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E-Cigarettes Less Addictive Than Regular Cigarettes, Study Finds December 19, 2014

Users report fewer cravings, less irritability

Cheap Natural Compound May Help Smokers Quit December 17, 2014

But cytisine isn't widely available, study authors note

Outreach Program May Help Poorer Smokers Quit December 15, 2014

Efforts included phone-based counseling and free nicotine-replacement therapy

E-Cigarette Use May Be Rising Among Teens December 15, 2014

Nearly one-third of those surveyed in Hawaii have tried the devices

Smoking May Make It Tougher to Quit Problem Drinking: Study December 12, 2014

Those addicted to cigarettes spend less time in treatment for drinking problem

U.S. Taxpayers Burdened by Smoking-Related Ills December 11, 2014

Annual tab approaches $170 billion a year, report finds

Anti-Smoking Campaign Successful and Cost-Effective, CDC Says December 10, 2014

Ads featured advice from former smokers

Cigarettes Cause One-Third of U.S. Cancer Deaths: Report December 09, 2014

Figure doesn't include secondhand smoke, cigars, pipes or smokeless tobacco

Hookah Use May Make Cigarette Habit More Likely in Teens December 08, 2014

Researchers found similar trend for young users of a chewing tobacco called snus

Smoking Might Cost Men Their 'Y' Chromosome, Study Finds December 04, 2014

Consequences aren't clear, but experts suspect the change might be linked to increased cancer risk

U.S. Adult Smoking Rate Drops to New Low: CDC November 26, 2014

But certain groups, such as those below poverty level, are lighting up more

Get Ready for the Great American Smokeout November 19, 2014

American Cancer Society has plenty of tips to help you kick the habit

Study Ties Teen Smoking to Risk of Severe Menstrual Cramps November 18, 2014

Tobacco use known to restrict blood flow, researchers say

Smokers in Cars Pose Risk to Passengers: Study November 14, 2014

Urine of those who didn't light up had evidence of toxic cigarette chemicals

Many Smokers Quick to Accept Plainly Packaged Cigarettes, Study Finds November 11, 2014

Research in Australia -- where such packaging is mandated -- shows about half of smokers support it

Medicare to Cover Lung Cancer Screening for Long-Time Smokers November 11, 2014

Experts applaud decision, saying it will save thousands of lives

Stroke Prevention Guidelines Emphasize Healthy Lifestyle October 29, 2014

Eat lots of fruits and veggies, get exercise, limit salt and don't smoke, experts say

Living With a Smoker Like Living in a Polluted City: Study October 21, 2014

Air-particle levels in smoking households almost 10 times higher than nonsmoking homes

Some Lung Patients Buy Cigarettes Along With Meds at Pharmacies: Study October 20, 2014

To end this paradoxical practice, certain drug stores no longer sell tobacco products

Smoking-Related Illnesses in U.S. Total 14 Million, Report Finds October 13, 2014

Many Americans suffer from multiple conditions related to cigarettes

Healthy Habits Might Reduce Your Colon Cancer Risk October 10, 2014

Men in particular would benefit from 5 lifestyle practices, researchers say

Lung Cancer May Lie Dormant for 2 Decades October 09, 2014

Additional genetic mistakes eventually trigger aggressive growth, study finds

Tobacco Tied to Higher Risk of Oral HPV Infection, Study Finds October 07, 2014

Researchers say smoking and 'chew' raised odds for the virus, which is linked to mouth, throat cancer

Smoke-Free Subsidized Housing Could Save Nearly $500 Million October 02, 2014

U.S. government study suggests reducing secondhand smoke exposure cuts costs

Healthy Lifestyle Before Pregnancy May Cut Gestational Diabetes Risk October 01, 2014

Factors that appear to lower odds include healthy weight, exercise and no smoking

E-Cigarette Use Among Adult Nonsmokers Levels Off: CDC September 25, 2014

But fourfold increase seen among current, former smokers, many of whom still smoke cigarettes

Anti-Smoking Policies May Also Curtail Drinking September 23, 2014

Study: Where smoking declines, so does consumption of beer, hard liquor

E-Cigarettes Don't Help Cancer Patients Quit Smoking: Study September 22, 2014

Long-term safety, effectiveness of the devices still unclear, researchers caution

More Than One Kind of Message May Convince Smokers to Quit, Study Says September 17, 2014

Using both positive, negative wording on labels could have the most effect, researchers report

Fewer U.S. Teens Using Illegal Drugs and Alcohol, Report Finds September 16, 2014

Plus, teen tobacco use fell to new low in 2013, government statistics show

Salty Foods May Double Smokers' Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis September 12, 2014

About half of raised risk from tobacco tied to interaction with too much sodium, study finds

Many U.S. Kids Missing Out on Preventive Care, CDC Says September 10, 2014

Report finds gaps in basic medical care, vaccines, and vision and hearing screenings

Smoking Banned in More Than 80 Percent of U.S. Homes: CDC September 04, 2014

Researchers cite 'considerable progress' because of changing social norms

E-Cigarette Vapor May Be Less Toxic Than Tobacco Smoke: Study September 03, 2014

But researcher says the devices should still be regulated

Study Counters Critics of Plainer Cigarette Packaging August 29, 2014

Tobacco industry claims change would harm small businesses, but Australian experience refutes that

Ban Indoor Use of E-Cigarettes, U.N. Health Agency Says August 26, 2014

Recommendation comes a day after similar calls for regulation by American Heart Association

Diet, Exercise Counseling Urged for Overweight Americans With Heart Risks August 26, 2014

Task force guidelines could apply to half of U.S. adults

Number of Young Non-Smokers Who Tried E-Cigs Tripled in 2 Years August 25, 2014

CDC report also finds that teens who used the devices were more likely to say they would try smoking

E-Cigarettes Should Be Regulated Like Tobacco: American Heart Association August 25, 2014

Group's policy statement also calls for ban on marketing, sales to young people

Low-Nicotine Cigarettes May Not Lead to More Smoking August 22, 2014

Concerns about inhaling more toxic chemicals weren't borne out in study

For Kids, Risks of Parental Smoking Persist Long-Term, Study Finds August 19, 2014

Increased odds for asthma seen into teen years

Less Educated Smokers at Greatest Risk for Stroke, Study Finds August 14, 2014

Highly educated smokers seemed less vulnerable to effects of unhealthy habit over 14 years of follow-up

Tough Laws Continue to Target Tobacco Sales to Minors August 14, 2014

Everyone in a community must work together to stop illegal sales, U.S. health official says

U.S. Lung Cancer Rates Falling Overall, Study Finds August 11, 2014

Yet certain types of lung malignancies are still on the rise

Benefits of E-Cigarettes May Outweigh Harms, Study Finds July 31, 2014

Findings run counter to recent calls for strict regulation

Annual COPD Costs To Hit $49 Billion by 2020: CDC July 30, 2014

Each year, almost 135,000 die from smoking-related chronic lung disease, experts say

Extra Exercise Could Help Depressed Smokers Quit: Study July 29, 2014

Withdrawal symptoms, cravings are harder on people with mood disorders, researchers say

Graphic Cigarette-Label Warnings Work, Study Finds July 15, 2014

The bigger, the better, researchers say

Gays, Lesbians Face Certain Health Challenges, U.S. Report Says July 15, 2014

They're more likely to smoke, binge drink, but also more likely to get regular exercise

Combo Approach May Work Best for Smokers Looking to Quit July 08, 2014

Study finds drug Chantix plus nicotine patch beats use of the patch alone

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