Smoking Cessation News

Date Posted
Article Title
2/11/2009
Promise of Cash Prompts Smokers to Quit

Financial incentives tripled rates of cessation, study found

2/10/2009
Smokers Will Stop for Their Pet's Sake

Survey discovers nearly 1 in 3 will do so for Fido, if not for themselves

2/9/2009
Disease Diagnosis Can Spur Change in Lifestyle

Study found smokers, obese more likely to change when given bad news about health

2/2/2009
Smoking-Low Birth Weight Link Explained in Part

Tobacco use narrows blood vessels to fetus, study finds

1/22/2009
Heavy Smoking as Teenager Might Add Pounds Later

Study finds an association, but some experts are skeptical

1/22/2009
Health Tip: Smoking and Diabetes

How lighting up can worsen your health

1/19/2009
Low-Cost Strategies to Maintain Health in Hard Times

Staying fit doesn't have to break the bank, experts say

1/15/2009
Menthol Cigarettes the Most Addictive

These smokers find it much harder to quit, study finds

1/13/2009
U.S. Flunks on Tobacco Control Report Card

Lung Association report says feds and most states neglect preventing tobacco-caused illness

1/12/2009
Photos of Smokers Trigger Brain Reaction in Those Trying to Quit

Imaging study shows why cigarettes are so hard to abandon

1/7/2009
Family History of Aneurysm Raises Stroke Risk for Smokers

They're 6 times likely to suffer bleeding stroke, study finds

1/1/2009
Kick the Habit

American Lung Association offers seven helpful tips for quitting smoking

12/30/2008
Resolving to Break an Addictive Habit?

5 key steps might make it easier to start 2009 with less dependency

12/28/2008
Lung Cancer: Still the Biggest Cancer Killer, by Far

While researchers make advances, quitting smoking remains your best bet

12/22/2008
Drug Shields Mice From Emphysema

Experimental approach seemed to protect the animals from smoke's harmful effects, researchers say

12/19/2008
Quitting Smoking Tougher on Women

If pounds add up, some get nervous and start puffing again, study says

12/19/2008
Almost Half of Kids Still Exposed to Secondhand Smoke

Survey says that despite progress, more is needed to clean up air in homes, cars

12/19/2008
Not All Dementia Is Called Alzheimer's

Vascular cognitive impairment impedes ability to organize thoughts, but it is preventable

12/18/2008
Health Tip: Using a Nicotine Patch

To help kick the smoking habit

12/16/2008
Smoking Ups Colon Cancer Risk

Most significant effect was seen after 30 years of smoking, researchers say

12/15/2008
Stress Triggers Heart-Damaging Behavior

Study found the dynamic raised cardiovascular risks by 50%

12/10/2008
Secondhand Smoke Boosts Asthmatic Boys' Behavior Woes

Nicotine could alter youngsters' nervous systems, researchers say

12/2/2008
TV, Internet Causing Kids Harm: Report

Media in general is boosting rates of obesity, other woes, experts say

11/27/2008
Women Smokers Lose 14.5 Years Off Life Span

November is lung cancer awareness month, and doctors urge everyone to kick the habit

11/24/2008
Molecular Switch in Brain May End Smokers' Cravings

A key receptor cuts the urge for nicotine, rat study suggests

11/24/2008
Fewer than 1 in 10 Nurses Now Smoke

That's a steep decline, but the numbers are still troubling, researchers say

11/20/2008
Parent Smoking During Pregnancy Raises Kids' Heart Risks

More carotid artery thickening in these young adults points to danger, study finds

11/20/2008
Smokeout '08: The Perfect Time to Quit

American Cancer Society urges people to stop for a day, then for life

11/18/2008
Genetic Trait Could Predict Lung Cancer

But research is preliminary, scientists stress

11/17/2008
Smoking, Drinking Raise Risks of Esophagus, Stomach Cancer

Certain of these tumors are rising in incidence, experts note

11/17/2008
Stay Upbeat, Exercise to Help Prevent Cancer in Old Age

Risk factors study found little link between drinking and malignancies

11/17/2008
Smoking May Harm the Egg, Embryo

Study in mice points to real damage, scientists say

11/14/2008
Lung Cancer Patients Get Blamed for Their Disease

Survey finds nearly two-thirds of Americans believe so, even though most victims don't smoke at diagnosis

11/13/2008
U.S. Won't Meet 2010 No-Smoking Goals

Almost 20% of adults smoked last year, far short of government objective of 12%, CDC says

11/13/2008
States Should Fund Quit-Smoking Treatments: Experts

Every former smoker saves $20,000 in health costs, American Lung Association reports

11/12/2008
U.S. Gets a 'D' for Preterm Birth Rates

March of Dimes says 18 states plus Puerto Rico and District of Columbia get failing grades

11/7/2008
Smoking Coupled With Obesity Raises Death Risk

Two factors increase risk 8-fold, researchers say

10/30/2008
Workplace Health Programs Effective Interventions

Study shows help with diet, tobacco use boosted employees' overall fitness

10/28/2008
Today's Smokers More Addicted to Nicotine

The less-hooked may have already quit, leaving 'hard-core' group behind, experts say

10/27/2008
Doctors Lack Smoking Cessation Training

Study finds most get less than 5 hours instruction, likely affecting patients' quit rates

10/24/2008
Struggling With Alcohol? Better Quit Smoking, Too

Studies suggest it may be best to kick both habits at once

10/23/2008
U.S. Urged to Renew the War on Cancer

Leadership has to come from White House to offset growing complacency, presidential panel says

10/20/2008
10/17/2008
Occasional Smoking Still Does Damage

Study finds that less than a pack a week can impair arteries

10/16/2008
Nicotine May Spur Breast Cancer's Spread

Early study suggests it pushes cells to migrate to distant sites

10/15/2008
Gene Variations, Secondhand Smoke Linked to Early Asthma

The combination nearly tripled the risk for children under 4, study found

10/15/2008
Smoking Makes You Old Before Your Time

It even affects quality of life in those who quit, Finnish study reports.

10/15/2008
Women Smokers Prone to Dangerous Blood Vessel Condition

Risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm is 8 times higher than in nonsmokers, study says

10/7/2008
Study Suggests Red Wine May Protect Against Lung Cancer

But authors say research, which focused on men, doesn't mean it's OK to smoke

10/5/2008
Spiriva Safe, Effective for COPD Patients

However, treatment does not slow disease progression, researchers say