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September 1, 2015

Many Parents Unaware of E-Cigarette Dangers to Children

Aug. 25, 2015 — Many parents and guardians who use e-cigarettes are not aware of the dangers they pose to children, according to a new ... read more

Quitting Smoking After Heart Attack Gives Quick Boost to Mental Health, Quality of Life

Aug. 25, 2015 — A new study shows that quitting smoking after a heart attack has immediate benefits, including less chest pain, better quality of daily life and improved mental health. Many of these improvements ... read more

Is Incense Bad for Your Health?

Aug. 25, 2015 — The burning of incense might need to come with a health warning. This follows the first study evaluating the health risks associated with its indoor use. The effects of incense and cigarette smoke ... read more

Young Adults Believe Hookah, E-Cigs Are Safer Than Cigarettes

Aug. 24, 2015 — Many college students are making their way back to campus this month, and back to the habits -- good or bad -- that dorm-life promotes. A new study finds that young adults under 25, including high ... read more

E-Cigarette Use Linked to Cough Reflex Sensitivity

Aug. 20, 2015 — The popularity of electronic cigarettes has steadily increased worldwide, but little is known about their effects on health. New research suggests that the single use of an electronic cigarette ... read more

Mobile Technology May Help People Improve Health Behaviors

Aug. 13, 2015 — Smart phone apps and wearable sensors are promising for improving cardiovascular health behaviors, preliminary data suggest. Self-monitoring is a key facet of changing behavior to prevent and manage ... read more

Heavy Smokers, Smokers Who Are Obese Gain More Weight After Quitting

Aug. 13, 2015 — For smokers, the number of cigarettes smoked per day and current body mass index are predictive of changes in weight after quitting smoking, according to ... read more

Smoking Ban Linked to Drop in Stillbirths, Newborn Deaths

Aug. 13, 2015 — Stillbirths have dropped by almost 8 percent in England since the smoking ban was introduced, research shows. The number of babies dying shortly after birth has also dropped by almost eight per cent, ... read more

Nicotine-Eating Bacteria Could One Day Help Smokers Kick the Habit

Aug. 12, 2015 — Most people who smoke cigarettes know it's bad for their health, but quitting is notoriously difficult. To make it easier, scientists are taking a brand-new approach. They are turning to ... read more

Nicotine-Chomping Bacteria May Hold Key to Anti-Smoking Therapy

Aug. 6, 2015 — A new study explores a bacterial enzyme that might be used as a drug candidate to help people quit smoking. The research shows that this enzyme can be recreated in lab settings and possesses a number ... read more

Combined Impact of Smoking, Early Menopause on Mortality

Aug. 5, 2015 — Women may now have yet another reason to quit smoking given the results of a new study. The Swedish study involving 25,474 women is the first to quantify the combined effects of smoking and age at ... read more

Smoking Prevalence Has Not Decreased for Individuals With Poor Mental Health

Aug. 4, 2015 — Despite a significant decline in tobacco use by adults, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), smoking rates in individuals with poor mental health remained the same for ... read more

Residential Location Affects Pregnant Women's Likelihood of Smoking

Aug. 3, 2015 — Women are more likely to smoke during pregnancy when they live in areas where socio-economic resources are lower but also where smoking is more socially accepted, according to new ... read more

If You're Using Drugs, Scientists Want to Help You Avoid Addiction

Aug. 3, 2015 — Abstinence is the best way to avoid drug addiction. But in many societies, drug use is the norm, not the exception, especially by youth. What keeps the majority of users from becoming addicted? How ... read more

Novel Model Developed to Predict Amount of Nicotine Emitted from E-Cigarettes

July 30, 2015 — Researchers have developed the first ever, evidence-based model that can predict with up to 90 percent accuracy the amount of nicotine emitted by an electronic ... read more

Trying to Quit Smoking? First Strengthen Self-Control

July 30, 2015 — The desire to quit smoking -- often considered a requirement for enrolling in treatment programs -- is not always necessary to reduce cigarette cravings, argues a review of addiction research. Early ... read more

Every Country in the World Can Afford to Support Its Smokers to Stop

July 30, 2015 — A major new review examined a wide range of measures that healthcare systems in different countries can adopt to help smokers to stop, determining that in fact, all countries can afford to support ... read more

Effects Over Time of Tobacco Tax Increases in New Zealand

July 28, 2015 — Annual 10 percent tobacco tax increases in New Zealand over the next 20 years should lead to health gains, net health system cost savings and modest reductions of about 2 percent to 3 percent in ... read more

Can Migraine Increase Your Risk of Stroke?

July 23, 2015 — Older people who experience migraines may have an increased risk of stroke, but only if they are smokers, new research suggests. The study did not find an association between migraine with or without ... read more

Apartment Owners See Benefits to Going Smoke-Free

July 22, 2015 — A survey of 324 multiunit owners/operators in South Dakota showed that adopting smoke-free policies reduced maintenance costs while improving safety. State tobacco control officials have developed ... read more

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