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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)
Healthy lifestyle may offset genetic risk of dementia
Living a healthy lifestyle may help offset a person's genetic risk of dementia, according to new research. (2019-07-14)
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)
Proliferation of JUUL-related content on Instagram likely to appeal to the young
There has been a proliferation of JUUL-related content on the photo and video sharing social media service, Instagram, that is likely to appeal to young people, reveals research published online in the journal Tobacco Control. (2019-07-02)
Obese people outnumber smokers two to one
New figures from Cancer Research UK show that people who are obese now outnumber people who smoke two to one in the UK, and excess weight causes more cases of certain cancers than smoking, as the charity urges government action to tackle obesity. (2019-07-02)
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)
Exercise an effective protection against life-threatening cerebral haemorrhage
A Finnish study demonstrates that as little as half an hour of light exercise per week effectively protects against subarachnoid haemorrhage, the most lethal disorder of the cerebral circulation. (2019-06-25)
Preconceptional and prenatal exposure to paternal smoking affects semen quality of adult sons
The adverse effect of maternal smoking during pregnancy is well established and associated with several negative neonatal outcomes (such as low birth weight and preterm birth). (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)
Apparent increase in tobacco smoking in minority teens after college affirmative action bans
Self-reported rates of cigarette smoking increased in minority 11th and 12th graders after affirmative action bans were implemented in their state, according to a new study published this week in PLOS Medicine by Atheendar Venkataramani of the University of Pennsylvania, and colleagues. (2019-06-18)
Good physical fitness in middle age linked to lower chronic lung disease risk
Good heart and lung (cardiorespiratory) fitness in middle age is associated with a lower long term risk of chronic lung disease (COPD), suggests Danish research published online in the journal Thorax. (2019-06-18)
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)
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)
Ancient pots from Chinese tombs reveal early use of cannabis as a drug
Chemical analysis of several wooden braziers recently excavated from tombs in western China provides some of earliest evidence for ritual cannabis smoking, researchers report. (2019-06-12)
Supportive families and schools help prevent substance use among trans youth: UBC study
Strong family and school connections are helping prevent transgender youth from smoking cigarettes and using marijuana, even among those targeted by violence. (2019-06-10)
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)
Changes to immune genes link paternal smoking with childhood asthma
New research shows that children exposed to paternal tobacco smoking before birth are more likely to develop asthma - and that associated changes to immune genes predict the level of risk. (2019-05-31)
Child deaths in Brazil fall following comprehensive smoking ban
Child deaths have fallen in Brazil following complete smoking bans in public places, according to a new study. (2019-05-31)
Seven key health measures help predict future risk of heart disease
Seven key measures of heart health may help predict future risk of cardiovascular disease, according to researchers. (2019-05-31)
Early genome catastrophes can cause non-smoking lung cancer
Catastrophic rearrangements in the genome occurring as early as childhood and adolescence can lead to the development of lung cancer in later years in non-smokers. (2019-05-30)
UTSA study shows vaping is linked to adolescents' propensity for crime
UTSA criminal justice professor Dylan Jackson recently published one of the first studies to explore emerging drug use in the form of adolescent vaping and its association with delinquency among 8th and 10th grade students. (2019-05-28)
Violence exposure, depression, and poor health habits may increase asthma in adolescents
Exposure to violence, depression and poor health habits -- including obesity, drinking soda, poor sleep and smoking marijuana -- appear to be associated with asthma in high school students. (2019-05-22)
Smoking unfiltered cigarettes appear to double risk of lung cancer death
People who smoke unfiltered cigarettes are nearly twice as likely to die from lung cancer and 30 percent more likely to die of all causes than those who smoke filtered cigarettes, (2019-05-22)
More years spent in education associated with lower weight and blood pressure
Scientists have helped unravel the link between higher levels of education and reduced risk of heart attack and stroke. (2019-05-22)
Lifestyle explains part of the protective effect of education on heart disease
Lifestyle factors, such as weight, blood pressure and smoking, explain around 40% of the protective effect of education on heart disease risk in later life, finds a study published by The BMJ today. (2019-05-22)
Leaving school earlier could increase the risk of heart disease
Although it has been known for a long time, that education, and socioeconomic position affect health, particularly in later life, there was limited knowledge as to why. (2019-05-22)
Long-term decline in stroke greater in older adults
Although the occurrence of first-ever ischemic stroke (strokes due to a blood clot that blocks a blood vessel in the brain) at middle age has been decreasing over time, researchers have found that the decline is not as steep as seen in older adults. (2019-05-16)
Mindfulness smoking-cessation app can change the brain
Brown University researchers have found that a mindfulness-based smartphone app designed to help people stop smoking was effective at reducing study participants' self-reported daily cigarette consumption. (2019-05-15)
Healthy habits could avoid 27% of cancer cases in Brazil
A study by Brazilian researchers in partnership with Harvard estimates the impact of five risk factors on the incidence of cancer- physical inactivity, unhealthy diet, overweight, smoking and alcohol consumption. (2019-05-14)
Smoking risk in children has fallen since tobacco display ban
The risk of 11- to 16-year-olds taking up smoking has reduced following the introduction of a ban on the open display of tobacco products in the UK, according to a new University of Stirling study. (2019-05-14)
Prison tobacco ban significantly reduces secondhand smoke
Levels of secondhand smoke in Scotland's prisons fell by more than 80% in the week after smoking was banned, according to new University of Stirling research. (2019-05-06)
Avoid smoky environments to protect your heart
If a room or car is smoky, stay away until it has cleared. (2019-05-03)
BAT's year-long study to assess potential health effects of using Tobacco Heating Products
A year-long study to assess the health effects of switching from smoking cigarettes to using Tobacco Heating Products has been launched by British American Tobacco (BAT). (2019-05-02)
Quitting smoking is associated with reduced risk of bladder cancer in postmenopausal women
A large study of postmenopausal women indicated that quitting cigarette smoking was associated with significantly reduced risk of bladder cancer. (2019-05-01)
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