Genes might help determine if smokers can kill addiction with drugs

Now whether you can kick the butt with the help of drug treatments will be predicted with the help of genes, say researchers. A new study, after an analysis of 6,000 smokers, has concluded, that the genes >> Read more >>

Opinion: Why cigarette packs should be plain

“Fancy,” “posh” and “pretty” – these are all words used by children in Cancer Research UK’s new video to describe a selection of current cigarette packets. Looking at one of the packs, >> Read more >>

Nicotine vaccine could help smokers quit

Breaking a smoking addiction isn’t an easy feat and nicotine patches and gum often do little to help.  But scientists at Selecta Biosciences in Boston have developed a new solution for those looking >> Read more >>

Anti-tobacco TV ads help adults stop smoking, study finds

Anti-tobacco television advertising helps reduce adult smoking, according to a study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago's Institute for Health Research and Policy -- but some ads may >> Read more >>

Smoking aggravates periodontal disease

Periodontal disease, sometimes referred to as gum disease, is inflammation and breakdown of the bone that supports the teeth, and a leading cause of tooth loss. Although destructive bacteria usually are >> Read more >>

Judges seem wary of overruling tobacco judgment

A bid by tobacco companies to overrule a court judgment that they must do corrective advertising about the dangers of smoking received a chilly response from a federal appeals court Friday. The companies >> Read more >>

Electronic cigarettes may help smokers’ memory while they kick the habit

Electronic cigarettes -- battery-operated devices that provide nicotine via inhaled vapour -- may help the memory as well as ease cravings as smokers quit their habit. Dr Lynne Dawkins of the University >> Read more >>

Smoking associated with hip and knee replacement failure

Tobacco and nicotine use are known to impair the body's ability to heal bones and wounds. Two new studies presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons looked at >> Read more >>

Nicotine patch may help prevent smoking relapses

Nicotine patches may help smokers recover from any initial setbacks in their attempt to kick the habit, a new U.S. study suggests. "The clear implication is that you shouldn't give up, you should stay >> Read more >>

Menthol smokers have more strokes

Among smokers, people who prefer mentholated cigarettes tend to have more strokes than non-menthol smokers - and this seems to be especially true for women and non-African Americans, according to a North >> Read more >>
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