Therapy combo helps people in prison quit smoking

Combining behavioral and nicotine replacement therapies can help people in prison quit smoking, a new study shows.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
July 30, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: addiction smoking prison health-and-medicine

Lung size ‘mismatch’ may explain COPD in non-smokers

New findings may explain why some non-smokers get COPD while some heavy smokers don't.

Fabienne Landry-McGill • futurity
June 10, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: smoking lungs health-and-medicine

Coronavirus is giving smokers incentive to quit, and social distancing could help them do it

An addiction psychiatrist explains why smoking raises the risks from COVID-19 and how to quit.

Amy Harrington, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School • conversation
May 5, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: heart-disease health covid-19 coronavirus smoking telehealth tobacco vaping social-distancing telemedicine coronavirus-2020 lung-disease

Why do older people have more COVID-19 symptoms?

For smokers and older adults, COVID-19 can lead to more extreme symptoms and serious respiratory illness. New research is digging into why.

Lindsay Key-Duke • futurity
April 22, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 smoking lungs older-adults health-and-medicine

Team stamps out myth about Native Americans and smoking

Despite previous study's findings, new research shows that white people are smoking more cigarettes and are more nicotine dependent than Native Americans.

U. Arizona • futurity
March 20, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: poverty smoking stereotypes health-and-medicine cigarettes race-and-ethnicity

This approach could cut lung cancer deaths by 14%

"Smoking cessation interventions at... lung screening could result in many additional lung cancer deaths prevented and considerable life-years gained."

Nardy Baeza Bickel-Michigan • futurity
March 10, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: smoking death lung-cancer health-and-medicine cigarettes

Smokers carry scary compounds on their skin and clothes

Cigarette smokers bring dangerous compounds into non-smoking environments on their skin and clothes, researchers report.

Fred Mamoun-Yale • futurity
March 5, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: smoking tobacco featured health-and-medicine cigarettes volatile-organic-compounds-voc

The secondhand smoke you're breathing may have come from another state

According to a new study, about four in 10 air pollution deaths in the US are due to emissions crossing state lines.

Steven Barrett, Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology • conversation
Feb. 12, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  pollution  smoking  data  air-pollution  emissions  smoke  clean-air-act  regulations  charts  respiratory-health

Just 14% of young people vape

Our fears of a youth vaping epidemic may be overblown: A new study finds that most teens don't vape—and those that do, don't on a regular basis.

Rachel Harrison-NYU • futurity
Jan. 28, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: teenagers smoking electronic-cigarettes tobacco health-and-medicine

Vaping ups risk of self-reported COPD

A study finds that people who vape have a higher risk of self-reported COPD, the third leading cause of death associated with smoking.

Susanne Pallo-Rochester • futurity
Jan. 9, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: smoking electronic-cigarettes lungs health-and-medicine

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