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Study suggests flavored e-cigarettes may worsen asthma
A study into the impact of flavored e-cigarettes, on allergic airways disease, suggests that some flavors may worsen the severity of diseases such as asthma. (2019-09-20)
Smoking abstinence has little impact on the motivation for food
It's sometimes thought that smokers who can't light up are likely to reach for food in lieu of cigarettes. (2019-09-19)
BioMILD trial demonstrates lung cancer screening using MicroRNA blood test enhances prevention
Lung cancer screening efforts have accelerated in the last decade, with researchers showing that low dose CT screening is effective in reducing lung cancer mortality. (2019-09-09)
BioMILD trial demonstrates lung cancer screening using microrna blood test enhance prevention effort
Lung cancer screening efforts have accelerated in the last decade, with researchers showing that low dose CT screening is effective in reducing lung cancer mortality. (2019-09-08)
Traditional and electronic cigarettes linked to poor sleep
Use of traditional cigarettes or e-cigarettes was linked with more sleep difficulties in a recent Journal of Sleep Research study. (2019-09-05)
Warnings on individual cigarettes could reduce smoking
Health warnings printed on individual cigarettes could play a key role in reducing smoking, according to new research from the University of Stirling. (2019-08-29)
E-cigs can trigger same lung changes seen in smokers, emphysema
In a study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, the UNC scientists found that the lungs of vapers -- like the lungs of smokers -- have elevated levels of protease enzymes, a condition known to cause emphysema in smokers. (2019-08-22)
How many years after quitting heavy smoking until risk of cardiovascular disease similar to not having ever smoked?
An analysis of Framingham Heart Study data examined the association of the time between quitting smoking and new cases of cardiovascular disease (CVD). (2019-08-20)
Quitting smoking associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease
Heavy cigarette smokers with at least a 20 pack-year smoking history can reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) by 39% within five years if they quit, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). (2019-08-20)
Depression, cannabis use, and binge drinking are on the rise among US former smokers
A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, published by Elsevier, found that the prevalence of depression, cannabis use, and alcohol abuse increased among former smokers from 2005 to 2016 in the United States. (2019-08-20)
Depression, cannabis use and binge drinking increase the risk of relapse among former smokers
The prevalence of depression, cannabis use, and alcohol abuse increased among former smokers from 2005 to 2016 in the U.S., according to a new study by researchers at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health. (2019-08-20)
Study shows pediatricians can help parents to quit smoking
An NIH-funded study published in JAMA Pediatrics has shown pediatricians can help parents quit smoking. (2019-08-12)
The impacts of smoking on patients with ulcerative colitis
Because smokers are less likely to develop ulcerative colitis (UC), a type of inflammatory bowel disease, patients with UC may be tempted to start smoking to lessen their symptoms. (2019-08-07)
Smoking impedes embolization treatment in lungs
Smoking reduces the chances of a successful procedure to treat blood vessel abnormalities in the lungs, according to a new study. (2019-07-30)
Cigarette smoke makes MRSA superbug bacterium more drug-resistant
Cigarette smoke can make MRSA bacterial strains more resistant to antibiotics, new research from the University of Bath has shown. (2019-07-30)
Tobacco industry has bumped up prices beyond that required by tax changes
The tobacco industry has bumped up the prices for its products beyond that required by tax changes, even when tax rises were large and unexpected, reveal the findings of research published online in the journal Tobacco Control. (2019-07-25)
Study quantifies smoking's strong link to peripheral artery disease
A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that cigarette smoking boosts the risk of peripheral artery disease, and this elevated risk can persist up to 30 years after smoking cessation. (2019-07-23)
Daily e-cigarette use may help smokers quit regular cigarettes
New study from the Massachusetts General Hospital's Tobacco Research and Treatment Center provides critical evidence demonstrating that using e-cigarettes daily helps U.S. smokers to quit traditional cigarettes. (2019-07-23)
Predicting long-term risk of death from chest X-rays
Researchers in this study looked at whether a computing system that analyzed data from thousands of chest X-rays of smokers and nonsmokers and developed a risk score could predict long-term risk of death. (2019-07-19)
Rewards incentivize people to stop smoking
Financial incentives work to help people stop smoking and remain smoke free -- according to research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA). (2019-07-16)
Study of smokers, former smokers in France examines electronic cigarette use association with smoking reduction, relapse
An observational study based on a group of smokers and former smokers in France looked at whether electronic cigarette use was associated with changes in the number of cigarettes smoked, with smoking cessation rates among smokers, and with smoking relapse among former smokers. (2019-07-15)
