Smoking Cessation News

Date Posted
Article Title
4/16/2004
Most College Smokers Don't Quit

Study found almost 90% of daily smokers still puffing four years later

4/15/2004
State Cuts in Anti-Smoking Efforts Raise Teens' Risk

Minnesota survey finds negative impact almost immediately

4/14/2004
Study: Tobacco Industry Tried to Stall Secondhand Smoke Report

Probe of industry documents shows decade of delay tactics, authors say

4/13/2004
Secondhand Smoke Slows Wound Healing

May also lead to greater scarring, study finds

4/5/2004
Smoking Bans May Cut Down on Heart Attacks

Study finds 40% drop in heart attacks at hospital in one community during ban

3/30/2004
Teen Smokers Fall Down on Other Health Habits

They're likelier to have poor diet and get too little exercise

3/30/2004
Alcohol Enhances Nicotine's Effects

Finding may explain why people more likely to smoke when they drink

3/18/2004
Gene May Affect Success With Nicotine Patch

For many women, the products may not be an effective solution

3/15/2004
Not All Nicotine-Replacement Products Are Equal

Blacks, obese do better on nasal spray, while whites have more success with patch

3/15/2004
Butting Out

Tips for handling cigarette cravings

3/12/2004
Drug Helps Smokers Quit and Lose Weight

Seemingly too-good-to-be-true therapy the first in a new class of medications

3/4/2004
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Puffing away greatly increases risk of blindness later in life

3/4/2004
Smoking Can Trigger Lupus

But study says those who quit reduce their risk of autoimmune disease

3/2/2004
Taking the No-Smoking Message to Schools

Anti-smoking advocacy sessions help reduce teen smoking

3/1/2004
Nicotine Replacement Products Within Reach of Minors

Study finds it's easy for teens to buy products that are not for sale to youths

2/27/2004
The Smoky Silver Screen

Despite decline in tobacco use, movies as smoke-filled as in the 1950s

2/25/2004
Secondhand Smoke Can Hide in Your Home

Dust on furniture surfaces a hidden source of contaminants

2/25/2004
No-Smoking Sections Are No Help

Designated areas offer little protection from secondhand smoke, study finds

2/20/2004
Maternal Smoking Damages Children in Many Ways

It affects kids' breathing and tendency to start smoking or have trouble quitting

2/14/2004
Predicting Smokers' Relapse

Links between stress, hormones key to returning to habit

1/29/2004
Helping Smokers Quit the Habit

Shopping vouchers may encourage them to bury the butts

1/21/2004
Cutting Back on the Butts? Save Your Breath

It may not be enough to eliminate your cancer risk

1/20/2004
Nicotine Plays on Emotions

Study finds substance affects mood of smokers, nonsmokers differently

1/13/2004
Decades After Landmark Smoking Report, Some Issues Remain Clouded

Research finds misuse of tobacco funds 40 years later

1/9/2004
Pre-Empting Teen Smoking

Prevent it before they start

1/6/2004
Smokers Run Greater Risk of Breast Cancer

Incidence 30 percent higher than for women who never smoked

1/6/2004
The Secret for Keeping Those Resolutions

Behavioral changes are key to keeping all those promises you made to yourself

1/1/2004
Live Long and Prosper

Tips on staying healthy well into old age

12/23/2003
Costs of Smoking Linger Long After You Quit

Health-care fallout continues for up to 10 years, research says

12/19/2003
Keeping Smoke Away From Baby

No-smoking policy at home lasts longer when established early

12/19/2003
Snuff Packs Biggest Nicotine Punch

Most popular brands of smokeless tobacco more addictive than cigarettes

12/19/2003
Heart Patients Gain by Quitting Smoking

Study finds it's never too late to break habit

12/11/2003
Why Sixth Graders Light Up

Study examines intentions and actions of young smokers

12/10/2003
Secondhand Smoke Might Ignite Asthma

Finnish study finds those exposed to it were more likely to get lung condition

12/9/2003
Vitamin D Seems to Thwart Colorectal Cancer

It's just one of several steps people can take to protect themselves

12/5/2003
My Teenage Child Smokes

How to help your child butt out

12/4/2003
Dirty Air Can Boost Lung Cancer Risk

But researchers note smoking still poses far greater danger

11/19/2003
Bury the Butts for Great American Smokeout

Smokers urged to stay away from cigarettes on Nov. 20

11/19/2003
State Efforts Help Americans Kick Smoking Habit

But too many cash-strapped states are limiting needed funding

11/18/2003
Helping Kids Kick the Cigarette Habit

Young smokers struggle with adult-sized addictions

10/29/2003
Lighting Up Linked to Bad Grades

Smoking common among students who have poor academic performance

10/21/2003
Nursing Students More Likely to Light Up

They face greater risk than medical students, study finds

10/20/2003
Smoking Can Be Lethal to Breast Cancer Patients

Kicking the habit can lengthen life for those treated with lumpectomies, radiation

10/20/2003
Cancer Screening Boosts Smokers' Chances of Quitting

But many still can't kick the habit

10/14/2003
Thrill-Seeking Teens More Likely to Light Up

These adolescents face greater risk of smoking at young age, survey finds

10/10/2003
Genes May Help You Quit Smoking

Those with two in particular have an easier time

10/8/2003
Socioeconomics Can Spur Smoking

Poverty in childhood increased risk for lighting up, study finds

9/12/2003
The Earlier You Light Up, the Harder to Quit

Early nicotine use linked to long-term addiction

9/11/2003
Smoking Claimed 5 Million Lives in 2000

International report says toll was similar in developed and undeveloped countries

9/9/2003
New Cigarette Less Toxic

Reduced levels of cancer-causing chemicals in this brand, researchers say