Smoke Less, Drink Less?

July 22, 2016

FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Smokers who try to give up tobacco drink less alcohol than other smokers, a new study suggests.
Researchers analyzed survey data from nearly 6,300 smokers in England, including 144 who said they had attempted to quit smoking the week before they were surveyed.
Those who tried to quit cigarettes drank […]

Menopause: Not All Hot Flashes Are Created Equal

July 22, 2016

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The hot flashes and night sweats of menopause don’t play out the same for all women, new research shows.
Almost 80 percent of women do get hot flashes, night sweats or both during menopause, the researchers found. But the timing of these symptoms and how long […]

Women Smokers at Higher Risk for Brain Bleed

July 21, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Strokes characterized by bleeding inside the lining of the brain are more common among smokers, especially women, researchers report.
These serious strokes — called subarachnoid hemorrhages — are eight times more common among women who smoke more than a pack a day compared to nonsmokers, […]

‘Cool’ Factor Often Spurs Teens to Try E-Cigarettes

July 18, 2016

MONDAY, July 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) — E-cigarette makers say the products can help adults stop smoking, but new research suggests many teens use the devices because they seem cool, new and fun.
“While e-cigarettes are frequently used as devices for smoking cessation in adults, we found most students in our survey [including 47.8 percent of […]

Health Before a Stroke Is Big Predictor of Second Attack

July 14, 2016

THURSDAY, July 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Stroke survivors who had high blood pressure or other heart risk factors before their stroke may be at greater risk for another stroke and dementia years later, a new Dutch study finds.
“We already know that stroke patients have an increased risk of recurrent stroke and dementia,” explained study […]

1 in 5 Americans Uses a Tobacco Product

July 14, 2016

THURSDAY, July 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Despite decades of declines in smoking rates in the United States, one in five Americans still smokes or uses hookahs, e-cigarettes or other tobacco products, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.
Cigarettes remain the most popular, but the emergence of hookah and e-cigarette use, especially among younger adults, is cause […]

Apartment Dwellers More Likely to Smoke: CDC

July 13, 2016

WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Apartment residents are more likely to smoke and less likely to have smoke-free rules than people living in single-family homes, U.S. health officials report.
Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 20 percent of adults living in apartments or condos smoked, potentially exposing nearby […]

While Teen Cigarette Use Is Declining, E-Cigs Are More Popular, Study Says

July 11, 2016

Declines in teenage smoking in the United States may be slowing because of the popularity of electronic cigarettes, a new study contends.

Smoking in Pregnancy May Be Under-Reported

July 7, 2016

THURSDAY, July 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A significantly higher percentage of American women may be smoking while pregnant than researchers have previously believed, a new study suggests.
The finding is based on urine tests that can measure nicotine exposure compared to what pregnant women report about their smoking habits.
“We have long suspected that smoking status […]

E-Cigs May Damage Cells in Mouth

June 30, 2016

THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Many people think electronic cigarettes are a safer alternative to tobacco cigarettes, but a new study suggests that’s not the case.
In laboratory experiments on cultured cells, researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, found that toxic substances and nanoparticles in e-cigarette vapors caused 85 percent of the […]

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