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Combat Deployment Just One Factor That May Cause Smoking

April 16, 2015

THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Combat experience is one of the factors that increases the risk that U.S. soldiers will start smoking, a new study suggests.
Researchers analyzed data from a long-term study to assess the long-term health effects of service in the U.S. military. The study began in 2001 and will continue until […]


E-Cigarettes May Not Help Smokers Quit Tobacco, Study Finds

April 16, 2015

THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — While some proponents of “vaping” claim that smokers who try e-cigarettes may use them as a bridge to quitting smoking, a new study finds that the opposite may true.
The study, published April 16 in the American Journal of Public Health, found that smokers who used e-cigarettes were […]


E-Cigarette Use Triples Among U.S. Teens in 1 Year

April 16, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — E-cigarettes are booming among U.S. teens, with nearly 2.5 million middle and high school students now choosing to “vape” rather than smoke traditional cigarettes or indulge in other forms of tobacco, federal health officials reported Thursday.
E-cigarette use among middle and high school students tripled from […]


Chemicals in Some Flavored E-Cigs Exceed Recommended Limits: Study

April 15, 2015

WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new study raises concerns about the levels of chemicals used to flavor some brands of fluids used in electronic cigarettes.
Flavorings used in e-cigarette fluids are mostly the same as those used in food and candy products, the study authors said.
However, the safety of these flavorings relates […]


About 1 in 10 Kids Tries E-Cigarettes

April 15, 2015

WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — While many teenagers try electronic cigarettes, few become regular users, according to a new study.
The research included more than 10,000 children from Wales who were asked about their use of e-cigarettes. About 1,600 children were between the ages of 10 and 11. More than 9,000 were between 11 […]


To Protect Your Aging Brain, Start With Exercise

April 14, 2015

TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — There are things people can do to preserve their brain function as they age, a report released Tuesday from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) suggests.
“Changes in mental functions and capabilities are a part of aging and occur with everyone,” report committee chair Dan Blazer, a professor of psychiatry […]


Weight-Control Myths Keep Many U.S. Women Smoking

April 13, 2015

MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — American women who believe smoking helps control weight are less likely than other female smokers to try quitting in response to higher cigarette prices and anti-smoking messages, a new study finds.
“We found that concerns about weight are a significant barrier to quitting among U.K. smokers and U.S. female […]


Young Adults Respond to Graphic Cigarette Warnings

April 9, 2015

THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Graphic images increase the impact that cigarette warning labels have on young adults in the United States, a new study says.
The study included smokers and non-smokers, ages 18-25, who took part in a nationwide survey that asked how much they learned about the dangers of smoking from cigarette […]


Tobacco Smoke Strengthens ‘Superbug,’ Lab Research Finds

April 6, 2015

MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Cigarette smoke appears to strengthen a dreaded “superbug,” new research in mice shows.
Exposure to tobacco smoke prompts methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria to become even more aggressive, and makes it harder for the immune system to fight off the infection, researchers from the University of California, San Diego […]


E-Cigs Tied to Drinking, Other Risky Teen Behaviors

March 31, 2015

TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Electronic cigarettes are used by both smoking and nonsmoking teens, and are associated with drinking and other risky behaviors, a new study finds.
“We found that e-cigarette access is strongly related to alcohol use in teenagers,” said study author Karen Hughes. She is a professor of behavioral epidemiology at […]



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