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August 24, 2016

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

June 22, 2016 — Free radicals can reach the endoplasmic reticulum, a cellular organelle that is critical in manufacturing and transporting fats, steroids, hormones and various proteins, and alter its function by ... read more

Smoking May Have Negative Effects on Sperm Quality

June 22, 2016 — A recent study found that that sperm of men who smoke has a greater extent of DNA damage than that of ... read more

Has Incidence of Parkinson's Disease Increased Over Past 30 Years?

June 20, 2016 — A study of patients in a Minnesota county suggests the incidence (new cases) of parkinsonism and Parkinson's disease may have increased over the past 30 years but that trend may not be genuine ... read more

E-Cigarettes: Gateway or Roadblock to Cigarette Smoking?

June 17, 2016 — New research on e-cigarettes and young people has been presented by experts. In detailed qualitative interviews with young people aged 16 to 25 across Scotland and England, the majority of ... read more

Smoking Can Hamper Common Treatment for Breast Cancer

June 17, 2016 — We know that individuals who smoke take major health risks. Now a new research study shows that common treatment for breast cancer works less well in patients who smoke, compared to ... read more

June 9, 2016 — Air pollution -- including environmental and household air pollution -- has emerged as a leading risk factor for stroke worldwide, associated with about a third of the global burden of stroke in ... read more

Obesity and Smoking Reduces Likelihood of Treatment Success in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis

June 9, 2016 — The results of a study showed that the likelihood of achieving sustained remission in early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is significantly lower in patients who smoke and who are obese. These findings ... read more

Pictures Warning of Smoking Dangers on Cigarette Packs Increased Quit Attempts

June 6, 2016 — Affixing pictures on cigarette packets to illustrate the danger of smoking increased attempts by smokers to quit, according to the results of a clinical ... read more

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