Smoking Cessation News

Date Posted
Article Title
9/9/2008
Study Probes Why Smokers Find It Hard to Quit

When not in a state of craving, they may underestimate intensity of future urge to light up

9/9/2008
Lung Cancer Rates Among Nonsmokers Not on the Rise

International study debunks some commonly held beliefs about this type of cancer

8/21/2008
Tobacco Marketing Promotes Youth Cigarette Use

But landmark report also says mass media anti-tobacco campaigns work, too

8/14/2008
Stroke Risk in Women Smokers Goes Up by Each Cigarette

There's a nine-fold increase for two packs a day, study finds

8/11/2008
Stroke Risk Plummets With Healthy Lifestyle

Quitting smoking, eating properly and exercising protects your brain, study finds

8/4/2008
Blood-Thinner Plavix Works Harder in Smokers

But the finding certainly isn't any reason to start or continue smoking, researchers say

7/30/2008
Public Smoking Bans Work Across the Board

Study finds hospital admissions for acute coronary syndrome down for smokers, nonsmokers

7/29/2008
Secondhand Smoke Raises Stroke Risk for Spouses

But researchers note risk dissipates quickly once smoking spouse quits

7/23/2008
Family Meals Can Help Teen Girls Avoid Drugs, Alcohol

But the study didn't find a similar effect on boys

7/19/2008
Access Is Key to Kids' Decision to Smoke

Smoking friends or stores selling cigarettes make the habit more likely, study finds

7/18/2008
Many Recovering Alcoholics Depend on Coffee, Cigarettes

But smoking may increase the likelihood of relapse, expert says

7/17/2008
Gene Mutation Puts Some Kids at Risk for Tobacco Addiction

Having 2 copies of variant, puffing before age 17 boosted odds for being heavy smoker

7/16/2008
Big Tobacco Lures Young Smokers With Menthol Cigarettes: Study

Researchers say industry manipulates the ingredient to recruit new generation of users

7/7/2008
Healthier Lifestyles Would Lengthen American Lives

Major study suggests slimming down, quitting smoking would boost average life span by 1.3 years

7/2/2008
Smokeless Tobacco Products Do Raise Cancer Risk

Snuff, chew shouldn't be viewed as a safe alternative to smoking, experts say

7/1/2008
Smoke-Free Policies Prove Effective

They not only cut secondhand exposure but also helped current users cut back, study finds

6/30/2008
Population-Based Strategy Urged to Cut U.S. Obesity Rate

Heart association seeks policy, social changes that boost healthier eating, exercise

6/14/2008
Women Get Lung Cancer From Smoking at Same Rates as Men

Health experts had debated whether women were more vulnerable to the disease

6/10/2008
Researchers Update Risk-of-Death Charts

Authors hope it will encourage disease/prevention efforts

6/10/2008
Decline in Cigarette Sales Offset by Use of Alternative Products

Low taxes on substitute tobacco items keep addiction affordable, study says

6/9/2008
Smoking Tied to Memory Loss in Middle Age

But experts say the findings don't account for overall health factors and intelligence

6/3/2008
Genes May Play Role in Quitting Smoking

People respond to different treatments based on their genetic make-up, study says

6/2/2008
Smokers With Colon Cancer Face High Recurrence Risk

The earlier in life a patient started, the greater the risk, study finds

5/28/2008
Secondhand Smoke Leaves Kids Prone to Severe Infections

And those infections force many children to be hospitalized, study finds

5/21/2008
Smokers Quit in Droves, Not Isolation

Healthy behavior has cascade effect, but trend marginalizes those who keep smoking

5/19/2008
Minneapolis Tops List of Heart-Friendly Cities for Women

Nashville, St. Louis, and Detroit bring up the rear, survey says

5/14/2008
Waterpipe Smoking in Colleges Could Become Public Health Problem

They contain same toxins as cigarettes, but users think they're safer, study finds

5/13/2008
Women Who Quit Smoking Lower Heart Risks Quickly

Study saw significant declines in several death risks within 5 years of stopping

5/13/2008
Health Tip: Can You Quit Smoking Without Weight Gain?

Suggestions to stay smoke-free and healthy

5/9/2008
Training Student Leaders Cuts Peers' Smoking Rates

U.K. study finds overall 25% drop in those who take up the habit

4/29/2008
Secondhand Smoke Blocks Artery Repair

Toxins' effect on heart health may be worse than thought, study suggests

4/25/2008
Factors in Cancer Death Rates Stay Stagnant

Efforts that fueled recent declines have hit a plateau, report says

4/3/2008
Better-Educated Smokers More Likely to Quit After Seeing Ads

Study finds 65% with college degree made attempt, but economic status also plays role

4/2/2008
Gene Variants Linked to Lung Cancer Identified

Whether they affect smoking behavior and cancer incidence not clear yet, expert says

3/28/2008
Dads' Substance Use Hurts Expectant Moms' Efforts to Quit

Many mothers return to old habits if father continues smoking, drinking, study says

3/28/2008
Smokers at Increased Risk of Aneurysm Recurrence

Yet a third of tobacco users continue the habit after initial coil treatment surgery

3/18/2008
Head and Neck Cancer Outcomes a Mixed Bag

Study finds quality of life suffers, but mental acuity may actually improve

3/13/2008
Secondhand Smoke Hikes Tots' Risk of Heart Disease

Younger children are more affected than teens, a new study finds

3/7/2008
Physicians Say They Need More Sleep

Work schedules a culprit, and docs use more caffeine than patients, too

2/29/2008
Double Lung Transplant Better for Younger COPD Patients

Study finds those under 60 survived longer than people who had single surgery

2/28/2008
Scientists Find Cancer Culprits in Cigarette Smoke

Hydrogen peroxide and other oxidants cause lung cells to become malignant

2/22/2008
Earlier Colon Cancer Screens Urged for Smokers

Study finds tobacco users diagnosed almost 7 years earlier than nonsmokers

2/15/2008
HEPA Filters May Improve Cardiovascular Health

Danish researchers find reducing air particulates for just 2 days helped small blood vessels

2/14/2008
Older Smokers More Likely to Deny Habit

Findings challenge validity of self-reported tobacco use in research, care

2/14/2008
Acute Coronary Events Drop After Italy's Public Smoking Ban

Analysis shows young people in low socioeconomic areas had greatest reduction

2/8/2008
Quitting Marijuana Just as Hard as Quitting Cigarettes

Study found smokers experienced irritability, anger and sleep disturbances

2/5/2008
Smokers Sleep Less Soundly

They're 4 times more likely than nonsmokers to report lack of restful slumber, study says

2/4/2008
1 in 3 Hit Songs Mentions Substance Abuse, Smoking

Rap music especially prone to these types of lyrics, survey finds

2/1/2008
Quit-Smoking Drug May Raise Suicide Risk

FDA asks maker of Chantix to revise warning on product label

1/29/2008
Secondhand Smoke Worsens Lung Function in Cystic Fibrosis Patients

No safe level for sufferers, especially those with genetic variant, study says