Smoking

Cigar and Pipe Use Significantly Increase Mortality Risk

Cigar and Pipe Use Significantly Increase Mortality Risk

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Non-cigarette tobacco use has increased by over 100% in the last 2 decades.

beta-Carotene and Cancer

beta-Carotene and Cancer

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Data indicate that beta-Carotene should not be recommended as a cancer prevention agent due to lack of efficacy and potential harm among smokers or those exposed to asbestos.

Smoking Cessation for Patients With Cancer

Smoking Cessation for Patients With Cancer

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NCCN guidelines recommend that smoking cessation be provided as part of oncology treatment.

Are Medicare Rules a Culprit of Low Lung Cancer Screening Rates?

Are Medicare Rules a Culprit of Low Lung Cancer Screening Rates?

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Requirements for Medicare coverage of CT lung cancer screening might be a factor for low screening rates among high-risk smokers.

Smoking Cessation After Diagnosis: A Consistent Survival Benefit

Smoking Cessation After Diagnosis: A Consistent Survival Benefit

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Smoking cessation may improve survival regardless of the type of cancer diagnosed, due to a reduction in comorbidities.

Tobacco Companies Seeking To Influence Policy Are Violating the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

Tobacco Companies Seeking To Influence Policy Are Violating the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

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Tobacco industry representatives are continuing to meet with and are attempting to influence government officials in many countries.

Cancers Linked With Tobacco Comprise 40 Percent of All Cases

Cancers Linked With Tobacco Comprise 40 Percent of All Cases

Although rates of smoking in the U.S. have declined to new lows, health officials still estimate that four out of every 10 cancers is linked to the habit.

Smoking After Breast Cancer Diagnosis Increases Disease-associated Death Rate

Smoking After Breast Cancer Diagnosis Increases Disease-associated Death Rate

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Women who continue to smoke after being diagnosed with breast cancer are almost twice as likely as those who never smoked to die of their disease.

Advanced Periodontitis Linked With Increased Risk of Smoking-related Cancers

Advanced Periodontitis Linked With Increased Risk of Smoking-related Cancers

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Advanced periodontitis may be associated with a 2.5-fold increased risk of smoking-related cancers among patients who never smoke.

Unregulated E-Cigarettes Called Unacceptable by ASCO

Unregulated E-Cigarettes Called Unacceptable by ASCO

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Despite reports to the FDA regarding adverse events of e-cigarettes and concerns from health organizations, sales continue without regulatory oversight.

Most Americans Favor Raising Legal Smoking Age

Most Americans Favor Raising Legal Smoking Age

Three-quarters of American adults favor raising the legal smoking age to 21.

Smoking, Drinking Prolong Gastrostomy Tube Use in Head and Neck Cancer

Smoking, Drinking Prolong Gastrostomy Tube Use in Head and Neck Cancer

For patients with head and neck cancer, smoking and alcohol consumption predict gastrostomy tube (GT) insertion use.

Secondhand Smoke Exposure Down But Still High

Secondhand Smoke Exposure Down But Still High

58 million nonsmokers are still being exposed to secondhand smoke.

Smoking Increases Risk of Side Effects, Recurrence in Prostate Cancer

Smoking Increases Risk of Side Effects, Recurrence in Prostate Cancer

Smoking increases risks for side effects and recurrence in patients being treated for prostate cancer.

Does Smoking Status Predict Risk In Patients Undergoing Surgery for Head and Neck Cancer?

Does Smoking Status Predict Risk In Patients Undergoing Surgery for Head and Neck Cancer?

Tobacco increases risk for developing head and neck cancer, but the effect on postoperative outcomes is unknown.

Hookah Smoke Increases Benzene Levels, Is No Safer than Tobacco Smoking

Hookah Smoke Increases Benzene Levels, Is No Safer than Tobacco Smoking

People who smoke hookah had a signficiantly increased amount of benzene and leukemia risk.

Urologist Intervention Essential in Tobacco, Bladder Cancer Risk

Urologist Intervention Essential in Tobacco, Bladder Cancer Risk

Active smokers more knowledgeable of bladder cancer risk than former, never smokers; often cite urologist as source of info.

Many Cancer Survivors Continue to Smoke After Diagnosis

Many Cancer Survivors Continue to Smoke After Diagnosis

Highest prevalence of smoking found among survivors of bladder, lung, and ovarian cancer.

Tobacco Companies to Start Distributing E-Cigarettes

Tobacco Companies to Start Distributing E-Cigarettes

A subsidiary of Reynolds American is announcing that it will begin distributing its Vuse e-cigarettes across the United States on June 23.

Text Message Program Could Curb Tobacco Use

Text Message Program Could Curb Tobacco Use

An automated, personalized, and interactive mobile health program, Text2Quit, seems to be effective for promoting smoking cessation.

AMA Urges Tighter Restrictions for E-Cigarette Sales

AMA Urges Tighter Restrictions for E-Cigarette Sales

Recommendations include a rule on minimum age age for purchasing and flavor restrictions.

Many Believe E-Cigarettes Are Less Harmful

Many Believe E-Cigarettes Are Less Harmful

Most U.S. adults are aware of electronic cigarettes and about half believe they are less harmful than cigarettes

Women Harbor Misperceptions About Lung Cancer

Women Harbor Misperceptions About Lung Cancer

Report shows many women are unaware of incidence, poor survival rates, and risk of lung cancer for nonsmokers.

Tobacco Use in TV Dramas Down From 1995

Tobacco Use in TV Dramas Down From 1995

The portrayal of tobacco use on TV dramas has decreased since 1955, in line with historical cigarette consumption trends.

Lifestyle Factors Before CRC Diagnosis May Affect Survival

Lifestyle Factors Before CRC Diagnosis May Affect Survival

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A study from the NIH/AARP show that mortality from colorectal cancers is affected by lifestyle factors such as smoking, alcohol consumption, and obesity.

E-Cigarettes May Be 'Gateway Drug' for Teens

E-Cigarettes May Be 'Gateway Drug' for Teens

Teens who have tried electronic cigarettes may be more likely to smoke regular cigarettes, according to a new study.

RCC Survival Negatively Impacted by Smoking

RCC Survival Negatively Impacted by Smoking

Smoking exposure adversely impacts cancer-specific survival and increases the risk of death from another cause in patients with renal cell carcinoma.

Smoking Hikes ER-positive Breast Cancer Risk

Smoking Hikes ER-positive Breast Cancer Risk

Younger women who smoke appear to be at increased risk for developing estrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancer.

CVS Caremark to Halt Selling of Tobacco Products

CVS Caremark to Halt Selling of Tobacco Products

The national drug store chain CVS Caremark said Wednesday that it's phasing out the sale of tobacco products.

E-Cigarettes: 'Pathway' to Tobacco Cessation or 'Dangerous Product'?

E-Cigarettes: 'Pathway' to Tobacco Cessation or 'Dangerous Product'?

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E-cigarettes have gained popularity over the last few years, but are they really as safe as people may think?

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