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USPSTF releases cigarette smoking healthcare guidelines

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has released its latest cigarette smoking healthcare guidelines. The new guidelines call for doctors to screen all pregnant women and adults and to advice smokers to quit their habit using proven interventions. For these guidelines, the USPSTF reviewers looked at 114 articles on smoking cessation and tobacco usage, […]

Cigar, cigarette use declines among high school athletes

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

According to a new study, the rates of cigar and cigarette smoking has declined among high school athletes in recent years. However, smokeless tobacco use has risen slightly and they are dipping, snuffing and chewing the substance. According to the study authors, young athletes may be opting for smokeless tobacco with the false belief that […]

E-cigarettes leads to higher smoking risk

Monday, August 17th, 2015

According to a new study, e-cigarette usage among teenagers and high school students may lead to a greater risk of smoking tobacco. Teenagers using e-cigarettes had a greater risk of starting smoking than those who completely abstained. The study involved students from ten high schools in Los Angeles, California, who were followed for six months […]

Smoking linked to hearing impairment

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

According to a new study, smoking may be linked to hearing impairment, along with several other factors such as abdominal obesity and poor blood sugar control. The study was led by Karen Cruickshanks, of the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Wisconsin. The researchers looked at data on 1,925 people in […]

Cigar no less risky than cigarettes

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Cigars are commonly considered safer than cigarettes because they are generally not inhaled, but a new study suggests that they may carry the same health risks. The study found that cigars had similar ties to heart disease, lung cancer and other health conditions that are linked to cigarette smoking. The notion that cigars are less […]

Light smokers underestimate tobacco health risks

Friday, April 17th, 2015

According to a new French study, smoking even a few cigarettes a day could have many risks, and smokers may be underestimating them. The authors of the study noted that this denial among smokers may indicate the need for greater public health education. The study was led by Dr. Laurent Greillier, an oncologist at Hopital […]

Heart disease more common among those whose parents were smokers

Friday, March 27th, 2015

According to a recent study, young adults whose parents smoked had the most signs of heart damage in the future. The study was led by Costan G. Magnussen, PhD, of the Menzies Institute for Medical Research at the University of Tasmania in Australia. It found that there was a buildup of plaque even in those […]

New report identified groups exposed to secondhand smoke

Friday, February 6th, 2015

A new report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that secondhand smoke from cigarettes are more likely exposed to children, blacks and people below the poverty line. CDC Director Tom R. Frieden, MD, said, “That 40 percent of children – including seven in 10 black children – are still […]

WHO calls for e-cigarette indoor use, advertising regulations

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes has sparked a continuing debate; with some experts arguing for it as a welcome smoking cessation tool and alternative and other experts calling it a regress to reduce smoking. The World Health Organization (WHO) has now given its own recommendations on the controversial e-cigarette, releasing a report on it and similar […]

Menthol cigarette smokers have a lower chance of quitting the habit

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Past studies have shown that menthol cigarettes may actually increase dependence on nicotine. Now, a recent study has analyzed teenagers smoking menthol cigarettes. According to the study, teenage menthol smokers smoked more cigarettes than non-menthol smokers and a smaller numer of them planned to quit. Sunday Azagba, PhD, from the Propel Centre for Population Health […]

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