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Researchers uncover strong link between sadness and smoking

January 20, 2020

What drives a person to smoke cigarettes—and keeps one out of six U.S. adults addicted to tobacco use,…
Vaping of marijuana on the rise among teens

December 19, 2019

Findings from the 2019 Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey demonstrate the appeal of vaping to teens, as seen…
Study: Smoking abstinence has little impact on the motivation for food

September 23, 2019

It’s sometimes thought that smokers who can’t light up are likely to reach for food in lieu of…
Menthol restrictions may hike cigarette costs, reduce health disparities

September 12, 2019

Restricting the sale of menthol cigarettes to tobacco specialty shops may reduce the number of retailers and increase…
Cigarettes with pro-environment marketing perceived as less harmful, Stanford study finds

August 6, 2019

Few people would consider a handgun with a sustainably harvested wood stock any less lethal than one with…
Cigarettes marketed as “natural” and “organic” are loaded with nicotine and toxicants, just like other cigarettes

July 11, 2019

Descriptors such as “natural” and “made from organic tobacco” in the marketing of Natural American Spirit cigarettes imply…
Scientists find thirdhand smoke affects cells in humans

July 4, 2019

Thirdhand smoke can damage epithelial cells in the respiratory system by stressing cells and causing them to fight…
Electric hookahs might be no safer than traditional charcoal-based ones

May 23, 2019

Waterpipe tobacco smoking, otherwise known as “hookah” or “shisha,” is becoming increasingly popular worldwide, especially among youth. Traditional…
Researchers find genetic vulnerability to menthol cigarette use

February 19, 2019

A genetic variant found only in people of African descent significantly increases a smoker’s preference for cigarettes containing…
People are less inclined to give up smoking cigarettes that they roll themselves

December 10, 2018

Smoking, like many other harmful habits, has a lot of fans. Some people just like the feeling smoking…
Vapers can avoid relapsing to smoking, even after the odd cigarette

November 29, 2018

Smokers who switch to vaping don’t lapse for long – according to new research from the University of…
Roswell Park and URMC to Create $19 Million Research Program Focused on Flavored Tobacco

October 2, 2018

The expertise of two regional research teams has earned a federal grant of nearly $20 million to create…
Dental research shows that smoking weakens immune systems

September 28, 2018

As if lung cancer, emphysema and heart disease weren’t enough, there’s more bad news for cigarette smokers. Researchers…
Lancaster professor to research how genes affect quitting smoking

September 25, 2018

The Canadian Institute of Health Research has awarded $929,475 to Professor Jo Knight of Lancaster Medical School, Lancaster Data Science…
Immediately limiting nicotine in all cigarettes could reduce smoking

September 7, 2018

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an advanced notice of a proposed rule in March that would reduce nicotine…
Risk of Heart Attacks is Double for Daily E-Cigarette Users

August 31, 2018

Use of e-cigarettes every day can nearly double the odds of a heart attack, according to a new…
Study Suggests HUD’s New Smoke-Free Policy Will Help More Low-Income Smokers Quit

August 9, 2018

Enforcing residential bans on smoking could help large numbers of low-income people quit smoking, according to an analysis…
Trying to Quit Smoking? E-Cigarettes Add Health Risks Rather Than Help

August 9, 2018

E-cigarette companies promote their products as a healthier alternative to conventional cigarettes and even as a cessation aid.…
Tech takes on cigarette smoking

August 2, 2018

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University are using wearable sensor technology to develop an automatic alert system to…
Smoking linked with higher risk of type 2 diabetes

March 19, 2018

The prevalence of diabetes has increased almost 10-fold in China since the early 1980s, with one in 10…
Scientists seek unfiltered truth about ‘light’ cigarettes

March 12, 2018

Would banning ventilated filters on cigarettes protect public health? Scientists from multiple institutions, including a group of addiction…
Researchers use cigarette smoking behavior to identify genes that regulate blood pressure

March 6, 2018

Using a technique that is opening the door to more complex analyses of the human genome, researchers have…
Study of smoking and genetics illuminates complexities of blood pressure

February 26, 2018

Analyzing the genetics and smoking habits of more than half a million people has shed new light on…
Benefits of Smoking Cessation Medications Diminish Over Time

February 2, 2018

A new Tel Aviv University study published in Addictionfinds that only eight out of 100 smokers who take smoking cessation medications…
New study offers insights on genetic indicators of COPD risk

