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

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

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

What you can do before menopause to ease hot flashes

Women who maintain a healthy body weight and quit smoking before age 40 could ease hot flashes and night sweats during menopause, researchers report.

U. Queensland • futurity
Nov. 11, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: obesity smoking menopause health-and-medicine body-weight

E-cigarette taxes will push people to tobacco

"E-cigarettes and cigarettes are economic substitutes… So if you raise the tax on one product, you will increase use of the other product."

Jennifer French Giarratano-Georgia State • futurity
Nov. 4, 2019 ~3 min

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

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