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New study shows smoking doesn’t always mean a shortened life span or cancer

Smoking has been shown to have drastic consequences for lifespan and disease progression, and it has been suggested that cigarette exposure may impact the risk of death and disease via its acceleration of the aging process. Not all smokers experience early mortality, however, and a small proportion manage to survive to extreme ages. Using long-lived [...]

New study demonstrates combined impact of smoking and early menopause on mortality

Current smokers who experienced early menopause expected to die 2.6 years earlier Women may now have yet another reason to quit smoking given the results of a new study that is being reported online in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). The Swedish study involving 25,474 women is the first to [...]

Only 1 in 10 smokers who visited a dentist received advice to quit

Not all smokers receive tobacco cessation advice from health care providers (HCPs), according to a study from Ohio State University. Researchers note that although factors associated with receiving HCP advice to quit smoking and the effectiveness of such advice have been examined, no recent study has explored differences between types of HCPs (eg, physicians vs [...]

Widespread use of e-cigarettes in Europe suggests need for more research on health impact, smoking cessation

Most Europeans who have tried electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are young, current smokers, or those who recently tried quitting regular cigarettes, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). Nearly 30 million Europeans have tried the battery-operated cigarettes, in spite of the fact that not much is known about their potential risks [...]

Worry about weight gain deters some smokers from seeking treatment to quit

Smokers may avoid treatment to quit smoking if they previously gained weight while trying to quit, according to researchers at Penn State College of Medicine. Weight gain is a predictable occurrence for smokers who have recently quit. Within the first year after quitting, they gain an average of eight to14 pounds, and some smokers report [...]