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Tobacco News (10 articles)



Smoking sharply increases risk of certain cancers of the immune system and bone marrow

Women who smoke increase their risk of developing certain cancers of the blood, immune system, and bone marrow new research shows.The study showed that the risks of Hodgkin’s lymphoma and some bone marrow cancers were doubled in women who smoked about 20 cigarettes a day. The risks of other...

Published on 11 August 2012, 12:35


Tobacco-derived compound prevents memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease mice

VA-USF study finds cotinine reduces the brain plaques associated with dementia.Tampa, FL – Cotinine, a compound derived from tobacco, reduced plaques associated with dementia and prevented memory loss in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease, a study led by researchers at Bay Pines VA...

Published on 27 April 2011, 13:46


Tobacco Use Linked to Worse Outcomes in HPV-positive Head and Neck Cancer

Current smokers 5 times more likely to see their cancer return.ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Patients with head and neck cancer linked to high risk human papillomavirus, or HPV, have worse outcomes if they are current or former tobacco users, according to a new study from researchers at the University of...

Published on 15 February 2010, 19:05


Parents play key role in whether teen tobacco use becomes daily habit

Researchers have found new evidence showing that parents play a key role in whether or not their adolescent children who experiment with tobacco progress to become daily smokers before they graduate from high school.A study published on-line and in the September issue of journal Pediatrics shows...

Published on 1 September 2009, 06:35


Based on New Study, Tobacco Control Researchers Call on FDA to Require Complete Disclosure from Tobacco Companies of Changes Made to Cigarettes

Study Finds That Tobacco Companies Changed Ingredients, Design of Cigarettes Without Alerting Smokers.Boston, MA -- As President Obama prepares to sign a bill giving the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) oversight of the tobacco industry, a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH)...

Published on 19 June 2009, 15:10


Link Between Pancreatitis and Alcohol Use Not as Strong as Expected, SLU Researcher Finds

Researchers Must Look Elsewhere for Causes.In an NIH-funded study published in the June 8 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, a JAMA/Archives journal, researchers examined risk factors for pancreatitis, looking specifically at the connection to alcohol and tobacco use. Investigators,...

Published on 11 June 2009, 13:27


Women more vulnerable to tobacco carcinogens, new results show

Lugano, 3 May 2009 -- Women may be more vulnerable than men to the cancer-causing effects of smoking tobacco, according to new results reported this week at the European Multidisciplinary Conference in Thoracic Oncology (EMCTO), Lugano, Switzerland. Swiss researchers studied 683 lung cancer...

Published on 3 May 2009, 10:57


Pregnancy and tobacco a 'smoking gun' for baby -- Study

Monash University researchers have shown that babies born to a mother who smokes are more likely to be slower to wake or respond to stimulation -- and this may explain their increased risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).Scientific director of the Ritchie Centre for Baby Health Research...

Published on 3 April 2009, 05:27


Tobacco Smoke and Alcohol Harm Liver Worse as Combo

- Combined effect led to elevated disease proteins- Multiple risky behaviors need further reviewBIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Exposure to second-hand smoke and alcohol significantly raises the risk of liver disease, according to researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).The finding adds...

Published on 2 February 2009, 16:37


Does Smokeless Tobacco Help Smokers Quit Cigarettes?

UC San Diego Researchers Find No Such Association in the U.S.Some smokers say they just can’t quit cigarettes. But previous studies of smokers in Sweden have suggested that many have done just that, by switching to smokeless tobacco. While not without health risks, smokeless tobacco is less...

Published on 26 January 2009, 11:47


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