Smoking Cessation News

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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

10/25/2009
Is Smoking Tougher on Women?

Research suggests they're more susceptible to dangers of tobacco

10/16/2009
Smoking Keeps Its Grip on Urban Poor

Misconceptions, marketing are boosting rates to double the national average, researchers say

10/13/2009
Phone Counseling Helps Teens Quit Smoking

Personalized, motivational calls succeeded in study of high school students

10/12/2009
Stop-Smoking Vaccine in the Works

Researchers move closer to a shot for kicking nicotine addiction

10/2/2009
Study Counters Warnings on Quit-Smoking Drug

No clear evidence found that Chantix has dangerous side effects, say UK researchers

9/30/2009
Workplace Wellness Seems to Really Work

Investing in employee health cuts medical costs and ups productivity, heart experts say

9/29/2009
Could the Recession Be Good for Your Health?

Life expectancy rose during the Great Depression, study shows

9/23/2009
Cost Savings Adds to Value of Preventing Chronic Disease

Avoiding diabetes, high blood pressure can add years to life, researchers say

9/23/2009
Habits May Keep Couples Together or Tear Them Apart

If one partner smokes, drinks more than the other, marriage may suffer, study finds

8/31/2009
Exposure to Tobacco Smoke Before Birth Affects DNA

Cigarettes may trigger prenatal gene changes, leading to lifelong health problems, study suggests

8/31/2009
Harm Begins With a Few Cigarettes, a Little Smog

Levels of toxins in air don't have to be high to be hazardous, studies find

8/27/2009
Get Ready for Gruesome Cigarette Warnings

Graphic images of diseased body parts could become the norm on packaging