Telehealth can help smokers in rural prisons quit

Telehealth visits with tobacco treatment specialists may help smokers in rural prisons quit tobacco smoking.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Sept. 22, 2021 ~4 min

Menthol cigarette ban could save 650,000 lives by 2060

Banning menthol flavors in cigarettes could lead to 16,250 fewer tobacco-related deaths per year by 2060—that's 650,000 lives saved in the next 40 years.

Nardy Baeza Bickel-Michigan • futurity
Sept. 8, 2021 ~5 min

Gay and bi women are more likely to smoke menthols

Bisexual and lesbian/gay female smokers are particularly likely to go for menthol cigarettes, research finds.

Modesta Alobawone • futurity
July 14, 2021 ~3 min

These factors raise the risk of nicotine dependence

New research clarifies why some people can quit nicotine easily, while others develop a lasting habit.

Carol Clark-Emory • futurity
July 8, 2021 ~8 min

The right amount of e-cigarette nicotine may cut smoking

E-cigarettes that deliver a cigarette-like amount of nicotine are associated with reduced smoking and reduced exposure to carcinogens in tobacco.

Barbara Schindo-Penn State • futurity
April 23, 2021 ~7 min

COVID stress, boredom led some people to smoke more

Stress and boredom may have led to an increase in daily cigarette use among some smokers in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, a survey finds.

Zachary Sweger-Penn State • futurity
April 12, 2021 ~5 min

People who vape are more likely to report mental fog

People who vape are more likely to say they experience mental fog. Does vaping cause the cognitive problem, or are they self-medicating?

Susanne Pallo-Rochester • futurity
Dec. 29, 2020 ~5 min

Even light smokers could be addicted

Even people who consider themselves casual or light smokers may be addicted to nicotine, researchers say.

Sara LaJeunesse-Penn State • futurity
Dec. 24, 2020 ~5 min

Is cadmium a factor in flu, pneumonia, COVID death rates?

New research suggests a link between cadmium exposure and deaths from influenza, pneumonia, and possibly COVID-19.

Nardy Baeza Bickel-Michigan • futurity
Dec. 17, 2020 ~7 min

Coming out as bisexual linked to smoking risk

People may be particularly vulnerable to smoking around the time they come out as bisexual, research finds.

Michelle Samuels-Boston U. • futurity
Nov. 9, 2020 ~6 min