Posts in the “Smoking Smoking” category:

Increased Risk of Death from Smoking Goes Well Beyond Lung Cancer

Posted by Gianna Nannini on February 13th, 2015 |

NPR’s Richard Harris did an excellent piece this week on the variety of ways that smoking exacts its toll on health and life expectancy. He discusses a study published in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine that details the increased risk of death from ailments that aren’t always top of mind when considering the… Read More

New Program to Detect Early Lung Cancer in Current and Former Smokers

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 2nd, 2014 |

In response to a recent national study showing that CT scans in a select high-risk population lower lung cancer deaths, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center has launched a lung cancer screening program for those at risk for developing the disease. The program uses low-dose CT scans to detect cancer in its earliest stages, giving patients a… Read More

Study Examines Increase in Lung Cancer Risk From Combined Radon and Tobacco Smoke Exposure

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 25th, 2014 |

News Headline: Study Examines Increase in Lung Cancer Risk From Combined Radon and Tobacco Smoke Exposure Date: 4/25/14 Outlet Full Name: Medical Xpress Author: Mallory Powell http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-04-lung-cancer-combined-radon-tobacco.html In the words of Dr. Ellen Hahn, professor in the University of Kentucky’s colleges of nursing and public health, Kentucky has the “triple crown of lung cancer” –… Read More

High Risk Smokers Over 55 Should Get Cancer Screenings

Posted by Samantha Powell on March 18th, 2014 |

Date: 3/18/14 Outlet Full Name: CBS Washington DC USA Author: Thomas James http://www.wusa9.com/story/news/health/health-alert/2014/03/18/lung–cancer–screening–smokers–ct–scan/6573609/ Some consider lung cancer to be sort-of a death sentence, but when caught early it can be treated. Michael Baroody of Alexandria, Va. was diagnosed with lung cancer 3 years ago. The tumor was found in a CT scan while he was… Read More

Illinois Could Soon Become the Next State to Ban Smoking In Cars With Children Inside

Posted by Samantha Powell on February 19th, 2014 |

News Headline: Illinois Could Soon Become the Next State to Ban Smoking In Cars With Children Inside Date: 2/19/14 Outlet Full Name: Huffington Post Author: Joseph Erbentraut http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/19/illinois-smoking-ban-cars-with-children_n_4818018.html Another state could soon ban smokers from lighting up while in a car carrying passengers under the age of 18. Illinois State Sen. Ira Silverstein, a Chicago… Read More

New Tips Ads Will Inspire Even More to Quit Smoking

Posted by Samantha Powell on February 7th, 2014 |

Date: 2/7/14 Outlet Full Name: Huffington Post Author: Tom Frieden http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tom-frieden-md-mph/new-tips-ads-will-inspire_b_4747505.html?utm_hp_ref=impact&ir=Impact The CDC is launching the third season in its life-saving award-winning Tips From Former Smokers national education campaign. Tens of millions of Americans across the country will see, up close and personal, the disease and disability that smoking causes. And for the final time… Read More

CVS Stores to Stop Selling Tobacco

Posted by Samantha Powell on February 5th, 2014 |

News Headline: CVS Stores to Stop Selling Tobacco Date: 2/5/14 Outlet Full Name: CNN Author: Elizabeth Landau http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/05/health/cvs-cigarettes/index.html?hpt=he_c2 Want to pick up a pack of cigarettes with your prescription refill? A major U.S. pharmacy chain is breaking that habit. CVS Caremark announced Wednesday it will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its CVS/pharmacy… Read More

Thirdhand Smoke Linked to Liver, Lung and Skin Problems

Posted by Samantha Powell on January 31st, 2014 |

News Headline: Thirdhand Smoke Linked to Liver, Lung and Skin Problems Date: 1/31/14 Outlet Full Name: Medical News Today Author: Marie Ellis http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/272042.php While the physical evidence of secondhand smoke can be seen wafting through the air, thirdhand smoke is a more clandestine health threat. The invisible remnant of tobacco smoke that clings to surfaces… Read More

Anti- Smoking Efforts Have Saved 8 Million American Lives

Posted by Samantha Powell on January 7th, 2014 |

News Headline: Anti- Smoking Efforts Have Saved 8 Million American Lives Date: 1/7/14 Outlet Full Name: USA Today Author: Liz Szabo http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/01/07/anti-smoking-efforts-saved-lives/4355227/ Anti-tobacco efforts have saved 8 million lives in the 50 years since the publication of a landmark Surgeon General report, “Smoking and Health,” a new analysis shows. The 1964 report, which concluded that… Read More

Trebling Tobacco Tax ‘Could Prevent 200 Million Early Deaths’

Posted by Samantha Powell on January 1st, 2014 |

News Headline:  Trebling Tobacco Tax ‘Could Prevent 200 Million Early Deaths’ Date:  1/1/14 Outlet Full Name:  Reuters Author:  Kate Kelland http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/01/us-smoking-tax-idUSBREA000IW20140101 (Reuters) – Trebling tobacco tax globally would cut smoking by a third and prevent 200 million premature deaths this century from lung cancer and other diseases, researchers said on Wednesday. In a review in… Read More