Smoking Cessation News

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7/30/2007
Smoking During Pregnancy Boosts Baby's Blood Pressure

And that rise might continue until later in life, experts say

7/26/2007
Myths About Cancer Risk Abound

Misconceptions linger around smoking, cell phones, other factors, Cancer Society survey finds

7/25/2007
Congress Readies Bill to Give FDA Tobacco Oversight

Critics and supporters debate the pluses and minuses of the legislation

7/21/2007
Steps Prior to Pregnancy Can Protect Baby

Eat right and cut out smoking, drinking to boost fetal health, experts say

7/20/2007
Simple Lifestyles Changes Can Produce Big Payoffs

The path to a better, longer life may be shorter than you think

7/10/2007
Convenience Stores Most Likely to Sell Cigarettes to Kids

Those sales are even more frequent when clerks are under 18, study finds

7/10/2007
Cigarette Smoking May Lower Parkinson's Risk

Tobacco products conferred some protection, although not for those over 75, study says

7/6/2007
Smoking May Impede Alcoholism Recovery

Nonsmokers did better as they attempted to stop drinking, study found

6/29/2007
TV Program Tripled Calls to Smoking Quitline

Huge response after series following newsman Peter Jennings' death from lung cancer, study finds

6/28/2007
Smokers Toxic to Bar, Restaurant Workers

Urine tests show how quickly carcinogen levels can rise

6/22/2007
Candy Cigarettes May Lead to the Real Thing

Adult smokers much more likely to have played with them as kids, study finds

6/19/2007
Smokers' Infants Have High Nicotine Levels

Mom's habit quadruples concentration of cotinine in urine, study finds

6/15/2007
Lung Illness Linked to Heart, Bone Problems

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease speeds arterial stiffening and osteoporosis, research suggests

6/13/2007
Docs Should Tackle Patients' Problem Behaviors All at Once: Study

Issues like smoking, bad diets were better overcome that way, researchers say

6/1/2007
Smoking, Sleeplessness Tough on Oral Health

Getting more shut-eye and quitting cigarettes improves gums, study shows

5/29/2007
Rheumatoid Illness, Smoking Can Harm Heart's Aorta

And that can increase risks for aneurysm and heart attack, experts warn

5/24/2007
Number of Smoke-Free Households on the Increase

CDC report found the proportion went from 43% in 1993 to 72% in 2003

5/24/2007
FDA Should Regulate Tobacco: Report

U.S. Institute of Medicine panel calls for tough new policies against smoking

5/22/2007
Indoor Smoking Bans Kick Carcinogens to the Curb

They're creating unhealthy 'smoke zones' on sidewalks, study finds

5/22/2007
Health Tip: 'Light' Cigarettes Aren't Safer

Lower tar and nicotine numbers are misleading, National Cancer Institute says

5/21/2007
Drug Slows Lung Decline in COPD Patients

Researchers say finding adds new treatment tool to management of pulmonary disease

5/17/2007
Many Americans Confused About Cancer: Survey

1 in 4 think there's not much you can do to prevent it

5/16/2007
Secondhand Smoke Harms Underweight Babies

They suffer more when young from wheezing, infections, study finds

5/15/2007
Fruit, Vegetable-Rich Diet Halves Lung Disease Risk

But eating right is no green light to smoke, experts say

5/14/2007
'Light' Cigarettes Take Heavy Toll on Blood Flow

Smoking them constricts vessels just as much as regular brands, study finds

5/11/2007
Worksite Health Programs Boost the Bottom Line: Study

Better control of diabetes, heart disease means more productive workers

5/8/2007
Retail Tobacco Ads Boost Likelihood of Teens' Smoking

Price cuts, promotions lure casual users into regular puffing, study finds

5/7/2007
U.S. Kids Have Watched Stars Smoking Billions of Times

Brad Pitt, Lord of the Rings lead offenders, study finds

5/1/2007
Secondhand Smoke Boosts Risk for Alzheimer's

Dementia 30% more common in those with long exposures, researchers say

4/26/2007
Scientists Spot Mechanism Behind Lung Cancer Drug Resistance

Adding another medication can solve the problem, researchers say

4/18/2007
Ireland's Smoking Ban Cut Pub Toxins Dramatically

Study found pollutants reduced 83%, secondhand smoke exposure by 99 percent

4/16/2007
Early Life Factors May Boost Breast Cancer Risk

Birth size, smoking, race may all play role in DNA changes that increase odds of disease

4/13/2007
Teens' 'Competence Skills' Key to Avoiding Drug Abuse: Study

Strong self-image, ability to say 'no' deciding factors in resisting peer pressure

4/12/2007
Some Foods Take Taste Out of Cigarettes

Finding could lead to a diet to help smokers quit, researcher says

4/9/2007
Coffee Lovers, Smokers at Lower Parkinson's Risk

Family study supports a link, although reasons behind it remain unclear

4/2/2007
Genes May Help Some Quit Smoking

Certain DNA is linked to better results, study finds

3/29/2007
Job Performance Can Go Up in Smoke

Smoking employees take more sick leave, perform more poorly, studies find

3/19/2007
Quitting Smoking Rejuvenates Arteries

10 years after last cigarette, vessels regain lost flexibility, study finds

3/8/2007
Stress, Obesity Taking Toll on Latin Americans' Health

Changes in diet, society are boosting heart disease risk, study finds

3/8/2007
Most American Seniors Live With Chronic Disease

More needs to be done to encourage exercise, healthy eating, CDC report says

3/6/2007
CT Scans May Not Lower Lung Cancer Death Rate

New findings are at odds with those of an earlier trial, however

3/6/2007
R-Rated Movies May Boost Teens' Smoking Rates

But the phenomenon was seen only in white teens, not blacks, researchers say

3/2/2007
Mom's Smoking Raises Kids' Adult Heart Risk

And Dad's secondhand smoke can cause long-term trouble, too, study finds

3/1/2007
Exercise Helps Slow Smokers' Lung Function Decline

Activity levels tied to 21% drop in new cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

2/25/2007
More Teens Are Saying, 'Have a Cigar'

They're getting the message about cigarette dangers but not 'stogies', research finds

2/21/2007
Long-Term Marijuana Use May Impair Lung Function

Data shows wheezing and phlegm similar to that of cigarette smokers

2/20/2007
Brain Changes Persist Long After Smokers Quit

Autopsy study finds high levels of addiction-linked enzymes in former smokers' brains

2/17/2007
'Great American Health Challenge:' Beat Cancer

American Cancer Society wants to help you cut your risk for the disease

2/16/2007
Experts Devise New Women's Heart Risk Predictor

It will help more women get the help they need sooner, cardiologists say

2/13/2007
Secondhand Smoke Poses Heart Disease Risk

Study finds warnings signs in blood of those exposed to smoke