News tagged with smoking prevention

Childhood harms can lead to lung cancer

Adverse events in childhood have been linked to an increase in the likelihood of developing lung cancer in later life. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Public Health describe how the link is partly explai ...

Jan 18, 2010
5 / 5 (3) 0

Poor face greater health burden than smokers or the obese

The average low-income person loses 8.2 years of perfect health, the average high school dropout loses 5.1 years, and the obese lose 4.2 years, according to researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. ...

Dec 22, 2009
5 / 5 (1) 0

New research backs FDA ban on flavored cigarettes

New research showing that thrill-seeking teenagers are especially susceptible to fruit-flavored cigarettes is in line with the recent ban on the sale of flavored cigarettes by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in ...

Dec 15, 2009
not rated yet 0

Obama, citing his smoking woes, signs tobacco law

(AP) -- Lamenting his first teenage cigarette, President Barack Obama ruefully admitted on Monday that he's spent his adult life fighting the habit. Then he signed the nation's toughest anti-smoking law, ...

Jun 22, 2009
3.7 / 5 (3) 2

US cancer death rate drops again in 2006

(AP) -- The U.S. cancer death rate fell again in 2006, a new analysis shows, continuing a slow downward trend that experts attribute to declines in smoking, earlier detection and better treatment.

May 27, 2009
not rated yet 0

Crusading NY health chief picked to head CDC

(AP) -- For seven years, Dr. Thomas Frieden has been the nagging conscience of the nation's biggest city, the man who made sure New Yorkers couldn't smoke in bars or eat french fries cooked in artery-clogging ...

May 15, 2009
not rated yet 0

The Medical Minute: Cancer prevention

People often ask their physicians what they can do to prevent cancers. Various supplements and unorthodox treatments to clean out the system and purge toxins are promoted by convincing arguments as a way to improve health ...

Feb 18, 2009
4.5 / 5 (2) 2