Smoking Cessation News

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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

5/22/2006
Women More Vulnerable to Obstructive Lung Disease

A new study suggests why this might be so

5/22/2006
Obstructive Lung Disease Costs America Billions

New study estimates nearly $833 billion spent over 20 years

5/16/2006
Nonsmoking Men, Women Face Same Lung Cancer Death Risk

Study dispels myth that nonsmoking women have more to fear than men

5/12/2006
Number of Obese, Smoking Americans Tops 9 Million

Blacks most at risk for this unhealthy combination, study finds

5/12/2006
Infants Exposed to Smoking at Risk of Lung Cancer

Forty-seven percent of babies had a carcinogen in their urine, study found

5/11/2006
Anticipation Heightens Smokers' Desire

Watching someone puff away tugs on smokers' brains, study finds

5/11/2006
FDA Approves New Anti-Smoking Drug

Chantix more effective than Zyban in clinical trials, agency says

5/11/2006
New Drug Helps Smokers Quit

Curbs nicotine withdrawal symptoms

5/1/2006
Take Care of Baby Before Conception

New CDC guidelines urge women to boost their health before pregnancy

4/25/2006
Smoking History Hinders Lung Cancer Treatment

Patients who have never smoked fare best, study finds

4/24/2006
Genes May Tie Smoking, Drinking

Alcohol and nicotine hit similar genetic targets in brain, study finds