Smoking Cessation News

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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

7/10/2014
Lung Groups: Governments Should Limit or Ban Use of E-Cigarettes

Statement says more research needed on health effects of the nicotine-delivery devices

7/8/2014
Combo Approach May Work Best for Smokers Looking to Quit

Study finds drug Chantix plus nicotine patch beats use of the patch alone

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