January 17, 2018

Researchers have discovered that genetic variations in the anatomy of the lungs could serve as indicators to help…
Vaping popular among teens; opioid misuse at historic lows

December 18, 2017

Nearly 1 in 3 students in 12th grade report past year use of some kind of vaping device, raising…
Certain popular cigars deliver more nicotine than cigarettes

November 30, 2017

Cigars may have a reputation for being safer than cigarettes, but they may be just as harmful and…
Children’s Exposure to Secondhand Smoke May Be Vastly Underestimated by Parents

November 16, 2017

Four out of 10 children in the US are exposed to secondhand smoke, according to the American Heart…
E-cigarettes less addictive than cigarettes, PATH study shows

June 14, 2017

People who regularly use electronic cigarettes are less dependent on their product than those who regularly use traditional…
Research measures potentially damaging free radicals in cigarette smoke

March 30, 2017

Smoking cigarettes can lead to illness and death. Free radicals, which are atoms or groups of atoms with…
Teens who vape at increased risk for future cigarette smoking

February 10, 2017

Among high school seniors who have never smoked a cigarette, those who vape are more than four times…
Amoebas reveals how human airway cells rally against cigarette smoke damage

December 14, 2015

An unexpected target for COPD, 3rd leading cause of US deaths Everyone knows that cigarette smoke is bad…
Higher Cigarette Taxes Linked to Fewer Infant Deaths

December 2, 2015

Higher taxes and prices for cigarettes are strongly associated with lower infant mortality rates in the United States,…
Study finds inhibitor for COPD lung destruction

May 5, 2015

Newly published observations in patients and experiments in mice provide evidence that cigarette smoke reduces expression of the…
Shopping vouchers could help one in five pregnant women quit smoking

February 26, 2015

Financial incentives could help one in five women quit smoking during pregnancy, according to new research published today…
Action needed to standardize methods for the measurement of cigarette smoke constituents

February 13, 2015

Proposals to regulate cigarette smoke constituents will only be possible if the methods used to measure them are…
New Data Suggests Cigarette Smoking is More Deadly than Thought Before

February 13, 2015

Today, everyone knows that smoking cigarettes is bad for one’s health in countless ways – inhaling tobacco smoke…
Discarded cigarette ashes could go to good use — removing arsenic from water

October 16, 2014

Arsenic, a well-known poison, can be taken out of drinking water using sophisticated treatment methods. But in places…
Study: Rising cigarette prices reduce alcohol consumption

October 9, 2014

Rising cigarette prices exert negative influence not only on the rates of tobacco consumption, but also on the…
Smokers consume same amount of cigarettes regardless of nicotine levels

August 22, 2014

Cigarettes with very low levels of nicotine may reduce addiction without increasing exposure to toxic chemicals, according to…
Used-cigarette butts offer energy storage solution

August 6, 2014

A group of scientists from South Korea have converted used-cigarette butts into a high-performing material that could be…
Ban cigarette filters to save the environment, suggest researchers

May 6, 2014

Ban cigarette filters. Start a deposit-return scheme for used butts. Hold manufacturers responsible for clean-ups. Place warnings on…
Another reason to quit smoking: smoking affects sleep quality

May 1, 2014

Every day millions of people promise themselves and their families to quit smoking once and for all. These people…
Study clears the air on cigarette tax policy

March 18, 2014

Two pretty good reasons to hike cigarette taxes – persuading some smokers to quit, and raising revenue from…
Scotland aims to be smoke-free by 2034 but what about e-cigs?

March 13, 2014

Scotland strategy paving the way. Ale’streets, CC BY Given just how well established anti-smoking campaigns in Britain now are, many…
High level of smoking around others at bus stops – study

March 6, 2014

A study of bus stops in the Wellington Region has identified high levels of smoking around other people…
Reduced ignition propensity requirement may cause changes to cigarette smoke chemistry

March 6, 2014

This image shows the contrasting burning temperature distribution between a normal cigarette and a reduced ignition propensity cigarette…
Early Puberty Linked To Higher Substance Use Throughout Adolescence

October 8, 2013

A new University of Texas at Austin study reveals that teens for whom puberty begins early and who…
Urban birds may use cigarettes as medicine

December 11, 2012

The negative impacts of cigarettes on both smokers and those around them are widely known. While some effects…
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