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October 27, 2016

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October 27, 2016

Vitamin E May Prevent Pneumonia in Nonsmoking Elderly Men

Oct. 5, 2016 — Administration of 50 mg per day of vitamin E decreased the risk of pneumonia in elderly male smokers by 72% after they quit smoking, according to a new ... read more

Severe Burns, Injuries from E-Cigarette Explosions Go Under-Reported Across the Country

Oct. 5, 2016 — Doctors and public health officials differ on the potential long-term effects of vaping and the use of e-cigarettes as smoking cessation tools. But they agree the devices shouldn't explode in ... read more

Oct. 3, 2016 — A scientific blueprint to end tobacco cravings may be on the way after researchers crystallized a protein that holds answers to how nicotine addiction occurs in the ... read more

If Legalizing Pot, Consider Health, Not Profits, Analysis Says

Sep. 28, 2016 — A new analysis of marijuana legislation offers a framework for states that are considering legalizing the drug and want to protect public health, rather than corporate ... read more

Smoking Bans Persuade Light Users to Give Up the Habit

Sep. 28, 2016 — For the first time, research shows how smoking bans in cities, states and counties led young people living in those areas to give up, or never take up, the use of ... read more

Unknown Exposure to Second-Hand Smoke Associated With Increased Mortality

Sep. 26, 2016 — A new biomarker has identified known and unknown exposure to second-hand smoke and confirmed a strong association to increased mortality in non-smokers, according to a new study. The results provide ... read more

New Treatment for Depressed Smokers Trying to Quit

Sep. 20, 2016 — Why is quitting smoking particularly difficult for depressed people? Researchers are now testing a new smoking cessation treatment combining medication and behavioral activation therapy targeted at ... read more

Sep. 19, 2016 — Several flavorings added to electronic cigarettes impact the toxicity of the devices, say researchers, adding that, among the tested flavors, strawberry was the most toxic. The researchers also ... read more

E-Cigarette Use Linked to Successful Attempts to Quit Smoking

Sep. 16, 2016 — Growth in the use of e-cigarettes in England has been associated with a higher rate of successful attempts to quit smoking, a new study ... read more

A Talk With a Nurse Can Persuade Hospital Patients to Quit Smoking

Sep. 16, 2016 — Self-reported quit rates among hospital patients more than doubled when nurses and other staff were trained to coach patients on how to stop smoking and to make sure they got the help they needed to ... read more

Sep. 15, 2016 — By employing the same tactics it used to drive policymaking from the 1970s-1990s, the tobacco industry has become successful in influencing pro-industry e-cigarette laws at the state level, according ... read more

Testing for Damage to Airways Caused by Drinking, Smoking

Sep. 14, 2016 — Cells in the lung are constantly exposed to oxygen and intermittently exposed to other environmental factors, resulting in a susceptibility to oxidative injury. Both alcohol use disorders (AUDs) and ... read more

Conclusions About the Effects of Electronic Cigarettes Remain the Same

Sep. 13, 2016 — An independent, rigorous assessment of the best available evidence to date about electronic cigarettes for quitting smoking has been released by ... read more

E-Cigarettes May Have Helped 18,000 People Quit Smoking in 2015

Sep. 13, 2016 — E-cigarettes may have helped about 18,000 people in England to give up smoking in 2015, according to new research. It's estimated that 2.8 million people in the UK use e-cigarettes. And they are ... read more

Smoking May Lead to Heart Failure by Thickening the Heart Wall

Sep. 13, 2016 — Smokers without obvious signs of heart disease were more likely than nonsmokers and former smokers to have thickened heart walls and reduced heart pumping ability, report investigators at conclusion ... read more

Children's Willpower Linked to Smoking Habits Throughout Life

Sep. 13, 2016 — A link between childhood self-control and smoking habits across life have been uncovered by researchers. The researchers found children with low self-control by age 10/11 were more likely to take up ... read more

Belief About Nicotine Content in Cigarette May Change Brain Activity and Craving

Sep. 13, 2016 — How the brain responds to nicotine depends on a smoker's belief about the nicotine content in a cigarette, according to new research. The study found that smoking a nicotine cigarette but ... read more

College Educated More Likely to Use E-Cigs to Quit Cigarette Smoking

Sep. 7, 2016 — Users of both electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and cigarettes may be more intent on quitting tobacco, but that intention seems to drop off among less educated smokers, according to a ... read more

Young People Exposed to Vaping Ads Less Likely to Think Occasional Smoking Bad for Health

Sep. 6, 2016 — Exposure to advertisements for e-cigarettes may decrease the perceived health risks of occasional tobacco smoking, suggests new research, prompting concern that this may lead more young people to ... read more

Small Study Shows the Effects of Smoking on Reducing Calorie Intake

Sep. 5, 2016 — A new study shows that smoking reduces calorie intake, possibly modulated by its effect on levels of the hormone ghrelin (also known as the hunger ... read more

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