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"Light" Cigarettes and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

"Light" Cigarettes and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines so-called "light" cigarettes, associated cancer risks, and tar yield ratings.

Study Questions Safety of E-cigarettes vs Regular Tobacco Cigarettes

Study Questions Safety of E-cigarettes vs Regular Tobacco Cigarettes

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E-cigarettes used with nicotine-based liquid have the same potential to produce cancer-causing DNA damage as unfiltered regular cigarettes.

Filtered Cigarettes May Increase Rates of Lung Adenocarcinoma

Filtered Cigarettes May Increase Rates of Lung Adenocarcinoma

The design of cigarette filters with ventilation is associated with rising adenocarcinoma rates, research indicates.

Benefits of Radiation Therapy Undone by Smoking in Some Breast Cancer Patients

Benefits of Radiation Therapy Undone by Smoking in Some Breast Cancer Patients

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Absolute risks from radiation therapy for women with breast cancer who continue to smoke could exceed the absolute benefit of the therapy.

Smoking Increases Long-Term Risks From Radiotherapy in Breast Cancer

Smoking Increases Long-Term Risks From Radiotherapy in Breast Cancer

Risk associated with radiotherapy for breast cancer is substantially reduced with smoking cessation.

Nasal Biomarker in Smokers Could Predict Lung Cancer

Nasal Biomarker in Smokers Could Predict Lung Cancer

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Novel diagnostic test determines whether suspicious lung lesions or nodules are malignant disease from a sample obtained via nasal swab.

Proportion of Never-Smokers With NSCLC Is on the Rise

Proportion of Never-Smokers With NSCLC Is on the Rise

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A study of a large, diverse patient population appears to show an increasing incidence of lung cancer in patients who have never smoked tobacco.

Annual Screening of High-Risk Smokers Only More Cost-effective Than Current Methods

Annual Screening of High-Risk Smokers Only More Cost-effective Than Current Methods

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Annual lung cancer screening of only high-risk smokers more cost-effective than current methods.

Tobacco Counseling for Youth, Adults Reduces Smoking Prevalence

Tobacco Counseling for Youth, Adults Reduces Smoking Prevalence

Annual counseling could reduce prevalence and prevent many smoking-attributable fatalities.

Smoking Cessation at Any Age Beneficial

Smoking Cessation at Any Age Beneficial

Even patients that quit smoking in their 60s can add years to their lives, researchers find.

CDC: Tobacco-Linked Cancers Still Make Up 40 Percent of All Cancers

CDC: Tobacco-Linked Cancers Still Make Up 40 Percent of All Cancers

Fewer people smoking, but cancer burden still high in the U.S.

Smoking-related Cancer Deaths Highest in Southern United States

Smoking-related Cancer Deaths Highest in Southern United States

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Smoking-attributable cancer mortality estimates have not been established by state; therefore, in this study, the proportion of cancer deaths among persons 35 years and older related to cigarette smoking in 2014 was calculated for each state and DC.

Snus Linked to Higher Risk of Prostate Cancer Mortality

Snus Linked to Higher Risk of Prostate Cancer Mortality

Safety of the smokeless tobacco product called into question after a study links it to increased prostate cancer mortality.

Analysis of Population Trends Shows Use of Electronic Cigarettes Increase Quit Success

Analysis of Population Trends Shows Use of Electronic Cigarettes Increase Quit Success

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An analysis of population trends in England demonstrated that use of electronic cigarettes improves the rate of successful quit attempts, but results in less use of prescription nicotine-replacement therapy products.

Clinician Answers on Safety of E-Cigarettes Vary

Clinician Answers on Safety of E-Cigarettes Vary

When patients ask about safety and using e-cigarettes to stop smoking, doctors give varying advice.

Fitness Nearly as Important as Not Smoking for Longevity

Fitness Nearly as Important as Not Smoking for Longevity

Low aerobic capacity has greater effect on longevity than even high cholesterol, or high blood pressure.

Electronic Cigarettes May Cause Damage to Oral Epithelial Cells

Electronic Cigarettes May Cause Damage to Oral Epithelial Cells

Findings suggest a possible increase in the risk of oral disease caused by e-cigarette use.

Smoking Increases Risk of Adverse Events With Aromatase Inhibitor Therapy for Breast Cancer

Smoking Increases Risk of Adverse Events With Aromatase Inhibitor Therapy for Breast Cancer

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Preoperative smoking is associated with increased risk for breast cancer events and distant metastasis in women treated with aromatase inhibitors (AIs). Hampering the utility of AIs, a common treatment for breast cancer, is yet another health risk associated with smoking.

More Survivors of AYA Cancer Smoke Than Those Without Cancer

More Survivors of AYA Cancer Smoke Than Those Without Cancer

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Cigarette smoking is more common among survivors of AYA cancer than those without cancer, and smoking is associated with greater comorbidities and poorer general health.

CDC: Cigarette Smoking Drops in U.S. Adolescents

CDC: Cigarette Smoking Drops in U.S. Adolescents

A decreasing number of adolescents are smoking, but e-cigarette use and rates of distracted driving are on the rise for this group.

E-Cigarette Poisonings on the Rise Among Young Children

E-Cigarette Poisonings on the Rise Among Young Children

Swallowing the liquid nicotine appears to affect children under 6 the most, and calls to poison control centers about accidental ingestion have sharply increased.

Overall Benefits of Vaporized Nicotine Products Outweigh Harms, Says International Panel of Experts

Overall Benefits of Vaporized Nicotine Products Outweigh Harms, Says International Panel of Experts

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E-cigarettes have a strong potential to improve population health by reducing or displacing cigarette use. A team of international experts urged the US FDA to have a broad perspective when it comes to regulating e-cigarettes.

Offer Smoking Cessation Help With Lung Cancer Screening for Patients Who Smoke

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Smokers who visit a clinician for lung cancer screening should also be encouraged to quit smoking at that visit. Evidence-based behavioral strategies should be used, at each visit, to motivate smokers to quit.

Lung Cancer Screening Criteria Need to Recognize Differences in Smoking Patterns of African Americans

Lung Cancer Screening Criteria Need to Recognize Differences in Smoking Patterns of African Americans

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Screening for lung cancer may have a disparity between African Americans and whites due to differences in smoking habits.

Light-Use Waterpipe Smoking Can Harm the Lungs

Light-Use Waterpipe Smoking Can Harm the Lungs

Findings in waterpipe smokers include both biological and clinical abnormalities in greater numbers versus nonsmokers.

Cigar Smoking and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

Cigar Smoking and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines links between cigar smoking and cancer risk.

Smoking Status Affects Presents of Unique Molecular Signatures in HPV-positive Throat Cancers

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A pattern of mutations across several key cancer genes was found in patients with throat cancer who were exposed to both human papillomavirus (HPV) and tobacco smoke.

Patients With Cancer Not More Likely to Quit Smoking

Patients With Cancer Not More Likely to Quit Smoking

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Patients with cancer, including those with a tobacco-related cancer, do not seem to be more likely to quit smoking than the general population.

It Is Never Too Late for Breast Cancer Survivors to Stop Smoking

It Is Never Too Late for Breast Cancer Survivors to Stop Smoking

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Smokers have good reason to quit the habit both before and after a breast cancer diagnosis.

Tar From Single Hookah Smoking Session 25x More Than Single Cigarette

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Smoke volumes are larger and levels of tobacco toxicants are higher in a single hookah smoking session compared with a single cigarette.

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