Smoking Cessation News

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

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

6/21/2011
FDA Unveils Graphic Images for Cigarette Packs

The warnings must appear on all products, advertising by September 2012

6/17/2011
Nearly 900,000 Fewer Cancer Deaths Since 1990: Report

Researchers credit trend to better detection, treatment and drop in smoking

6/16/2011
Smoking-Cessation Drug Chantix Linked to Heart Problems

FDA sees small but increased risk in patients taking the medicine

6/9/2011
Mouse Study Reveals How Smoking Helps Keep People Thin

Findings hint at possible targets for weight-loss strategies down the line

5/24/2011
Twin Cities Take Top Ranking for Healthy Living

Fitness index finds residents are exercising more, smoking less than those in other U.S. cities

5/18/2011
When Pregnant Mom Smokes, Baby's DNA May Change

Finding helps explain why some kids more apt to develop asthma, other diseases, study says

5/16/2011
Smoking Might Raise Odds for Prostate Cancer's Return

Study found that smokers had steeper rise in blood PSA levels, a harbinger of recurrence

5/4/2011
Secondhand Smoke May Trigger Nicotine Craving

Could make it hard for smokers to quit, easy for nonsmokers to start, researchers say

4/27/2011
Health Tip: Talk to Your Doctor About the Nicotine Patch

Especially if you have any of these problems

4/23/2011
Smoking Could Raise Odds for Advanced Kidney Cancer

Danger falls, though, as years as a former smoker add up, study finds

4/21/2011
Smoke-Free Laws Moving Ahead in U.S.

Government report finds half the states have enacted restrictions in workplaces, bars and restaurants

4/19/2011
For Nonsmokers, Healthy Living Cuts Death Rate in Half: Study

Better diet, exercise and keeping slim fend off heart disease, cancer, research shows

4/8/2011
Nearly 20% of Lung Cancer Patients Keep Smoking

Patients, caregivers need strong support, interventions to quit, study finds

4/4/2011
Blood Test Holds Hope for Spotting Lung Cancer in Nonsmokers

Small study identified disease 83% of the time, but more research needed, experts say

3/30/2011
Babies Who Sleep in Smokers' Rooms Face 'Thirdhand' Smoke

Spanish study found nicotine levels in infants' hair 3 times higher than those who slept elsewhere

3/28/2011
Healthy Lifestyles Could Halve Cases of Dangerous Irregular Heartbeat

Atrial fibrillation raises stroke risk, but it doesn't have to happen, study shows

3/28/2011
Teens Who Smoke Early Often Try Pot Later, Study Finds

If they first lit up at 12, they were 26 times more likely to try pot by 17

3/28/2011
Nicotine Raises Blood Sugar Levels in Lab

Finding may explain higher risk of diabetes complications in smokers, study says

3/23/2011
Menthol Cigarettes Pose No Added Lung Cancer Risk: Study

But experts stress that choosing the minty smokes won't help you avoid deadly respiratory disease

3/18/2011
Smoke-Free Environments Linked to Less Breast Cancer

States with more workplace bans, non-smoking homes have fewer cases of the disease: study

3/18/2011
FDA Panel: Ban on Menthol Cigarettes Would Boost Health

Agency experts say the smokes encourage youth, minorities to take up the habit

3/15/2011
Heavy Smoking Declines in U.S.

Biggest drops in California because of tobacco control programs, researchers say

3/14/2011
No Complications From Quitting Smoking as Surgery Nears: Study

And quitting is always a good idea, researchers add

3/11/2011
Text Messages May Help Smokers Kick the Addiction, Small Study Finds

Brain MRIs also provide data for smoking cessation 'texts' tailored to individual's capacity for self-control

3/11/2011
New Test for Emphysema on the Horizon

Simple blood test could enable detection before symptoms, experts say

3/9/2011
Lesser Known Lung Diseases Can Strike Smokers, Ex-Smokers

Study found these reduced lung capacity, but also reduced chances of emphysema, COPD

3/2/2011
Study Finds Smoking Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

Association becoming more apparent as smoking women age, researchers say

2/18/2011
Smoking During Head & Neck Cancer Therapy Tied to Poor Outcome

Survival, recurrence and complications worse among those who don't quit, study finds

2/14/2011
Smoking May Up Risk of ALS

Chemicals in cigarettes might play a role in Lou Gehrig's disease, researchers say

2/10/2011
Minnesota's Anti-Tobacco Policies Reap Benefits: CDC

Comprehensive effort results in 27 percent decline in smoking, report says

2/9/2011
First Lady Says President Obama Has Quit Smoking

For new ex-smokers, staying off cigarettes can be a long struggle, one expert says

2/7/2011
Community Has a Role in Health of Low-Income Kids

Study suggests social connections protect poor teens against smoking, obesity

1/31/2011
Odds of Quitting Smoking May Be Clear on Scans

Activity in front part of brain can predict behavior, researchers say

1/20/2011
40 States Get an 'F' in Tobacco Prevention From New Report Card

But American Lung Association gives FDA a 'B' and federal government passing grades

1/10/2011
Age-Related Eye Disease Declining in U.S.

Latest figures show macular degeneration affects 6.5% of Americans over 40

1/3/2011
Studies Decipher How Anti-Smoking Drugs Work

Brain changes spurred by the medications seem to help cut cravings

12/28/2010
Cancer Patients Who Smoke Report More Severe Pain

Those who quit experienced less discomfort as time went on, study finds

12/17/2010
Smokers' Former Homes May Retain Tobacco Toxins

Residues in walls, ceilings could pose harm to new residents, study finds

12/14/2010
Marijuana Use Up Among Eighth Graders

National report finds they're also turning to other illicit drugs, but drinking among teens is down

12/9/2010
Even One Cigarette Can Prove Lethal, U.S. Surgeon General Says

Her report emphasizes smoking's immediate, powerful effects on lungs, heart

12/8/2010
New Diet Pill Wins FDA Panel's Backing

Vote on Contrave came amid agency concerns it might raise heart attack, stroke risk among users

12/7/2010
E-Cigarettes Should Be Banned Until Made Safe: Study

Researchers find the devices make false claims, leak nicotine

12/7/2010
Treating PTSD and Smoking Together Best Way to Help Vets Kick Cigarettes

They were twice as likely to stop smoking as vets referred to cessation clinic, study finds

12/7/2010
Depressed Smokers Less Likely to Quit Successfully

Hotline services should address both smoking and depression, study suggests

12/7/2010
Watching R-rated Movies Ups Odds of Teens Smoking

Yet, only one in three is restricted by parents from viewing such movies, study finds

11/29/2010
Heavy Smoking May Double Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk in Blacks

Those who also have a genetic risk factor have 4 times the risk for joint disease, study finds

11/24/2010
Black Smokers May Face Higher Death Risk Than Whites: CDC

Missouri study shows significant racial gap in mortality from heart disease, cancer

11/22/2010
Gruesome Cigarette Pack Images Make Smokers Want to Quit, Study Finds

But some experts say FDA's proposals may still be too mild to work

11/18/2010
FDA Advisers Renew Review on Whether to Ban Menthol Cigarettes

Opponents say cool, minty taste masks harsh chemicals, lures kids, minorities to take up smoking