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Smokers Fare Worse After Heart Procedures, Study Finds Mar 16, 2015

MONDAY, March 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart patients who continue to smoke after undergoing artery-opening procedures have a much higher long-term risk of heart attack, stroke and premature death than those who quit smoking or never smoked, a new study finds. The study included nearly 1,800 people... Read More


E-Cigarette Use in College Tied to Other Risky Behaviors Mar 13, 2015

FRIDAY, March 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- College students who use tobacco, marijuana and/or binge drink are more likely to use electronic cigarettes, researchers report. The study included more than 1,400 students, aged 18 to 23, at four colleges/universities in upstate New York who took part in an online... Read More


Raise Legal Smoking Age to 21, U.S. Expert Panel Says Mar 12, 2015

THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Raising the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 would save hundreds of thousands of lives and substantially reduce the number of smokers in the United States, a new report finds. Such a change would result in 249,000 fewer... Read More


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Stress Makes It Hard To Quit Smoking After Pregnancy Dec 28, 2015

The majority of women quit smoking during pregnancy in order to protect their developing baby. However, new research shows that as many as 90 percent go back to smoking after... Read More


Smoking During Pregnancy Linked To Psychiatric Disorders In Children Oct 10, 2013

The negative effects of nicotine addiction continue to emerge with study after study. Newly published research in the American Journal of Psychiatry found that women who smoke during pregnancy increased... Read More


Why The New Graphic Cigarette Labels May Increase Teenage Smoking Jul 1, 2011

Last week I was interviewed by Michael Brownlee of Fox 11 news and contributed to a story about the graphic cigarette labels implemented under the new FDA regulation and their... Read More