Category results for "Tobacco"

Quitting Smoking After Angioplasty Could Add Two Years to Life: Study

Quitting smoking after undergoing a balloon angioplasty procedure to improve blood flow to the heart could add an average of two years to a person’s life, a new study concludes.

22 Percent of Americans Support Complete Ban on Smoking

A new Gallup poll finds 22 percent of Americans support a complete ban on smoking, The Huffington Post reports. Only 9 percent of smokers support a complete ban.

Economic Status Early in Life May Influence Smoking, Drinking Patterns

Young adults who grew up in poverty are more likely to smoke than their peers who grew up in more economically secure homes, but they are less likely to binge drink, a new study suggests.

Commentary: Let’s Keep Menthol From Luring Our Kids to an Early Grave

The impact of menthol cigarettes on young smokers is alarming, particularly when one considers the health consequences of a lifetime of smoking, says David Dobbins of the American Legacy Foundation.

Government Panel: Heavy Smokers Should Get Annual CT Scans for Lung Cancer

A government health panel on Monday recommended heavy smokers ages 55 to 80 receive annual screenings for lung cancer with low-dose CT scans, The New York Times reports.

Pediatricians Can Help Parents Quit Smoking: Study

Pediatricians can help parents quit smoking, a new study suggests.

Budget Cuts Hit Quit-Smoking Line in Washington State

Services offered by a quit-smoking hotline will be drastically reduced for uninsured smokers in Washington state starting on August 1.

Study Links Smoking in Pregnancy with Children’s Behavior Problems

An analysis of studies suggests children whose mothers smoked during pregnancy are more likely to have conduct problems later in life, such as getting into fights or having attention difficulties, compared with children of nonsmoking mothers.

Menthol Cigarettes Likely Pose Greater Risk Than Non-Menthol Cigarettes: FDA

The Food and Drug Administration says menthol-flavored cigarettes raise critical public health questions, and likely pose a greater risk to the health of smokers than non-menthol cigarettes, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Survey Finds 82% of Adults Support Banning Smoking in Cars With Children

A new survey finds 82 percent of American adults say they support a ban on smoking in cars that are carrying children younger than 13.

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