A new study finds women who have never smoked, but were exposed to secondhand smoke, were at greater risk for fetal loss.
The researchers found that young women who were current or recent smokers and had been smoking a pack a day for at least 10 years had a 60 percent increased risk in developing the most common subtype of breast cancer, estrogen receptor positive breast cancer.
Fifty years after the landmark 1964 US Surgeon General Report on Smoking and Health, smoking is deadlier than ever — now responsible for the deaths of 480,000 Americans each year.
The research findings raise the possibility that measurement of tobacco exposure could be used in clinical practice to target smoking cessation efforts and reduce the likelihood of future hospitalizations.
Pregnant women who expose their fetuses to nicotine, either by way of smoking or nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), increase the risk of obesity and metabolic syndrome for their children by influencing the liver to produce more triglyceride.
Researchers have found the Surgeon General’s report of 1964, which first outlined the dangers of smoking and led to the development of tobacco control efforts, is responsible for adding nearly 20 years of life to eight million Americans.
Researchers believe an extended course of treatment that combines varenicline and cognitive behavioral therapy helps to maintain abstinence from tobacco among individuals with serious mental illness.
Combining pharmacotherapies for tobacco-dependence treatment led to an increase in smoking abstinence, especially in heavier and more dependent smokers, according to a study by Mayo Clinic researchers.
Elevated arterial stiffness in patients with COPD can be predicted using age, blood pressure and thoracic aortic calcification, according to research published in BMC Pulmonary Medicine.
A new study from the University of Michigan finds that 44 percent of adults worry that the devices will encourage kids to use tobacco products.