Lead and Other Toxic Metals Found in E-Cigarette âVaporsâ
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Significant amounts of toxic metals, including lead, leak from some e-cigarette heating coils and are present in the aerosols inhaled by users
Feb 22, 2018 - 12:02:05 PM
Secondhand Smoke: Avoid Dangers in the Air
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - You don't smoke because you understand the dangers â but what about smoke you inhale involuntarily?
Feb 19, 2018 - 12:46:39 PM
Are E-cigarettes Safe? (VIDEO)
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Most health officials will tell you they believe e-cigarettes are less harmful than a conventional tobacco cigarette.
Feb 19, 2018 - 12:32:36 PM
Study of Smoking and Genetics Illuminates Complexities of Blood Pressure
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Analyzing the genetics and smoking habits of more than half a million people has shed new light on the complexities of controlling blood pressure
Feb 16, 2018 - 9:55:57 AM
Adolescents Not Susceptible to Cigarette Smoking Are Using E-Cigarettes
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - CHAPEL HILL, NC â Researchers have found that adolescents who are not susceptible to smoking cigarettes and who thought e-cigarettes were less harmful were more likely to use e-cigarettes.
Feb 5, 2018 - 9:55:52 AM
Itâs Never Too Late to Quit Smoking
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - My 50-year-old husband has been a smoker for 30 years. He says that quitting now wonât do much good. Are there still health benefits of quitting smoking after decades of being a regular smoker?
Jan 23, 2018 - 1:07:48 PM
Smoking is Down, but Almost 38 Million American Adults Still Smoke
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Overall, cigarette smoking among U.S. adults (aged 18 years) declined from 20.9 percent in 2005 to 15.5 percent in 2016.
Jan 18, 2018 - 2:49:29 PM
Youth Using Alternative Tobacco Products Are More Likely to Smoke 1 Year Later
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Nonsmoking adolescents who use e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco or tobacco water pipes are more likely to start smoking conventional cigarettes within a year
Jan 16, 2018 - 12:45:27 PM
Do Less Harm: E-Cigarettes a Safer Option Than Smoking
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Quitting smoking is among the top New Yearâs resolutions, but is notoriously difficult to do and often requires multiple attempts and strategies.
Jan 12, 2018 - 10:56:07 AM
About Three in Ten US Veterans Use Tobacco Products
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - About 3 in 10 U.S. military veterans used some form of tobacco product during 2010â2015, according to new data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in todayâs Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report(MMWR)
Jan 11, 2018 - 1:42:43 PM
Quitting Cigarettes: One of the Toughest New Yearâs Resolutions
Jan 2, 2018 - 9:57:39 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com - Most New Yearâs resolutions fail. A study, from the United Kingdomâs Royal Society of Public Health, found that that âquitting smoking is the most difficult resolution to keep.â
Quitting Smoking Can Add Years, Quality of Life (VIDEO)
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - As resolutions go, quitting smoking could be the most important choice on a smoker's list.
Dec 27, 2017 - 11:40:20 AM
Medications Alone Donât Help Smokers Quit
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Pharmaceutical interventions are routinely prescribed to help people quit smoking. However,....
Dec 21, 2017 - 12:28:03 PM
Smoking Cessation Drug May Increase Risk of Adverse Cardiovascular Event
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Varenicline, one of the most commonly prescribed drugs for helping people quit smoking, may put them at higher risk for a cardiovascular event
Dec 20, 2017 - 9:59:01 AM
E-Cig Use Increases Risk of Beginning Tobacco Cigarette Use in Young Adults
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - PITTSBURGH,Â Dec. 11, 2017 â Young adults who use electronic cigarettes are more than four times as likely to begin smoking tobacco cigarettesÂ within 18 months as their peers who do not vape
Dec 11, 2017 - 8:22:21 AM
Nicotine Withdrawal Affects the Brainâs Cognitive Systems
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. â Most attempts to stop smoking are unsuccessful in the long term, even with smoking cessation methods such as nicotine replacement therapy.
Dec 7, 2017 - 8:24:44 AM
Some Chemicals in Smoke May Be Even More Dangerous Than Previously Thought
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Itâs no surprise that chemicals in smoke cause cancer, but a new study published in the Archives of Toxicology shows that some chemicals in cigarette smoke and industrial processes may be more dangerous than previously thought.
Dec 1, 2017 - 11:31:38 AM
Exercise May Help Protect Smokers from Inflammation, Muscle Damage
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Bethesda, Md. (November 28, 2017)âRegular exercise may protect smokers from some of the negative effects associated with smoking, such as muscle loss and inflammation
Nov 29, 2017 - 11:09:37 AM
Smoking Study Personalizes Treatment
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A simple blood test is allowing Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) researchers to determine which patients should be prescribed varenicline (Chantix) to stop smoking
Nov 21, 2017 - 3:32:22 PM
Use Big Tobaccoâs Nov 26 Corrective Statements to Reduce Smoking
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The court-ordered publication of âcorrective statementsâ by major U.S. tobacco companies later this month should serve as a reminder that tobacco addiction remains a major health problem
Nov 16, 2017 - 11:13:13 AM
New Smoking Cessation Study (VIDEO)
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - If you're using the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout as part of an effort to quit smoking, join Drs. J. Taylor Hays and David Midthun....
