News tagged with tobacco smoking
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(AP) -- Steve Panetta smoked for 34 years, the last 10 at a three-pack-a-day clip. He watched his father die from lung cancer and his stepfather struggle with emphysema. He tried quitting six times before ...
Health Feb 26, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Extending the smoking ban outside bars could help curb "social smoking" because this goes hand in hand with drinking, suggests a small qualitative study published online in Tobacco Control.
Health Feb 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Smoking bans in public/workplaces don't drive smokers to light up more at home, suggests a study of four European countries with smoke free legislation, published online in Tobacco Control.
Health Feb 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 2
Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., have discovered that the immune response regulator IKBKE (serine/threonine kinase) plays two roles in tobacco-related non-small cell lung cancers. Tobacco carcinogens induce ...
Cancer Feb 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Smoking doubles the risk of developing oesophageal cancer in people with Barrett's Oesophagus, according to scientists at Queen's University Belfast and the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry.
Cancer Jan 30, 2012 | not rated yet | 1 |
The life expectancy of a person born in Japan is among the highest in the world (82.9 years) yet tobacco smoking and high blood pressure are still the major risk factors for death among adults in Japan, emphasizing the need ...
Addiction Jan 24, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Quitting smoking is never easy. However, when you're poor and uneducated, kicking the habit for good is doubly hard, according to a new study by a tobacco dependence researcher at The City College of New York (CCNY).
Health Jan 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
From the cherry red tip of a lighted cigarette through the respiratory tract to vital lung cells, the havoc created by tobacco smoke seems almost criminal, activating genes and portions of the immune system to create inflammation ...
Medical research Jan 18, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Smoking marijuana on an occasional basis does not appear to significantly damage the lungs, according to a new study.
Health Jan 12, 2012 | 3.5 / 5 (4) | 0
Using marijuana carries legal risks, but a new study shows that the consequences of occasionally lighting up do not include long-term loss of lung function, according to a new study by University of Alabama at Birmingham ...
Health Jan 10, 2012 | 3.8 / 5 (5) | 0 |
Nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs) designed to help people stop smoking, specifically nicotine patches and nicotine gum, do not appear to be effective in helping smokers quit long-term, even when combined with smoking ...
Addiction Jan 09, 2012 | 3 / 5 (1) | 3 |
(Medical Xpress) -- E-cigarettes, or electronic cigarettes, are promoted as a safer alternative to smoking. However, a new study published in the journal Chest, shows that these e-cigarettes cause immediate change ...
Health Jan 06, 2012 | 3.2 / 5 (10) | 18 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Though emphasizing that quitting is the best remedy to combat health problems for smokers, Cornell researchers have found a way to make cigarettes less toxic.
Health Jan 03, 2012 | 4 / 5 (4) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Cold turkey is the preferred method for giving up smoking according to public health researchers at the University of Sydney. With more than two-thirds of smokers giving up permanently this way, the research ...
Health Jan 03, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
New analysis casts doubt on results of tobacco industry studies into safety of cigarette additives
Health Dec 20, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |