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May 6, 2015

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May 6, 2015

Cardiorespiratory Fitness Reduces Disease Risk Among Smokers

Apr. 17, 2015 — Cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with reduced metabolic syndrome risk among smokers, according to researchers. Smoking is estimated to cause 443,000 deaths each year in the United States, ... read more

Smokers Who Use E-Cigarettes Less Likely to Quit, Study Shows

Apr. 16, 2015 — The increase in use of e-cigarettes has led to heated debates between opponents who question the safety of these devices and proponents who claim the battery-operated products are a useful cessation ... read more

Apr. 16, 2015 — A licensed clinical psychologist is focusing on the ADHD-autism link to better understand why people with ADHD and autism may be more prone to substance abuse and, in the process, to develop more ... read more

Breastfeeding May Prevent Postpartum Smoking Relapse

Apr. 16, 2015 — While a large number of women quit or reduce smoking upon pregnancy recognition, many resume smoking postpartum. Previous research has estimated that approximately 70 percent of women who quit ... read more

Many Teens Try E-Cigs, but Few Become Regular Users

Apr. 15, 2015 — E-cigarettes are popular with teens, including those who have never smoked, but few of those who try them become regular users, while most of those who do so are also smokers, finds research. ... read more

High Flavoring Content in Some E-Cigarettes May Be Cause for Concern

Apr. 15, 2015 — The levels of chemicals used to flavor some brands of e-cigarette fluid exceed recommended exposure limits and could be respiratory irritants, in some cases, suggests research. The electronic ... read more

Alcohol May Elevate the Expression of Two Enzymes Called CYP2E1, CYP2U1

Apr. 14, 2015 — The prefrontal cortex and amygdala are brain regions that not only referee cognitive functions and emotional states, but also contribute to the reinforcing effects of alcohol and tobacco. Little is ... read more

Nicotine Use Increases Compulsive Alcohol Consumption, Study Finds

Apr. 14, 2015 — In rat models, nicotine exposure actually promotes alcohol dependence, researchers report. "It's a vicious cycle," said a biologist and a senior author of the new study. "Nicotine ... read more

Racial, Ethnic Disparities Seen in Smoking Rates, Related Illnesses

Apr. 14, 2015 — April is National Minority Health Month, and one of the most significant health issues minorities face is disproportionate rates of smoking and health-related illnesses, experts ... read more

E-Cigarette Use Is Not Risk-Free

Apr. 14, 2015 — E-cigarettes are not without health risks for people who vape or for bystanders, researchers report. The report has only considered e-cigarettes with nicotine since there has been very little ... read more

Apr. 7, 2015 — Young adults are more likely to appreciate the dangers of smoking when warnings are presented in images as well as text, according to a new study. The labels used in the study emphasized negative ... read more

Women Smokers Concerned About Weight Are Less Likely to Try to Quit

Apr. 6, 2015 — Women who believe smoking helps them manage their weight are less likely to try quitting in response to anti-smoking policies than other female smokers in the U.S. A new study is the first to find ... read more

Cigarette Smoke Makes Superbugs More Aggressive

Apr. 2, 2015 — Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), an antibiotic-resistant superbug, can cause life-threatening skin, bloodstream and surgical site infections or pneumonia. Researchers now report ... read more

One in Four High School Seniors Now Try Smoking Water Pipes

Mar. 26, 2015 — Despite declines in the number of youths who smoke cigarettes, hookah or water pipe use continues to rise among Canadian youth, a new study reports. The study found that almost one in four high ... read more

Mar. 23, 2015 — Kids exposed to their parents' smoking had a higher risk of developing clogged arteries in adulthood than those with non-smoking parents. Researchers stressed that parents should not smoke if ... read more

Smoking: Standardized Packaging With Large Graphic Health Warnings Encouraged More Thoughts About Quitting

Mar. 19, 2015 — Introduction of standardized packaging for tobacco products in Australia prompted more smokers to think about quitting and to attempt to quit, show findings of surveys of adults ... read more

New Tobacco Atlas Details Scale, Harms of Tobacco Epidemic

Mar. 19, 2015 — The fifth edition of the Cancer Atlas graphically details the scale of the tobacco epidemic; the harmful influence of tobacco on health, poverty, social justice, and the environment; the progress ... read more

Genetic Analysis of Current Smokers Shows That High Tobacco Consumption Lowers Body Weight

Mar. 16, 2015 — A new study of 80,342 participants, including 15,220 current smokers has shown that smokers who consume a high amount of tobacco are more likely to weigh less. "Smoking and obesity remain two ... read more

E-Cigarettes Can Be Regulated Now Without More Research, Expert Says

Mar. 13, 2015 — A legal scholar and tobacco control expert says he has developed a research-based roadmap that allows for the immediate regulation of e-cigarettes, and that his proposal would minimize the threats ... read more

Experts Call for a Tobacco-Free World by 2040

Mar. 12, 2015 — Leading public health researchers today call for the sale of tobacco to be phased out by 2040, showing that with sufficient political support and stronger evidence-based action against the tobacco ... read more

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