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Smoking News

  • Why Heavy Drinking Seems to Boost Desire to Smoke More

    WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The reason alcoholics struggle to stop smoking may be because their heavy drinking speeds up how quickly their body breaks down nicotine, a new study suggests. “Our study showed that chronic heavy alcohol consumption may lead to an increase in the rate of nicotine metabolism, which could be one [...][...]

  • Experts Rank America’s ‘Fittest Cities’ — Is Yours One of Them?

    WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Washington, D.C., is the fittest city in the United States for the third straight year, a new report shows. Minneapolis-St. Paul came in second and Denver moved up from sixth last year to third this year, the report said. The top three cities for 2016 showed increases in walking by [...][...]

  • Many Smokers Have COPD Symptoms, Without Diagnosis

    WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Many smokers have symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) even before they’ve been diagnosed with the lung condition, according to a new study. Symptoms of COPD include shortness of breath, coughing, difficulty exercising and history of asthma. COPD is the third leading cause of death in the United [...][...]

  • If 1 in 10 U.S. Smokers Quits, $63 Billion Saved

    TUESDAY, May 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Kicking the smoking habit boosts more than just your health — it also saves money. That’s because health care costs plummet just one year after stopping, new research shows. A 10 percent decline in smoking would reduce U.S. health care costs by $63 billion the following year, a study from [...][...]

  • E-Cigarette Poisonings Skyrocket Among Young Kids: Study

    By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Calls to poison control centers about young children’s exposure to e-cigarettes have skyrocketed in recent years, new research shows. And those kids who are exposed seem to suffer worse health effects than those exposed to traditional cigarettes, the study authors added. The biggest threat with e-cigarettes appers [...]