Survey

1 in 5 thought child wouldn't listen to advice on the issue, but research suggests otherwise

5/21/2013
Americans Still Making Unhealthy Choices: CDC

High rates of obesity, heavy drinking, smoking and inactivity reported, but most people getting enough sleep

5/21/2013
Long-Term Use of Antibiotic May Help Those With COPD

Taking azithromycin for a year cut down on re-hospitalizations for disease flare-ups, study found

5/18/2013
Alcoholics Who Smoke May Face Early Brain Aging

Small study didn't find effect in former or never-smokers

5/17/2013
Control of Heart Risks May Vary Among Outpatient Practices

Comparison of 18 offices finds wide range of success in tackling smoking, cholesterol, blood pressure

5/16/2013
Most Americans Say 'No' to Smoking in Their Homes, Cars

4 out of 5 adults have household bans, but millions of people still breathe secondhand smoke, CDC says

5/14/2013
No Drop in Teens' Use of 'Smokeless' Tobacco

Lower taxes on products like chew, snuff may be a factor, study says

5/14/2013
'Nonsmoking' Hotel Rooms May Not Fully Protect Guests

Partial smoking bans still left study participants with signs of tobacco exposure

5/13/2013
How to Quickly Spot Signs of Stroke: Experts

Prompt recognition and treatment offer best chance of full recovery

5/7/2013
For Pregnant Smokers, Vitamin C Might Help Babies' Lungs

Small study suggests infants of women who take supplements have lower risk of wheezing

5/2/2013
'What's Bad for the Heart Also Bad for the Brain'

Smoking, diabetes, other things that harm physical health linked to poorer mental function, study says

4/29/2013
Water Pipe No Safer Than Cigarettes: Study

'Hookahs' expose people to higher levels of carbon monoxide and benzene, researchers say

4/28/2013
Kids' Smoking Influences May Change Over Time

Friends' cigarette use a bigger factor in middle school than in high school, research shows

4/26/2013
Women Who Smoke May Have Higher Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Swedish study found how much and how long they smoked made a difference

4/26/2013
Magnetic Brain Stimulation May Temporarily Dull Nicotine Craving

Early study tested the noninvasive treatment on smokers

4/22/2013
U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to New Cigarette Labeling

But ruling from another court could still delay or thwart use of graphic anti-smoking images

4/16/2013
Smoking Bans in Public Housing Could Save Dollars, Lives: CDC

Tobacco-free policies might save $521 million a year, cut secondhand smoke exposure

4/12/2013
To Stop Smoking, Teens Should Start Moving

Exercise can help curb the habit in young daily smokers, study shows

4/12/2013
Smoking Raises Asbestos Workers' Cancer Risk, Study Says

Findings suggest lung cancer develops through multiple mechanisms

4/10/2013
Ex-Convicts From Tobacco-Free Prisons Need Help to Stay Off Smokes

Study found they're less likely to resume habit with pre-release counseling

4/3/2013
Lifestyle Might Curb Loss of Height That Comes With Age

Education, urban living helped keep older adults walking tall, Chinese data shows

4/3/2013
Most Doctors Don't Help Lung Cancer Patients Quit Smoking: Survey

Many say they don't feel prepared to offer effective assistance

4/1/2013
FDA Gives Nod to Longer Use of Nicotine Patch, Gum

Little danger of addiction or abuse seen after years on the market

3/28/2013
CDC Launches New Graphic Antismoking Ads

Emotional ads put a face to devastating effects from both smoking and secondhand smoke

3/27/2013
Genes May Dictate Teens' Susceptibility to Heavy Smoking

While many try cigarettes, genetics might explain who gets hooked, study suggests

3/20/2013
U.S. Abandons Effort to Place Graphic Labeling on Cigarettes

Court challenges to the proposals will not be sent to Supreme Court, Justice Department says

3/20/2013
People With Mental Illness Make Up Large Share of U.S Smokers

Report also found higher proportion of smoking among substance abusers

3/20/2013
Health Tip: Stay Busy When Quitting Smoking

Keep yourself occupied help avoid weight gain

3/19/2013
Stroke Before Age 50 Linked to Raised Risk of Early Death

Study authors stress that improved diet, quitting smoking can minimize the odds

3/12/2013
Quitting Cigarettes Cuts Heart Risks, Even If You Gain Weight

Long-term study shows cardiac-health benefits in kicking the habit despite added pounds

3/8/2013
You Can Help Reduce Your Colon Cancer Risk: Expert

Preventive measures include screening, food choices and moderate exercise

3/7/2013
Secondhand Smoke Linked to Early Heart Disease, Study Finds

The greater the exposure, the higher the odds of calcium build up in coronary arteries, researchers say

2/28/2013
More Evidence That Smoking Raises Breast Cancer Risk

Study found strongest link for women who started smoking early in life

2/28/2013
One in Five U.S. Smokers Has Tried an 'E-Cigarette'

CDC says public health effect of device remains to be seen

2/18/2013
Lower Lung Function in Infancy Linked to Wheeze in Adulthood

Smoking also played key role in respiratory trouble for young adults, study found

2/18/2013
Youth Smoking, Obesity May Lead to Early Death

Study found first raised risk by 86 percent, while second increased it by 39 percent

2/15/2013
Drinking Can Derail Women's Efforts to Quit Smoking

Rather than easing stress of kicking the habit, study finds alcohol heightens urge to relapse

2/15/2013
Public Smoking Bans Cut Risk of Preterm Births, Study Finds

Legislation in Belgium shown to reduce harmful effect of secondhand smoke

2/5/2013
Smoking Rates Much Higher Among the Mentally Ill: CDC

On average, more than a third of people with psychiatric woes smoke, and they're less likely to quit

1/25/2013
Quitting Smoking Before Cancer Surgery Best, Study Finds

Experts urge stopping at time of diagnosis, but quitting any time is healthy

1/23/2013
Longtime Smokers Lose a Decade of Life

Large study of U.S. smokers found quitting by age 35 reduces effect most, but it's never too late