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U.S. Smoking Deaths May Be Underestimated, Study Suggests February 11, 2015

Each year, 60,000 more smokers die from causes that have association with smoking, researchers say

Smokers May Get Less Benefit From Drugs for Arthritic Back Pain February 10, 2015

Swiss study authors say inflammation or a lack of oxygen among possible reasons

Smoking Tied to Higher Death Risk After Colon Cancer February 06, 2015

After 7 years of follow-up, researchers found smokers' odds of dying twice as high

E-Cigarettes Seem to Dampen Immune Response in Mice February 04, 2015

Tests show increased susceptibility to infection

Lung Cancer No. 1 Cancer Killer of Women in Wealthy Nations February 04, 2015

It has been the leading cancer killer of American women for many years

58 Million Americans Exposed to Secondhand Smoke: CDC February 03, 2015

Two out of five children breathing in passive smoke, study says

Some Kids Use Tobacco, E-Cigarettes Together, Study Finds February 02, 2015

Additional products may increase addiction to nicotine, expert says

It Pays for Moms-to-Be to Stop Smoking January 28, 2015

More than twice as many quit when offered financial incentives, study says

Prostate Cancer Patients Who Smoke Fare Worse, Study Finds January 27, 2015

They were twice as likely to see disease spread, die from illness

Efforts to Curtail Tobacco Use Stalled in 2014, Report Says January 21, 2015

Smoking still claims 500,000 lives a year in the United States

Smoking, Obesity: Weighing the Financial Toll January 16, 2015

Costly not only to the patient but society as a whole, experts say

Many Teens Think 'Light Smoking' Is Safe, Study Finds January 12, 2015

Experts stress need to snuff out misconceptions about occasional cigarette use

'Metabolizer Test' Might Someday Take Guesswork Out of Quitting Smoking January 12, 2015

Determining how quickly or slowly you process nicotine might be an aid to quitting, study suggests

Study Suggests Link Between E-Cigarettes, Respiratory Infections January 09, 2015

Goal was to measure devices' impact on children, researchers say

Could Quitting Smoking Be Easier for Women Just After Ovulation? January 07, 2015

Hormonal fluctuations might play a role in cravings, researchers say

Some Expert Tips to Help Smokers Finally Quit in 2015 January 01, 2015

It's never too late to get benefits from quitting tobacco, American Lung Association says

How to Avoid a Smoking Relapse Over the Holidays December 30, 2014

Expect temptation and have a plan to fight it, experts say

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

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