Smoking Cessation News

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6/1/2010
More Cancer-Causing Chemicals in U.S. Cigarettes

They contain about 3 times as much of a potent carcinogen as foreign brands, CDC finds

5/25/2010
Quick Use of Antibiotics Best for COPD Flare-Ups

Not waiting to confirm an infection improves patient outcomes, researchers say

5/24/2010
Heart Drugs Safe for Lungs, Study Finds

Fears about beta blockers making COPD worse are unfounded, experts say

5/20/2010
Big Decline in Heart Attacks If All States Had Smoking Bans

Americans would suffer 18,000 fewer attacks per year, save millions in health costs, study finds

5/19/2010
Less Invasive Fix for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Works

Long-term outcomes almost same as conventional surgery, study finds

5/9/2010
Does Mom Need Help to Stop Smoking?

Online support program might be an appropriate Mother's Day gift

5/4/2010
Smoking While Pregnant May Raise Psychiatric Risks in Kids

Study found the more cigarettes a woman smoked, the greater the chances

5/3/2010
Effects of TV, Drug Exposures in Early Life May Be Long-Lasting

Fetal and early childhood environment helps shape later outcomes, studies show

4/26/2010
Four Unhealthy Behaviors Linked to Premature Death

People who smoke, drink, rarely exercise, and skimp on fruits and veggies die earlier than usual, study finds

4/20/2010
Tailored Therapy May Help More Stop Smoking

People who metabolize nicotine slowly may need to wear nicotine patch longer, researchers say

4/20/2010
Weight Gain, Smoking May Make Prostate Cancer Deadlier

Men who put on pounds after prostatectomy nearly double odds of recurrence, one study finds

4/19/2010
Kids Could Overdose From Nicotine-Laced 'Candy'

R.J. Reynolds launched product for smokers in smoke-free settings, but doctors have concerns

4/13/2010
Smoking Bans May Be Boosting Public Health

Toronto hospital admissions for heart, respiratory woes fell by a third after laws took hold, study found

4/13/2010
Smoking May Erase Heart Benefits of Light Drinking

Moderate tipplers lowered stroke risk, but only if they didn't smoke, study found

4/8/2010
State Cigarette Taxes Not Spent on Anti-Smoking Efforts

None of the states that boosted taxes in 2009 earmarked funds for smoking prevention, CDC finds

4/7/2010
Smoking May Boost MS Risk in Some

Those with high levels of Epstein-Barr antibodies double their chances if they smoke, study found

3/23/2010
Bad Habits Explain Class Differences in Health: Study

Higher death rates for poor tied to more smoking, poorer diets and lack of exercise

3/23/2010
Weight Counseling Plus Drug Helps Women Quit Smoking

When shedding pounds is an issue, combo treatment found to boost success

3/23/2010
Healthy Living Adds Years to Life

But disparities in longevity still tied to geography, race and income, study shows

3/22/2010
Gene Linked to Lung Cancer Risk in Non-Smokers

Discovery could provide target for future treatments, researchers say

3/18/2010
FDA Toughens Rules on Tobacco Sales to Kids

Move includes near-elimination of cigarette vending machines, restrictions on advertising

3/16/2010
Blood Vessels Bounce Back Once Smokers Quit

Quickly leads to reduced risk of heart trouble, study finds

2/4/2010
Steroids May Be Overrated in Treatment of COPD

But experts disagree over whether to continue using them or not

2/3/2010
When Counseling Costs, Response Dwindles

Not just patients but doctors, too, lose interest, study finds

2/2/2010
Using Nicotine Patch Longer Boosts Efforts to Quit

24-week therapy kept smokers 'on the wagon' better, study found

1/25/2010
Newborns of Smokers Have Abnormal Blood Pressure

Researchers say aberrations persisted, could raise risk for heart disease later

1/22/2010
Quitting Smoking Doubles Survival in Early Stage Lung Cancer

'Dramatic' results show that it's never too late to kick the habit, experts say

1/12/2010
Report Card on Tobacco Control Laws a Mixed Bag

Federal government took big steps to stem smoking, while most states fell short

1/7/2010
When Smokers Call Quit Lines, Positive Approach May Be Best

Stressing health benefits over consequences might get more to kick the habit, study finds

1/4/2010
Quitting Smoking Can Raise Diabetes Risk

But interventions can keep the illness at bay, experts say

12/22/2009
Sun, Smoke, Extra Weight Add Years to Skin

Twins study shows impact of lifestyle on top of genetics

12/17/2009
Teens Think Smoking More Dangerous Than Drinking, Drugs

Survey results suggest they might be more likely to try alcohol, illegal drugs

12/16/2009
Gene Variant Seems to Guard Against Asthma, COPD

Study suggests it plays a role in reducing inflammation in the lungs

12/11/2009
Menopause Often Means Worsening Cholesterol

Studies also report on statin dosages and lifestyle factors that affect the heart

12/10/2009
Menthol Cigarettes More Addictive to U.S. Minorities

Finding may explain higher disease and death rates, researcher says

12/9/2009
States Slash Funding for Tobacco Prevention Programs

Report finds drop comes despite receiving record amounts of money for such efforts

12/7/2009
Asthmatics Who Quit Smoking May Reverse Lung Damage

Thickened airway linings improve once cigarettes are gone, study finds

12/3/2009
Smoking Exposure Now Linked to Colon, Breast Cancers

New studies also find that children exposed to smoke are at risk of lung cancer

12/3/2009
Early Morning Smokers May Be More Dependent on Nicotine

Study finds higher chemical residue in those who rise and smoke

12/3/2009
Lung Cancer's Racial Gap Narrowing

Anti-smoking campaigns aimed at teens reduce differences in incidence, deaths, research shows

12/2/2009
Health Gains From Lowered Smoking Rates in Jeopardy

Study finds rising incidence of obesity could counter recent increases in longevity

12/2/2009
Smokers Inhaling Germs With Each Cigarette

Study finds myriad microbes in tobacco, but risk is unclear

11/24/2009
Smokers Double Their Risk for Heart Disease

Study finds that quitting improves heart prospects, but cancer risk remains

11/23/2009
Smoking During Pregnancy, Lead Exposure Raise ADHD Risk in Kids

Study found one more than doubled chances, while both increased risk eightfold

11/20/2009
Even Smokers Support Bans at Work

Employees in India strongly favor no-smoking rules, Germans less keen: survey

11/19/2009
Great American Smokeout '09: Time to Quit

American Cancer Society sets Nov. 19 as annual day to 'butt out' for good

11/12/2009
Quitting Smoking Simplifies Surgical Recovery

Fewer complications, speedier healing awaits ex-smokers, experts say

11/12/2009
Progress in Stamping Out Smoking Has Stalled

1 in 5 Americans still smoke, CDC says, and numbers haven't moved in last 5 years

11/3/2009
Switch to 'Light' Cigarettes Makes Quitting Tougher

Smokers may mistakenly believe they're 'healthier,' researchers say

11/2/2009
Nicotine Patch Plus Lozenge Best for Quitting Smoking

This combo wins out in first head-to-head study of various smoking-cessation aids