Tobacco Use

Routine lung cancer screenings may lower a patient's motivation to stop smoking, according to a recent study.
Smoking, not HIV status, appears to be strongly related to cardiovascular risk and multimorbidity among individuals with HIV, according to recent findings.
Although more American teens are using marijuana, their use of alcohol and cigarettes has decreased, a new study finds.
A new study adds to the growing body of evidence that long-time smokers may face an increased risk of death if they develop breast cancer.
heart disease
According to a study in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, mothers who smoke and have a preterm birth more than triple their risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).
Calls for e-cigarette regulation are growing louder as big tobacco companies move in to the market, which is forecasted to top $10 billion annually by 2017.
smoking lung cancer
Lung cancer patients who stop smoking before or after their diagnosis showed significant health benefits.
smoking costs
A study released on the cost of smoking in California shows smoking-attributable costs for 2009 came to $18.1 billion.
A proposed bill in California would require e-cigarettes to be classified as tobacco products and adhere to the state's existing smoke-free laws.
A new report finds that a growing number of bars and restaurants in Georgia allowing smoking has increased despite the passing of the state's Smokefree Air Act in 2005.
Hawaii recently became the first state to prohibit the sale of tobacco products to youth under the age of 21. In most states the legal age is 18.
CVS Quits US Chamber of Commerce Over Its Tobacco Lobbying
CVS Health is quitting the US Chamber of Commerce because of the trade group’s purported efforts to lobby against anti-smoking laws in countries around the globe.
WHO: countries must raise tobacco tax to 75% of retail price
he organization claims this is "among the most effective and cost-effective tobacco control interventions," costs little to implement and increases government revenues.
e-cig solution
Federal and state lawmakers have urged the FDA to accelerate its push to regulate e-cigarettes and have expressed alarm about nicotine poisonings related to "e-liquids."
Teenagers are clear on the dangers of cigarette smoking, but the messages they get about e-cigarettes and marijuana come less often and are often incorrect.
secondhand smoke
The law takes effect on Jan 1, 2016 and will also ban the sale, purchase or use of electronic cigarettes for those under the age of 21.
Fifty-five percent of long-term smokers who pass lung function tests still have a respiratory impairment, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
E-cigarettes may boost resistance of drug-resistant pathogens
A spending bill approved by a House subcommittee would prevent the FDA from requiring pre-market reviews of e-cigarettes that already are on the market.
stop smoking
Providing direct assistance to patients trying to quit smoking, such as talking about how to quit or recommending aids, can significantly improve a patient's success.
An online article for JAMA Internal Medicine reveals that 48.5% of the almost 346,000 deaths from 12 cancers among adults 35 years and older were attributable to cigarette smoking.