Smoking Cessation News

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7/22/2016
Smoke Less, Drink Less?

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

7/18/2016
'Cool' Factor Often Spurs Teens to Try E-Cigarettes

They're not using these products to try to stop smoking, researchers say

7/14/2016
Health Before a Stroke Is Big Predictor of Second Attack

Getting hypertension, cholesterol under control could be key to avoiding later dementia, too, study finds

6/30/2016
E-Cigs May Damage Cells in Mouth

Findings suggest a possible increase in the risk of oral disease, researchers say

6/23/2016
Southern States Lagging in Tough Smoking Bans, CDC Says

Only 6 in 10 Americans covered by state or local laws banning smoking in public places

6/17/2016
Depression Plagues Many With COPD

Studies found 1 in 4 patients affected, and readmission to hospital for respiratory illness more likely

6/15/2016
Heart Disease Down Among Over-40 Americans

Better control of risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure likely behind the change

6/9/2016
Teen Smoking Down, E-Cigarette Use Up

CDC survey finds adolescents hear some health messages, but not all

6/7/2016
Text vs. Photo Warnings About Smoking

Gruesome photos of the health consequences of smoking help people quit, new study finds

6/6/2016
Gruesome Cigarette Pack Images Seem to Help Some People Quit

Many smokers can't shake the haunting FDA-proposed visuals, study finds

6/2/2016
Base Quit-Smoking Day on Menstrual Cycle?

Women may find it easier to say no after ovulation, study says

6/1/2016
Most Americans Support Rise in Legal Smoking Age

Survey finds wide support in all regions to raise cutoff to age 19 or older

5/31/2016
Most Smokers Don't Stick With E-Cigarettes

'Vaping' only replaces tobacco use for a small group of people, study finds

5/27/2016
Is Smoking During Pregnancy Tied to Offspring's Schizophrenia Risk?

Scientists measured evidence of exposure in the womb and found an association, but not proof

5/24/2016
Smoking during Pregnancy

Smoking during pregnancy may increase the risk of schizophrenia in offspring, new study finds.

5/19/2016
Healthy Living Could Drastically Cut Cancer Deaths

4 key lifestyle factors include: weight, exercise, no smoking and skipping alcohol, study says

5/18/2016
Why Heavy Drinking Seems to Boost Desire to Smoke More

Study sheds light on how alcohol habit may make it harder to overcome nicotine addiction

5/18/2016
Experts Rank America's 'Fittest Cities' -- Is Yours One of Them?

A lower smoking rate helped Washington, D.C., edge out Minneapolis and Denver, report says

5/10/2016
If 1 in 10 U.S. Smokers Quits, $63 Billion Saved

Study finds the health cost benefits come within a year

5/6/2016
Young LGBT Adults Are Target of FDA Stop-Smoking Campaign

Tobacco use is common among these 18- to 24-year-olds, agency says

5/6/2016
FDA Banning E-Cigarette Sales to Minors

Agency also wants other retail restrictions on access to vaping products

4/25/2016
E-Cigarette Ads May Help Lure Teens to the Habit: Study

Researchers, experts call for ban on such promotions, much like what happened with tobacco cigarette ads

4/22/2016
No Link Between Anti-Smoking Drugs, Mental Health Issues: Study

Meds like Chantix and Wellbutrin may be safer to use than smokers often realize, research suggests

4/22/2016
Retirement Can Be Golden for Your Health

When people stop working, they sit less, move more and get a better night's sleep, study says

4/21/2016
Rich-Poor Life Expectancy Gap Shrinking for U.S. Youth

Policies to boost health among poorer Americans may be paying off, researchers say

4/14/2016
Hookah Smoking and Lung Damage

Hookah smoking causes lung damage even among light users, new study finds .

4/11/2016
Besides Your Lungs, Smoking May Harm Your Job Prospects, Paycheck

Income difference works out to more than $8,000 annually, study finds

4/7/2016
A Few Key Steps Can Protect Your Heart and Kidneys

Study cites smoking, body fat, exercise, blood pressure among factors to pay attention to

4/4/2016
Study: Smoking Hikes Chances of Early Death for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

But risk declines after quitting, researchers find

4/1/2016
Web Searches for E-Cigs Focus on Buying

Analysis shows rare interest in health effects, even though the devices touted as quit-smoking aids, researchers report

3/31/2016
Great American Smokeout Stands Out Among 'Awareness Days'

Study detected about 61,000 more online searches and tweets on quitting smoking that day

3/29/2016
Smoking Triggers Big Changes in Mouth Bacteria, Study Finds

But quitting eventually returns levels to normal

3/28/2016
CDC: Federal Anti-Smoking Campaign Still Paying Off

Ads have helped at least 400,000 Americans to give up tobacco since 2012, survey finds

3/23/2016
Less Than 3 Percent of Americans Live a Healthy Lifestyle

Factors studied included not smoking, eating right, exercising and keeping a low percentage of body fat

3/18/2016
Exercise May Extend Lives of People With COPD

Study seems to show a big benefit, and experts say activity can help lungs stay healthy

3/14/2016
'Cold Turkey' May Work Best for Quitting Smoking

Stopping over time is less effective, British researchers say

3/11/2016
Mom's Smoking May Put Kids at Higher Risk of COPD in Adulthood

Risk was almost tripled when mothers smoked heavily, but study didn't prove cause and effect

3/4/2016
Can Certain 'Poor Carb' Diets Raise Nonsmokers' Lung Cancer Risk?

Study suggests link for regimens rich in refined carbs, potatoes, but it can't prove cause-and-effect

2/26/2016
Graphic Cigarette Warnings May Target Brain's 'Quit Centers'

Areas linked to emotions, decision-making and memory are triggered, researchers suggest

2/19/2016
U.S. Internet Searches Highlight E-cig's Surging Popularity

Most want information about buying the nicotine-laced devices, not their health effects, analysis shows

2/18/2016
Smoking's Grip Adds to Misery of the Homeless

Average spent on cigarettes was $44 a week, study reports

2/10/2016
National Smoking Bans Help Everyone, Especially Nonsmokers: Study

Review of worldwide research finds reductions in heart disease after restrictions introduced

2/10/2016
Many U.S. Women Still Smoke Before, During Pregnancy: Report

Smoking puts about 300,000 infants at risk each year, experts say

2/2/2016
Study Casts Doubt on Effectiveness of COPD Drug

Research finds acetazolamide may not help patients breathe on their own, but one expert disagrees

1/28/2016
Mental Disorders Increasing for Younger Smokers

Psychiatric problems showing up in those who took up the habit from the 1980s onward, researchers find

1/26/2016
Teens Who 'Vape' May Be More Likely to Try Smoking, Too

Study finds e-cigarette users have almost triple the odds compared to nonusers

1/26/2016
Smoking Lowers Breast Cancer Survival, Study Finds

Smoking after diagnosis tied to 72 percent higher risk of death from the disease versus never smoking

1/26/2016
No Clear Winner Seen Among Stop-Smoking Aids in Study

Whether you use the nicotine patch, lozenges or Chantix, strong desire to quit is key, experts say

1/25/2016
Free Nicotine Patches by Mail May Help Smokers Quit

Intervention helped boost success rates a bit, even when counseling wasn't included, study found

1/25/2016
Secondhand Smoke in Hookah Bars May Put Employees at Risk

Study results challenge notion that exposure to hookah smoking is safe