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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.

Use of Electronic Cigarettes May Not Be Any Safer Than Smoking Tobacco Cigarettes

Use of Electronic Cigarettes May Not Be Any Safer Than Smoking Tobacco Cigarettes

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A California laboratory team tested two electronic cigarette products and found both products, and their nicotine-free versions, caused cell damage that could lead to cancer.

Smokeless Tobacco Users Have Greater Nicotine and Toxin Exposure

Smokeless Tobacco Users Have Greater Nicotine and Toxin Exposure

Exclusive smokeless tobacco users demonstrated higher levels of nicotine and carcinogenic tobacco-specific nitrosamines, compared with exclusive cigarette smokers.

CDC: E-Cigarette Use Highest Among Young Adults

CDC: E-Cigarette Use Highest Among Young Adults

Almost 4 percent of all adult Americans use e-cigarettes, a new survey shows, but use is highest among those in the 18- to 24-year age bracket.

Reduced-Nicotine Cigarettes Decreased Dependence and Frequency of Smoking

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Reduced-nicotine cigarettes were beneficial in reducing nicotine exposure and dependence, and also the number of cigarettes smoked per day, compared with standard-nicotine cigarettes in a 6-week study.

Smokers and Nonsmokers Who Develop NSCLC Display Differences

Smokers and Nonsmokers Who Develop NSCLC Display Differences

Nonsmokers more likely than smokers to be women and to have adenocarcinoma

Harms of Cigarette Smoking and Health Benefits of Quitting (Fact Sheet)

Harms of Cigarette Smoking and Health Benefits of Quitting (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explores the harmful effects of tobacco smoke, tobacco addiction, and the immediate and long-term benefits of smoking cessation.

USPSTF suggests doctors talk to patients about tobacco use

USPSTF suggests doctors talk to patients about tobacco use

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) urges PCPs to offer interventions to help adults, including pregnant women, stop smoking.

Risk of some cancers increased in women, male smokers with light/moderate drinking

Risk of some cancers increased in women, male smokers with light/moderate drinking

Large study explored the association between light to moderate drinking and increased risk for cancer.

New program using CT technology helping to better detect lung cancer

New program using CT technology helping to better detect lung cancer

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A comprehensive lung cancer screening program that utilizes CT scan technology could offer smokers a more accurate way to detect possible lung cancer.

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