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Smoking Rates Continue to Drop in Many States: CDC

May 21, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Cigarette smoking continues to decline in about half of American states, according to the latest U.S. government estimates.
But despite that good news, rates have gone up in some states. And in other states, a more worrisome trend has emerged — people using a combination of […]


Rural Poor Bear Higher Burden of COPD, Study Finds

May 19, 2015

TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Being poor and living in a rural area are two risk factors for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study finds.
COPD is a progressive and incurable lung condition that involves a combination of emphysema and chronic bronchitis. It is often linked to smoking, and is the third […]


Smoking May Make Return of Lung Cancer More Likely

May 19, 2015

TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Lung cancer survivors are at high risk for recurrence of the disease, and smoking is a major factor in that risk, a new study shows.
The study included 192 lung cancer survivors in the United States who were followed for an average of more than eight years. During the […]


A Billion Smokers, 240 Million Alcohol Abusers Worldwide: Study

May 19, 2015

TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Tobacco and alcohol take a big toll on the health of people around the world, a new global survey shows.
The research suggests that about a billion people — more than 20 percent of the world’s adult population — smoke, and 240 million, or almost 5 percent, suffer […]


Smoking Ups Risk of Complications From Urologic Cancers: Study

May 15, 2015

FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Current and former smokers have more complications from major surgery for some urology-related cancers, according to new research.
But even though former smokers have a higher risk of complications than non-smokers, the study also found that quitting smoking for as little as a year before surgery could “significantly” […]


Smoking Makes a Comeback in Georgia Bars, Restaurants

May 14, 2015

THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — While the days of smoke-filled bars and restaurants made be a fading memory in many states, the number of venues where patrons can legally puff away are actually on the rise in Georgia, a new report finds.
Under current laws, restaurants and bars in Georgia can allow smoking if […]


Money May Convince Smokers to Quit

May 13, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Paying smokers to quit seems to work better than offering them free counseling and nicotine replacement therapy, new research suggests.
“Roughly 18 percent of Americans smoke regularly — a percentage that hasn’t changed in more than a decade despite the proliferation of new therapies. We desperately […]


Some Smokers May Be ‘Hardwired’ to Succeed at Quitting

May 13, 2015

WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The brains of smokers who manage to quit may be “hardwired” for success, a new study suggests.
The study included 85 smokers who underwent MRI scans of their brains one month before they tried to stop smoking. All of the participants stopped smoking and were followed for 10 weeks. […]


Quitting Smoking Improves Angioplasty Outcome, Study Finds

May 12, 2015

TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Patients who quit smoking when they have angioplasty — a heart blood vessel-opening procedure — have better outcomes, a new study finds.
Quitting smoking was associated with less chest pain and better quality of life, researchers reported.
“It’s a no-brainer. Stopping smoking seems like a relatively easy way to increase […]


Expectant Mothers’ Lifestyle May Influence Child’s Later Weight

May 12, 2015

TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Children whose mothers had poor health habits during pregnancy are at increased risk for obesity, a new study suggests.
Researchers looked at more than 5,100 children in Greece and found that they were much more likely to be obese at age 8 if their mother gained more than the […]



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