Smoking Cessation News

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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

2/11/2015
U.S. Smoking Deaths May Be Underestimated, Study Suggests

Each year, 60,000 more smokers die from causes that have association with smoking, researchers say

2/6/2015
Health Tip: Ready to Quit Smoking?

Take these essential steps

2/4/2015
Americans Confused About Cancer Risks

Survey finds many worry about unproven factors like food additives, and less about exercise and obesity

1/28/2015
It Pays for Moms-to-Be to Stop Smoking

More than twice as many quit when offered financial incentives, study says

1/27/2015
Prostate Cancer Patients Who Smoke Fare Worse, Study Finds

They were twice as likely to see disease spread, die from illness

1/21/2015
Efforts to Curtail Tobacco Use Stalled in 2014, Report Says

Smoking still claims 500,000 lives a year in the United States

1/19/2015
Want to Get Healthy? Get Your Partner Involved

New research finds lifestyle changes are more successful when couples do it together

1/13/2015
How Intense Efforts Boosted Heart Health for One Maine Community

Better screening, control of high cholesterol and blood pressure cut deaths and hospitalizations, study finds

1/12/2015
'Metabolizer Test' Might Someday Take Guesswork Out of Quitting Smoking

Determining how quickly or slowly you process nicotine might be an aid to quitting, study suggests

1/9/2015
Study Suggests Link Between E-Cigarettes, Respiratory Infections

Goal was to measure devices' impact on children, researchers say

1/8/2015
Cancer Groups Urge More Regulation of E-Cigarettes

Say too little is known about potential health hazards of 'vaping' devices