Smoking Cessation News

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1/24/2017
Health Tip: Stop Smoking!

Fill your time with healthier habits

1/23/2017
E-Cigarettes Not a Smoking Deterrent for Kids

Study finds 'vaping' might lead teens who would've never smoked to try nicotine

1/17/2017
James Bond Has Kicked Butts, But His Co-Stars Haven't

Smoking scenes still appear in nearly every '007' film, study finds

1/16/2017
Most Smokers With Mental Illness Want to Kick the Habit

But psychiatrists and caseworkers often don't recognize this need, survey finds

1/9/2017
More Americans Questioning Safety of E-Cigarettes

Fewer people see these devices as safer alternative to traditional cigarettes, survey shows

1/9/2017
Health Tip: Protecting Your Health

Ways to remain healthy

1/3/2017
Resolve to Reduce Your Cancer Risk This Year

Healthy habits are key to preventing the disease, cancer experts say

12/25/2016
Does Santa's Diet, Lifestyle Earn Him a Stocking Full of Coal?

But, kudos for kicking that pipe smoking habit, a doctor says

12/19/2016
Nicotine in E-Cigs Can Trigger Lifelong Addiction in Kids: Docs

American Academy of Pediatricians' report says the earlier kids 'vape,' the more likely they're hooked

12/12/2016
Anti-Tobacco Efforts Lead to 53 Million Fewer Smokers Worldwide

Higher cigarette taxes seem to have the most impact, study estimates

12/8/2016
U.S. Surgeon General Calls for Crackdown on E-Cig Use in Teens

900 percent increase in use among youth in past 5 years; concerns about nicotine, harmful vapors continue

12/7/2016
What's in Tobacco Smoke? Many Americans Don't Know

Surveys show misunderstandings about safety of filters are also common

12/5/2016
Just 1 Cigarette a Day Can Be Deadly: Study

Light smokers still faced an increased risk of early death

11/30/2016
U.S. to Ban Smoking in Public Housing

Agencies have 18 months to implement smoke-free policies

11/30/2016
It's Never Too Late to Stop Smoking

Even quitting in your 60s can add years to your life, researchers find

11/30/2016
Lifetime Smoking History and Mortality

Quitting cigarettes at any age can reduce the risk of death, study finds.

11/30/2016
Smoking Raises Heart Attack Risk 8-Fold in People Under 50

At all ages, the habit boosted odds for heart trouble, but younger people fared the worst, study found

11/22/2016
Smoking Plus Diabetes a Very Deadly Mix

Chances of an early death double if smoker also has the blood sugar disease, study finds

11/14/2016
Heavy Smoking May Boost Blacks' Diabetes Risk

Study found bigger threat for those with more than pack-a-day habit

11/14/2016
Most Elderly Smokers Don't Use Anti-Smoking Meds After Heart Attack

Some may need convincing of value of giving up the habit, one geriatrician said

11/14/2016
DNA Isn't Destiny: Healthy Living Can Overcome Genes Linked to Heart Disease

Study found exercise, healthy diet could lower odds for heart attack even in those at high genetic risk

11/11/2016
Abdominal Aneurysm Risk Drops When Smokers Quit

And the longer it is since you had a cigarette, the lower your odds of trouble, study suggests

11/10/2016
Fewer in U.S. Smoke, But Smoking's Death Toll Continues

Only 15 percent of Americans engage in the habit, according to latest CDC numbers

11/7/2016
Flavored E-Cigarettes May Entice Teens to Smoke: Study

Nearly 2 of 3 young people using e-cigs load them with flavors such as bubble gum or gummy bear

11/3/2016
Graphic Cigarette Pack Labels May Cut U.S. Smoking Deaths

Researchers predict well over half a million lives would be saved over 50 years

10/27/2016
More American Adults Think E-Cigs as Harmful as Cigarettes: Survey

But researchers note they can help smokers quit even if they're not risk-free

10/24/2016
Many Teens Light Up to Lose Weight, Study Suggests

Researchers offer new ways to discourage smoking among adolescents

10/24/2016
Smoking Still Takes Big Toll in U.S. Cancer Deaths

Habit is linked to close to one-third of fatal cancers in people 35 and older, study finds

10/7/2016
Healthy Living May Mean More Healthy Years for Seniors

Study found they enjoyed longer spans without disability even as they lived longer

10/5/2016
For Problem Drinkers, Experimental Drug Shows Promise

Smokers may also benefit, clinical trial suggests

9/30/2016
Smoking Bans May Keep Young Men From Heavy Smoking

Study found lower rates among those living in areas with restrictions

9/28/2016
Secondhand Smoke More Insidious Than Thought

Nonsmokers can be exposed without knowing it, suffer health risks, researchers say

9/20/2016
Smoking Leaves Lasting Marks on DNA: Study

Changes related to disease found in more than 7,000 genes, though many 'recover' five years after quitting

9/13/2016
Smoking Thickens Heart Wall, Leading to Heart Failure: Study

The more you smoke and the longer you smoke, the greater the risk of damage

9/13/2016
Smokers' Perceptions May Play Role in Addiction

They were more affected by nicotine when they thought it was present in a cigarette, study showed

9/1/2016
Smoking Linked to Higher Relapse Risk After Surgery for Crohn's

Research supports immediate drug treatment after bowel surgery for smokers, but not for nonsmokers

8/30/2016
Heart Attack Before 50 Ups Early Death Risk

But healthy living can improve those odds, experts say

8/26/2016
Doctors Divided on Safety, Use of Electronic Cigarettes

When patients ask about safety and using e-cigarettes to stop smoking, doctors' advice differs

8/25/2016
Many Teens 'Vaping' for Flavor, Not Nicotine

Study found that only about a fifth of 12th graders who used an e-cigarette used a nicotine substance

8/19/2016
Fewer Cancer-Causing Chemicals in E-Cigs Than Regular Cigarettes: Study

But switch from tobacco didn't reduce nicotine levels

8/18/2016
Smoking Bans in Affordable Housing Benefit All: Study

Secondhand exposure lowered, and smokers more likely to quit

8/16/2016
Quitting Smoking May Gain You Friends

Most people who give up cigarettes make at least two new pals, research finds

8/16/2016
U.S. College Kids Drink More, Smoke Less Than Others Their Age

Full-time students aged 18 to 22 also have higher rates of binge-drinking, survey finds

8/15/2016
Paying Smokers to Quit May Pay Off

Study found financial incentives inspired some to overcome the addiction

8/15/2016
This Key Neighborhood Factor May Help Smokers Quit

Study found that the farther a person had to walk to buy cigarettes, the more likely they were to quit

8/8/2016
Why Teens Choose E-Cigarettes

Kids who continue vaping cite 2 key reasons, study finds

8/8/2016
Starting Monday, FDA Banning E-Cigarette Sales to Minors

Agency also details other retail restrictions on access to vaping products

8/4/2016
Smoking Rates Still High in Some Racial Groups, CDC Reports

Nearly 4 in 10 American Indians and Alaska Natives smoke cigarettes

7/27/2016
Quitting Smoking While Pregnant: What Works

Nicotine patches, Zyban helped 4 out of 5 women, study says

7/22/2016
Smoke Less, Drink Less?

Study found those who tried to quit cigarettes drank less alcohol, but reasons unclear