Smoking Cessation News

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8/27/2012
Electronic Cigarettes Have Slight Impact on Heart: Study

Appear to be far less toxic than tobacco cigarettes, researcher says

8/24/2012
U.S. Appeals Court Backs Ruling Against Graphic Images on Cigarette Packs

Decision finds requirement would violate free speech; makes Supreme Court decision likely

8/20/2012
Secondhand Smoke May Impair Children's Cough Reflex

Reduced sensitivity to respiratory irritants could raise pneumonia risk, researchers say

8/9/2012
Reductions in U.S. Teen Smoking Stalled: CDC

30 percent of high school males now use some form of tobacco, study shows

8/2/2012
Smokers Drop Pricey Cigarettes for Cheaper Alternatives: CDC

Other tobacco products allow industry to work around tax hikes, labeling regs, study authors say

7/31/2012
Rising Cigarette Prices May Be Incentive to Quit

Doctor offers tips for those who are ready to kick the habit

7/20/2012
Vitamin D May Delay Deterioration of Smokers' Lungs: Study

But supplements are no substitute for quitting, experts stress

7/20/2012
Older Americans See Better Today, Study Finds

Improved cataract surgery techniques, less smoking may be reasons why

7/11/2012
Quitting Smoking Does Mean Weight Gain for Many: Study

European researchers find extra pounds mount up in first year, but say health benefits still outweigh such concerns

6/27/2012
Smoking, Pesticides Might Spur Rare 'Sleep-Kicking' Disorder

Having disorder may raise risk of Parkinson's, dementia, researcher adds

6/27/2012
Experimental Vaccine Seems to Stop Nicotine Addiction in Mice

More animal research is needed before testing the shot in humans, researchers say

6/26/2012
Lung Cancer Deaths Rise Among 'Boomer' Women in South

Researchers see link to targeted tobacco marketing to young women in the 60's and lax state laws

6/25/2012
Secondhand Smoke Linked to Raised Diabetes Risk

Findings also suggest an association with obesity, but more research is needed

6/21/2012
Anti-Smoking Ads Have Increased Quit Attempts: CDC

Ads featuring people living with harsh effects of smoking exceeded expectations

6/19/2012
Health of Americans a Mixed Bag: CDC Report

More are exercising and not smoking, but obesity, diabetes rates still increasing

6/18/2012
Smoking Might Raise Your Odds for Skin Cancer

Review of data finds higher risk for squamous cell carcinomas

6/13/2012
Heavy Drinking, Smoking Won't Harm Men's Sperm: Study

But the data should not give would-be dads the green light to pursue unhealthy lifestyles, experts say

6/11/2012
Quitting Smoking Even in Old Age Prolongs Life: Study

Review of data in older people affirms the dangers of the habit

6/8/2012
Fruits, Veggies May Help Smokers Quit

Those who ate more produce smoked less, waited longer to light up each day, study found

6/8/2012
Health Tip: Why Quit Smoking?

You'll breathe easier

6/5/2012
Cigarette Tax Hikes Curb Smoking in Pregnancy: Study

$1 increase per pack boosts likelihood that moms-to-be will quit long-term

6/1/2012
Quitting Smoking No Harder for Women Than Men, Study Says

Analysis of data from three countries debunks myth

6/1/2012
Smokers Have Higher Surgical Costs, More Complications: Study

But former smokers were no different than nonsmokers, results showed

5/31/2012
Genes Might Help Some Smokers Kick the Habit

Certain DNA may work better with smoking-cessation medications, patches or gums, study finds

5/29/2012
Use of Smokers' Lungs for Transplant Has Pros, Cons

Study finds tapping such organs is better than leaving patients on waiting list, but there is a downside

5/24/2012
States Use Only Fraction of Tobacco Revenues to Fight Smoking, Study Finds

Just $8 billion was spent on prevention out of almost $244 billion received, CDC says

5/21/2012
Screening for Lung Cancer Might Benefit Those at Highest Risk

But it's not appropriate for most people, researchers say

5/17/2012
Fewer Young Americans Smoking, Survey Finds

Rates have dropped since 2004, but 1 in 12 teens, one-third of young adults still light up

5/14/2012
Secondhand Smoke May Harm Heart Function

Just 30 minutes of exposure can damage the lining of the blood vessels, study shows

5/9/2012
Rate of Hospitalizations for Stroke Has Declined in U.S.

The death rate for these patients also fell from 9% in 1989 to 5% in 2009, study shows

5/4/2012
Prenatal Smoking Linked to High-Functioning Autism in Kids

But study only found slight association, not a cause-and-effect relationship

4/26/2012
Anti-Smoking TV Ads From Tobacco Industry Don't Help

However, study found media campaigns from other sponsors were effective

4/26/2012
Warnings on Cigarette Packs May Keep Ex-Smokers From Relapse

International study finds that deterrent images, messages help those who say they matter

4/20/2012
Joint-Replacement Failure Rate Higher for Smokers: Studies

Patients needing new hips, knees should be told to quit, doctors say

4/20/2012
Depression Linked to Higher Odds for Poor Leg Circulation

In study, depressed patients were more apt to develop peripheral artery disease

4/19/2012
Half of Young Cigarette Smokers Also Smoke Pot: Survey

Anonymous online study may have allowed more to admit use than prior studies, experts say

4/6/2012
Resolutions Revisited

Experts offer advice on what to do if you're backsliding on those New Year's vows

4/5/2012
Health Tip: How to Avoid Secondhand Smoke

Suggestions include asking people not to light up in your home

4/3/2012
Health Tip: More Reasons to Quit Smoking

Health risks start to diminish almost immediately

3/29/2012
States' Efforts to Boost Cigarette Taxes Slows: CDC

Agency says more can be done to raise the cost of smoking, which is known to boost quit rates

3/23/2012
Helpline, Free Nicotine Patches Don't Help Smokers Quit: Study

British researchers' findings reiterate the power of nicotine addiction

3/20/2012
Many Americans Ambivalent Over Laws Aimed at Healthy Living

Poll finds most accept rules for safety, smoking, eating, but also worry about a 'nanny state'

3/19/2012
Appeals Court Backs FDA Move for Graphic Images on Cigarette Packs

Ohio decision runs counter to ruling by Washington, D.C.-based judge in February

3/17/2012
Following Heart-Healthy Behaviors May Lengthen Your Life

Study found those who stuck by all seven guidelines lived longer than those who didn't

3/15/2012
CDC Launches Graphic Anti-Smoking Campaign

The hope is to get 50,000 people to quit, the agency says

3/14/2012
Anti-Smoking Efforts Saved 795,000 Lives Over 25 Years: Study

Public smoking bans, higher cigarette taxes, increased risk awareness all helped

3/8/2012
Surgeon General: Nearly 4 Million U.S. Kids Still Smoke

Report says tobacco industry targets marketing toward children

3/6/2012
Ban on Public Smoking Linked to Fewer Preterm Deliveries

After Scotland put new laws in place, even nonsmoking pregnant women benefited, study found

3/2/2012
Smoking Linked to Higher Rate of Psoriasis: Study

But it's not proven that smoking causes the painful skin condition

3/1/2012
U.S. Will Push to Have Graphic Warnings on Cigarettes

Pledge comes after judge blocked FDA mandate, calling it unconstitutional