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October 3, 2015

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October 3, 2015

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

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

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

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

Daily Marijuana Use Among U.S. College Students Highest Since 1980

Sep. 1, 2015 — Daily marijuana use among the nation's college students is on the rise, surpassing daily cigarette smoking for the first time in ... read more

With Tobacco, What You Don't Know Can Kill You Sooner

Aug. 31, 2015 — The public shows “considerable lack of knowledge” about the risk associated with different types of tobacco products, researchers say. What people can benefit from is knowing the varying levels ... read more

Raising Pay Can Reduce Smoking Rates

Aug. 31, 2015 — In addition to restricting when and where tobacco is used at work, research shows that employers can do something else to reduce smoking: raise ... read more

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

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

Teen Smokers Struggle With Body-Related Shame, Guilt

Aug. 19, 2015 — Are teen smokers who pick up the habit doing so because they have a negative self-image? Does the typical teenaged smoker try to balance out this unhealthy habit with more exercise? And if so, then ... read more

Aug. 18, 2015 — How scientists study the effects of marijuana on the brain is changing. Until recently marijuana research largely excluded tobacco users from its participant pool, but scientists have found reason to ... read more

Teens Using E-Cigarettes May Be More Likely to Start Smoking Tobacco

Aug. 18, 2015 — Students who have used electronic cigarettes by the time they start ninth grade are more likely than others to start smoking traditional cigarettes and other combustible tobacco products within the ... read more

E-Cigarettes Could Have Health Impacts in Developing World, Research Suggests

Aug. 18, 2015 — Two researchers are urging greater regulatory oversight of e-cigarettes in poorer countries, where sales of the devices are growing. Public awareness of the devices is high in some developing ... read more

Smoking Cessation Drug Not Boosting Number of Smokers Who Quit

Aug. 17, 2015 — The introduction of a new prescription smoking-cessation aid, varenicline, in 2006 has had no significant impact on the rate at which Americans age 18 and older successfully quit smoking, according ... read more

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