Fewer than half of US adults exposed to court-ordered anti-smoking advertisements
The tobacco industry's court-ordered anti-smoking advertisements reached just 40.6% of US adults and 50.5% of current smokers in 2018, according to new research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. (2019-07-12)
Patients with mental health conditions denied access to 'best available' stop smoking treatments
New research suggests that rethinking prescriptions for smokers with mental health conditions wishing to kick the habit could have a significant impact. (2019-07-10)
Respiratory symptoms predict life expectancy in older adults
New research published in Respirology suggests that some respiratory symptoms may predict an earlier death in older adults. (2019-07-03)
Smokers three times likely to die from heart disease
Smoking is killing at least 17 Australians a day from preventable heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular conditions, new research led by The Australian National University (ANU) has found. (2019-07-03)
Few US higher education campuses have gone completely smoke and/or tobacco-free
Just one in six accredited US colleges and universities have gone completely smoke and/or tobacco free, reveals the first study of its kind, published in the journal Tobacco Control. (2019-07-02)
NLST follow up reaffirms that low dose CT reduces lung cancer mortality
The authors of the National Lung Cancer Screening Trial report on an extended analysis of the patient cohort that was followed up on after the 2011 study was published. (2019-07-01)
Evaluation of USPSTF lung cancer screening guidelines for African-American smokers
An observational study suggests the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) lung cancer screening guidelines may be too conservative for African-American smokers and that some eligibility criteria changes could result in more screenings of African-American smokers at high risk for lung cancer. (2019-06-27)
Health disparity for blacks exists within lung screening guidelines
Guidelines that determine which smokers qualify for CT scans are excluding a significant number of African Americans who develop lung cancer, according to a study released today in JAMA Oncology. (2019-06-27)
Molecular imaging suggests smokers may have impaired neuroimmune function
Research presented at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNM MI) shows preliminary evidence that tobacco smokers may have reduced neuroimmune function compared with nonsmokers. (2019-06-25)
Young women who smoke face highest risk of major heart attack
Smoking increases both men's and women's risk of a major heart attack at all ages, but women smokers have a significantly higher increased risk compared to men, especially women under 50 years old, according to a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. (2019-06-24)
Study underscores role of menthol cigarettes in smoking cessation
Researchers cite Big Tobacco's marketing stronghold on African-American smokers among reasons why this group is 12% less likely to quit. (2019-06-17)
Smoking may impair body's blood pressure autocorrect system
Smokers may be at a higher risk for developing hypertension, and an overactive response to normal drops in blood pressure may help explain why, according to researchers. (2019-06-13)
Studies show vapor and THPs cause minimal teeth, skin and wallpaper staining
Studies by scientists at British American Tobacco have shown that aerosol from potentially reduced-risk products (PRRPs), such as vapor and tobacco heating products (THPs), cause significantly less staining to tooth enamel, skin, cloth and wallpaper than does the smoke from conventional cigarettes. (2019-06-13)
Butting out: Researchers gauge public opinion on tobacco product waste
Requiring cigarettes to contain biodegradable filters, fining smokers who litter cigarette butts and expanding smoke free outdoor areas are measures the public considers are most likely to reduce tobacco product waste, new University of Otago research reveals. (2019-06-13)
Laboratory testing suggests human lung tissue unimpacted by blu vapor
A new study by Imperial Brands, owners of leading vape brand blu, contributes to the increasing evidence base substantiating vaping's harm reduction potential compared to smoking. (2019-06-11)
The nicotine in e-cigarettes appears to impair mucus clearance
E-cigarette vaping with nicotine appears to hamper mucus clearance from the airways, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (2019-06-07)
blu research suggests potential breakthrough in future e-liquid classifications
A new study by Imperial Brands, owners of vape brand blu, suggests that Genomic Allergen Rapid Detection (GARD) in-vitro assays can be used to differentiate and classify vape e-liquids, as well as detect allergens potentially present in ingredients. (2019-06-05)
Telomere length unaffected by smoking
A new study has surprised the medical world, finding that smoking does not shorten the length of telomeres -- a marker at the end of our chromosomes that is widely accepted as an indicator of aging. (2019-06-05)
Nicotine and caffeine withdrawal may lead to unnecessary suffering and testing in intensive care patients
Nicotine and caffeine withdrawal can cause unnecessary suffering to patients in intensive care units (ICUs), and could be leading to unneeded laboratory testing and diagnostic imaging such as X-rays and MRIs, according to a systematic review of clinical and observational studies involving 483 adults. (2019-05-31)
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