Nov 16, 2017 - 11:01:47 AM
Medicaid Expansion under ACA Linked to Higher Rate of Smoking Cessation
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - PITTSBURGH, Â â When low-income adults were newly covered by Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), they were more likely to quit smoking cigarettes than their counterparts in states that did not offer Medicaid expansion
Nov 14, 2017 - 12:05:37 PM
Examining Health Risks of Vaping
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - MCLEAN, Va. (Oct. 9, 2017) - Recently many college campuses around the country have banned the use of vaping nicotine products (VPNs) and electronic (e)-cigarettes on school grounds
Nov 9, 2017 - 10:20:11 AM
Tiny Worms May Offer New Clues About Why It's So Hard to Quit Smoking
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - ANN ARBORâResearchers at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute found that a previously dismissed genetic mechanism may contribute to nicotine dependence
Nov 8, 2017 - 10:28:41 AM
Kicking the Habit, Online
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Online social networks designed to help smokers kick the tobacco habit are effective, especially if users are active participants
Nov 6, 2017 - 12:45:59 PM
Nicotineâs Hold: What the Gut and Gender Have to Do with It
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Many people who smoke or chew tobacco can't seem to escape nicotine's addictive properties. Studies show that women in particular seem to have a harder time quitting, even with assistance, when compared to men.
Nov 3, 2017 - 10:50:15 AM
Nicotine's Hold: What the Gut and Gender Have to Do With It
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Many people who smoke or chew tobacco can't seem to escape nicotine's addictive properties.
Nov 1, 2017 - 9:50:10 AM
E-Cigarettes May Trigger Unique and Potentially Damaging Immune Responses
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - E-cigarettes appear to trigger unique immune responses as well as the same ones that cigarettes trigger that can lead to lung disease
Oct 20, 2017 - 11:40:41 AM
Researchers Identify Gene That Influences Nicotine Dependence
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NCâ A DNA variantâlocated in the DNMT3B gene and commonly found in people of European and African descentâincreases the likelihood of developing nicotine dependence
Oct 10, 2017 - 10:49:17 AM
Tobacco Smokers Could Gain 86 Million Years of Life if they Switch to Vaping, Study Finds
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON â Up to 6.6 million cigarette smokers will live substantially longer if cigarette smoking is replaced by vaping over a ten-year period
Oct 3, 2017 - 12:15:44 PM
Interactive Web Tool Shows Potential Impact of Tobacco Policies
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - ANN ARBOR---If the minimum age for buying tobacco legally were changed to 21, it could save more than 35,000 lives in Texas, 15,000 in Florida and more than 12,000 in Michigan by 2100, according to a new web application.
Sep 28, 2017 - 12:35:44 PM
One E-Cigarette with Nicotine Leads to Adrenaline Changes in Nonsmokersâ Hearts
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A new UCLA study has found that healthy nonsmokers experienced increased adrenaline levels in their hearts after one electronic cigarette with nicotine.
Sep 21, 2017 - 12:04:25 PM
Managing Negative Emotions Can Help Pregnant Smokers Quit
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - BUFFALO, N.Y. â A new study by scientists in the University at Buffaloâs Research Institute on Addictions has shown that pregnant smokers are more likely to quit if they can learn to manage negative emotions that lead to smoking.
Sep 20, 2017 - 11:08:42 AM
WVU-Led Report Shows Smoking Has Not Flamed Out in All Populations
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - MORGANTOWN, W. Va.âThe number one cause of preventable death is on the decline, but not for everyone.
Sep 13, 2017 - 11:03:39 AM
âEpigeneticâ Changes From Cigarette Smoke May be First Step in Lung Cancer Development
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center say they have preliminary evidence in laboratory-grown, human airway cells that a condensed form of cigarette smoke triggers....
Sep 12, 2017 - 10:34:36 AM
UAlbany Study Links Smoking with Limited Nutrition Access
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - ALBANY, N.Y. - Tobacco use and poor nutrition continue to be the underlying causes of the greatest number of preventable deaths in the United States.
Sep 11, 2017 - 1:22:53 PM
E-Cigarettes Can Help Smokers Quit, But Thereâs a Catch
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON â Frequent e-cigarette use does help smokers quit â a finding that Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Aug 31, 2017 - 9:55:45 AM
Cosmetic Surgery May Help Patients Quit Smoking
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - If you're a smoker considering cosmetic surgery, your plastic surgeon will likely require you to stop smoking for at least two weeks before your procedure.
Aug 30, 2017 - 10:54:17 AM
Getting a Clear Picture of Patient Smoking Quit Rates
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - According to a recent study led by The University of Kansas Cancer Center researchers, a high proportion of smokers enrolled in bedside tobacco cessation programs who said they had quit were misreporting their smoking status.
Aug 30, 2017 - 10:45:50 AM
Is There Any Reason to Allow Cigarette Companies to Send Coupons (or Any Other Advertising) to Nonsmokers?
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON (Aug. 18, 2017) A recent study in theÂ Nicotine & Tobacco Research journal confirms that the tobacco industry sends discount cigarette coupons to non-smokers in the USA and that some of those receiving the coupons become smokers.
Aug 18, 2017 - 12:42:06 PM