|Sports Plus Cigarettes May Signal Eating Problems
|NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Although adolescent girls who participate in sports like ballet or gymnastics are more likely than their peers to develop eating disorders, the vast majority remain healthy.
|Secondhand smoke the culprit in common cat cancer
|A link between a common cancer in household cats and the smoking habits of their owners has researchers concerned and urging further study into a possible connection between non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in humans and second-hand tobacco smoke.
|Washington County, Va., Gets Grant to Help Curb Teen Smoking
|ABINGDON -- Most local kids who smoke picked up the habit before they became teenagers, according to a survey by the Washington County Office on Youth.
|Teaching Blue-Collar Workers to Kick Butts
|MONDAY, July 29 (HealthScout News) -- Blue-collar workers have traditionally had the hardest time trying to kick the smoking habit. But researchers have found a new method that doubles the success rate for those who want to quit.
|New Surgeon General Should Condemn Smokeless Tobacco Use, Say Health Advocates
|WASHINGTON, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading health advocates today asked Dr. Richard Carmona, the new U.S. Surgeon General, to help stop smokeless tobacco use. The letter comes in response to a recent request by the U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company (UST) to
|Vaccine Could Prevent Nicotine Addiction In Teens
|Should teenagers be given a vaccine that blocks the effects of nicotine so they could never become addicted to cigarettes?
|Students push to limit smoking
|If a student coalition gets its way, smoking cigarettes at a California State University campus could become almost impossible.
|7 in 10 Smokers Want to Quit
|ATLANTA â€“â€“ Seven in 10 adult smokers in the United States say they want to quit â€“ but their success in kicking the habit varies widely by race and education, the government said Thursday.
|U.S. takes Canada's lead in proposing picture-based warnings on cigarette packages
|TORONTO, July 25 /CNW/ - Two Democratic representatives in Congress will hold a news conference on Monday, July 29 to discuss plans to push forward legislation that would place picture-based warnings on cigarette packages in the U.S.
|Smoking Cessation in African Americans Studied
|NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Adding the antidepressant bupropion (Zyban) to intensive counseling can help low-income African Americans in urban areas--who have high smoking rates--to kick the habit.
|Personality Trait May Link Smoking to Panic Attacks
|NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who smoke cigarettes are more likely than nonsmokers to experience panic attacks, and people who are neurotic are more likely than others to exhibit both behaviors, new research suggests.