Smoking Cessation News

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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

1/23/2013
Women's Smoking Deaths at All-Time High in U.S.

Starting earlier, smoking more account for increase, expert says

1/22/2013
Many Americans Back Nicotine Restrictions in Cigarettes: Survey

FDA has power to mandate lower levels of the toxin, researchers say

1/17/2013
Pictures Speak Louder Than Words on Cigarette Labeling

Graphic images of health consequences shored up smokers' intentions to quit, study found

1/14/2013
Heavy Smoking May Raise Odds for Lethal Bladder Cancer

Study author called for individualized treatment based on this and other risk factors

1/11/2013
Cancer Society Suggests CT Lung Screening for Heavy Smokers

Recommendation follows on prior study finding 20 percent reduction in deaths for older smokers

1/9/2013
Most Teens Support Tough Smoking Bans: Survey

North Carolina study finds even those who smoke favor restrictions in homes, public places

1/2/2013
Recent Ex-Smokers May Fare Worse After Heart Bypass: Study

Research shows higher rate of failure for grafted vessels in these patients

12/27/2012
Drug May Help Women Who Quit Smoking Avoid Weight Gain

Those who added naltrexone to smoking cessation therapy put on fewer pounds, study says

12/26/2012
Lifestyle Affects Outcome of Peripheral Artery Procedure: Study

Taking aspirin, statins and not smoking helps people with blocked leg arteries avoid complications

12/19/2012
Smoking Deadlier For HIV Patients Than Virus Itself: Study

Nonsmokers getting good care had life expectancy of 78, compared with 63 for smokers

12/14/2012
Millions of Nonsmokers Exposed to Smoke From Neighbors' Apartments: Report

Multi-unit buildings need to become smoke-free zones, experts say

12/14/2012
Back Pain May Ease for Smokers Who Quit: Study

Spinal disorder patients who didn't smoke reported much less discomfort

12/13/2012
Pricey Cigarettes, Strict Schools Help Curb Teen Smoking

Broader community environment needs consideration, researcher says

12/13/2012
Stop-Smoking Drug Chantix May Carry Heart Risks, FDA Warns

Smokers should talk with their doctor before taking the drug, agency says

12/11/2012
Even Light Smoking Boosts Women's Risk of Sudden Heart Death: Study

As few as 1 to 14 cigarettes daily doubled risk, researchers found

12/10/2012
U.S. Task Force Urges Docs to Counsel Kids Against Smoking

Evidence shows that medical advice, education can keep young patients from lighting up

12/7/2012
Genes May Influence Effectiveness of Anti-Smoking Policies

New strategies needed to combat tobacco addiction in people with certain genetic makeups, study says

12/4/2012
Heavy Smokers Cut Back the Most When Cigarette Taxes Rise: Study

People with 2-pack-a-day habit cut back 35 percent compared with 15 percent for pack-a-day smokers

12/4/2012
Teen Girls Who Smoke May Up Risk for Future Bone Disease

Half of women's bone accumulation takes place during these early years, researchers say

12/3/2012
U.S. Quit-Smoking Policies Need Improving, Experts Say

Key decisions expected next year about coverage of tobacco-cessation aids

12/3/2012
'Hiding' Cigarettes in Stores Might Keep Kids From Smoking: Study

U.S. law gives states, local governments the means to restrict advertising strategy and placement

11/28/2012
Steep Cigarette Tax Hike Could Save Lives, Money: Report

50 cents more a pack would mean 3 million more nonsmokers, 200,000 lives saved by 2085

11/21/2012
Teen Smoking Has Fallen Across Most of U.S.: Report

Overall youth smoking is now under 9 percent nationwide, with highest rates in Wyoming, lowest in Utah

11/20/2012
Smokers, Nonsmokers Alike Urged to Learn About Lung Cancer

Knowing symptoms, early detection could cut rates of this deadly disease, expert suggests

11/20/2012
Airport Smoking Areas Expose Travelers, Workers to Risk: CDC

Ventilating buildings and cleaning the air doesn't eliminate secondhand smoke exposure, study finds

11/15/2012
Majority of Biggest U.S. Cities Now Smoke-Free

Almost half of Americans protected from secondhand smoke, compared with 3 percent in 2000, CDC says

11/15/2012
Great American Smokeout Is Thursday

Anti-smoking advocates want to jump-start stalled momentum for quitting

11/13/2012
Gruesome Cigarette Pack Images Sway Smokers, Study Finds

Research suggests graphic images get the public health message across

11/8/2012
Anti-Smoking Progress Stalls Among U.S. Adults: Report

Fewer people are heavy smokers, but cutting down isn't enough, expert says

11/8/2012
Campaign Has Smokers Listening to Smoking's Victims

CDC's graphic ads featuring ex-smokers appear to be getting people's attention

11/5/2012
Some Smokers Light Up Even When in the Hospital

Health care facilities without smoking bans often find patients having cigarettes outside, study says

10/29/2012
Women Who Quit Smoking May Gain Up to 10 Years of Life: Study

And the earlier they stopped smoking, the better the results

10/25/2012
Smokers at Higher Risk of Another Stroke: Study

Quitting before brain attack occurs cuts chances of second stroke, heart attack or death

10/23/2012
Smoking, Diabetes Are Risk Factors for Poor Leg Circulation: Study

High blood pressure, high cholesterol are other danger signs for peripheral artery disease in men

10/17/2012
Healthy Lifestyle Boosts Survival Odds for Older Women With Cancer

Regular exercise had most significant benefit in study

10/11/2012
Healthy Lungs May Keep Brain Running Smoothly

Swedish study found link between problem-solving ability, lung function

9/22/2012
Positive Outlook Boosts Likelihood of Healthier Lifestyle

Better diet, fitness reported among those who feel in control of their destiny

9/17/2012
Cigarette Taxes 'Disproportionately Burden' the Poor, Report Says

Found low-income smokers spent 25% of income on the habit, compared with only 2% among those better off

9/14/2012
Quitting Smoking Just as Hard for Teens: Study

Similar negative psychological effects occur in newer, long-time smokers

8/31/2012
Smoking After Stroke Triples Risk of Death Within Year: Study

The sooner patients resumed habit after leaving hospital, the worse they fared

8/31/2012
Keeping Up a Healthy Lifestyle Pays Off in Added Years: Study

Seniors who keep active and don't smoke live an average 5 years longer, researchers say