Smoking Cessation News

Date Posted
Article Title
1/6/2005
U.S. Gets Failing Grades on Tobacco Control

Lung association faults both White House, Congress

12/22/2004
Government Studies Rare Pneumonia Outbreak Among Iraq Troops

Unusual cluster targets smokers, especially new ones

12/22/2004
Health Tip: Exploding Some Myths About Smoking

'Low tar and nicotine' cigarettes may actually increase cravings

12/17/2004
Smoking Slows Healing

Study outlines how habit affects skin repair in wounds

12/9/2004
Many Smokers Unaware of Cigarettes' Risk

They're also unaware of how nicotine patches work, survey finds

11/29/2004
Cigarette Ads in Convenience Stores May Boost Teen Smoking

Study finds kids who frequent the shops are more likely to pick up the habit

11/29/2004
Experts Assess Lung Cancer Risk Among Smokers

New data based on age, time spent smoking

11/24/2004
Smoking Continues to Kill Millions Worldwide

A second study spots a gene mutation linked to nicotine addiction

11/18/2004
Older Americans Can Expect Longer, Healthier Lives

Big gains in longevity for those over 65, report finds

11/17/2004
Smoking May Not Harm Hearing

The findings run counter to previous research

11/17/2004
Give It Up for the Great American Smokeout

Every attempt to quit is a step toward stopping for good, experts say

11/12/2004
Master Gene Guards Lungs Against Cigarette Smoke

Finding could shed light on why some are more susceptible than others

11/10/2004
Antidepressant Seems to Help Smokers Quit

However, it produces side effects like dry mouth, drowsiness, study finds

11/9/2004
Smoking Increases Risk of COPD Death

But those who quit less likely to die sooner than those who continue habit

11/5/2004
Tobacco Use Causes Oral Health Decay

Can lead to gum disease, mouth cancer, dentists warn

11/4/2004
Nicotine Addiction Gene Identified

Brain work on mice might help smokers quit

11/4/2004
Blacks Less Likely to Smoke, But Less Likely to Quit

Socioeconomic factors explain difference, researchers say

11/3/2004
Cigarette Smokers Face Host of Problems

Many have psychiatric disorders, abuse other substances, study finds

11/2/2004
Smoking Ups Risk of Colon Polyps

Study finds chances three times greater than for nonsmokers

11/2/2004
Kicking the Habit Takes Time

Long-term medication and counseling help people quit smoking

10/27/2004
Smoking Ups Flow of 'Feel Good' Brain Chemicals

Finding could lead to better understanding of how habit affects people

10/27/2004
Health Tip: Stop Smoking

Some of the benefits will come quickly

10/24/2004
Internet Study Looking for Best Ways to Quit Smoking

Aims to identify most effective of six cessation programs

10/22/2004
Self-Help Booklets Help Smokers After Quitting

Study found relapses less likely when series of brochures were sent out

10/10/2004
Combo Therapy Works Best for Smokers Looking to Quit

They need psychological, social and pharmaceutical support, experts say

10/7/2004
Smoking Ups Chances of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Habit increases risk in people with genetic predisposition to autoimmune disease

10/5/2004
Heart-Healthy Lifestyle in Youth Pays Off Later

Study finds women less likely to die of any cause as they age

10/5/2004
Health Tip: Kick Butts Without Weight Gain

Stop smoking without packing on extra pounds

10/4/2004
New Moms Who Smoke Have Colicky Babies

Tobacco toxins may affect a key digestive protein, study finds

10/4/2004
Youth Not Heeding Antismoking Messages

Study finds they think light cigarettes are less dangerous, still smoke socially

10/1/2004
Smoking Cuts Chances Against Head, Neck Cancers

Survival odds drop when there's a history of lighting up

10/1/2004
Smoking Spurs Snoring

Even passive smoke can make you a nocturnal noisemaker, study finds

9/21/2004
Even Elderly Benefit From Mediterranean Diet

That and a healthy lifestyle raise life expectancy, study says

9/19/2004
Quitting Smoking: Different Solutions for Different People

Researchers say a one-size-fits-all approach often doesn't work

9/17/2004
Young People Practicing Unhealthy Habits

They show greatest increase in smoking, obesity and poor eating, study says

8/25/2004
Smokers Fill Rooms With Toxins, Study Finds

Airborne endotoxins hundreds of times higher in smoky environments

8/24/2004
Early Heart Attacks Likelier in Smokers

Risk of nonfatal event before age 40 is fivefold, study finds

8/24/2004
Gene Tied to Lung Cancer in Nonsmokers

Patients with mutation respond to newest drugs, study says

8/17/2004
Parents Miss Some Effective Asthma Steps

Many who try to get rid of allergens do the wrong things

8/16/2004
Patch Helps Teens Quit Smoking, Too

Researchers say kicking habit is no easier for them

8/8/2004
Race, Weight Play Role in Battle to Quit Smoking

Whites fare better on the patch, but blacks, obese do well with nasal spray

8/5/2004
A New Drug That Fights 2 Bad Habits

Still in clinical trials, rimonabant curbs smoking and weight gain

7/30/2004
Hypnosis Works Better for Male Smokers Trying to Quit

Therapy helps 30% of men and only 23% of women, study finds

7/29/2004
Smoking During Pregnancy Linked to Cleft Lip in Newborns

Risk greatest if woman lit up during first trimester

7/29/2004
Smoking Raises Risk of Kidney Disease

Study finds long-term puffing increases odds by 50%

7/20/2004
'Mild' Cigarettes Don't Cut Nicotine Intake

Smokers negate effect by puffing more, inhaling deeper

7/13/2004
Home Smoking Bans Don't Always Hold

Disagreement can abound if smoker lives there, study finds

7/1/2004
Secondhand Smoke Risk Underestimated

Study finds heart disease risk rises as much as 60%

6/22/2004
Smoking Subtracts 10 Years From Life

But 50-year study sees great benefits of quitting

6/11/2004
Lung Cancer Patients Burdened by Stigma

Many feel they are blamed for their own disease, study finds