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2011-10-24 14:06:59

Higher BMI, consumption of black tea and fruit may protect against lung cancer Heavy alcohol consumption may be linked to a greater risk of developing lung cancer, while higher BMI and increased consumption of black tea and fruit are associated with lower risk of the deadly disease. In three separate studies presented at CHEST 2011, the 77th annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), heavy alcohol consumption was related to increased risk of lung cancer, while...

2011-10-24 09:09:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Diane Canova has been chosen to lead the Government Affairs team at Legacy®, the nation's largest public health organization dedicated to preventing teens from smoking and providing resources to smokers who want to quit. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101101/DC86294LOGO) Canova joins Legacy from Partnership for Prevention, where she led a comprehensive array of prevention-focused initiatives, including...

2011-10-12 08:44:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To coincide with a new book recently released by Columbia University Press titled, After Tobacco: What Would Happen if Americans Stopped Smoking?, public health experts will discuss what the nation might look like if and when smoking rates plummet to historic lows. Our panel of experts will consider the social and economic impact of reducing smoking rates and what it will take to reach current national public health goals. (Logo:...

Smokers Experiencing Heart Attacks Earlier
2011-10-11 05:15:51

A new study suggests that smokers suffer heart attacks years before their non-smoking counterparts. Researchers from the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor studied 3,600 people who were hospitalized with a heart attack or unstable angina — pain due to low blood flow to the heart, which is often a precursor to a heart attack. They found that 25 percent of the heart patients were current smokers who were, on average, younger and with fewer health problems than the...

2011-10-06 11:37:00

Statement from Cheryl G. Healton, DrPH, President and CEO, Legacy WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced a collaboration to conduct a large-scale, national study of tobacco use in the United States. The objective of the study is to monitor and assess the behavioral and health impacts of the new government tobacco regulations since the FDA gained regulatory authority over...

2011-10-06 10:15:00

Smoking rates among the mentally ill are significantly higher than other groups in the United States WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legacy®, the national non-profit foundation dedicated to helping Americans live longer, healthier lives, recently released a report titled: A Hidden Epidemic: Tobacco Use and Mental Illness. The report is tenth in a series of publications that call attention to contemporary issues, programs and practices in tobacco...

2011-10-04 10:20:00

New Study Reveals that Movies with Smoking Make Less Money WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new research report finds that smoke-free movies make more money at the box office than movies with smoking. Exposure to smoking in movies has been a problem that researchers say can influence up to 200,000 youth to light up for the first time every year. Public health authorities, such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization,...

2011-10-03 19:38:40

Not only are smokers twice as likely to have strokes, they are almost a decade younger than non-smokers when they have them, according to a study presented today at the Canadian Stroke Congress. Between January 2009 and March 2011, researchers studied 982 stroke patients (264 smokers and 718 non-smokers) at an Ottawa prevention clinic. They found the average age of stroke patients who smoked was 58, compared to age 67 for non-smokers. "The information from this study provides yet...

Link Found Between Smoking And Chronic Pain In Women
2011-09-28 12:41:52

Kentucky women who smoke heavily may experience more chronic musculoskeletal pain, suggests a new study led by University of Kentucky researchers. More than 6,000 Kentucky women over the age of 18 were surveyed on their smoking habits and symptoms of chronic pain. Syndromes included in the analysis were fibromyalgia, sciatica, chronic neck pain, chronic back pain, joint pain, chronic head pain, nerve problems, and pain all over the body. Results showed that women who smoke, or who were...

2011-09-22 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Legacy, the nation's largest public health organization dedicated to preventing teens from smoking and providing resources to smokers who want to quit, announced the appointment of Ritney Castine as Youth Board Liaison to its Board of Directors. Every 18 months, Legacy selects a Youth Board Liaison from a group of tobacco control youth advocates who have previously or are currently serving the organization. (Logo:...