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May 30, 2015

Parents Are Integral in Stopping Rise as Teen E-Cigarette Usage Triples

May 22, 2015 — Though many think e-cigarettes are helping to reduce the number of smokers in the US, research is showing the opposite is true when it comes to teens. Experts recently released data showing that in ... read more

How Big Tobacco Is Able to Woo Parliamentarians

May 20, 2015 — An investigation asks to what extent is the tobacco industry able to reach out and influence parliamentarians? The findings raise important questions about how far the vested interests of the tobacco ... read more

Growing Up With Smokers Doubles Risk for Adult Smoking Among Hispanics

May 20, 2015 — For Hispanics/Latinos living in the United States, growing up in a home with a regular smoker nearly doubled their chances of becoming an adult smoker. The findings are based on data from the ... read more

New Study Challenges Claims on Aldehyde Content of Third Generation E-Cigarettes

May 21, 2015 — In January 2015 a report found that a third generation e-cigarette -- an e-cigarette with variable power settings -- set to the maximum power and long puff duration generated levels of formaldehyde ... read more

Smoking a Significant Predictor of Lung Cancer Recurrence in Survivors

May 19, 2015 — A new study has shown that many lung cancer survivors are at high risk for developing another lung cancer or having their cancer return after completing treatment. The study specifically looked at ... read more

Smoking Induces Early Signs of Cancer in Cheek Swabs

May 14, 2015 — DNA damage caused by smoking can be detected in cheek swabs, finds research. The study provides evidence that smoking induces a general cancer program that is also present in cancers which ... read more

Smoking and Angioplasty: Not a Good Combination

May 12, 2015 — Quitting smoking when you have angioplasty is associated with better quality of life and less chest pain. People who continued to smoke after angioplasty had much worse chest pain and quality of life ... read more

A Sobering Thought: One Billion Smokers and 240 Million People With Alcohol Use Disorder, Worldwide

May 12, 2015 — A new study has compiled the best, most up-to-date evidence on addictive disorders globally. It shows that almost 5 percent of the world's adult population (240 million people) have an alcohol ... read more

'Not Just a Flavoring:' Menthol, Nicotine Combined Desensitize Airway Receptors

May 11, 2015 — Menthol acts in combination with nicotine to desensitize the type of nicotinic receptors found in lungs and airways that are responsible for nicotine's irritation, say researchers. They say ... read more

New Report: First Compilation of Global Addictions

May 11, 2015 — The world's first comprehensive report on global addictions has revealed that Australians smoke less tobacco and drink less alcohol than the British, but Aussies take more illicit ... read more

May 11, 2015 — An analysis of simulated smoking sessions turns up toxic, cancer-causing elements in what's often considered a safer and trendy smoking alternative. The analysis found that out of the different ... read more

Links Between Household Air Pollution, Lung Infections Examined, Including Pneumonia

May 8, 2015 — Scientists have come a step closer to understanding why people exposed to household air pollution (HAP) are at higher risk of lung infections such as pneumonia and tuberculosis. Three billion people ... read more

Impact of Post-Treatment Surveillance in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Cancer

May 7, 2015 — Compliance with post-treatment surveillance, income level and the travel distance for follow-up care had effects on survival in patients with head and neck squamous cell cancer, according to a ... read more

When Mom Gains Too Much Weight During Pregnancy, Her Child Is More Likely to Be Obese

May 6, 2015 — A new study has found that when an expecting mother gains more weight than recommended, does not exercise or smokes during pregnancy, the probability that her child will be overweight or obese at the ... read more

Hispanics' Health in the United States: Report

May 5, 2015 — The first national study on Hispanic health risks and leading causes of death in the United States by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that similar to non-Hispanic whites ... read more

Study Finds Inhibitor for COPD Lung Destruction

May 4, 2015 — Newly published observations in patients and experiments in mice provide evidence that cigarette smoke reduces expression of the protein NLRX1 in the lung, taking the restraints off a destructive ... read more

Youth Just as Likely to Try E-Cigarettes as Smoking

May 4, 2015 — Young people are just as likely to try electronic cigarettes as smoking, according to a new report. The findings reveal that approximately 20 per cent of youth between the ages of 15 and 19 ... read more

May 4, 2015 — Researchers have demonstrated that motivational interviewing can make smokers see tobacco as something disagreeable, thus helping them to quit the habit. Motivational interviewing is a psychological ... read more

Genetic Sensitivity to Bitter Tastes May Impact Adherence to Oral Smoking Cessation Products

Apr. 23, 2015 — Inspired by a half century’s worth of big tobacco research around the taste of nicotine, a smoking cessation scientist is working to understand how a person’s taste perception might make them a ... read more

Quit Smoking at Age 60: Lower Risk for Heart Attack and Stroke Within the First Five Years

Apr. 22, 2015 — Smokers who die from heart disease are, on average, five and a half years younger than non-smokers who die from it. Conversely, those who quit smoking, even past the age of 60, have a considerably ... read more

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