Smoking Cessation News

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1/9/2012
Nicotine Patches, Gums Won't Help Smokers Quit Long-Term: Study

Researchers say finding underscores real-world challenges facing those looking to quit

12/30/2011
Health Care Reform Battle Tops Health News for 2011

Debates over cellphone safety, cigarette-pack images also grabbed headlines

12/27/2011
Health Tip: Choose Your Day to Quit Smoking

Suggestions to help you stop

12/21/2011
40 Years On, the Triumphs and Challenges of America's 'War on Cancer'

In many cases, what was a death sentence is now a manageable condition, although roadblocks remain

12/16/2011
Life After Cigarettes Is Happier: Study

Three years later, quitters report less stress, better mood compared to smokers

12/15/2011
Smoking Linked to Skin Cancer in Women

Non-melanoma malignancies twice as likely after 20 years of tobacco use, study finds

12/14/2011
Electronic Cigarette Makers Must Prove Safety of Products: Report

Institute of Medicine details testing that should be done to back any claims of reduced disease risk

12/7/2011
Some States Make Stopping Smoking Easier Than Others

Maine, North Dakota are quit-friendly; Georgia is not, lung experts say

12/5/2011
Health Tip: The Risks of Smoking While Pregnant

Your baby can suffer serious complications

12/2/2011
Lung Cancer's Hidden Victims: Those Who Never Smoked

More than 32,000 Americans who never lit up will die each year, with women at higher risk, experts say

12/2/2011
Genes May Make Quitting Tougher for Smokers

Your particular DNA may explain why you can't break the habit, study suggests

11/28/2011
Patches, Counseling, Persistence Can Help Smokers Quit

'Keep working at it' could be key to success, studies suggest

11/22/2011
College Students Smoke When They Party, Drink and Work

Prevention programs should target students when they are most likely to smoke, researchers say

11/17/2011
Smokeout Day: The Best Ways to Quit

Counseling plus medicine works better than going cold turkey, experts advise

11/11/2011
Negative Anti-Smoking Ads Turn Off Anxious Viewers

Neurotic smokers more likely to avoid messages about health threats, study says

11/10/2011
Most Smokers Want to Quit, CDC Report Finds

Drugs and counseling can double, triple odds of success, experts say

11/8/2011
Public Smoking Bans May Spill Over to Households

Total tobacco bans in workplaces, restaurants linked to more smoke-free homes

11/7/2011
Judge Blocks FDA Plan for Graphic Cigarette Warnings

Images of diseased body parts are designed to be part of packaging

10/27/2011
Too Much Drinking May Raise Lung Cancer Risk: Study

Research also found extra pounds, black tea and fruit might all shield against the disease

10/18/2011
Smoking's Effect on Lungs Similar to Cystic Fibrosis: Study

Some of the same treatments might benefit smokers, cystic fibrosis patients, researchers say

10/6/2011
National Study Will Track Tobacco Use in U.S.

Findings will guide FDA in creating programs, policies to eliminate smoking

10/3/2011
Cheap Drug Helps Smokers Quit, Study Finds

Cytisine has been around for decades, but is not available in U.S.

9/29/2011
1 in 5 American Workers Still Smokes: CDC

Smoke-free workplaces and health insurance can help workers quit, experts say

9/19/2011
Exercise Ups Kids' Quit-Smoking Success Rate

Approach much more successful than intervention alone, especially for boys, finds study

9/15/2011
Lung Cancer Rates Begin to Decline for U.S. Women

CDC report also finds continued long-term drop in cases among men

9/6/2011
Fewer U.S. Adults Smoking, CDC Says

But rate of decline has slowed to a crawl, report finds

9/6/2011
Healthy Living Can Cut Chances of Developing Diabetes

Study finds risk can be reduced up to 80 percent, researchers say

8/26/2011
Quitting Even Tougher When Smokers Battle Other Addictions

But counseling from doctors on ways to kick cigarettes is key, researchers say

8/18/2011
Healthy Behaviors Will Help You Live Longer: CDC

Don't smoke, eat healthy meals, exercise regularly and limit alcohol, researchers say

8/18/2011
Graphic Images on Cigarette Packs a Turn-Off for Smokers

In study, they were less likely to buy products emblazoned with gruesome photos

8/16/2011
Bladder Cancer Risk Even Higher for Smokers Than Thought

Increase may be due to change in composition of cigarette smoke, researchers suggest

8/15/2011
Menthol May Make It Tougher to Stop Smoking

Effect especially strong among blacks, Puerto Ricans, study finds

8/11/2011
Women May Face Greater Heart Risk From Smoking Than Men

Researchers say biological differences may explain 25% higher risk compared to male smokers.

8/10/2011
Elderly Lung Cancer Patients Can Gain From Two-Drug Chemo: Study

Finding runs counter to expert recommendations against use of the therapy by those over 70

8/10/2011
Pumping Iron Helps Smokers Quit Without Weight Gain: Study

Those who lifted weights regularly were twice as likely to kick the habit, researchers found

8/5/2011
Smokers Mistakenly Believe Vitamins Protect Them From Cancer

Taking multivitamins may encourage some to smoke more because they're less worried about the harmful effects of cigarettes

8/3/2011
Smoking Withdrawal Shows Up in Brain Mood Centers

Imaging study may help explain why some heavy smokers who quit become depressed

8/1/2011
New Guidelines for Spotting, Treating COPD Released

Their release highlights the growing prevalence of the breathing disease, experts say

8/1/2011
Smoking, Diabetes, Obesity May Shrink Your Brain

Study adds to evidence that good living preserves mental abilities

7/19/2011
Lifestyle Changes Might Prevent Millions of Cases of Alzheimer's

Study says that even a 25% drop in factors like obesity, smoking could cut 500,000 U.S. cases

7/15/2011
Cigarette Tax Unlikely to Deter Some Smokers: Report

Higher prices do not keep wealthier smokers, middle-aged from lighting up, research shows

7/14/2011
Less Lighting Up in Movies Aimed at Kids

For fifth straight year, fewer characters are smoking in youth-oriented films, study finds

7/8/2011
Men Who Smoke at Lower Risk of Joint Replacement: Study

Extra pounds, vigorous exercise linked to severe knee, hip problems, research also indicates

7/5/2011
Stop-Smoking Drug Chantix Ups Risk of Heart Problems: Study

Risks outweigh benefits, even for people without pre-existing heart disease, researchers say

6/30/2011
A Child's Surgery May Prompt Parents to Try to Quit Smoking

Exposure to secondhand smoke is especially harmful postsurgery, experts say

6/30/2011
Motivational Text Messages May Help Smokers Quit

Encouragement and tips to avoid cravings doubled quit rates in study participants

6/29/2011
No Headway Against COPD, Which Now Affects Women More

Smoking-linked respiratory ailment has become third biggest killer in the U.S., researchers say

6/29/2011
Obesity a Major Cause of Early Death in Women: Study

And the risk rises as overweight becomes more severe, researchers say

6/22/2011
Smoking During Pregnancy May Predispose Kids to Heart Trouble

Children of mothers who smoked had lower levels of 'good' cholesterol, study says

6/21/2011
Smoking, Prostate Cancer a Deadly Mix

But risk drops for men who have given up tobacco for 10 years, study finds