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2012-08-01 18:00:17

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study shows that mild mental health issues could increase the risk of death. Even a condition as mild or feeling anxious, depressed or lonely could increase the risk of an early death, says to the new study. According to the British study, more than 68,000 people who said they experienced these symptoms were found to be more likely to die from cardiovascular diseases, cancer or other injuries. According to their numbers,...

2012-08-01 12:56:50

Risk is raised even at low levels of distress, warn experts The risk was raised even at lower levels of distress that would not usually come to the attention of mental health services, say the authors. Approximately a quarter of the general population suffer from these minor symptoms of anxiety and depression. Previous studies investigating the association between psychological distress and mortality have been small and unable to reliably measure thresholds of risk. In a study...

2012-07-19 10:23:16

Legacy Releases First National Survey Results on Use of E-Cigarettes WASHINGTON, July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Survey findings released today show new insight into the use and awareness of electronic cigarettes, devices that allow smokers to inhale vaporized nicotine in a cigarette-like fashion. According to a peer-reviewed scientific article in the American Journal of Public Health, 40.2 percent of Americans have heard of e-cigarettes and over 70 percent believe they are less...

2012-06-29 06:16:14

(Ivanhoe Newswire) - An estimated 46 million Americans are current smokers, and approximately 70% of them wish they had never smoked, and want to quit. While it is the 4,000 chemicals within the burning cigarette that causes the health problems associated with smoking, it is the nicotine within the tobacco that keeps the smoker hooked. Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College have developed and successfully tested in mice an innovative vaccine to treat nicotine addiction. The...

2012-06-26 14:09:25

New analysis points to tobacco control efforts or lack thereof as likely cause A new study comparing lung cancer death rates among women by year of birth shows dramatic differences in trends between states, likely reflecting the success or failure of tobacco control efforts. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, finds that while lung cancer death rates declined continuously by birth year for women born after the 1950s in California, rates in other states declined less...

2012-06-24 23:00:30

Electronic e cigarette starter kits, available at http://electroniccigarettehub.org/ are helping thousands of lifelong smokers quit the habit. (PRWEB) June 24, 2012 Quitting smoking is well-known to be one of the most difficult endeavors a person can do. Throughout history, people have struggled to kick the habit, but finally in the 21st century, a new and extremely safe and effective method has been developed. Electronic Cigarettes (e cigarettes) have been helping thousands of people stop...

2012-06-18 05:42:48

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Smoking quitlines have been heralded as an effective and inexpensive way to curb smoking addiction.  Now, a new study reveals that they could potentially intervene in alcohol addiction as well. There have been numerous studies showing the link between drinking and smoking behaviors, but few smoking quitlines actually screen and counsel callers about alcohol abuse. In the first study of its kind, researchers examined the drinking patterns of callers to the...

Graphic Warning Labels On Cigarettes Help Smokers Recall Dangers Of Smoking
2012-06-15 12:20:17

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com Graphic warning labels on cigarette packaging can improve smokers' recall of the health risks associated with smoking, according to a study by the Perelman School of Medicine at UPenn. The findings on the study of 200 smokers, presented in the online edition of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, found that 83 percent were able to remember the health warning if it was accompanied by a graphic image, and only 50 percent remembered text-only...

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2012-06-13 08:16:39

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com A lighter sparks a cigarette. A plume of smoke is released into the air from the flame, creating a gray ring around the smoker. This gray ring is not beneficial to the body, as smoking is known to be an established risk factor with premature death. A new report by researchers from the German Cancer Institute in Heidelberg shows Germany delves into the connection found between smoking and death; they found that ex-smokers who stopped smoking lived longer than...

Quit Smoking With Help From Fruits And Vegetables
2012-06-07 06:03:18

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” New research by public health researchers at the University of Buffalo (UB) reports that eating more fruits and vegetables could help people quit smoking and remain tobacco-free for a longer period of time. The findings, published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research, are the first in a longitudinal study to look at the effects of eating fruits and vegetables have on those who are participating in...