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Liquid Nicotine From E-Cigs Poses Poison Danger to Kids

August 3, 2015

MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Nicotine poisoning is a growing concern for American children, but proposed U.S. federal government regulations alone aren’t enough to solve the problem, an expert says.
The increasing popularity of electronic cigarettes has led to a number of cases of nicotine poisoning in recent years, the U.S. Centers for Disease […]

Older Smokers With Migraines May Face Added Stroke Risk

July 30, 2015

THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Older smokers who experience migraines appear to be at increased risk of stroke, a new study suggests.
The study included nearly 1,300 people, average age 68, who suffered migraine headaches with and without aura. Migraine with aura is a migraine that’s preceded or accompanied by visual effects such as […]

Heart Disease, Alzheimer’s Linked by Common Risk Factors

July 28, 2015

TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Some risk factors for heart disease may also be linked with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia, a new study reports.
“We already know that vascular risk factors damage the brain and can result in cognitive [mental] impairment,” study lead author Dr. Kevin King said in a news release […]

Teens Using E-Cigs May Be More Likely to Pick Up Cigarettes

July 27, 2015

Teenagers who use electronic cigarettes may be more likely to smoke the real thing, new research suggests.

Low-Nicotine Cigarettes Won’t Necessarily Help Smokers Stop

July 25, 2015

SATURDAY, July 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Low-nicotine cigarettes alone don’t help smokers quit over the long term, a new study finds.
“We don’t know that very low-nicotine cigarettes will not reduce nicotine dependence, but progressively reducing nicotine content of cigarettes in the way that we did, without other means of supporting smokers, did not produce […]

Many Cancer Survivors Who Smoke See Little Benefit to Quitting

July 23, 2015

THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Cancer survivors who continue to smoke view the habit as less risky than survivors who quit, and they’re more likely to spend time with smokers, a new study shows.
Researchers from the American Cancer Society also found that these post-cancer smokers are more inclined than others to raise obstacles […]

Teen Drinking, Smoking on the Decline, U.S. Study Finds

July 22, 2015

WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Although more American teens are using marijuana, their use of alcohol and cigarettes has decreased, a new study finds.
Penn State researchers reviewed information from nearly 600,000 high school seniors surveyed about their substance use between 1976 and 2013.
The results showed an increase in marijuana use, particularly among black […]

The Startling Smoking Trend Among Young Women

July 17, 2015

While overall smoking rates are falling in the United States, a new study points to one exception: Young women who often opt for “very light” smoking.

Lung Cancer Patients Who Quit Smoking Live Longer

July 16, 2015

THURSDAY, July 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Lung cancer patients live longer if they quit smoking around the time of their cancer diagnosis, a new study finds.
Researchers looked at 250 lung cancer patients who were smokers and were referred to a program to help them stop smoking. Fifty had recently quit smoking, and 71 had […]

Secondhand Smoke Tied to Raised Stroke Risk in Study

July 15, 2015

WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests that exposure to secondhand smoke may increase nonsmokers’ risk of stroke by nearly one-third.
“Our findings suggest the possibility for adverse health outcomes such as stroke among nonsmokers exposed to secondhand smoke and add to the body of evidence supporting stricter smoking regulations,” said lead author […]


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