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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

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‘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

Smoking Issues
Smoking Raises Risk of Aneurysm Recurrence After Endovascular Treatment

( - In a new study, researchers report people who have experienced an aneurysm have another reason to quit smoking.

Aug 17, 2017 - 12:15:27 PM

Smoking Issues
Saved By The Scan

( - So, you’ve stopped smoking. Congratulations! Take a deep breath and thank yourself for reducing your risk of lung cancer, the No. 1 cancer killer of both men and women.

Aug 2, 2017 - 3:06:27 PM

Smoking Issues
Americans are Quitting Smoking in Higher Numbers; Study Suggests E-cigarettes Help

( - University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center researchers performed a population-level analysis of national surveys conducted from 2001 to 2015 and found that....

Jul 27, 2017 - 10:57:04 AM

Smoking Issues
Electronic Cigarettes: Not a Safe Way to Light Up

( - Electronic cigarettes, often called e-cigarettes, are battery-operated devices that heat a liquid (usually but not always containing nicotine), turning it into a vapor that can be inhaled.

Jul 17, 2017 - 11:12:48 AM

Smoking Issues
Youth Tobacco Product Use, Including e-cigarettes, Drops During 2015-2016

( - The number of middle and high school students who say they are current tobacco users – defined as having used a tobacco product in the past 30 days – dropped from 4.7 million in 2015 to 3.9 million in 2016

Jun 15, 2017 - 9:13:34 AM

Smoking Issues
Why the LGBT Community is Among the Hardest Hit by Smoking

, June 14, 2017 -- It is not an accident that smoking rates among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth are twice the rate for the general population.

Jun 14, 2017 - 11:13:28 AM

Smoking Issues
Hazards of Cigarette Smoking Extend Way Beyond the Lungs

( - WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Warning: Cigarette smoking presents far more health hazards than you probably realize.

Jun 14, 2017 - 10:44:06 AM

Smoking Issues
Where Cigarette Smoking’s Damage is Done . . . Down to Your DNA

( - Scientists have known for decades that smoking cigarettes causes DNA damage, which leads to lung cancer.

Jun 13, 2017 - 2:25:00 PM

Smoking Issues
E-cigarettes ‘Potentially as Harmful as Tobacco Cigarettes’

( - A study by chemists at the University of Connecticut offers new evidence that electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are potentially as harmful as tobacco cigarettes.

Jun 12, 2017 - 11:39:00 AM

Smoking Issues
Tobacco Advertising and Susceptibility to Use Tobacco Among Youth

( - Among 12- to 17-year-olds who have never used tobacco products, nearly half were considered receptive to tobacco marketing if they were able to recall or liked at least one advertisement

May 22, 2017 - 10:58:59 AM

Smoking Issues
Pitt Analysis Determines Odds of a Hookah Non-Smoker Taking First Puff

( - PITTSBURGH, May 16, 2017 – A positive attitude toward and desire to take up hookah smoking are the most likely predictors of a young adult becoming a hookah tobacco smoker

May 16, 2017 - 8:12:52 AM

Smoking Issues
Social Smoking Carries Same Heart-Disease Risks as Everyday Habit

( - COLUMBUS, Ohio – Social smokers’ risk for high blood pressure and high cholesterol is identical to those who light up every day, new research has found.

May 3, 2017 - 11:17:04 AM

Smoking Issues
Is Sitting the New Smoking?

( - People who sit throughout the day are likely at increased risk for disease and death.

Apr 13, 2017 - 11:59:27 AM

Smoking Issues
Compounds from Tropical Nut Could Help Break Nicotine Addiction

( - GAINESVILLE, Fla. — There are more than 1 billion cigarette smokers worldwide and another 600 million who chew betel quid, an addicting mix of areca palm nut that sometimes includes tobacco.

Apr 5, 2017 - 8:55:31 AM

Smoking Issues
E-cigarettes a Gateway to Smoking? Not Likely

( - BUFFALO, N.Y. – Are e-cigarettes a gateway product that lead more people, especially teens, to smoke regular cigarettes?

Mar 13, 2017 - 8:46:59 AM

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