Smoking Cessation News

Date Posted
Article Title
9/8/2003
Scans Show Organ Damage from Smoking

They reveal reduced levels of key enzymes in kidneys, heart, lung and spleen

9/2/2003
A Genetic Clue to Lung Cancer

Those with reduced DNA repair activity had higher risk of disease

8/29/2003
Smoking Losing Favor Among Teens

Fewer light up and more regard it as a bad habit, survey finds

8/7/2003
Tobacco Companies Target Women in Developing Countries

Report claims it's an attempt to increase sale of products

8/6/2003
Vitamin C May Screen Secondhand Smoke

California study finds oxidation chemical drops

7/15/2003
Movies Spur Teen Smoking

Study advises pediatricians to urge parents to screen flicks

7/7/2003
Genetics May Make it Hard to Kick the Habit

Smokers with one version of gene involved in processing nicotine have more trouble

7/4/2003
Stronger Boots Needed to Kick the Habit

Smokers need to be offered more effective ways to quit, study finds

6/26/2003
Americans Aren't Making the Health Grade

98 percent admit to unhealthy practices

6/13/2003
Teens Misusing Nicotine-Replacement Products

Even a few nonsmokers claim they have tried patches or gum

6/9/2003
Lung Disease Diagnosis Spurs Smokers to Quit

Study finds those told they have COPD more likely to kick the habit

6/6/2003
Getting Expectant Moms to Stop Smoking

Few doctors counsel pregnant women to quit smoking

6/4/2003
Women Get More From Kicking the Habit

Lung function improves more for them than for men

6/4/2003
Smoke More, Quit More

Heavy smokers find it easier to stop

6/3/2003
Smoking as Harmful as Drugs to Fetus

Study finds newborns have same withdrawal symptoms with nicotine as with cocaine, heroin

5/30/2003
Staving off a Second Stroke

Many survivors fail to take simple steps to prevent another attack

5/27/2003
Setting an Example by Kicking the Habit

Parents who stop smoking reduce their children's risk of smoking

5/23/2003
Vaccine Aims to Snuff Nicotine's Effect

It's designed to keep the drug from entering the brain

5/16/2003
Time Passes Slowly Without a Light

Perception of 45 seconds altered when smokers quit for a day, study finds

5/14/2003
Anti-Nicotine Drug May Also Dull Desire to Drink

Finding suggests drinking and smoking activate same receptors in brain

5/12/2003
Many Asthmatics Ignore Added Risk of Smoking

Study finds more than a third who show up in ER still puff away

4/23/2003
Kicking the Habit Online

Study says Web sites may help smokers quit

4/14/2003
Lighting Up Lowers Vitamin B-6 Levels

Smokers lag behind nonsmoking peers, study finds

4/13/2003
Nicotine May Have Link to SIDS

Study finds apnea risk increases for baby rats exposed to it in the womb

4/1/2003
Smoking Ban Eased Town's Hearts

During six months of ban, heart attack rate dropped 60% at hospital in Helena, Mont.

3/28/2003
Smoking Ups Stroke Risk

Men who light up increase chances of hemorrhagic stroke, study finds

3/26/2003
'Butting Out' Brings Quick Benefits

Physical changes kick in soon after quitting smoking

3/19/2003
Lung Cancer Risk Varies Dramatically Among Smokers

Some face much higher chances of getting the disease than others

3/13/2003
Cigarette Taxes Alone Won't Snuff Future Smokers

Study finds they only delay teens from picking up the habit

2/24/2003
As if Quitting Smoking Wasn't Hard Enough...

Mouth ulcers, cold symptoms can plague smokers for first two weeks after they stop

2/21/2003
Trial Nicotine Gum Quickly Quells Cravings

Faster relief can help smokers kick the habit, say researchers

2/12/2003
Record Number of Cancer Cases Predicted

But death rates for top killer cancers expected to decline

2/4/2003
Vitamin A May Shield Former Smokers

Chemical cousin restores key protein that protects against lung cancer

1/31/2003
Smoking, Obesity Worsen Hot Flashes

Studies show promise for relief from classic symptoms

1/10/2003
Nicotine Replacement Backed Despite Cancer Study

Researchers, maker say they're still much safer than smoking

1/9/2003
Little Help for Boozers and Smokers

Many are not getting advice from their doctors

1/7/2003
States Flunk Report on Tobacco Control

Lung group accuses them of wasting funds from 1998 settlement

1/7/2003
Secondhand Smoke Strikes Kids' Lungs

Study says childrens' hospitalizations offer chance for intervention

1/6/2003
Fish Keeps Arteries Fit

It's rich in amino acid that boosts blood flow

12/26/2002
Menthol Cigarettes Have Lingering Effect

Study finds by-products stay in the body longer

12/13/2002
New Lung Cancer Warning for Women Who Smoke

New evidence of powerful smoking-lung cancer link

11/20/2002
Smokers Ready to Quit, Unite!

Great American Smokeout offers a shot at success

11/18/2002
Secondhand Smoke Bad for Kids

More proof that parents shouldn't smoke

11/14/2002
Quitting Smoking May Be All in the Genes

Genetic variant may hamper efforts to kick the habit

11/1/2002
A Lozenge to Help Smokers Quit

It's available without doctor's prescription

10/2/2002
States Accused of Misspending Tobacco Settlement

Study finds funds diverted away from antismoking programs

9/24/2002
Lending an Ear to Pregnancy Dangers

Low-income pregnant women need support to quit smoking and drinking

9/10/2002
Study Bursts Nicotine Gum's Bubble

Patches and gum alone don't work for smokers looking to quit

9/6/2002
Hiking Cigarette Tax Could Save Millions Of Lives

Raising price seen as most effective way to cut smoking-related deaths

9/4/2002
Dopamine Extinguishes Smoking

Drug dulls desire for cigarettes, study finds