Smoking Cessation News

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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

11/3/2005
Snuff Use Not a Good Route to Quitting Smoking

Switching to smokeless tobacco products carries its own risks, researchers warn

11/2/2005
Nicotine Enemas Don't Help Ulcerative Colitis

New study shows no improvement in symptoms compared with placebo

11/2/2005
Nicotine Vaccine Shows Early Promise

Study found NicVAX helped 38% stay away from smoking for 30 days

11/1/2005
Misconceptions Still Shroud Smoking

The right information can help smokers quit, study finds

10/31/2005
Women More Prone to Tobacco-Linked Colon Cancer

And a second study finds colonoscopy safely benefits patients over 70

10/27/2005
Iressa Doesn't Improve Odds Against Lung Cancer

But nonsmokers and Asians saw some survival benefit, researchers note

10/27/2005
Teen Smoking Levels Off as State Spending Falls

Cuts in anti-smoking ads take their toll, new survey finds

10/25/2005
Urine Test Could Spot Bladder Cancer

A noninvasive screen is badly needed, experts say

10/24/2005
Booze, Smoking Open Lungs to Pneumonia

Rat study finds the two together speed progress of strep bacteria

10/19/2005
No Link Between Pot Smoking, Cancer

Marijuana smoke contains THC, which may inhibit cancer, an expert says

10/17/2005
Smoking Reduces a Man's Fertility

If you're thinking of fathering a child, don't smoke, experts advise

10/15/2005
A Bird's Eye View of Health Threats

Injured raptors deliver powerful messages to school kids

10/14/2005
Lighting Up May Dumb Smokers Down

Study finds increased thinking problems, lower IQ among long-term tobacco users

10/7/2005
ADHD in Childhood Ups Risk of Smoking

Researchers stressed the findings were preliminary

10/5/2005
Many Smokers Stick With Habit After Heart Attack

European study shows one in five don't quit, despite risks

10/3/2005
Docs Must Talk to Patients About Secondhand Smoke

More Americans are threatened by 'passive' than active smoking, experts point out

9/27/2005
Smokers Who Cut Down Trim Lung-Cancer Risk

But the gains aren't significant; quitting is best approach, experts say

9/26/2005
Smoking May Raise Diabetes Risk

In study, a quarter of smokers went on to develop the illness

9/22/2005
Health Tip: Quitting Smoking

What to do when those cravings start

9/22/2005
'Light' Smoking Takes Heavy Toll on Health

One to four cigarettes per day triples risks for heart disease, lung cancer, study shows

9/16/2005
Teen Smoking Retains Its Cool

Study finds junior high's 'in crowd' more likely to light up

9/13/2005
U.S. Death Trends Show Successes, Failures

Big gains against heart disease, but diabetes, COPD deaths are rising, report finds

9/12/2005
Smokers Less Likely to Visit Dentist

But they're at higher risk for dental trouble than nonsmokers, experts warn

9/8/2005
Smoking Damages Key Enzyme in the Lungs

Diminished amounts found in smokers vs. non-smokers, study finds

9/6/2005
Two-Year-Olds Mimic Parents' Smoking, Drinking

In pretend-shopping, some kids even picked out cigarette brands, study found

8/10/2005
Health Tip: Stop Teen Smokers Before They Start

Help them handle stress in other ways

8/8/2005
Peter Jennings Loses Battle With Lung Cancer

Despite his death, experts say quitting smoking can prolong life

8/4/2005
Women Smokers Married to Smokers at Higher Stroke Risk

It's a six-fold greater risk than for women smokers with nonsmoking spouses, study says

8/1/2005
Smoking in Pregnancy Raises ADHD Risk for Child

Researchers spot association between cigarettes and hyperactivity

8/1/2005
Smoking, Obesity Double Trouble for Teens

Secondhand smoke is nearly as unhealthy as puffing on cigarettes, study finds

7/27/2005
Emotional Health Key to Quitting Smoking

More upbeat types were more successful, study finds

7/22/2005
Lung Cancer Deaths Declining for Europe's Men

But the reverse is true for women, study finds

7/22/2005
Health Tip: If Your Teen Smokes

Here's how to help him stop

7/21/2005
Secondhand Smoke, Lead Risks on the Decline

CDC report also finds most Americans have pesticides in their bodies

7/21/2005
Many Docs Don't Volunteer Antismoking Advice

Survey finds most patients have to ask for help first

7/19/2005
Many Hispanic Women Start Smoking After Move to U.S.

American culture may trigger the change, experts say

7/19/2005
Many Believe 'Light' Cigarettes Less Harmful

But they kill just as easily as stronger brands, experts say

7/13/2005
Lung Cancer Still a Killer For Europe's Women

Rates continue to rise, although some countries are seeing a turnaround

7/7/2005
Saliva Test May Spot Mouth Cancer Early

In the lab, it predicted more than 80 percent of cases, researchers say

7/7/2005
States Not Doing Enough to Stamp Out Secondhand Smoke

The good news: More states are enacting restrictive laws, report finds

7/5/2005
Anti-Smoking Ads Shape Teen Attitudes

State-sponsored efforts made difference in whether kids thought tobacco was harmful