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E-Cigarettes Less Addictive Than Regular Cigarettes, Study Finds

December 19, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Former tobacco smokers find e-cigarettes less addictive than traditional cigarettes, new research finds.
Even though they “smoke” e-cigarettes as often as they did regular cigarettes, thousands of ex-smokers said they have fewer cravings and are less likely to feel impulsive and irritable over their need to […]


Cheap Natural Compound May Help Smokers Quit

December 17, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The naturally occurring plant compound cytisine may be more effective than nicotine replacement therapy in helping smokers quit, a new study suggests.
Cytisine, an acid-like chemical found in the seeds of the golden rain tree, has been used in Eastern Europe for decades to help smokers […]


Outreach Program May Help Poorer Smokers Quit

December 15, 2014

MONDAY, Dec. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new type of outreach program was effective in helping poorer Americans quit smoking, researchers say.
People with low incomes in the United States have higher rates of smoking, according to the authors of the study. They also have more smoking-related diseases, and seem to have greater difficulty quitting, […]


E-Cigarette Use May Be Rising Among Teens

December 15, 2014

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Dec. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Nearly a third of Hawaiian high school students have tried e-cigarettes, new research suggests.
This finding reflects a growing trend of American teens flocking to the nicotine inhalation devices, according to public health experts.
The overall rate of e-cigarette use in the new study is higher than […]


Smoking May Make It Tougher to Quit Problem Drinking: Study

December 12, 2014

FRIDAY, Dec. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Smoking might hamper treatment for alcohol abuse, a new study indicates.
“The data suggest that smoking is associated with difficulties in alcohol treatment. Tobacco smokers had shorter treatment durations and were less likely to have achieved their alcohol-related goals at discharge relative to their nonsmoking counterparts,” study leader Kimberly […]


U.S. Taxpayers Burdened by Smoking-Related Ills

December 11, 2014

THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The health care costs of cigarette smoking in the United States are as much as $170 billion a year, and taxpayers pick up the tab for nearly two-thirds of that amount, a new study says.
Researchers analyzed national data collected between 2004 and 2010 and found that smoking is […]


Millions of U.S. Kids Still Can Buy ‘Harmful’ E-Cigarettes: CDC

December 11, 2014

THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — More than 16 million children in the United States can buy electronic cigarettes legally, even though the devices are not safe for them, a new government report says.
The report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also found that hundreds of millions of Americans are […]


Cigarettes Cause a Third of U.S. Cancer Deaths

December 11, 2014

Despite large declines in smoking rates, cigarettes still cause about one-third of cancer deaths in the United States, according to a new study.


Anti-Smoking Campaign Successful and Cost-Effective, CDC Says

December 10, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A national anti-smoking campaign featuring tips from former smokers was highly successful and cost-effective, a new study reports.
The 2012 Tips From Former Smokers campaign spent $480 per smoker who quit and $393 per year of life saved, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found.
“Our mission […]


Hookah Use May Make Cigarette Habit More Likely in Teens

December 8, 2014

MONDAY, Dec. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Exotic hookah water pipes are all the rage among teens and young adults, but a new study suggests they could be a “gateway” device to cigarette smoking.
The study found a similar effect for young people who use snus — a type of moist chewing tobacco that is popular […]



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