Smoking Cessation News

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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

1/7/2015
Could Quitting Smoking Be Easier for Women Just After Ovulation?

Hormonal fluctuations might play a role in cravings, researchers say

1/7/2015
Nearly Half of Older Adults With Asthma, COPD Still Smoke: CDC

Quitting is 'challenging' and depression often plays a role, one expert says

1/5/2015
More Evidence That Healthy Living Works Wonders for Women's Hearts

Study found good diet, exercise slashed odds for heart disease by 90 percent

1/4/2015
Ebola, Obamacare Top U.S. Health News for 2014

VA hospitals scandal, enterovirus illnesses in kids, surge in e-cigarette use also made headlines this year

1/1/2015
Some Expert Tips to Help Smokers Finally Quit in 2015

It's never too late to get benefits from quitting tobacco, American Lung Association says

12/31/2014
Falling Cancer Death Rate Means 1.5 Million Lives Saved Over 20 Years

American Cancer Society report finds a 22 percent drop in deaths

12/30/2014
How to Avoid a Smoking Relapse Over the Holidays

Expect temptation and have a plan to fight it, experts say

12/17/2014
Cheap Natural Compound May Help Smokers Quit

But cytisine isn't widely available, study authors note

12/15/2014
Outreach Program May Help Poorer Smokers Quit

Efforts included phone-based counseling and free nicotine-replacement therapy

12/15/2014
E-Cigarette Use May Be Rising Among Teens

Nearly one-third of those surveyed in Hawaii have tried the devices

12/12/2014
Smoking May Make It Tougher to Quit Problem Drinking: Study

Those addicted to cigarettes spend less time in treatment for drinking problem

12/11/2014
U.S. Taxpayers Burdened by Smoking-Related Ills

Annual tab approaches $170 billion a year, report finds

12/11/2014
Millions of U.S. Kids Still Can Buy 'Harmful' E-Cigarettes: CDC

10 states, D.C. permit sales to children, report says

12/10/2014
Anti-Smoking Campaign Successful and Cost-Effective, CDC Says

Ads featured advice from former smokers

12/8/2014
Hookah Use May Make Cigarette Habit More Likely in Teens

Researchers found similar trend for young users of a chewing tobacco called snus

11/21/2014
Hookahs Deliver Toxic Benzene in Every Puff, Study Shows

Even nonsmoking bystanders had raised blood levels of the chemical, which is tied to leukemia risk

11/19/2014
Get Ready for the Great American Smokeout

American Cancer Society has plenty of tips to help you kick the habit

11/18/2014
Even With a Little Weight Gain, Quitting Smoking Is Still Healthier Choice

Japanese study found that stopping the habit boosted survival, even if a few pounds were added on

11/18/2014
Study Ties Teen Smoking to Risk of Severe Menstrual Cramps

Tobacco use known to restrict blood flow, researchers say

11/14/2014
Smokers in Cars Pose Risk to Passengers: Study

Urine of those who didn't light up had evidence of toxic cigarette chemicals

11/13/2014
More Than One-Fifth of High School Students Smoke: CDC

Experts say more regulation could stop young Americans from picking up the deadly habit

11/11/2014
Many Smokers Quick to Accept Plainly Packaged Cigarettes, Study Finds

Research in Australia -- where such packaging is mandated -- shows about half of smokers support it

11/11/2014
Medicare to Cover Lung Cancer Screening for Long-Time Smokers

Experts applaud decision, saying it will save thousands of lives

11/10/2014
Many Docs Fail to Counsel Young Adults With High Blood Pressure

Too few physicians urge lifestyle changes, study finds

11/7/2014
Cigars Loaded With Harmful Toxins, Study Shows

Even though they may not be inhaled, 'cloud' of smoke could be as dangerous as that from cigarettes

10/29/2014
Stroke Prevention Guidelines Emphasize Healthy Lifestyle

Eat lots of fruits and veggies, get exercise, limit salt and don't smoke, experts say

10/17/2014
Two-Pronged Program Looks Best for Helping Smokers Quit

Behavioral counseling plus medication beats other strategies, study finds

10/8/2014
Healthy Lifestyle Choices May Cut Women's Stroke Risk

Following 5 healthy habits halved chances of most common kind of brain attack, study suggests

9/25/2014
E-Cigarette Use Among Adult Nonsmokers Levels Off: CDC

But fourfold increase seen among current, former smokers, many of whom still smoke cigarettes

9/23/2014
Anti-Smoking Policies May Also Curtail Drinking

Study: Where smoking declines, so does consumption of beer, hard liquor

9/22/2014
E-Cigarettes Don't Help Cancer Patients Quit Smoking: Study

Long-term safety, effectiveness of the devices still unclear, researchers caution

9/17/2014
More Than One Kind of Message May Convince Smokers to Quit, Study Says

Using both positive, negative wording on labels could have the most effect, researchers report

9/17/2014
Healthy Lifestyle Changes Linked to Reduced Risk for Dementia

Never too late to take steps to help avoid the memory-robbing disorder, researchers say

9/8/2014
Smoking Before Fatherhood May Raise Asthma Risk in Kids: Study

But no similar association was found between mother and children

9/3/2014
E-Cigarette Vapor May Be Less Toxic Than Tobacco Smoke: Study

But researcher says the devices should still be regulated

8/26/2014
Ban Indoor Use of E-Cigarettes, U.N. Health Agency Says

Recommendation comes a day after similar calls for regulation by American Heart Association

8/25/2014
Number of Young Non-Smokers Who Tried E-Cigs Tripled in 2 Years

CDC report also finds that teens who used the devices were more likely to say they would try smoking

8/25/2014
E-Cigarettes Should Be Regulated Like Tobacco: American Heart Association

Group's policy statement also calls for ban on marketing, sales to young people

8/19/2014
Hospital Discharge a Key Time to Help Smokers Quit

New study finds that follow-up monitoring and care is crucial

8/14/2014
Less Educated Smokers at Greatest Risk for Stroke, Study Finds

Highly educated smokers seemed less vulnerable to effects of unhealthy habit over 14 years of follow-up

8/6/2014
Prisons That Bar Smoking May Boost Inmates' Health: Study

Rates of tobacco-related deaths 11 percent lower after long-term bans, researchers say