For smokers with asthma, quitting smoking can improve lung function.
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Taking our eye off the ball on tobacco when smoking has so many dangers to health is a shame.
False perception of reduced health risks of light cigarettes may factor into decision to keep smoking and not to quit.
Genetics make it difficult for both genders to quit smoking.
Quitting smoking is a struggle, but researchers have learned a lot about what works to help people stop smoking.
Smoking related COPD and facial wrinkling: is there a common susceptibility?
High school graduates are 26 percentage points less likely to smoke than non graduates.
Cigarette smoke can weaken your bones and increase your risk for fractures.
The trial focusing on light smokers shows that African Americans are motivated to quit smoking more by completing health education than by using nicotine gum.
Active smoking accelerates emphysema like changes at about twice the normal rate found with aging.
One step closer to tailored treatment to help smokers quit smoking.
When mom or dad puffs on a cigarette, their infants may inhale the resulting second-hand smoke.
Health professionals welcome public smoking bans but highlight increased passive smoking risk at home.
Quit smoking and follow your doctor's advice, otherwise you will get "shoking" reminders.
Patients continue smoking despite suffering from chronic lung diseases like emphysema and bronchitis.
Existing medications to support quit smoking are effective, but long term quit rates are still high.
Secondhand smoke danger stories and advertisements are more likely to make smokers feel that it is harmful and may restrict smoking at home.
People who are trying to quit smoking by wearing the nicotine patch are less likely to spiral into a total relapse if they keep wearing the patch, even if they've "cheated" and smoked a cigarette.
Children exposed to secondhand smoke who have a variation of one or more of the genes that metabolize nicotine can experience cellular damage because the nicotine does not leave the body as quickly.
When people expect to smoke in the near future, external cues such as watching someone smoke affects their brain more than their level of craving or how long they have gone without a cigarette.
Tobacco control for Asian and Pacific Islander Americans, and probably other Americans, deserves more effort.