|Cell Repair Mechanism Blocked By Cigarette Smoke, University Of Florida Study Shows
Cigarette smoke can turn normal breast cells cancerous by blocking their ability to repair themselves, eventually triggering tumor development, University of Florida scientists report.
|Researcher Maps Slippery Slope Of Teen Smoking
McGill epidemiologist Jennifer O'Loughlin has added another chapter to her six-year study of more than 1,200 adolescent smokers in Montreal, with a new map of 12 addiction “milestones” that will give fresh ammunition to both health-care professionals an
|Pfizer's CHANTIX(TM) (Varenicline) Now Available To Help Smokers Quit
Pfizer Inc announced today
that CHANTIX(TM) (varenicline) is now available in U.S. pharmacies.
CHANTIX, the first new prescription aid to smoking cessation treatment
approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in nearly a decade, was
|Somaxon Pharmaceuticals Reports Positive Results From A Pilot Phase 2 Study Of Oral Nalmefene In Smoking Cessation
Inc. (Nasdaq: SOMX) today announced that oral nalmefene hydrochloride, an
opiate antagonist under development by the company, demonstrated positive
results in a pilot Phase 2 clinical trial for smoking cessation. In a
|Growth Of Tumors Already Established By Tobacco Carcinogens Promoted By Nicotine
While it is established that nicotine by itself is not carcinogenic, researchers have now shown that nicotine promotes cell proliferation and the progression of tumors already initiated by tobacco carcinogens. In a study by Srikumar Chellappan and coll
|Will FDA Regulation Of Tobacco Protect Public Health?
Two Comments in this week's issue discuss the pros and cons of a bill that, if enacted, would give the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory authority over all tobacco products.
|UCI Study With Rats Shows Why Nicotine Affects Auditory Processing In The Brain
Scientists know that children of women who smoke during pregnancy can develop hearing-related cognitive deficits. For the first time, researchers believe they have evidence that not only implicates nicotine as the culprit, but also shows what the subst
|Telephone Quitlines Help People Stop Smoking
This conclusion comes from an updated Cochrane Systematic Review that considered the evidence of 48 trials that met stringent inclusion criteria.
|Tobacco quit kits offered for Father's Day
|The Cleveland County Turning Point coalition is encouraging tobacco users to take advantage of a Father's Day promotion available through the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline at 1-800-QUIT NOW (1-800-784-8669).
|Chevron agrees to limit underage tobacco
|HARRISBURG, Pa. - Chevron Products Co. will take steps to reduce cigarette sales to children under an agreement announced Thursday with 27 states and Washington, D.C.
|Second Hand Smoke Makes Allergies Worse
|Newswise — A new study offers concrete evidence that allergies are exacerbated by secondhand smoke.