Smoking Cessation News

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7/7/2014
Hookah Smoking Popular Among Well-Heeled Teens: Survey

Survey found one in five high school seniors had tried it; being affluent, well-educated raised risk

7/3/2014
Change Bad Habits Early, Save Your Heart Later

Young adults who adopt healthier lifestyle can cut their heart disease risk, researchers say

6/24/2014
CDC Readies Latest Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads

Seven new stories show the ravages of smoking, urge smokers to quit

6/19/2014
Timing of Day's First Cigarette May Influence Lung Cancer Risk

People who light up soon after rising might face higher odds for the disease, research shows

6/12/2014
Less Smoking, Sex and Fighting Among U.S. High School Kids: CDC

But rates for other unhealthy behaviors, such as texting while driving, are up, agency says

6/11/2014
Scientists Spot New Clues to a Deadly Lung Disease

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis always fatal, but research points to possible cause, potential treatment

6/10/2014
Doctors' Group Calls for Tougher Rules on Sale of E-Cigarettes

American Medical Association recommendations include minimum age purchase rule, flavor restrictions

6/3/2014
Among New Smokers, Teen Boys More Likely to Quit Than Girls: Study

Being scared by cigarette warnings, playing team sports also increased chances of kicking the habit

6/2/2014
1 in 4 Smokers With Gene Defect May Get Lung Cancer

Study finds smokers with gene normally linked to breast cancer appear to have a much higher risk of lung cancer

5/29/2014
Viewing E-Cigarette Use May Keep Smokers From Quitting

Seeing smokeless devices in action triggered urge for a regular cigarette in young smokers, study found

5/29/2014
More Americans Working to Control Blood Pressure, Cholesterol: CDC

But rates for these and other heart-healthy habits still fall far short of goals, agency says

5/29/2014
Abnormal Lung Scan May Be 'Teachable Moment' for Smokers

Researchers find bad news motivates many to quit tobacco

5/23/2014
Fewer Americans Believe E-Cigs Safer Than Tobacco Cigarettes: Study

But e-cigarettes continue to rise in popularity, with sales nearing $1.7 billion

5/21/2014
COPD Patients Face Greater Risk of Heart Failure, Study Says

Blacks with lung condition were most vulnerable of all, researchers report

5/20/2014
Can E-Cigarettes Help You Quit Smoking?

One study says yes, but not all experts agree

5/18/2014
Tweens Who Play Sports Less Likely to Smoke: Study

And non-school clubs may help reduce risk of drinking, researchers find

5/16/2014
Hookahs Not a Safe Alternative to Cigarettes, Study Shows

Water pipes still increased levels of nicotine, harmful substances in smokers

5/14/2014
Stepped-Up Screening Would Uncover More Lung Cancers, Study Says

But the scans and follow-up care would be expensive

5/14/2014
FDA Asks Public to Join Battle Against Smoking by Children

Reporting tobacco law violations helps keep cigarettes out of kids' hands, agency says

5/13/2014
College Students' Unhealthy Habits Can Mark Their Future

Smoking, drinking, not eating right and not exercising will add up to future health woes, researchers say

5/13/2014
Lung Cancer Not on Many Women's Radar: Survey

Although lung cancer is biggest cancer killer, women believe breast cancer is a bigger concern

5/12/2014
Smoking More Likely Among Teens Whose Parents Light Up

Quitting early in child's life helps reduce risk, researchers say

5/12/2014
Drug Therapy May Lower Odds That Kids With ADHD Will Smoke

Children with the disorder typically have higher smoking rates, experts note

5/7/2014
Nicotine Poisoning of Infant Highlights 'E-Cig' Dangers, Docs Report

10-month-old boy was sickened but survived toxic ingestion of liquid used for 'vaping'

5/7/2014
Little Cigars Liked by Teens Are Still 'Candy-Flavored Tobacco': Report

Researchers found some of the cigars, which are unregulated by FDA, had more chemical flavoring than candy or Kool-Aid

5/6/2014
Weight Gain Fears Keep Some Smokers From Quitting

Docs can help by addressing diet maintenance in cessation plans, researchers say

4/25/2014
Smoke-Free Laws May Help Prevent COPD Hospitalizations

Kentucky patients 22 percent less likely to need to be admitted in counties with stricter laws, study finds

4/25/2014
Smoking, Drinking Combo Raises Odds for Esophageal Cancer

Study found having both unhealthy habits doubled risk of malignancy compared to having just one

4/24/2014
FDA Proposes E-Cigarette Regulations

Opponents of the increasingly popular devices worry about their impact on children

3/28/2014
Smoking Bans Linked to Drop in Premature Births, Kids' Asthma Attacks

Smoke-free policies offer health benefits for people of all ages, study authors say

3/27/2014
Smoking May Dull Ability to Sense Bitter Tastes

Buildup of tobacco chemicals could hamper regeneration of taste buds, researcher says

3/27/2014
Fewer Americans Would Smoke If Cessation Treatments Were Covered: CDC

Counseling and medication services aren't all included, and barriers to access exist, study shows

3/27/2014
Smoke-Free Policies May Protect the Heart

Study found hospitalizations for heart disease, stroke dipped after Michigan passed workplace smoking ban

3/24/2014
E-Cigarettes Won't Help You Quit, Study Finds

But research design was flawed, critic says

3/16/2014
Keep Your Heart Healthy

Daily exercise, fruits and veggies, not smoking all help, cardiologist says

3/14/2014
Why It's Hard to Kick the Smoking Habit

Brain scans showed nicotine withdrawal weakens parts of the brain tied to ability to control cravings

3/12/2014
Smokers' Brains Perk Up at Positive Cigarette Images: Study

Scans showed less response to negative images of habit's consequences

3/12/2014
Nicotine Patches Don't Help Pregnant Women Quit Smoking: Study

Researchers also found those who used them had higher blood pressure than those who didn't

2/27/2014
Secondhand Smoke Linked to Miscarriage Risk

Study found that as exposures rose, so did risk for a number of serious obstetric complications

2/12/2014
Quitting Smoking Linked to Better Mental Health in Study

Over 3 years, people who stopped reported drop in mood disorders, alcohol and drug problems

2/7/2014
2/5/2014
CVS Caremark to Stop Selling Tobacco Products

Says sale of cigarettes is inconsistent with a pharmacy's mission

1/31/2014
CDC to Launch Latest Graphic Anti-Smoking Campaign

It will include now-deceased North Carolina woman whose appearance in first initiative stunned many viewers

1/28/2014
Number of Nurses Who Smoke Is Down: Report

Researcher says trend is important because it sends clear message to patients about quitting

1/27/2014
Screen Older, Male Smokers for Type of Aneurysm, Experts Say

Abdominal aortic aneurysms are bulges in a major artery that can burst without warning

1/22/2014
Much More Must Be Done to Lower Smoking Rates, Experts Say

American Lung Association points to legislative inaction by states, stronger push by Big Tobacco

1/16/2014
U.S. Smoking Rates Drop to Historic Lows: CDC

Report authors credit increasing cigarette taxes, hard-hitting anti-smoking ads for decline

1/9/2014
U.S. Lung Cancer Rates Continue to Drop: CDC

Cigarette tax hikes, no-smoking policies contribute to decline, experts say

1/7/2014
Chantix Helped People With Mental Illness Quit Smoking Longer in Study

Extended treatment combined with talk therapy might be most effective, researcher says

1/7/2014
Half-Century of Smoking Prevention Extended 8 Million Lives: Study

But almost one-fifth of Americans still light up