E-Cigarettes ‘In’ at Some Schools

April 29, 2016

FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Teens are more likely to give electronic cigarettes a try if they attend schools where use of the devices is common, a new study suggests.
The researchers found that differences in e-cigarette use between schools increased over time. This finding suggests that certain schools play a larger role in […]

E-Cigarette Ads May Help Lure Teens to the Habit: Study

April 25, 2016

MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The more ads for electronic cigarettes middle and high school students see, the more likely they are to use these devices, a new study finds.
Many experts worry that e-cigarettes are merely a “gateway” product to addictive cigarette smoking.
“Since electronic nicotine devices have the potential to cause harm, result […]

No Link Between Anti-Smoking Drugs, Mental Health Issues: Study

April 22, 2016

FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The anti-smoking drugs Chantix (varenicline) and Wellbutrin (bupropion) don’t appear to raise the risk of serious mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts, a new study suggests.
“Clinical guidelines recommend that the most effective way to give up smoking is smoking cessation medication and counseling. However, […]

Retirement Can Be Golden for Your Health

April 21, 2016

By Don RaufHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Although aging may mean more physical problems, retirement can help people lead healthier lives, a new study from Australia suggests.
Researchers found that when folks retire they tend to increase their physical activity, sit less and sleep more soundly.
“Our study paints a positive picture […]

Rich-Poor Life Expectancy Gap Shrinking for U.S. Youth

April 21, 2016

THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) — If you’re an American aged 20 or under, your expected life span is now less affected by whether you’re rich or poor than it used to be, a new study finds.
Researchers at Princeton University report that the life expectancy gap between rich and poor youth in the United […]

No Drop in Teen Use of Tobacco Products, CDC Says, and E-Cigs May Be Why

April 14, 2016

THURSDAY, April 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Use of tobacco products by U.S. teens hasn’t fallen since 2011, and federal officials say electronic cigarettes may be to blame.
One in four high school students now uses what officials define as a tobacco product. And e-cigarettes have eclipsed traditional cigarettes as the most widely used tobacco product […]

Even Light Hookah Use May Cause Airway Problems

April 12, 2016

By Don RaufHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, April 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Some people believe smoking from a hookah is safe because smoke passes through water before being inhaled. But, a new study found that hookah smoking may actually be more dangerous than cigarettes.
The study found that young adults who are considered light hookah users have noticeable […]

Besides Your Lungs, Smoking May Harm Your Job Prospects, Paycheck

April 11, 2016

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, April 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The “Mad Men” glory days of smoking at work are long gone. Today, smokers have a harder time finding jobs, and earn less than nonsmokers when they do get work, a new study suggests.
“When we studied a sample of 251 [unemployed] job seekers over a […]

Underweight or Obese Women Who Drink and Smoke May Have Higher Asthma Risk

April 9, 2016

SATURDAY, April 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Researchers say they have pinpointed several factors that increase asthma risk in women and — to a lesser extent — in men.
They analyzed data from about 175,000 people between the ages of 18 and 44 in 51 countries. They found that underweight or obese women who drank […]

Smoking Rates Stall Among Young Blacks

April 8, 2016

FRIDAY, April 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Little progress has been made to reduce smoking among young black Americans over the past two decades, likely due to aggressive marketing by the tobacco industry, researchers report.
Before 1982, smoking rates were falling among black high school seniors, but progress has since stalled. The rate was 8.7 […]


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