Smoking Cessation News

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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

1/14/2016
Smokers With Pneumonia at Risk for Lung Cancer: Study

Chest scans a cost-effective strategy to screen this population, researchers say

1/14/2016
E-cigarettes Don't Help Smokers Quit Tobacco: Study

Devices actually lower chances of quitting by 28 percent, researchers say

1/13/2016
1/8/2016
Some Steps to Help Protect Yourself From Cancer

Screening and a healthy lifestyle are key, physician says

1/6/2016
1 in 10 Medicaid Recipients Gets Drugs to Quit Smoking

In some states, rate is as low as 1 percent, study finds

12/23/2015
Graphic Warnings on Cigarettes Help Smokers Consider Quitting

Disturbing images get people thinking about health risks associated with tobacco, study finds

12/22/2015
Health Tip: Struggling With Chronic Cough?

Try these at-home remedies

12/21/2015
Study Suggests Link Between Gum Disease, Breast Cancer Risk

Higher odds seen among postmenopausal women who smoke, smoked in the past

12/17/2015
Smoking Bans Beat Cigarette Taxes to Help Smokers Quit: Study

Bans deter casual smokers from lighting up, possibly becoming heavy smokers

12/16/2015
Active, Passive Smoking Tied to Infertility, Early Menopause: Study

Researchers found link between both types of exposure and women's health problems

12/9/2015
Moms-to-Be Smoking Tied to Poorer Fitness in Sons

Higher body mass index in mother also linked to worse performance by young men on running test

12/8/2015
E-Cigarettes May Contain Chemicals Linked to Lung Disease

Flavoring compounds have been tied to a serious illness known as 'popcorn lung'

12/3/2015
Could There Be a 'Quit-Smoking' Gene?

Study suggests willpower isn't the only player

12/2/2015
SIDS Risk Depends on More Than 'Sleeping Environment'

Study finds 'Back to Sleep' messages worked, but so did lower smoking and teen pregnancy rates

12/1/2015
Higher Cigarette Taxes Tied to Fewer Infant Deaths

U.S. study suggests pregnant women may be less likely to smoke if tobacco prices are higher

11/27/2015
Sweat to Help Reduce Your Risk for Prostate Cancer

Vigorous exercise, nutritious diet lower odds for deadly forms of the disease, research suggests

11/18/2015
Tips on Making the 'Great American Smokeout' Work for You

Start by smoking on a schedule, not at whim, expert says

11/17/2015
U.S. Adult Smoking Rate Dips Below 15 Percent: CDC

Latest figures from June show more Americans are kicking the habit

11/17/2015
Here's Your Chance to Stop Smoking

Join the Great American Smokeout Nov. 19

11/12/2015
U.S. Adult Smoking Rate Falls to New Low

CDC says less than 17 percent are lighting up, but big gap remains between well-off and poor

11/9/2015
Fewer Americans Than Ever Sticking to Heart-Healthy Lifestyle, Study Finds

Less than 6 percent of adults tracked in long-running research are keeping critical risk factors at bay

11/3/2015
Anti-Smoking Programs May Sometimes Backfire

Study found smokers can get angry, defensive when public health programs stigmatize tobacco use

10/28/2015
People With Schizophrenia Face Much Higher Risk of Early Death

Lifestyle habits such as smoking greatly up the odds for heart disease, cancer and COPD, study finds

10/28/2015
E-Cigarette Use Highest Among Young Adults, U.S. Report Finds

Almost 4 percent of all adult Americans use them, new survey shows

10/26/2015
Raise Smoking Age to 21, U.S. Pediatricians Urge

And regulate e-cigarettes the same way as other tobacco products, doctors add

10/15/2015
Fewer Teens Smoking Cigarettes, But Twice as Many Using Pot: CDC

Meanwhile, more American adults are trying to break the tobacco habit, second government study shows

10/13/2015
Anti-Smoking Drug Chantix May Help Women Sooner Than Men

Differences in brain's nicotine receptor system may explain gender gap, researchers say

10/7/2015
Cigarettes May Sabotage Alcoholics' Recovery

Smokers were twice as likely as nonsmokers to resume drinking, study finds

9/30/2015
'Low-Nicotine' Cigarettes May Help Smokers Quit

Study found those inhaling the lowest levels of the addictive agent were more likely to try to stop

9/30/2015
More Children, Teens Enticed to Smoke With Flavored Tobacco: CDC

7 out of every 10 kids who said they used tobacco have used flavored varieties, survey shows

9/28/2015
Differences Found in Smokers, Nonsmokers Who Develop Lung Cancer

Nonsmokers with a common form of lung cancer more apt to be women, study finds

9/25/2015
8 of 10 People in Addiction Treatment Smoke, Study Finds

Helping smokers quit can improve their chance for successful drug and alcohol treatment, researcher says

9/18/2015
Teens Copy Parents' Smoking: Study

If mom smokes, daughters are almost four times as likely to get hooked on cigarettes

9/17/2015
Most Smokers Haven't Considered Quitting

21-country survey shows the few who do think about giving up the habit don't even try, U.S. study says

9/10/2015
Fewer U.S. Teens Abusing Alcohol, Prescription Meds: Survey

Rate of smoking has also dropped dramatically over time, data shows

9/8/2015
Could Psychedelic Drugs Be Good Medicine for Some?

Preliminary research suggests potential benefits for psychiatric disorders, substance abuse

9/8/2015
Quitting Smoking After MS Diagnosis May Delay Disease Progression

Accelerates about 5 percent for each additional year of smoking, study finds

9/7/2015
Obese Smokers Tend to Put on More Weight After Quitting

Study also found those who smoked the most gained the most weight after kicking the habit

9/1/2015
Secondhand Smoke in Pregnancy, Youth Tied to Irregular Heartbeat Years Later

Effect was strongest for those without other risk factors for atrial fibrillation, but more study needed

9/1/2015
U.S. Smoking Rate Falls to 15 Percent: CDC

Higher tobacco taxes, tough messages contribute to falloff, experts say

8/25/2015
After Heart Attack, Quitting Smoking Boosts Mental Health, Quality of Life

People who kick habit also report less chest pain, study finds