Smoking Cessation News

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4/21/2006
Smoking to Blame for Asian-American Cancer 'Gender Gap'

Getting men to quit would drastically slash their risk, research shows

4/17/2006
U.S. Doctors Offer Free Head-and-Neck Cancer Screening

Former baseball great and cancer survivor Brett Butler heads up the effort

4/13/2006
Health Tip: Kick the Habit, for Good

Make a plan to quit smoking

4/5/2006
Cancer Prevention Efforts Paying Off: Report

Tobacco use ebbs to lowest point in decades, but challenges still remain, report finds

4/4/2006
Genes Play Role in Nonsmoker's Lung Cancer

Family members also at risk when a never-smoker gets the disease, study finds

4/3/2006
Nicotine Might Thwart Chemotherapy for Lung Cancer

Even gums and patches might spell trouble, new research suggests

3/31/2006
More Than 80 Percent of College Women Diet

Skipping breakfast, smoking among the unhealthiest methods they use, study finds

3/27/2006
Older Smokers More Likely to Quit for Good

Their rate of relapse is half that of younger puffers

3/24/2006
Smoking Can Kill In Middle Age

Study shows rise in death rate, but quitting cuts the risk

3/23/2006
Smokers At Higher Risk for Erectile Dysfunction

Pack-a-day habit boosts odds by nearly 40 percent, study finds

3/16/2006
Phone Counseling Helps Smokers Quit

Study reaffirms need for quitlines nationwide

3/16/2006
'Smoking Room' at Home Won't Shield Asthmatic Kids

Quit, or smoke outside instead, researchers warn

3/13/2006
Pregnancy Complications May Signal Long-Term Heart Trouble

Obstetric problems may put women at cardiovascular risk, study finds

3/8/2006
Reeve's Death Puts Focus on Women's Lung Cancer Risk

More research needed into gender-based disease differences, experts say

2/23/2006
Smoking Boosts Risk for Root Canal

Reasons for the connection aren't clear, researchers say

2/17/2006
Stroke Risk Remains Higher in Ex-Smokers

The finding challenges the notion that their long-term risk drops to that of never-smokers

2/16/2006
More Girls Are Taking Up Smoking

Global survey suggests growing acceptance of tobacco use

2/15/2006
Vitamins C and E May Help Lower Smokers' Cancer Risk

Vitamin C supplements counteract smoking-linked vitamin E depletion, study finds

2/13/2006
Surgery May Be Best Time to Quit Smoking

Post-op anesthesia dulls nicotine withdrawal, researchers believe

2/8/2006
Drug Extends Head and Neck Cancer Survival

Cetuximab-radiation combo almost doubles survival compared to radiation alone, study finds

2/7/2006
Cigarette Maker Hid Toxicity of 'Low Tar' Brands

British American Tobacco relied on lab tests that don't reflect real-life smoking, study contends

2/3/2006
Lung-Reduction Surgery May Help Some Emphysema Patients

Major study finds it can boost survival, quality of life

2/1/2006
Nicotine Patch Before Quitting Doubles Success Rate

Practice may be safer than thought, researchers add

1/27/2006
More Smokers Successfully Quit On a Whim

Spontaneous decision might beat planning, study finds

1/25/2006
Lung Cancer Hits Certain Races Harder

Blacks and native Hawaiians have highest rates of deadly disease, study finds

1/25/2006
Drinking and Smoking a Dangerous Duo

Research suggests smoking exacerbates brain damage alcohol can cause

1/18/2006
America's Young Adults Less Healthy Than Teens

Rates for smoking, obesity and other ills rise steeply after high school, study finds

1/16/2006
When Quitting Smoking is a Family Affair

New program targets the smoking relatives of lung cancer patients

1/15/2006
Flavored Cigarettes: The Next Battleground

Critics say the smokes are designed for youngsters; big tobacco denies the charge

1/11/2006
Smoking During Pregnancy Raises Risk for Finger, Toe Deformities

Odds rise with number of cigarettes smoked per day, study finds

1/10/2006
Nine States Have Banned Smoking in Public Places

But 40 fail to adequately finance tobacco-prevention programs, report says

12/28/2005
Healthy Lifestyles Pay Dividends Well Into Old Age

Avoiding bad habits helps ward off ailments for people in their 80s, study finds

12/26/2005
Anti-Smoking Vaccine Shows Promise

NicVax helped smokers quit, even when they had little intention to do so

12/22/2005
Smoking May Make Psoriasis Worse

People with the disorder also tend to be obese, researchers report

12/21/2005
Chest X-Rays Often Wrong About Lung Cancer

The majority of abnormal findings prove to be false positives, study finds

12/21/2005
Smoking Nearly Triples Risk of Age-Linked Vision Loss

Odds of macular degeneration were also doubled for those living with smokers

12/21/2005
Blacks Hit Harder by Arterial Leg Disease

This narrowing of vessels in the legs can be disabling, experts note

12/16/2005
U.S. Health Gains Starting to Slow: Study

Rates of early death, prenatal care, smoking stable in recent years; obesity way up

12/16/2005
Is There a 'Secondhand Smoke' Gene?

Smoke-linked illness more common in kids with a specific mutation, study found

12/16/2005
Health Tip: Preparing For Your Pregnancy

Proper nutrition, good habits and vitamins essential

12/15/2005
Researchers Close in on Alcoholism Genes

Study locates smokers' drinking-linked DNA on chromosome 4

12/5/2005
Overweight Moms More Likely to Have Overweight Kids

Researchers found smoking also raised obesity risk for children

12/2/2005
Blacks, Hispanics Less Likely to Use Nicotine Replacement Rx

Money is not the issue, a new VA study finds

11/28/2005
Teens Turning to Cigars

In one state survey, more boys were smoking stogies than cigarettes

11/28/2005
Too Many Cancer Patients Continue to Smoke

Study finds not enough is being done to help the newly diagnosed quit

11/16/2005
Great American Smokeout Arrives Thursday

Annual event urges smokers to kick the habit for good

11/16/2005
New Drug Helps Smokers Quit

Varenicline upped chances of kicking habit in three studies

11/12/2005
Heart Disease, Diabetes Are Preventable

Better habits could prevent 80% of heart disease, 90% of type 2 diabetes, expert says

11/7/2005
Smoking in Movies Linked to Teen Tobacco Use

Films may boost risk by 2.6 times, a new study suggests

11/3/2005
Restless Legs Syndrome Linked to Other Health Woes

Study finds more insomnia and depression in patients with the movement disorder