Smoking Cessation News

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3/31/2017
U.S. Thyroid Cancer Cases Continue to Rise

New study suggests a true increase, rather than just overdiagnosis

3/31/2017
Most Americans Favor Larger Health Warnings on Cigarette Packs

Even many smokers think these warnings should cover up to 75 percent of the label, researchers find

3/30/2017
Most Remaining U.S. Smokers Are Poor, Less Educated

Behavioral health doctor says new interventions are needed to get these people to kick the habit

3/29/2017
Smokers May Be Prone to Risks From Breast Cancer Radiation Therapy

Long-term chances of heart attack, lung cancer higher for women who light up, study finds

3/27/2017
Smoking Slows Recovery From Drug Abuse

People who smoke cigarettes more likely to relapse after battling drug addiction

3/22/2017
Smoking Rates Drop After Global Tobacco Treaty

Countries agreed to implement measures such as tobacco taxes and smoke-free public areas

3/16/2017
Smokers Prone to Problems After Joint Replacement: Study

Cessation programs help reduce the rate of complications and costs, researchers say

2/27/2017
Nasal Swab Shows Promise in Confirming Lung Cancers

Simple technique is based on cancer DNA and seems accurate for use after chest CT scan, researchers say

2/24/2017
Live Healthy, Live Longer

Regular checkups, exercise, no smoking, better diet and balance between work and play can add years, health expert says

2/22/2017
Unhealthy in Middle Age, Dementia in Old Age?

Diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking may set you up for Alzheimer's, research suggests

2/9/2017
Smoke-Free Public Housing Cuts Secondhand Fumes

Nicotine levels down by almost 50 percent among residents of four properties in Philadelphia

2/7/2017
E-cigarettes vs.Traditional Cigarettes

Are e-cigarettes safer than traditional cigarettes when it comes to carcinogens and toxins?

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