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Smoking rate has plummeted in New York City

...ed a year-long ad campaign aimed at prompting more smokers to quit. The new report is available online at ww...arteries, showing testimonials from sick and dying smokers and their children, including former smoker Ronaldo Martinez, who now breaths through a hole in his ...

Better health twice as likely for nonsmokers who live and work with smoking restrictions

... "Particular attention must be paid to influencing smokers who are most likely to benefit from these policies but who are less likely to have smoke-free homes and whose families are most at risk," says Dr. Shelley. ...

NIDA study identifies genes that might help some people abstain from smoking

...e of this information to match treatments with the smokers most likely to benefit from them.? ...

Chlamydia vaccine a step closer to reality

... administered via a patch, similar to ones used by smokers for nicotine. "Patches are a good way to deliver proteins to a part of the body's immune system and they are also easy and user-friendly." He said with rates of Chlamydia infection in some Australian communities as high as 12 per cent of the fe...

Smoking ban dramatically reduces air pollution in Irish pubs

... improved significantly, the respiratory health of smokers continued to decline, with the exception of irrita...dy underline we still need to do much more to help smokers quit and enable them to share the benefits of smoke-free policies," Dr. Godfrey continued. ...

New cigarette designs don't offer lower predicted cancer risks

...s on its Web site, making it a natural choice "for smokers who have decided not to quit, but who are interest...wer than for the conventional cigarettes that most smokers puff on every day. The report demonstrates that science does not adequately understand the source...

Re-analysis of cigarettes confirms tobacco companies increased addictive nicotine 11 percent

...try has changed at all in its pursuit of addicting smokers since signing the Master Settlement Agreement of 1998 with the State Attorneys General. Our analysis shows that the companies have been subtly increasing the drug nicotine year by year in their cigarettes, without any warning to consumers, since the ...

Quitting smoking reduces risk of lung cancer mortality by 70 percent

...only focus on prevention, then 160 million current smokers will die before 2050, with the vast majority of de...ves to be saved through campaigns to alert current smokers to the dangers of their habit." Dr Huxley added. "Effective action in Asia would help to head off...

Smokers quit after damage to brain region

...ine on the nervous system. The study considered smokers with damage that did not include the insula, but the likelihood of disrupting the smoking addiction was many times greater when the insula was involved. ...

The effects of smoking on fractures and ligament injuries

...and ligament repair following injury. In addition, smokers have higher rates of hip fracture, fracture healing problems and bone infections and smoking has been shown to impair soft tissue wound healing. Two new studies, funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Football League Charities, ...

Heavy smoking cuts women's chance of pregnancy -- even with donated oocytes

...of comparing the pregnancy rates between non-heavy smokers and heavy smokers, all of whom received donated oo... the start of 2002 and June 2005 ?741 in non-heavy smokers (under 10 cigarettes a day) and 44 in heavy smokers (over 10 a day). None of the women's partners we...

PET imaging shows young smokers quick benefit of quitting

...e early stages of coronary artery disease in young smokers can be reversed quickly if they choose to put out ... at the early stages of coronary artery disease in smokers and the recovery time of coronary endothelial dysfunction after giving up cigarettes," indicated Tam...

Successful lung cancer surgery not enough to break nicotine dependence in many smokers

A new study has found that close to half of 154 smokers who had surgery to remove early stage lung cancer ...r nicotine." The investigators found that those smokers who were the last to give up their cigarettes - some on the same day as their operation - and who sa...

High HPV concentrations combined with smoking significantly raise risks of cervical cancer

...16 (irrespective of amount of viral load) and were smokers had a 14-fold increased risk over women who were HPV-16 negative and smoked. Nonsmoking women with high HPV-16 loads had just a 6-fold risk compared to HPV-negative nonsmokers. "Our initial analyses centered on whether smoking was an independent...

Brains can recover from alcoholic damage but patients should stop drinking as soon as possible

...ohol-induced disorders, as well as heavy cigarette smokers (more than 10 cigarettes a day), were excluded. Ten healthy volunteers (six men, four women), matched for age and gender, were recruited as controls for the study. The data were analysed and evaluated using FSL, a sophisticated software package devel...

Halving daily cigarette quota has no health benefit

...e up between the first and second check); moderate smokers (1 to 14 cigarettes daily); reducers (more than 15... by more than half at the second check); and heavy smokers (more than 15 cigarettes a day). Among men, deaths from lung cancer and cancers associated with s...

Smoking changes brain chemistry

...e researchers compared the data collected from the smokers to proton MRS data collected from 35 age- and gend...ncentrations in the ACC were slightly lower in the smokers compared with the nonsmokers, and lower still in the female smokers compared with the male smokers. ...

Smokers invite to test vaccine against nicotine addiction

...y from the brain. The vaccine is designed to help smokers quit and to limit the urge to start smoking again.... people back into the habit. Northern California smokers over 18 are invited to join a national study to determine whether NicVax can help people abstain fro...

Quitting smoking improves lung function considerably

For smokers with asthma, quitting smoking can improve lung fun...r 2 weeks, which had no effect on lung function in smokers in our current study and in our previous work," he continued. "The improvement could be due to the r...

Blood test predicts success of quitting smoking using the nicotine patch

A blood test may enable doctors to predict which smokers using the nicotine patch are likely to experience ... samples. "The ultimate aim here is to distinguish smokers who are likely to benefit from a standard dose of nicotine patch from those who may need a higher do...

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