Electronic Cigarettes Do Not Appear to Promote Smoking Cessation

Electronic Cigarettes Do Not Appear to Promote Smoking Cessation

At 6 months, researchers found a negative association between electronic cigarette use and subsequent smoking cessation.

FDA Seeks Physician Opinions on Flavored Tobacco Products

FDA Seeks Physician Opinions on Flavored Tobacco Products

The FDA is seeking data, research, and general information regarding the role that flavors play in youth smoking.

Electronic Cigarettes: More Harm Than Good

Electronic Cigarettes: More Harm Than Good

On a population level, electronic cigarettes are associated with more harm than benefit.

Effect of Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Children With or Without Asthma

Effect of Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Children With or Without Asthma

Current tobacco smoke exposure is not associated with airflow obstruction in school-aged children, but prenatal smoking is associated with airflow obstruction in children with asthma.

Asthma Symptoms, Risks, and Comorbidities According to Smoking Status

Asthma Symptoms, Risks, and Comorbidities According to Smoking Status

Smokers and nonsmokers had similar symptoms and risk factors present for asthma, but differed in comorbidities.

High-Wattage E-Cigarettes May Induce Sustained Tissue Hypoxia

High-Wattage E-Cigarettes May Induce Sustained Tissue Hypoxia

High-wattage electronic cigarettes may cause airway epithelial injury and small airway constriction.

Smoking Prevalence During Pregnancy in 2016

Smoking Prevalence During Pregnancy in 2016

Overall, 7.2% of women who gave birth in 2016 smoked cigarettes during pregnancy.

Electronic Cigarettes May Leak Lead, Other Toxic Metals

Electronic Cigarettes May Leak Lead, Other Toxic Metals

Lead and other toxic metals may leak from some electronic cigarettes' heating coils and are present in the aerosols that are inhaled by users.

Exclusive Use of Cigarettes, Cigars, and Pipes Increases Mortality Risk

Exclusive Use of Cigarettes, Cigars, and Pipes Increases Mortality Risk

Compared with individuals who never used tobacco, exclusive current cigarette smokers and exclusive current cigar smokers had increased all-cause mortality risks.

Perceived Harm of E-Cigarettes Decreases Use in Teenagers

Perceived Harm of E-Cigarettes Decreases Use in Teenagers

The researchers found that greater perception of harm from e-cigarettes was associated with lower odds of susceptibility to using e-cigarettes and current use of e-cigarettes.

Perception of Negative Consequences Associated With Smoking

Perception of Negative Consequences Associated With Smoking

Compared with nonsmokers, smokers believe the mild and severe adverse consequences of smoking will take a longer time to develop.

Tobacco Product Use in Veterans

Tobacco Product Use in Veterans

Overall, 29.2% of veterans report current use of 1 of 5 tobacco products.

Noncigarette Tobacco Products May Increase Teens' Risk of Smoking Cigarettes

Noncigarette Tobacco Products May Increase Teens' Risk of Smoking Cigarettes

Non-cigarette tobacco use is associated with subsequent cigarette smoking among US adolescents.

Long-Term Effectiveness of Smoking Cessation With Pharmaceutical Aids

Long-Term Effectiveness of Smoking Cessation With Pharmaceutical Aids

Pharmaceutical aids are not effective for increasing long-term smoking cessation.

Smoking Cessation Drug May Increase Cardiovascular Event Risk

Smoking Cessation Drug May Increase Cardiovascular Event Risk

Individuals taking varenicline for smoking cessation may be at an increased risk of cardiovascular events.

Smoking Cessation Drug May Also Reduce Heavy Drinking

Smoking Cessation Drug May Also Reduce Heavy Drinking

Smoking cessation drug varenicline also reduces heavy drinking., especially in men.

Smoking Cessation Rates May Improve With Monetary Incentives

Smoking Cessation Rates May Improve With Monetary Incentives

Smoking cessation outcomes improve with abstinence contingent incentives.

Lung Cancer Risk Reduced With Smoke-Free Ordinances

Lung Cancer Risk Reduced With Smoke-Free Ordinances

Few cases of lung cancer suspected in counties with smoke-free ordinances.

Role of E-Cigarettes in Asthma Development and Exacerbation

Role of E-Cigarettes in Asthma Development and Exacerbation

Smokers with asthma have been encouraged to switch from conventional to electronic cigarettes, but the latter may still cause respiratory damage.

Lung Cancer Has Highest Number of Preventable Cases, Deaths

Lung Cancer Has Highest Number of Preventable Cases, Deaths

An estimated 42.0% of all incident cancers and 45.1% of cancer deaths in the United States are attributed to potentially modifiable risk factors.

Effect of Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Children With Asthma

Effect of Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Children With Asthma

Prenatal tobacco smoke exposure appears to be associated with airflow obstruction in children who have asthma.

E-Cigarette Nicotine Levels and Smoking Trends in Adolescents

E-Cigarette Nicotine Levels and Smoking Trends in Adolescents

Adolescents who use electronic cigarettes with higher levels of nicotine may progressively increase the frequency and intensity of smoking.

Smoking Affects Lung Microbiota, ARDS Risk in Trauma Patients

Smoking Affects Lung Microbiota, ARDS Risk in Trauma Patients

A significant enrichment of potential pathogens occurred in patients who smoked and who were admitted to the hospital for severe trauma.

Prevalence of Tobacco Use in US Adults

Prevalence of Tobacco Use in US Adults

Current use of 2 or more tobacco products was highest among installation, maintenance, and repair workers.

