Smoking Cessation News

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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

8/6/2014
One in 10 Cancer Survivors Still Smoke Years Later, Study Finds

Experts say finding shows how hard it is to quit, and that doctors need to make better effort to help

8/1/2014
Many Doctors Recommend E-Cigarettes as Anti-Smoking Aid, Survey Finds

Two-thirds of physicians thought they could help smokers quit, and a third recommended them

7/31/2014
Benefits of E-Cigarettes May Outweigh Harms, Study Finds

Findings run counter to recent calls for strict regulation

7/29/2014
Extra Exercise Could Help Depressed Smokers Quit: Study

Withdrawal symptoms, cravings are harder on people with mood disorders, researchers say

7/21/2014
Smoking While Pregnant Linked to ADHD in Children

Expectant moms' use of nicotine-replacement therapy could also spell problems for kids, study suggests

7/16/2014
Study Suggests Tough Smoking Laws Might Lower Suicide Risk

Rates dropped in states that enacted strict anti-smoking policies, researchers say

7/15/2014
Graphic Cigarette-Label Warnings Work, Study Finds

The bigger, the better, researchers say

7/11/2014
Health Tip: Quit Smoking, Especially While Pregnant

How smoking can harm a developing baby