Smoking Cessation News

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2/7/2007
Aging Population Is Boosting Europe's Cancer Rate: Study

Antismoking campaigns and other efforts can slow the trend, experts say

2/6/2007
U.S. Cigarette Pack Warnings Ineffective: Study

Last updated in 1984, pack labels need larger type, graphic images to dissuade consumers

1/25/2007
Brain Region That Fuels Addiction Found

Study reveals that those with damage to the insula quit smoking easily

1/24/2007
Some Programs Can Keep Kids From Smoking

Study finds family-based initiatives often work

1/23/2007
Taking the Hype Out of Hypnotherapy

It can ease pain, anxiety and addiction, but beware of false claims

1/18/2007
Campaign to Heighten Awareness of Lung Disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is America's fourth largest killer

1/18/2007
Big Tobacco Boosting Nicotine in Cigarettes: Study

Consumers have been unaware of the trend, researchers say

1/12/2007
Smoking May Play Role in Knee Osteoarthritis

Study suggests men, in particular, face cartilage loss, more severe pain

1/9/2007
Lifestyle, Genes Join to Boost Risk for Blindness in Elderly

Smoking, obesity among modifiable factors linked to age-related macular degeneration

1/9/2007
Smoke-Free Workplace Laws, Cigarette Taxes on the Rise

But 34 states aren't spending enough on smoking-cessation programs, report says

1/8/2007
Health Tip: When Your Teen Wants to Light Up

Suggestions to help change her mind

1/4/2007
'Smoker's Cough' Strong Predictor of Lung Disease

It boosts risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, study finds

1/3/2007
Gene Cluster May Predict Lung Cancer Outcome

Five genes forecast better survival in a Taiwan study

12/30/2006
Resolve to Keep Those New Year's Resolutions

Expert offers three key steps to achieving goals

12/15/2006
Nicotine Can Boost Blood Vessel Growth

But its potential as helpful drug doesn't make smoking any better for you, experts say

12/11/2006
Smoking Habit Tough to Break Even After Lung Surgery

Patients quickest to light up again were those who delayed longest before giving it up

12/7/2006
Reduced Smoking May Lead to Unexpected Quitting

Bucking notion that an abrupt halt is the only way, study finds cutting back helps

12/7/2006
Teens Who Smoke, Drink Alone at Higher Risk

Solitary use predicts future troubles, study finds

12/6/2006
Study Identifies Key Gene in Nicotine's Reward Effect

Changes in dopamine system signaling result in long-lasting effects on brain

12/4/2006
Movie, TV Smoking Doubles Kids' Chances of Lighting Up

Study finding underscores need to have FDA regulate sale and marketing of tobacco products, expert says

12/4/2006
Ads Are Selling U.S. Kids Poor Health: Experts

TV, print, Web ads push bad food, alcohol and cigarettes, pediatrics group warns

11/29/2006
Pregnant Smokers May 'Prime' Their Kids to Smoke

Their children had triple the risk of smoking at 14, study found

11/29/2006
Smoking May Boost Problem Drinking in Teens

Nicotine could put young brains on track for alcoholism, study suggests

11/28/2006
Smoking Upsets Pleasure/Pain Neurochemistry

But quitting restores levels to normal, researchers report

11/28/2006
Big Tobacco Downplays Smoking-Cancer Link When Sued

Companies admit products cause disease -- just not in those who sue them, study finds

11/28/2006
Cutting Back on Smoking Won't Cut Death Risk

Quitting is the only real route to health, study finds

11/20/2006
Aspirin May Cut Head and Neck Cancer Risk

The longer the use, the bigger the benefit, study found

11/20/2006
Smoking Puts Brakes on Joint Injury Repair

Cigarette toxins interfere with cartilage cell growth, study finds

11/19/2006
Using Nicotine Patch Before Quit Date Ups Success

Strategy doubles the odds of staying smoke-free, studies find

11/17/2006
Secondhand Smoke Speeds Lung Decline

Wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath arrive quicker, study finds

11/17/2006
Smoking, High HPV Levels Could Spell Cervical Cancer

Study finds two factors boost risk of precancerous lesions

11/16/2006
Smoking Quadruples Kids' Asthma Risk

Even short-term smoking boosts the odds, researchers add

11/15/2006
Thursday Marks 30th 'Great American Smokeout'

There's no better time to quit than right now, experts say

11/14/2006
Smoking While Pregnant Boosts Baby's Heart Defect Risk

Secondhand smoke raised the odds, too, study found

11/14/2006
Smoking Linked to Cognitive Decline in Heart Patients

Even those who gave it up decades ago had more problems after heart surgery

11/9/2006
Smoking's Effects on Uterus Harm Fertility

The habit was already known to impede ovarian function, experts note

11/6/2006
Kids' Smoking, Drinking Linked to R-Rated Movies

Most parents want to restrict children's viewing but don't succeed, researchers say

11/6/2006
Smoking Worsens Prostate Cancer Therapy Side Effects

Smoking patients had higher rates of gastrointestinal troubles, study found

11/2/2006
Big Tobacco's Anti-Smoking Ads Boost Teen Smoking

In study, kids thought cigarettes were less harmful after viewing ads

10/26/2006
Drop in Adult Smoking Rate Stalls

U.S. officials cite lack of spending on smoking-cessation programs as a reason

10/25/2006
Nicotine Replacement Therapy May Hurt Critically Ill

Remedy exposes smokers in intensive care to a higher risk of death

10/23/2006
Statins Good for Smokers' Lungs

But they're no substitute for quitting smoking, researchers add

10/23/2006
Artificial Lung Valve Could Aid Emphysema Paitients

Device could help some avoid surgery, experts say

10/23/2006
Lung Tests Can Help Smokers Quit

Especially when they're backed up by phone counseling, study finds

10/19/2006
Smoking and Driving Never Mix

Even with windows open, kids breathe in secondhand smoke, study found

10/17/2006
One in Four Smokers Will Get Lung Disease

Study finds COPD incidence much higher than previously believed

10/12/2006
Lung Cancer Can Run in the Family

Having a close relative with the disease almost doubles the odds, study finds

10/10/2006
Psoriasis Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Attack

Younger patients with more severe disease face highest odds, study finds

10/10/2006
Workplace Smoking Ban Improves Employees' Health

Prohibition in bars in Scotland showed almost immediate benefits, study found

10/9/2006
Drug Therapy May Help Women Looking to Quit Smoking

Naltrexone shows early promise when used with nicotine patches and counseling, study found