Smoking Cessation News

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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

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