|Nicotine Patch Does Not Help Pregnant Women Quit
|NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Smoking during pregnancy is known to have detrimental effects on the baby, such as increased risk of low birthweight and preterm birth, so doctors encourage expectant mothers to quit. But a new study suggests that women who use
|American Cancer Society Undertakes First-of-its-Kind Blood Study to Help Reduce Cancer Risk
|SOMERVILLE, N.J., Dec. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 540 Somerset County residents will be asked to take part in the American Cancer Society's nationwide landmark study designed to learn more about how cancer risk can be reduced. Beginning last month, the Ame
|Tips for Smokers Who Want to Kick the Habit
|Like most people, you're probably waiting until Jan. 1 before you commit to your list of New Year's resolutions. But, if quitting smoking is on that list, you shouldn't wait to start preparing for the big event. Developing a clear plan makes it easier to
|Many Teens Support Anti-Smoking Campaigns
|NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Contrary to the image of the cigarette-smoking rebellious teenager, many adolescents are supportive of anti-tobacco policies, new study findings show. And, researchers suggest, the increasing number of anti-smoking ads may infl
|Smoking Damages Health Early in Life
|NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Even healthy young adults may suffer negative health consequences due to smoking. Smokers in their 20s and 30s were much more likely to miss work or be admitted to a hospital in the short-term than nonsmokers, researchers repor
|Better to Quit Cigs that to Cut Back:
|Heavy smokers who merely cut back their habit rather than quit may not see any health benefits, researchers say.
|'No benefit from reducing smoking'
|Heavy cigarette smokers who cut back their smoking - rather than quit - might not see any health benefits, according to researchers.
|Two area students recognized by Massachusetts Medical Society for anti-tobacco poster campaign
|WALTHAM -- Kimberly Santos, 10, of New Bedford, and Chelsea Chudolij of East Freetown, were two of 12 young artists selected by the Massachusetts Medical Society as winners of the "Tobacco Free--Healthy Me" anti-tobacco poster contest.
|Wendy's To Ban Smoking at Restaurants
|COLUMBUS, Ohio - Wendy's International Inc. reached an agreement Thursday with a shareholder group to ban smoking at all company-owned restaurants in the United States by March 31.
|Reducing Tobacco Use - A Report of the Surgeon General
|Message from Donna E. Shalala Secretary of Health and Human Services:
|Officials to push new anti-tobacco program
|State anti-smoking programs in the future will learn from the mistakes of the past, Washington public-health officials said yesterday.