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July 7, 2015

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July 7, 2015

Cancer Survivors Who Smoke Perceive Less Risk from Tobacco

July 2, 2015 — Cancer survivors who smoke report fewer negative opinions about smoking, have more barriers to quitting, and are around other smokers more often than survivors who had quit before or after their ... read more

Smoking Allowed in Growing Number of Restaurants, Bars in Georgia

June 22, 2015 — Despite the passage of Georgia's Smokefree Air Act in 2005, the number of restaurants and bars that allow smoking has doubled in recent years, according to ... read more

June 19, 2015 — Cigarette prices and images on cigarette packets have an impact on women in terms of continuing to smoke or quitting. In fact, less educated women are more responsive to pictorial labels on cigarette ... read more

Inclusion of Experimenters in E-Cigarette Prevalence Studies of 'Questionable' Value

June 19, 2015 — The inclusion of experimenters -- who are unlikely to become habitual users -- in e-cigarette prevalence studies is of 'questionable' value for monitoring population public health trends, ... read more

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

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

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

Smokers Don't Vote: 11,626-Person Study Shows Marginalization of Tobacco Users

May 19, 2015 — A survey of 11,626 Americans shows that, even with all else equal, smokers are 60 percent less likely to vote than nonsmokers. The study is the first to link a health-risk behavior with electoral ... read more

Anti-Smoking Commercials Burn out Over Time

May 19, 2015 — The massive, federally funded anti-smoking campaign in the United States 'Tips From Former Smokers' -- 'Tips' for short -- fizzled more than it popped. That's the conclusion ... read more

Smoking Marijuana May Cause Early Puberty and Stunts Growth in Boys

May 18, 2015 — Boys who smoke marijuana go through puberty earlier but grow more slowly than those who have never smoked the drug according to a new ... read more

Getting Smokers to Quit With an Unlikely Drug: Nicotine

May 18, 2015 — COPD is a mix of chronic bronchitis (which involves a constant cough) and emphysema (which destroys lung tissue). Most people who develop COPD are older with a history of smoking. The Centers for ... 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

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

'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

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

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

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

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