Smoking Cessation News

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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

8/25/2009
Tobacco Use Kills 6 Million People Annually: Report

And costs the global economy $500 billion each year

8/25/2009
Smokers' Cars Loaded With Nicotine

Levels twice those found in places that permit smoking, study suggests

8/24/2009
Smokers Twice As Likely to Get TB

Young people are also more susceptible, report shows

8/17/2009
Smoking Worsens Multiple Sclerosis

Raised risk of brain lesions and shrinkage, researchers found

8/16/2009
Web Is Becoming One-Stop Shopping for Health Help

For support, advice or treatment, online interventions now await

8/10/2009
More Evidence Healthy Living Brings Long Life

Good diet, no smoking, regular exercise lower chronic disease risk by 80%, CDC study finds

8/4/2009
Midlife Heart Risk Factors Linked to Later Dementia

High cholesterol, hypertension, diabetes and smoking raise Alzheimer's risk

7/23/2009
E-Cigarettes Pose a Health Hazard, FDA Warns

Agency says testing shows devices contain carcinogens, other toxins

7/20/2009
Internet May Be Newest Venue for Teen Tobacco Exposure

Social networking sites latest place to view smoking-related content, study shows

7/18/2009
Small Molecule Might Play Big Part in Lung Cancer

High levels of miR-21 were found in nonsmoking patients; could be target for treatment

7/6/2009
Team Sports Can't Compete With Films to Keep Kids From Smoking

Tobacco use in movies has pervasive influence on kids, researchers say

7/1/2009
Anti-Smoking Drugs Get FDA 'Black-Box' Warning

Reports link Chantix and Zyban to risk of psychiatric side effects, including suicidal thoughts

6/30/2009
Online Genetic Testing Appears to Have Benefits

Lung cancer assessment allays some concerns about how patients interpret results, researchers say

6/26/2009
Smoking May Trigger Brain Damage

Compound in tobacco causes attack on healthy cells, study finds

6/22/2009
Obama Signs Tough New Anti-Smoking Law

FDA gets the authority to regulate tobacco manufacturing and marketing

6/12/2009
Tobacco Control Bill Heads to White House as Health Groups Cheer

Legislation to let FDA regulate tobacco manufacturing and marketing called long overdue

6/12/2009
State Tobacco Control a Mixed Bag

Though there has been progress, the challenges continue, experts say

6/11/2009
Nicotine May Help Spur 'Prediabetes'

Toxin ups cortisol levels, encourages insulin resistance, study finds

6/8/2009
Know Your Odds for Heart Failure

Lifestyle plays key role, study confirms, and a new 'calculator' helps gauge risk

6/8/2009
Exercise, Education Keep You Sharp in Old Age

Study finds healthy, active lifestyle stems mental decline

5/27/2009
Americans Score Low on Healthy Lifestyle

Too many rely on drugs to fix what healthy living would cure, researcher says

5/26/2009
To Quit Smoking, Try Logging On

Computer- and Web-based programs may help smokers stop, study finds

5/20/2009
Healthier Lifestyle Can Cut COPD Symptoms

Diet, exercise and smoking cessation counseling also proved cost-effective, study finds

5/6/2009
Weight-Loss Gene May Keep Smokers Thinner

Increases in a protein likely cause, but study doesn't provide direct proof

4/24/2009
Health Tip: Kicking the Habit

Suggestions to combat nicotine cravings

4/17/2009
Tough Laws, Higher Prices Mean Fewer Kids Smoke

Study finds that enforcing existing laws cuts rate by 21 percent

4/8/2009
Doctors Urged to Get Aggressive to Help Smokers

Multiple approaches are found to boost success of people trying to quit

4/7/2009
Smoking Ups Infection Risk for Lung Disease Patients

It lowers immune system's defense to bacteria that threaten those with COPD, study says

4/6/2009
Researchers Profile the 'Light' Smoker

They're younger, more often black or Hispanic, report finds

4/3/2009
Nicotine Replacement May Help Smokers Quit Gradually

But products' use in U.S. to help people cut back remains controversial

4/2/2009
Many Smokers Don't Tell Docs About Their Habit

And more than half aren't worrying about their health, survey finds

3/27/2009
Newly Pregnant Smokers Have a 15-Week Window to Quit

Study shows those who do drop risk of premature birth, smaller babies

3/26/2009
Swallowing-Breathing Dysfunction Worsens Lung Disorder

Timing of each altered in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, study finds

3/26/2009
Genes May Boost Harm to Kids From Secondhand Smoke

Certain variants weaken lungs' defenses against free radicals, researchers say

3/23/2009
High Blood Fat Levels Common in Americans

And those fats, called triglycerides, may contribute to heart risk, study says

3/12/2009
Smoking Isn't Falling as Fast as Officials Hoped: Report

CDC says more emphasis needed on tobacco-control programs

3/11/2009
Genes May Decide Which Smokers Get Lung Disease

Certain DNA could encourage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, research shows

3/6/2009
Men Who Get Active in Midlife Live Longer

Effect of adding exercise equals that of stopping smoking, experts say

3/5/2009
Second Stroke Prevention Efforts Found Wanting

Many patients not getting services they need to prevent another attack, researchers say

3/5/2009
More Teen Boys Are Using Smokeless Tobacco, Survey Finds

But expert warns that it's not a safe alternative to cigarette smoking

2/27/2009
Teens From Smoke-Free Homes Carry on Tradition

Youths prefer living quarters without puffers once they move on, study finds

2/25/2009
Experts Call for FDA Regulation of Tobacco Products

2-year project also urges higher cigarette taxes, more oversight of advertising claims

2/23/2009
Watching R-Rated Movies Boosts Kids' Smoking Risk

The finding could point to a general parental permissiveness, researchers say

2/19/2009
Obesity, Lack of Insurance Take Toll on Young Americans

CDC annual report on nation's health focuses on those aged 18 to 29

2/18/2009
Health Groups Slam Tobacco Marketing to Women

Attempts to make smoking more feminine, fashionable should be curbed, they say

2/18/2009
Social Class, Gender Won't Shield Smokers from Harm

Study finds affluent professionals, women had no survival advantage over others

2/13/2009
Secondhand Smoke Linked to Dementia

Exposure may increase risk by 44%, researchers say