Smoking Cessation News

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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

8/17/2015
No Evidence to Support Widespread Screening for COPD: Experts

U.S. panel says efforts should focus on cutting smoking to prevent the deadly respiratory disease

7/27/2015
Teens Using E-Cigs More Prone to Take Up Smoking: Study

Experts want greater regulation of these nicotine-containing products

7/25/2015
Low-Nicotine Cigarettes Won't Necessarily Help Smokers Stop

Study finds two years of less addicting tobacco didn't increase quit rates

7/23/2015
Many Cancer Survivors Who Smoke See Little Benefit to Quitting

Those who cling to their cigarettes have a different mindset, survey finds

7/16/2015
Lung Cancer Patients Who Quit Smoking Live Longer

Giving up cigarettes led to nearly a year of extra survival, study shows

7/16/2015
Many Young Women Taking Up 'Very Light' Smoking, Study Finds

Defined as 5 or fewer cigarettes a day, the habit can still raise health risks, experts say

7/9/2015
Smoking, Preterm Births Increase a Woman's Heart Disease Risk

Risk more than triples for smokers who delivered premature babies, study shows

7/7/2015
Most Americans Favor Raising Legal Smoking Age to 21: CDC

Even 70 percent of smokers support the concept

7/6/2015
Keeping Fit May Halve Seniors' Heart Failure Risk

Study suggests health choices still make a difference in old age

6/25/2015
As U.S. Smoking Rate Drops, Smokers More Likely to Quit: Study

Efforts to discourage the unhealthy habit have made it less acceptable, experts say

6/24/2015
Smoking Around Toddlers May Raise Their Obesity Risk

Study can't prove cause-and-effect, but changes to kids' hormones might be the link

6/22/2015
Millions of Smokers May Have Undiagnosed Lung Disease

Study shows scans, other tests can help spot respiratory problems early

6/18/2015
Many Parents Who Smoke Expose Kids to Fumes at Home

4 in every 10 U.S. households with a smoking parent had no 'smoke-free' rules in place, study finds

6/4/2015
E-Cigarette Users Often Believe Devices Will Help Them Quit Tobacco

They also think vapor is less harmful than secondhand smoke, survey finds

6/3/2015
Chantix Study Finds Little Evidence to Support Suicidal, Criminal Warnings

But quit-smoking drug may be linked to other adverse effects

5/21/2015
Smoking Rates Continue to Drop in Many States: CDC

But some people are using alternative tobacco products in addition to cigarettes

5/19/2015
Rural Poor Bear Higher Burden of COPD, Study Finds

Reasons aren't clear, but workplace exposures and fuel sources might play a role, researchers say

5/19/2015
Smoking May Make Return of Lung Cancer More Likely

Study found chance of recurrence rose 1 percent for each additional pack of cigarettes smoked each year

5/19/2015
A Billion Smokers, 240 Million Alcohol Abusers Worldwide: Study

Global tally finds adult health toll from legal substances may exceed that from illicit drugs

5/17/2015
Smoking Ups Risk of Complications From Urologic Cancers: Study

Although former smokers also have higher odds of trouble, quitting does help

5/14/2015
Smoking Makes a Comeback in Georgia Bars, Restaurants

State's laws permit designated smoking areas, and more establishments are allowing them, study says

5/13/2015
Money May Convince Smokers to Quit

Study found financial incentives were better alternative than free counseling, cessation aids

5/13/2015
Some Smokers May Be 'Hardwired' to Succeed at Quitting

Finding could provide new target for cessation treatments, researchers say

5/12/2015
Quitting Smoking Improves Angioplasty Outcome, Study Finds

Patients report less chest pain, better quality of life after heart procedure

5/8/2015
5/4/2015
Expert Panel Unclear on Whether E-Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit

More and better data is needed, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says

4/22/2015
Ban Flavoring, Ads for E-Cigarettes, Doctors' Group Says

Backers of the devices say bans would destroy the market, may drive some smokers back to cigarettes

4/20/2015
Many Smokers Try to Quit After Cancer Diagnosis

But majority don't succeed in kicking the habit, study found

4/16/2015
E-Cigarettes May Not Help Smokers Quit Tobacco, Study Finds

Research found the devices actually seemed to lower quit rates

4/14/2015
To Protect Your Aging Brain, Start With Exercise

New report also suggests quitting smoking, managing health conditions and socializing

4/13/2015
Weight-Control Myths Keep Many U.S. Women Smoking

Anti-tobacco efforts should focus on these concerns, researchers say

4/9/2015
Young Adults Respond to Graphic Cigarette Warnings

Study findings suggest seeing is believing

3/31/2015
E-Cigs Tied to Drinking, Other Risky Teen Behaviors

Strong relationship to alcohol use, study finds

3/26/2015
COPD Takes Big Toll on Employment, Mobility in U.S.

CDC report finds a quarter of people with the illness are unable to work

3/25/2015
Fetal Faces Seem to React to Mom's Smoking

In study, 4-D scans show more mouth movement, facial touching in presence of nicotine

3/23/2015
Secondhand Smoke May Put Kids at Risk for Heart Disease as Adults

Children of smokers nearly twice as likely to have plaque buildup in carotid arteries years later, study says

3/23/2015
Smoking May Be Linked to Prostate Cancer's Return

But quitting more than 10 years ago is associated with reduced risk, study says

3/19/2015
Cancer Patients Who Smoke, Drink May Face Longer Feeding Tube Use

But it's not clear from study if dropping these habits would shorten the time people need outside nutrition

3/19/2015
Plain Packaging Laws Might Spur Smokers to Quit

Legislation would also keep tobacco marketing in check, experts say

3/16/2015
Smokers Fare Worse After Heart Procedures, Study Finds

They had much higher risk of heart attack, stroke or death than nonsmokers or those who quit

3/16/2015
E-Cigarette Ads Linked to Tobacco Cravings

Effect was seen in study of current and former smokers

3/12/2015
Raise Legal Smoking Age to 21, U.S. Expert Panel Says

Such a move would save thousands of lives, lower number of smokers, Institute of Medicine finds

3/9/2015
Study Suggests Link Between Adult Diabetes, Exposure to Smoke in Womb

Review of daughters hints at increased risk in middle age

2/24/2015
2 of 3 Smokers Will Die Early If They Don't Quit, Research Shows

Findings confirm newer estimates that put toll of cigarettes much higher than previously thought

2/23/2015
Host of Factors Influence Baby's Immune System

Breast-feeding, less sterile environment spurs healthier makeup of gut bacteria, researchers report

2/17/2015
Chantix Linked to Higher Quit Rates in Certain Smokers: Study

But drug's side effects still worry some doctors

2/16/2015
Smoking During Pregnancy May Raise Diabetes Risk for Daughters: Study

Being lean did not protect against blood sugar disease, researcher notes

2/16/2015
Graphic Images on Cigarette Labels Affect Smokers' Brains: Study

Emotional pictures more memorable and reduce urge to smoke, researchers say