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Cigarettes May Sabotage Alcoholics’ Recovery

October 7, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Smoking greatly increases recovering alcoholics’ risk of relapse, a new study warns.
“Quitting smoking will improve anyone’s health. But our study shows that giving up cigarettes is even more important for adults in recovery from alcohol since it will help them stay sober,” said lead author Renee Goodwin. Goodwin […]

Secondhand Smoke Linked to Behavior Issues in Kids

October 1, 2015

THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Early exposure to secondhand smoke may lead to behavioral problems in children, a new study suggests.
Researchers analyzed data from more than 5,200 primary school students in France and found that those exposed to secondhand smoke while in the womb and/or at a young age were at higher risk […]

‘Low-Nicotine’ Cigarettes May Help Smokers Quit

September 30, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Smokers are more likely to cut back or quit if they switch to cigarettes made from tobacco containing very low levels of nicotine, new research shows.
In the study, the participants smoked nearly one-third fewer cigarettes a day and were twice as likely to try to […]

More Children, Teens Enticed to Smoke With Flavored Tobacco: CDC

September 30, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Bubblegum, cotton candy, chocolate: Just a few of the tempting flavors often added to tobacco being consumed by American children and teens.
Now, an analysis of the 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey finds that seven in 10 middle and high school students who used tobacco in the […]

This Might Be Why Some People Are More Likely to Smoke Than Others

September 29, 2015

Some people are more likely than others to get hooked quickly on cigarettes, new research suggests.

Medical Costs Soar for Smokers Who Develop Artery Disease

September 28, 2015

MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Smoking significantly increases medical costs among people with peripheral artery disease (PAD), a new study suggests.
PAD is a condition in which a buildup of plaque in the arteries restricts blood flow to the legs and feet.
Researchers analyzed 2011 health insurance claims data from more than 22,000 PAD patients […]

Differences Found in Smokers, Nonsmokers Who Develop Lung Cancer

September 27, 2015

SUNDAY, Sept. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new study has identified significant differences between lung cancer patients who smoke and those who don’t.
Smoking is the main risk factor for non-small cell lung cancer, but nonsmokers can get it too and rates of the disease among nonsmokers are rising in many countries, according to researchers […]

8 of 10 People in Addiction Treatment Smoke, Study Finds

September 25, 2015

FRIDAY, Sept. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People in addiction-treatment programs are about two to three times more likely to smoke than other people, a new study finds.
Researchers reviewed 54 studies that included more than 37,000 people in 20 countries and found that 84 percent of those in treatment for drug and alcohol problems were […]

Secondhand Smoke May Double Risk of Hospitalization for Kids With Asthma

September 24, 2015

THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Exposure to secondhand smoke puts children with asthma at nearly double the risk of winding up in the hospital, a new analysis reveals.
For these kids, secondhand smoke can worsen symptoms and make their condition more difficult to control. So parents need to be aware of these additional risks, […]

Teens Copy Parents’ Smoking: Study

September 18, 2015

FRIDAY, Sept. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Although many teens don’t often copy their parents’ behavior, there’s one habit they may pick up from mom or dad — smoking.
Teens are three times more likely to smoke at least one cigarette — and their odds of nicotine dependence are nearly twice as high — if […]


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