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About half of all smokers die from smoking-related diseases. If you are a long-term smoker, on average, your life expectancy is about 10 years less than a non-smoker. Stopping smoking can make a big difference to your health. It is never too late to stop



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Drug to treat alcohol use disorder shows promise among drinkers with high stress

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:00:00 PDT

NIH-funded multi-site clinical trial suggests that smokers may also benefit.



Smoking bans persuade light users to give up the habit: New study provides best evidence to date of value of bans

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new national study shows for the first time how smoking bans in cities, states and counties led young people living in those areas to give up, or never take up, the use of cigarettes.



Nicotine has the potential to prevent brain aging, study suggests

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The addictive chemical nicotine may have a positive role in the brain; researchers suggest it could protect against age-related neurodegeneration.



Curiosity about cigarettes, cigars falling among students

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PDT

The percentage of U.S. students who have ever used or are curious about using cigarettes and cigars fell between 2012-2014, new study shows.



Smoking linked to shorter survival after motor neurone disease diagnosis

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

...and younger age at symptom start.Smoking is linked to shorter survival after a diagnosis of motor neurone disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, as well as younger age when the...



Smoking may affect DNA for more than 30 years

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Some DNA methylation sites associated with smoking remain even 30 years after quitting smoking, increasing the risk of cardiovascular diseases and cancers.



Children's willpower linked to smoking habits throughout life

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists from the University of Stirling have discovered a link between childhood self-control and smoking habits across life.



E-cigarette research: Flavorings and higher voltage increase toxicity of e-cigs

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Roswell Park Cancer Institute scientists report that several flavorings added to electronic cigarettes impact the toxicity of the devices and that, among the tested flavors, strawberry was the most...



A talk with a nurse can persuade hospital patients to quit smoking: Quit rates triple after short consultation, access to quit aids

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A short talk with a knowledgeable nurse could be the difference between a smoker stopping for cigarettes or stopping for nicotine gum on her way home from the hospital.



FDA protects kids from illegal sales of e-cigarettes, e-liquids and cigars

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced it has taken action against 55 tobacco retailers by issuing the first warning letters for selling newly regulated tobacco products, such as...



E-cigarette use tied to rise in quit smoking success

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

New research finds growth in rates of e-cigarette use in England is positively associated with success rate of attempts to quit smoking.



Smoking thickens the heart's walls and reduces function

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Smoking has long been known to increase risk of cardiovascular events; however, until now, the mechanism behind its deadly effects were not known.



Protect kids from toxic secondhand smoke, experts urge

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Parents and policy advocates should take a "zero tolerance" approach to exposing children to secondhand cigarette smoke, which can be responsible for lifelong cardiovascular consequences in...



Maternal smoking could lead to an increased risk for tourette syndrome and tic disorders

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A study published in the September 2016 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) found an association between maternal smoking during pregnancy and...



In-office screening tool might help to identify patients with substance use problems

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A simple, in-office screening tool might help to identify patients with clinically relevant substance use problems.



One more reason to swear off tobacco: The inflammatory trap induced by nicotine

Sat, 03 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

An Umeå-based team in collaboration with US researchers reveals a new link between nicotine and inflammation.



Bacteria in smokeless tobacco products may be a health concern

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Several species of bacteria found in smokeless tobacco products have been associated with opportunistic infections, according to a paper published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a...



E-cigarettes: Most teens vape for flavor, not nicotine

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Challenging the common assumption that most youths use e-cigarettes to inhale nicotine, a new study finds most use the devices for the flavor of the vapor.



Smokers with newly discovered genetic markers have higher lung cancer risk

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

University of Hawai'i Cancer Center researchers discovered new genetic markers associated with a fast rate of nicotine metabolism, which potentially leads smokers to smoke more, thereby...



Protecting plain tobacco packaging against industry influence

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Canada's public consultation on plain packaging for tobacco requires strict guidelines to protect against interference by the tobacco industry, and media must also be wary, according to a...



Vaping may lead to fewer respiratory infections for ex-smokers

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 06:00:00 PDT

The majority of smokers who successfully switch to vaping say they have fewer respiratory infections, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).



Study: Smokers who switch to e-cigarettes exposed to same levels of nicotine, lower carcinogen levels

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A study led by researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) reports that nicotine exposure remains the same, while exposure to specific carcinogens and toxicants is reduced, among smokers...



Incidence of most fatal type of stroke decreasing rapidly in Finland - thanks to a decrease in smoking?

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 09:00:00 PDT

A recently published study indicates that Finland's national tobacco policies seem to be radically reducing the incidence of subarachnoid haemorrhage, the most fatal form of stroke.



Does longer walking distance to buy cigarettes increase quitting among smokers?

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Walking one-third of a mile longer from home to the nearest tobacco shop to buy cigarettes was associated with increased odds that smokers would quit the habit in an analysis of data in Finnish...



Some racial, ethnic groups continue smoking cigarettes at higher rates

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Substantial disparities found among American Indians/Alaska Natives, Korean and Puerto Rican Americans.