Smoking May Modify Genetic Association With Parkinson's Disease

Smoking May Modify Genetic Association With Parkinson's Disease

Researchers found the first evidence that smoking modifies previously reported inverse associations between specific polymorphisms and Parkinson Disease.

Switching to Electronic Cigarettes May Reduce Deaths

Switching to Electronic Cigarettes May Reduce Deaths

Replacing smoking with vaping would result in "substantial" life-year gains.

Lung Cancer Is a Significant Cause of Death in Smokers Living With HIV

Lung Cancer Is a Significant Cause of Death in Smokers Living With HIV

Smokers with HIV who are adherent to antiretroviral therapy are still likely to die from lung cancer.

Inpatient Smoking Cessation Therapy Beneficial Post-Myocardial Infarction

Inpatient Smoking Cessation Therapy Beneficial Post-Myocardial Infarction

The prevalence of smoking is higher in people who have experienced myocardial infarction.

E-Cigarettes With Nicotine Linked to Arterial Stiffness

E-Cigarettes With Nicotine Linked to Arterial Stiffness

E-cigarettes that contain nicotine may cause arterial stiffness and increase blood pressure and heart rate.

Smoking Cessation Advice Before Cosmetic Surgery May Lead to Long-Term Quitting

Smoking Cessation Advice Before Cosmetic Surgery May Lead to Long-Term Quitting

Asking patients to stop smoking before undergoing cosmetic surgery can promote long-term smoking cessation with 40.5% of participants in a recent study no longer smoking on a daily basis.

Psoriasis Risk Linked to Smoking Amount, Duration

Psoriasis Risk Linked to Smoking Amount, Duration

Study results suggest that smoking status is a potential independent risk factor for psoriasis.

Smoking in CHD: Cessation Medications Not Common With Hospitalization

Smoking in CHD: Cessation Medications Not Common With Hospitalization

Only 22.7% of smokers with coronary heart disease received some kind of smoking cessation pharmacotherapy during their hospitalization.

FDA Examines Regulatory Standards for Nicotine Levels in Tobacco Products

FDA Examines Regulatory Standards for Nicotine Levels in Tobacco Products

In an effort to reduce nicotine to "non-addictive" levels, the FDA will begin a public dialogue.

Following MI, Smoking Cessation Rx Not Common

Following MI, Smoking Cessation Rx Not Common

While counseling is common, few patients are actually prescribed a smoking cessation medication.

How Does Gender Impact Efficacy of Pharmacotherapy for Smoking Cessation?

How Does Gender Impact Efficacy of Pharmacotherapy for Smoking Cessation?

Researchers sought to analyze previous data in a real-world context.

Depression in Pregnancy Linked to Increased Rates of Smoking

Depression in Pregnancy Linked to Increased Rates of Smoking

Women who experienced a major depressive episode were more likely to be smokers, researchers found.

Pack-Year Smoking History Best Elicited by Shared-Decision Making

Pack-Year Smoking History Best Elicited by Shared-Decision Making

Electronic medical records inadequate for determining whether patients meet pack-year requirement for lung cancer screening researchers warn.

Smoking Cessation Improves Chronic Rhinosinusitis Symptoms

Smoking Cessation Improves Chronic Rhinosinusitis Symptoms

Smokers had worse rhinosinusitis symptoms and used more antibiotics and oral corticosteroids to treat sinus infections.

Global Tobacco Control Treaty Reduces Smoking Worldwide

Global Tobacco Control Treaty Reduces Smoking Worldwide

Participating countries agreed to introduce policies including high tobacco taxes and smoke-free public spaces.

CDC: Significant Drop In US Youth Tobacco Use Recorded

CDC: Significant Drop In US Youth Tobacco Use Recorded

Although overall tobacco use has declined, more than 4 million teenagers are still using tobacco, according to a CDC report.

ACE Inhibitors, ARBs Slow Progression of Emphysema

ACE Inhibitors, ARBs Slow Progression of Emphysema

Treatment with full-dose angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers was found to slow disease progression in patients with emphysema.

Elevated Rates of Lung Adenocarcinoma Associated With Filtered Cigarettes

Elevated Rates of Lung Adenocarcinoma Associated With Filtered Cigarettes

A report published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggests that the FDA should require cigarette filters to remove the holes.

Is There a Link Between Asthma and Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Is There a Link Between Asthma and Rheumatoid Arthritis?

The association between asthma and Rheumatoid arthritis can help identify high-risk patients and improve treatment options.

Do Medicare Regulations Impact Lung Cancer Screening Rates?

Do Medicare Regulations Impact Lung Cancer Screening Rates?

Annual lung cancer screenings using low-dose computed tomography among high-risk individuals remain "low and unchanged."

Is Smoking Cessation Therapy Coverage Affected by Medicaid Policies?

Is Smoking Cessation Therapy Coverage Affected by Medicaid Policies?

Policies requiring patients to attend counseling in before receiving smoking cessation medications negatively affect use of these medications.

Smoking Associated With Decreased Cardiac Function

Smoking Associated With Decreased Cardiac Function

Smoking correlated with increased measures of left ventricular mass and worsening diastolic function.

Peripheral Artery Disease-Related Healthcare Costs Increase Due to Smoking

Peripheral Artery Disease-Related Healthcare Costs Increase Due to Smoking

he average cost of health care for smokers was $64,041 compared to $45,918 for nonsmokers, based on the data from the one-year follow-up period.

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