Sexual minority men who smoke report worse mental health

The relationship between smoking, substance use, and mental health among sexual and gender minority populations suggest a need for holistic treatment.

Michelle Edelstein-Rutgers • futurity
Sept. 21, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: drugs addiction alcohol anxiety health-and-medicine lgbtq cigarettes

80% of docs mistakenly blame nicotine for smoking risks

Although nicotine's primary risk is addiction to tobacco, 83% of doctors strongly believe it directly contributes to heart disease, a new survey finds.

Maud Alobawone-Rutgers • futurity
Sept. 10, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: heart-disease addiction cancer smoking surveys nicotine health-and-medicine cigarettes

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

Smoking abstinence doesn’t really make us want to eat more

Smoking abstinence doesn't have that much effect on our desire to eat, a new study shows.

Bert Gambini-Buffalo • futurity
Sept. 20, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: addiction smoking food motivation health-and-medicine cigarettes cravings

Menthol cigarette restrictions could hike cost, cut use

"Targeting the tobacco retail environment is rapidly emerging as the next frontier in tobacco control."

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
Sept. 13, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: retail smoking tobacco marketing consumers health-and-medicine cigarettes

Nope, ‘environmentally friendly’ cigarettes aren’t healthy

"Marketing language that obscures these health harms, even indirectly through questionable pro-environment claims, ought to be prohibited."

Rob Jordan-Stanford • futurity
Aug. 6, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: smoking marketing surveys health-and-medicine cigarettes

African Americans less likely to quit menthol cigarettes

African Americans who smoke menthol cigarettes are less likely to quit than other menthol smokers. New research indicates why.

David Hill-Buffalo • futurity
June 20, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: tobacco marketing race health-and-medicine cigarettes

Most electronic cigarette users want to quit

In a new study, 60 percent of electronic cigarette users say they want to quit and many have already tried or plan to stop soon.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
May 21, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: addiction smoking electronic-cigarettes nicotine health-and-medicine cigarettes

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