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Smoking Issues
Lead and Other Toxic Metals Found in E-Cigarette ‘Vapors’

( - 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

Smoking Issues
Secondhand Smoke: Avoid Dangers in the Air

( - You don't smoke because you understand the dangers — but what about smoke you inhale involuntarily?

Feb 19, 2018 - 12:46:39 PM

Smoking Issues
Are E-cigarettes Safe? (VIDEO)

( - 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

Smoking Issues
Study of Smoking and Genetics Illuminates Complexities of Blood Pressure

( - 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

Smoking Issues
Adolescents Not Susceptible to Cigarette Smoking Are Using E-Cigarettes

( - CHAPEL HILL, NC – 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

Smoking Issues
It’s Never Too Late to Quit Smoking

( - My 50-year-old husband has been a smoker for 30 years. He says that quitting now won’t 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 Issues
Smoking is Down, but Almost 38 Million American Adults Still Smoke

( - 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

Smoking Issues
Youth Using Alternative Tobacco Products Are More Likely to Smoke 1 Year Later

( - 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

Smoking Issues
Do Less Harm: E-Cigarettes a Safer Option Than Smoking

( - Quitting smoking is among the top New Year’s resolutions, but is notoriously difficult to do and often requires multiple attempts and strategies.

Jan 12, 2018 - 10:56:07 AM

Veterans Issues
About Three in Ten US Veterans Use Tobacco Products

( - About 3 in 10 U.S. military veterans used some form of tobacco product during 2010–2015, according to new data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in today’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report(MMWR)

Jan 11, 2018 - 1:42:43 PM

Smoking Issues
Quitting Cigarettes: One of the Toughest New Year’s Resolutions
( - Most New Year’s resolutions fail. A study, from the United Kingdom’s Royal Society of Public Health, found that that “quitting smoking is the most difficult resolution to keep.”
Jan 2, 2018 - 9:57:39 AM

Smoking Issues
Quitting Smoking Can Add Years, Quality of Life (VIDEO)

( - As resolutions go, quitting smoking could be the most important choice on a smoker's list.

Dec 27, 2017 - 11:40:20 AM

Smoking Issues
Medications Alone Don’t Help Smokers Quit

( - Pharmaceutical interventions are routinely prescribed to help people quit smoking. However,....

Dec 21, 2017 - 12:28:03 PM

Smoking Issues
Smoking Cessation Drug May Increase Risk of Adverse Cardiovascular Event

( - 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

Smoking Issues
E-Cig Use Increases Risk of Beginning Tobacco Cigarette Use in Young Adults

( - PITTSBURGH, Dec. 11, 2017 – Young adults who use electronic cigarettes are more than four times as likely to begin smoking tobacco cigarettes within 18 months as their peers who do not vape

Dec 11, 2017 - 8:22:21 AM

Smoking Issues
Nicotine Withdrawal Affects the Brain’s Cognitive Systems

( - UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — 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

Smoking Issues
Some Chemicals in Smoke May Be Even More Dangerous Than Previously Thought

( - It’s 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

Smoking Issues
Exercise May Help Protect Smokers from Inflammation, Muscle Damage

( - Bethesda, Md. (November 28, 2017)—Regular 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 Issues
Smoking Study Personalizes Treatment

( - 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

Smoking Issues
Use Big Tobacco’s Nov 26 Corrective Statements to Reduce Smoking

( - The court-ordered publication of “corrective statements” 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

Smoking Issues
New Smoking Cessation Study (VIDEO)

( - 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

Smoking Issues
Medicaid Expansion under ACA Linked to Higher Rate of Smoking Cessation

( - PITTSBURGH,  – 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

Smoking Issues
Examining Health Risks of Vaping

( - 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

Smoking Issues
Tiny Worms May Offer New Clues About Why It's So Hard to Quit Smoking

( - ANN ARBOR—Researchers 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

Smoking Issues
Kicking the Habit, Online

( - 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

Smoking Issues
Nicotine’s Hold: What the Gut and Gender Have to Do with It

( - 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

Smoking Issues
Nicotine's Hold: What the Gut and Gender Have to Do With It

( - Many people who smoke or chew tobacco can't seem to escape nicotine's addictive properties.

Nov 1, 2017 - 9:50:10 AM

Smoking Issues
E-Cigarettes May Trigger Unique and Potentially Damaging Immune Responses

( - 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

Smoking Issues
Researchers Identify Gene That Influences Nicotine Dependence

( - RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC— A DNA variant—located in the DNMT3B gene and commonly found in people of European and African descent—increases the likelihood of developing nicotine dependence

Oct 10, 2017 - 10:49:17 AM

Smoking Issues
Tobacco Smokers Could Gain 86 Million Years of Life if they Switch to Vaping, Study Finds

( - WASHINGTON — 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

Smoking Issues
Interactive Web Tool Shows Potential Impact of Tobacco Policies

( - 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

Smoking Issues
One E-Cigarette with Nicotine Leads to Adrenaline Changes in Nonsmokers’ Hearts

( - 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

Smoking Issues
Managing Negative Emotions Can Help Pregnant Smokers Quit

( - BUFFALO, N.Y. – A new study by scientists in the University at Buffalo’s 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

Smoking Issues
WVU-Led Report Shows Smoking Has Not Flamed Out in All Populations

( - MORGANTOWN, W. Va.—The number one cause of preventable death is on the decline, but not for everyone.

Sep 13, 2017 - 11:03:39 AM

Smoking Issues
‘Epigenetic’ Changes From Cigarette Smoke May be First Step in Lung Cancer Development

( - 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

Smoking Issues
UAlbany Study Links Smoking with Limited Nutrition Access

( - 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

Smoking Issues
E-Cigarettes Can Help Smokers Quit, But There’s a Catch

( - WASHINGTON — Frequent e-cigarette use does help smokers quit — a finding that Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Aug 31, 2017 - 9:55:45 AM

Smoking Issues
Cosmetic Surgery May Help Patients Quit Smoking

( - 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

Smoking Issues
Getting a Clear Picture of Patient Smoking Quit Rates

( - 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

Smoking Issues
Is There Any Reason to Allow Cigarette Companies to Send Coupons (or Any Other Advertising) to Nonsmokers?

( - WASHINGTON (Aug. 18, 2017) A recent study in the 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

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