Smoking Cessation News

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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

1/21/2008
Smoking Worsens Prognosis for IPF Patients

Study tackles anomaly that current puffers live longer with untreatable lung disease

1/10/2008
Smoke-Free Workplace Laws, Cigarette Taxes on the Rise

But more needs to be done on federal, state levels to combat tobacco use, report says

1/8/2008
Smoking in Movies Linked to Kids Lighting Up

Many youth-rated films show smoking scenes, study says, and that early exposure influences young people to start the habit

1/8/2008
Small Lifestyle Changes Can Boost Longevity

Not smoking, exercising, moderate drinking, eating veggies could add 14 years, study says

1/3/2008
Hookah Smoking as Tough on Lungs as Cigarettes

Study finds one-hour session produces as much carbon monoxide as a pack of smokes

12/30/2007
Men Who Smoke Prone to Impotence

The greater the number of cigarettes smoked, the greater the risk, studies find

12/27/2007
Chronic Coughs Need a Doctor's Attention

Persistent respiratory distress is the body's way of saying, 'Help!'

12/20/2007
Parents' Smoking Boosts Child's Allergy Risk

Secondhand fumes doubled the odds, study found

12/19/2007
Smokers' Brain Centers Activate During Nicotine Cravings

Finding could lead to better smoking-cessation aids

12/18/2007
Sunlight Helps Put Lung Cancer in the Shade

The more rays people caught, the less prone they were to get the disease, study found

12/7/2007
Everyday Choices Can Influence Cancer Risk

More salads, exercise, can keep lung tumors at bay, one study found

12/6/2007
Research Shows What Works to Cut Smoking Rates

Higher cigarette prices, advertising bans can help, group says

11/26/2007
Special MRI Shows Secondhand Smoke Damages Lungs

Researchers say their study is the first to prove a connection

11/21/2007
Smoking Before, After Pregnancy Harms Daughters' Fertility

Offspring had fewer egg follicles, mouse study shows

11/14/2007
Nicotine-Reduced Cigarettes Could Boost Quitting

A gradual lessening of the drug may ease addiction, research suggests

11/12/2007
Smoking Boosts Blood Pressure in Women

And that heightens the risk of heart attack and stroke, study says

11/8/2007
U.S. Smoking Rates Stall

7 years of declines stopped in 2004, CDC report shows

11/6/2007
Nicotine Plus Alcohol Makes Quitting Tougher

The two habits work together to maintain addiction, study suggests

10/29/2007
Smoking Does Not Worsen Breast Cancer

But there are lots of other reasons to avoid the habit, experts say

10/25/2007
Lung Bypass Could Fight Emphysema

Technique allows trapped air a way out, experts say

10/24/2007
Smoking Dulls Taste for Sweets

The effect deepens over time, researchers add

10/22/2007
Blood Test Catches Secret Smokers

Levels of carbon monoxide a giveaway, researcher says

10/19/2007
Secondhand Smoke Hurts Kids' Grades

Teens exposed to fumes at home less likely to pass exams, research shows

10/12/2007
Anti-Cholesterol Drugs Help Prevent Lung Decline

Statins might fight deadly pulmonary disease, experts say

10/11/2007
Immune Proteins Warn of Early Lung Cancer

They could be basis of test for smokers, experts say

10/3/2007
Rat Study Gets at Root of Nicotine Addiction

Blocking a brain cell receptor might help smokers quit, researchers say

10/3/2007
Congress Starts Hearings on FDA's Control of Tobacco

Some call it a boon for Americans' health, others disagree

10/2/2007
Obesity Driving Rising U.S. Health Costs

Americans outspend Europeans when it comes to chronic disease care, study finds

10/1/2007
First Puff Can Turn Kids Into Smokers: Study

Research suggests that, for some, addiction grabs hold quickly

9/28/2007
Trouble at Home Boosts Kids' Asthma

As environments got worse, symptoms worsened, too, study found

9/28/2007
Accordions Breathe Easier Since Smoking Ban

And that's good news for the pub musicians who play them, Irish researchers say

9/26/2007
Stop-Smoking Therapies Have Benefits, Risks for Pregnant Women

They boost the quit rate but raise odds of premature birth, experts note

9/19/2007
Hushed Genes Might Mean Higher Lung Cancer Risk

The suppression of certain DNA predicts malignancy, study finds

9/14/2007
Experts Publish New Lung Disease Guidelines

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder is widespread but can be prevented

9/10/2007
Experts Offer Tips on Lung Cancer Prevention

Supplements won't help lower risk, and neither will CT scans, guide says

9/5/2007
Knee Pain May Signal Lung Cancer

It could give an early warning and improve treatment success, researchers say

9/5/2007
Test Spots Genetic Damage Done by Smoking

It could lead to earlier detection, treatment of lung cancer, study says

9/4/2007
Nicotine in Breast Milk Shortens Baby's Naptime

Study finds a 37% reduction in total sleep when moms smoked before feeding

9/4/2007
Smokers More Likely to Develop Dementia

Tobacco users had a 50% higher risk for Alzheimer's, Dutch study finds

8/31/2007
Prevalence of COPD Greater Than Thought

Smoking, air pollution, aging are main causes of spread worldwide, study says