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August 30, 2016

Smokers More Prone to Bowel Condition Relapses, Study Suggests

Aug. 30, 2016 — Smoking is strongly linked to relapse of a serious bowel condition, research has confirmed. People with Crohn's disease are more likely to experience a recurrence after surgery if they continue ... read more

Majority of US Doctors Discussing Electronic Cigarettes With Their Patients

Aug. 24, 2016 — A new survey of US doctors reveals they are frequently discussing electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) with patients in a clinical setting. A substantial proportion of physicians also recommend e-cigs to ... read more

Incidence of Most Fatal Type of Stroke Decreasing

Aug. 12, 2016 — A recently published study indicates that Finland's national tobacco policies seem to be radically reducing the incidence of subarachnoid hemorrhage, the most fatal form of ... read more

Vaping Flavor: Dangerous Trends in Youth Consumption of E-Cigarettes

Aug. 9, 2016 — Currently, we are experiencing a new phenomenon with youth consumption of e-cigarettes all around the United States. New flavors appear to be one of the main reasons why teens are getting hooked on ... read more

Teens Who Smoke Daily Are More Likely to Report Health Complaints

July 29, 2016 — As fewer teens overall take up smoking, those who do smoke daily are reporting more health complaints than in years past, a new study ... read more

Recovery of Dopamine Function Emerges With Recovery from Smoking

July 28, 2016 — A new study reports that smoking-related deficits in brain dopamine, a chemical implicated in reward and addiction, return to normal three months after quitting. The normalization of dopamine systems ... read more

Toxins in E-Cig Vapor Increase With Heat and Device Use

July 27, 2016 — Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, have grown in popularity as an alternative to traditional cigarette smoking. But health experts and consumer advocates have raised concerns over their safety. Now ... read more

Smokers Quitting Tobacco Also Drink Less Alcohol

July 21, 2016 — People who have recently begun an attempt to quit smoking tobacco are more likely to try to drink less alcohol than other smokers, according to ... read more

Quitting Smoking During Pregnancy: Beneficial for Both Mother and Child

July 19, 2016 — In 80 percent of cases, pregnant women who used nicotine patches or the drug Zyban successively quit smoking, a new study has shown. Even after stopping the use of these products, 60 percent of Zyban ... read more

'Cool, Fun Factor' Motivates E-Cigarette Use in Teens

July 18, 2016 — The novelty factor of e-cigarettes is the key motivation for their use by adolescents, according to a new Canadian study. Previous studies have found increasing rates of e-cigarette use by ... read more

Public Health Benefits of E-Cigarette Use Tend to Outweigh the Harms

July 14, 2016 — A modeling study by top tobacco control experts finds that e-cigarettes are likely to provide public health benefits based on "conservative estimates" of the likely uptake of vaping and ... read more

Study Finds Differing Treatment Options for Women Smokers

July 13, 2016 — A new study has found important differences between women and men in their ability to quit smoking when taking medications commonly prescribed to help smokers ... read more

Doctors Shouldn't Routinely Recommend E-Cigarettes to Smokers

July 12, 2016 — Existing treatments are more effective than e-cigarettes to help people quit smoking, there are professional ethics concerns about providers who recommend them, and there is no strong evidence that ... read more

July 11, 2016 — A new study debunks the popular belief that electronic cigarettes are merely a substitute for cigarettes among teens. Instead, the study suggests that some teens who never would have smoked ... read more

Nicotine Exposure During Pregnancy Nearly Twice as High as Reported

July 7, 2016 — More women may be smoking and exposed to nicotine during pregnancy than previously thought, according to research. The study reveals a significant gap between the number of local, pregnant mothers ... read more

ACA's Tobacco Surcharges Reduce Smokers' Insurance Take-Up, Study Finds

July 6, 2016 — A new study reveals an unexpected consequence of the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) tobacco surcharges: high surcharges resulted in lower rates of insurance enrollment among smokers in the first ... read more

Mixing Cannabis With Tobacco Increases Dependence Risk, Suggests Study

July 5, 2016 — People who mix tobacco with cannabis are less motivated to seek help to ... read more

E-Cigarette Use Among College Students: Helpful Aid or Risky Enabler?

June 29, 2016 — Electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use continues to rise, and current data regarding use of e-cigarettes among college students are needed. The study connects e-cigarette use in colleges to high ... read more

Unproven Claims Run Rampant in E-Cigarette Business

June 27, 2016 — Electronic cigarette makers and sellers are making all kinds of health claims, many of which likely won't stand up to scrutiny under recently announced FDA regulation, a new study has ... read more

Do You Know What You're Smoking? Research Suggests That You Don't

June 23, 2016 — There is little awareness of the chemical components of cigarette smoke amongst US adults, even though many of them report having looked for relevant information. In a new study, researchers suggest ... read more

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