Smoking Cessation

Smoking Cessation
Secondhand Smoke Derails Quit-Smoking Efforts
Secondhand smoke may foster nicotine cravings and make it harder for cigarette smokers to quit.
Secondhand Smoke May Boost Risk of Learning Problems, ADHD
Children exposed to secondhand smoke in the home are more likely than those in smoke-free homes to develop behavior and learning problems, according to new research.
Smoking May Raise Disease Risk by Increasing Hormones
Older women who smoke have higher levels of sex hormones than nonsmoking women, which may increase their risk for breast cancer, diabetes, and other diseases, new research finds.
Heavy Smokers in U.S. Dwindling
The number of heavy smokers declined by about 16% from 1965 to 2007, says a new report.
Are Menthol Cigarettes Riskier Than Non-Menthol?
People who smoke menthol cigarettes are no more likely -- and may actually be less likely -- to develop lung cancer than those who smoke non-menthol cigarettes, a study suggests.
CDC: More States Need to Go ‘Smoke-Free’
People are banned by law from smoking in bars, restaurants, or work sites in half of all states in the U.S., but more action is needed to reduce heart disease and lung cancer caused by secondhand smoke, the CDC says in a new report.
FDA to Regulate E-Cigarettes Just Like Tobacco
The FDA has decided to oversee electronic cigarettes the same way it does tobacco products.
Nicotine-Free 'Fake' Cigarettes May Help Smokers Quit
Nicotine-free plastic inhalers -- fake cigarettes that allow people to simulate smoking -- may increase some smokers’ odds of quitting smoking, a study shows.
Why Some Smokers Have a Harder Time Quitting
Quitting smoking is never easy, but some smokers have an even harder time kicking the habit, and now new research suggests that they may derive more pleasure form nicotine.
Why Smokers Gain Weight When Quitting
A new study is providing clues to the role of nicotine in reducing appetite. Researchers have zeroed in on the exact brain cells that nicotine triggers to cut appetite and body fat.
FDA Unveils Grim Cigarette Warning Labels
Graphic images such as lifeless bodies, surgical scars, and diseased lungs are among nine new warning labels unveiled by the FDA that the agency says must appear on all cigarette packaging and advertisements by September 2012.
'Do U Smoke?' Text Messages Can Help You Quit
Mobile phones could hold the key to people giving up smoking after a study involving sending motivational and supportive text messages to smokers doubled quit rates after six months.
Secondhand Smoke May Hurt Teens' Hearing
Adolescents who are exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke have nearly double the risk of hearing loss compared to those who are not exposed, according to a new study.
Early Morning Smokers Have Higher Cancer Risk
According to two new studies, smokers who take their first puffs soon after they wake up in the morning may be running a greater risk of developing lung cancer and head and neck cancer than those who wait to have their first cigarette of the day.
Menthol Cigarettes May Be Tougher to Quit
Smoking menthol cigarettes may make it harder to quit the smoking habit for good, a study shows.
Smoking Increases Bladder Cancer Risk More Than Thought
Smoking may increase risk for bladder cancer even more than previously believed, and this risk is comparable among male and female smokers.
Adult Smoking Rates Differ Among Occupations
Education, occupation, and socioeconomic status are major factors affecting cigarette smoking rates among working adults, according to a new CDC report.
Smokers May Get Strokes 10 Years Before Nonsmokers
New research shows that smokers tend to have strokes close to one full decade earlier than nonsmokers.
Current Smoking Rates Could Lead to Millions of TB Deaths
If smoking is not controlled worldwide, the habit could produce 18 million new tuberculosis (TB) cases and 40 million deaths from TB between 2010 and 2050, according to a new study.
Heart Attack Complications More Likely for Women Smokers
Smokers have heart attacks earlier than nonsmokers, and women smokers are also much more likely than men smokers to have complications after a heart attack, new research shows.
FDA: Chantix Benefits Still Outweigh the Risks
New studies find that Chantix doesn't increase the risk of psychiatric hospitalization.
Survey: Most Smokers Want to Quit
Two-thirds of U.S. adults who smoke really do want to quit, and more than 50% of adult smokers have really tried during the past year, a survey shows.
Long-Term Treatment May Be Best Way to Help Smokers Quit
Treating smoking like a chronic disease could help people who want to give up cigarettes be more successful, results from a new study show.
Smoking in Pregnancy Raises Birth Defect Risk
Babies born to moms who smoke are more likely to have certain birth defects compared to infants with mothers who don't smoke during pregnancy, a large new study shows.
Smoking Raises Risk of Peripheral Artery Disease
Smoking may dramatically increase a woman's chance of developing peripheral artery disease (PAD), a study shows.

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