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October 13, 2015

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October 13, 2015

Exercise and Stop Smoking to Improve Depression After Heart Attack

Oct. 10, 2015 — Exercise and stop smoking to improve depression after a heart attack, experts ... read more

Older Tobacco Users Pay More for Health Insurance Under Affordable Care Act

Oct. 8, 2015 — A new study finds tobacco users would pay more for a health insurance plan from the Affordable Care Act exchanges than non-tobacco users in nearly every county of the 37 states that used ... read more

Smoking Increases Hospitalizations, Costs of Peripheral Artery Disease

Sep. 28, 2015 — An analysis of medical costs associated with atherosclerotic lower extremity peripheral artery disease, a dangerous condition in which a buildup of plaque in the arteries restricts blood flow to the ... read more

Kids With Asthma That Are Exposed to Secondhand Smoke Have Twice as Many Hospitalizations

Sep. 24, 2015 — The risk for hospitalization doubles for kids with asthma who are exposed to secondhand smoke, according to a study. The study strengthens the association that previous studies have shown which links ... read more

Around the World, Those Treated for Addiction Far More Likely to Smoke

Sep. 22, 2015 — A review of studies from 20 countries indicates that tobacco use is not addressed in substance abuse treatment programs. The results agree with an earlier review that found that the median smoking ... read more

Smoking Linked With Higher Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Sep. 18, 2015 — Current smokers and people regularly exposed to second-hand smoke have a significantly increased risk for type 2 diabetes compared with people who have never smoked, according to a new study. The ... read more

If Mom or Dad Is a Smoker, Their Teenager Is More Likely to Be a Smoker Too

Sep. 18, 2015 — The more a parent smokes, the more their teenage son or daughter will also smoke. Teenagers are much more likely to smoke and be dependent on nicotine if a parent is dependent on nicotine, especially ... read more

Experts Question the Evidence Underpinning E-Cigarette Recommendations

Sep. 15, 2015 — Public Health England recently endorsed the use of electronic cigarettes as an aid to quitting smoking. But experts question the evidence on safety and effectiveness underpinning the ... read more

Hookah Tobacco Smoking Seems to Be Increasing in Both Prevalence, Frequency

Sep. 15, 2015 — Nearly one in five recently surveyed high school seniors report having smoked tobacco from a hookah in the past year, and more than a third of them reported smoking hookahs often enough to be ... read more

Video Game Warnings Fall Far Short in Rating Tobacco Content

Sep. 14, 2015 — Video games are not adequately rated for tobacco content, according to a new study that found video gamers are being widely exposed to tobacco ... read more

Larger, Private Colleges and Universities More Likely to Attract Hookah Establishments

Sep. 14, 2015 — Larger and private colleges and universities seem to attract hookah cafes and lounges, but smoke-free policies decrease these odds, according to findings of a new ... read more

Smokers at Higher Risk of Losing Their Teeth, Research Shows

Sep. 14, 2015 — Regular smokers have a significantly increased risk of tooth loss, a new study has confirmed. Male smokers are up to 3.6 times more likely to lose their teeth than non-smokers, whereas female smokers ... read more

Stress Main Cause of Smoking After Childbirth

Sep. 9, 2015 — Mothers who quit smoking in pregnancy are more likely to light up again after their baby is born if they feel stressed. Researchers studied more than 1,000 new mothers and found that the stress of ... read more

Smoking Doesn't Always Mean a Shortened Life Span or Cancer

Sep. 9, 2015 — Not all smokers experience early mortality, and a small proportion manage to survive to extreme ages, research shows. Using long-lived smokers as their phenotype, the authors of a study identified a ... read more

Continued Smoking After MS Diagnosis Associated With Accelerated Disease Progression

Sep. 8, 2015 — Continued smoking after a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) appears to be associated with accelerated disease progression compared with those patients who quit smoking, according to an ... read more

Smoke-Free Zones, Higher Taxes Deter Youth Smoking, Study Shows

Sep. 8, 2015 — Banning smoking in the workplace and increasing taxes on cigarettes have discouraged teens and young adults from taking up smoking, according to an American ... read more

Brain Damage During Stroke May Point to Source of Addiction

Sep. 8, 2015 — A region of the brain -- called the insular cortex -- may hold the key to treating addiction, a pair of studies suggest. Scientists have come to this conclusion after finding that smokers who ... read more

New Statement on Tobacco Control and Smoking Cessation

Sep. 8, 2015 — A new statement calls for higher taxes on tobacco products, comprehensive advertising and promotion bans of all tobacco products and product regulation including pack ... read more

Quit-Smoking Drug Not Linked to Heart Disease or Depression

Sep. 7, 2015 — A highly effective drug that helps smokers to quit does not increase their risk of heart attack and depression as was previously thought, research suggests. Researchers who carried out the study say ... read more

Adolescents More Likely Not to Smoke When Cigarette Ads Feature Older Adults

Sep. 4, 2015 — For decades, the tobacco and alcohol industries have been accused of advertising their products to kids. Tremendous public pressure has prompted the implementation of strict guidelines. Today, ... read more

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