Smoking

FDA May Lower Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes to Non-Addictive Levels

FDA May Lower Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes to Non-Addictive Levels

The FDA is delaying implementation of last year's rules on cigars and electronic cigarettes currently on the market until 2021 and 2022, respectively.

Deleterious Effects of Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes Similar

Deleterious Effects of Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes Similar

E-cigarette smoking has similar effects as regular cigarette smoking on weight and metabolic parameters, even without nicotine exposure.

E-Cigarettes And Increased Risk Of Bladder Cancer Linked

E-Cigarettes And Increased Risk Of Bladder Cancer Linked

Research suggests that both cigarettes and e-cigarettes are tied to an increased risk of bladder cancer.

Bladder Cancer Patient Smoking Intensity Influences Survival

Bladder Cancer Patient Smoking Intensity Influences Survival

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Patients smoking 1 or more packs of cigarettes per day had a higher risk of death compared with those who smoked less than 1.

Smokeless Tobacco May Increase Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Smokeless Tobacco May Increase Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Swedish smokeless tobacco (snus) increases insulin resistance and the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Study Supports Smoking Cessation for Smokers of Any Age

Study Supports Smoking Cessation for Smokers of Any Age

Younger age at initiation was associated with increased risk of mortality, highlighting the importance of youth and early-adult smoking on lifetime mortality risk.

Smoking Decreases Effectiveness of CKD Medications

Smoking Decreases Effectiveness of CKD Medications

The researchers found that kidney function worsened faster in smokers compared to nonsmokers and those who quit.

Smoking Still a Top Cause of Cancer Deaths in US

Smoking Still a Top Cause of Cancer Deaths in US

Reducing the future burden of smoking-related cancers includes implementing innovative new strategies, and strengthening tobacco control policies and programs.

Smokeless Tobacco May Increase Prostate Cancer Mortality

Smokeless Tobacco May Increase Prostate Cancer Mortality

Smokeless tobacco "snus" users have high blood levels of nicotine which promotes cancer progression.

Smoking Ups Morbidity, Mortality in CKD, But Not ESRD Risk

Smoking Ups Morbidity, Mortality in CKD, But Not ESRD Risk

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Current smoking was linked with higher risks for lung cancer and upper aerodigestive cancer by 9 and 5 times, respectively.

Smoking Hikes Mortality Risk Among Dialysis Patients

Smoking Hikes Mortality Risk Among Dialysis Patients

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Study also links smoking with a decreased likelihood of receiving a kidney transplant.

Smokers Face Delayed Continence Recovery After Prostate Surgery

Smokers Face Delayed Continence Recovery After Prostate Surgery

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Large prostates and bladder neck sparing also predict longer time to return of continence.

Smoking May Increase CKD Risk in African Americans

Smoking May Increase CKD Risk in African Americans

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New findings show that current smokers had an 83% higher incidence of rapid renal function decline compared with never smokers.

Prostate Cancer Mortality Declined Along With Cigarette Smoking

Prostate Cancer Mortality Declined Along With Cigarette Smoking

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Fewer prostate cancer deaths may be yet another benefit of smoking cessation.

COPD Raises Mortality Risk in CKD Patients

COPD Raises Mortality Risk in CKD Patients

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Likelihood of overall and respiratory-related mortality is increased 41% and 4-fold, respectively.

Readmission Due to Infection After Bladder Surgery Linked to Smoking

Readmission Due to Infection After Bladder Surgery Linked to Smoking

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Current smoking is independently associated with a greater than 2-fold increased odds of hospital readmission after radical cystectomy.

Healthy Lifestyle After PCa Diagnosis Beneficial

Healthy Lifestyle After PCa Diagnosis Beneficial

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Through diet and exercise, prostate cancer patients can decrease their risk of dying from their illness.

Adoption of Western Lifestyle Linked to Rising Cancer Rates

Adoption of Western Lifestyle Linked to Rising Cancer Rates

Lower-income countries have rising rates of same cancers common in high-income countries.

Nicotine, Carcinogens Up With Smokeless Tobacco

Nicotine, Carcinogens Up With Smokeless Tobacco

Exclusive smokeless tobacco users have higher levels compared with exclusive cigarette smokers.

Smoking Rate Hits a New Low in the United States

Smoking Rate Hits a New Low in the United States

As of 2014, rate is 16.8% but big socioeconomic disparities remain.

Overactive Bladder Risk Higher in Women Who Smoke

Overactive Bladder Risk Higher in Women Who Smoke

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Researchers also find a significant association between smoking and secondary nocturnal enuresis.

'Low-Nicotine' Cigarettes May Aid Smoking Cessation

'Low-Nicotine' Cigarettes May Aid Smoking Cessation

Those inhaling the lowest levels of the addictive agent were more likely to try to stop.

Quitting Smoking Improves Angina, Mental Health After Heart Attack

Quitting Smoking Improves Angina, Mental Health After Heart Attack

Patients who stopped smoking also reported less angina.

Smoking Increases Risk of Some Renal Cell Cancer Subtypes

Smoking Increases Risk of Some Renal Cell Cancer Subtypes

Higher risk for clear cell, papillary renal cell carcinoma, but not chromophobe histology.

Strategies Needed to Combat Weight Gain in Smoking Cessation

Strategies Needed to Combat Weight Gain in Smoking Cessation

Considerably greater weight gain seen in North American versus Asian studies.

Erectile Dysfunction More Prevalent in Illicit Users of Amphetamine

Erectile Dysfunction More Prevalent in Illicit Users of Amphetamine

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Amphetamine users were twice as likely as non-users to experience erectile dysfunction.

Public Supports Raising Legal Smoking Age to 21

Public Supports Raising Legal Smoking Age to 21

Even 70% of smokers support the concept of raising the legal smoking age.

Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Still Needed in All States

Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Still Needed in All States

About half of cardiovascular deaths could be prevented with elimination of 5 major risk factors.

High-Risk Patients Screened for Bladder Cancer Rarely Die from It

High-Risk Patients Screened for Bladder Cancer Rarely Die from It

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During a median of 6.5 years of follow-up, none of the 9 cases of bladder cancer diagnosed among 925 patients was muscle invasive.

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