Category results for "Tobacco"

Babies Exposed to Smoking During Pregnancy at Increased Risk of Deadly Infections

Babies whose mothers smoke during pregnancy have an increased risk of being hospitalized for potentially deadly infections, according to new research.

Children in Developing Nations Targeted by Tobacco Company Marketing

Tobacco companies, which have been banned from targeting children and teens in the United States, are focusing on young people in the developing world, according to Scientific American.

Cigarettes to be Banned at State-Funded Addiction Treatment Centers in Vermont

Vermont will join dozens of other states that have adopted tobacco-free policies at state-funded addiction treatment centers, the Associated Press reports.

Small Cigars with Sweet Flavors Appeal to Teens: CDC Study

Almost one in 12 high school seniors smoke small, sweet-flavored cigars, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The findings are based on a survey of nearly 19,000 students in grades 6 through 12.

Living Close to Tobacco Retail Outlet Increases the Urge to Smoke, Study Suggests

Living close to a tobacco retail outlet may increase a person’s urge to smoke, a new study suggests.

High-Cost Cigarettes and Smoke-Free Homes Can Help Low-Income Smokers Quit

High-cost cigarettes and smoke-free homes reduce smoking among people with low incomes, a new study concludes. Cigarettes that cost $4.50 or more per pack are associated with lower cigarette use, researchers from the University of California, San Diego found.

Half of Children Ages 6 to 19 Exposed to Secondhand Smoke: Study

An analysis of national data shows 53 percent of children ages 6 to 19 have been exposed to secondhand smoke. For children ages 6 to 11, even low levels of secondhand smoke were associated with more missed days of school, trouble sleeping, more wheezing and less physical activity.

Study Finds No Increased Risk of Suicide From Smoking Cessation Drugs

The smoking cessation drugs Chantix (varenicline) and Zyban (bupropion) do not increase the risk of suicide or depression, compared with nicotine replacement therapy, a new study concludes. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued safety warnings about using these drugs to help people quit smoking.

Commentary: Why Do Smokers Still Smoke?

This October marks the centennial anniversary of America’s “public health enemy number one”: cigarettes. As smoking has evolved from a fashionable accessory to what we now understand as deadly addiction, at least 43 million Americans still smoke, despite its negative health, social and economic impact. So why do smokers still smoke asks Legacy President and CEO Cheryl Healton?

Cigarettes Linked to Cause of Death in More Than 60% of Smokers

A new study finds cigarettes are linked to the cause of death in more than 60 percent of smokers. Smoking shortens the life of an average smoker by 10 years, Australian researchers found.

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