Smoking Cessation News

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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

10/2/2006
Scientists Spot Potent Tobacco Carcinogen

Acrolein in cooking oil may also spur cancer in nonsmokers, they say

9/25/2006
Menthol Cigarettes Seem Tougher to Quit

This may help explain higher smoking-related illness among blacks, researchers say

9/22/2006
Weight Concerns Spur Women to Smoke Again After Pregnancy

Finding helps explain high postpartum relapse rate, experts say

9/21/2006
Nicotine Helps Banish Depression

Study finds an effect, but researchers advise against smoking

9/13/2006
Corticosteroids Fight Chronic Lung Disease

The drugs cut patients' death risk by 25 percent, study found

9/4/2006
Movie Trailers Expose Youth to Tobacco Abuse

Film, TV execs urged to refuse advertisements glorifying smoking

9/1/2006
COPD More Deadly for Women

They typically don't survive as long as male patients, study finds

8/29/2006
Nicotine Withdrawal Occurs in Just 30 Minutes

Edgy symptoms appear faster than many thought, researchers say

8/28/2006
8/25/2006
Study Reveals Smoking's Link to Breast Cancer

Carcinogens weaken cells' ability to repair DNA, researchers say

8/25/2006
Bad Habits May Run in the Family

Kids of smokers, drinkers especially prone to these behaviors, study finds

8/17/2006
Any Tobacco Use Raises Heart Attack Risk

That includes smoking, chewing and secondhand exposures, study finds

8/16/2006
More Evidence Chantix Helps Smokers Quit

Two studies show the new drug works over the long term

8/4/2006
Women Smokers at Greater Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Study finds lighting up doubles odds among those without genetic risk

7/21/2006
Nicotine Patch Use During Pregnancy May Put Baby at Risk

In rat study, exposure to the chemical boosted odds for hearing trouble

7/21/2006
Nicotine May Help Spur Lung Cancer

Finding puts patients' use of nicotine patches, gum in doubt

7/21/2006
Immigrants Healthier Than Native New Yorkers

But poor access to care means newcomers' health soon suffers, report finds

7/14/2006
Asthmatics' Lungs Get Quick Boost From Quitting Smoking

Breathing capacity improves 15 percent in just two months, study finds

7/13/2006
Smoking Linked to Higher Death Rate Among Poorer Men

Quitting could reduce gap in mortality rates between rich and poor, study says

7/13/2006
Smoking in Pregnancy May Cause Behavioral Troubles in Offspring

Those problems may intensify as child grows older, researchers add

7/13/2006
Women More Prone to 'Stress Eating' Than Men

But anxiety drives all to sugary, fatty foods, study finds

7/11/2006
Women Run Greater Risk of Lung Cancer

But men are more likely to die from the disease, study finds

7/11/2006
Healthy Lifestyle Cuts Women's Stroke Risk

Large, 10-year study shows big benefit to exercise and healthy diet

7/10/2006
Smoking Boosts Risk of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Conversely, consuming fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids protects against the vision disease, study says

7/10/2006
U.S. Women Uninformed About Lung Cancer

Survey shows most don't know it's the No. 1 cancer killer

7/7/2006
Quitting Smoking Boosts Weight By 21 Pounds

That's nearly double the average gain previously reported, researchers say

7/4/2006
New Drug Helps Smokers Quit and Stay Quit

But experts say Chantix is no 'magic bullet'

7/4/2006
Five Steps Help Men Live Longer

Exercise, healthy diet, no smoking, staying trim and moderate drinking are key, study finds

6/30/2006
Women, Men May Start Smoking for Different Reasons

But genetics is probably to blame for difficulties in quitting, study shows

6/27/2006
Secondhand Smoke a Threat to All, Surgeon General Warns

It increases risk of heart disease, lung cancer and SIDS, report finds

6/22/2006
Cigarette Smoke Makes Allergy Symptoms Worse

Immune antibody levels soared in allergic individuals, study found

6/14/2006
Extra Wrinkles a Bad Sign for Smokers

They may point to a heightened risk for lung disease, study suggests

6/9/2006
Culture Helps Keep Asian-Americans From Quitting Smoking

Study found cigarettes deeply embedded in immigrants' way of life

6/2/2006
Doctors Must Help COPD Patients Quit Smoking

Patients need to understand the risks, and know how to quit, researchers say

6/2/2006
Laws Banning Tobacco Sales to Minors Don't Work

Data shows kids still get cigarettes in other ways

5/30/2006
New MRI Can Spot Emphysema Early

It beats standard CT scanning, without the radiation risk, researchers say

5/26/2006
Lower Income May Mean Higher Stress

Study shows anxiety, other woes rise as paychecks get smaller

5/25/2006
For Kids, One Cigarette Is All It Takes

Those who smoke only once are twice as likely to make it a habit, study finds

5/24/2006
Heavy Pot Smoking Doesn't Increase Lung Cancer Risk: Study

Researchers also found no link to throat, mouth, esophageal tumors