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E-cigarette users now more likely to quit traditional cigarettes

Written by | 31 Mar 2024

A new paper in Nicotine & Tobacco Research, published by Oxford University Press, finds that smokers who switch to electronic cigarettes are now more likely to stop smoking regular […]

Most smokers in England wrongly believe vaping is at least as harmful as smoking

Written by | 8 Mar 2024

More than half of smokers in England wrongly believe that vaping is more harmful or as harmful as smoking, according to a new study led by UCL (University […]

E-cigarettes help pregnant smokers quit without risks to pregnancy

Written by | 22 Jan 2024

A new analysis of trial data on pregnant smokers, led by researchers at Queen Mary University of London, finds that the regular use of nicotine replacement products during […]

E-cigarettes may be better than nicotine patches in helping pregnant women stop smoking and in reducing the risk of low birthweight

Written by | 7 Aug 2023

Smoking in pregnancy can harm developing babies, especially their growth . Current guidelines recommend that pregnant smokers who find quitting difficult should be provided with nicotine replacements products and […]

Vaping a gateway to smoking for non-smokers, research shows

Written by | 12 Jul 2023

While vaping provides a pathway to help smokers wanting to quit, for non-smokers it may be the first step on a pathway to taking up smoking, a new […]

Intensive telephone-based cessation counseling results in improved smoking quit rates

Written by | 14 Jul 2022

Offering intensive, weekly telephone-based cessation counseling along with nicotine replacement for people who smoke and who were undergoing screening for lung cancer resulted in over a two-fold greater […]

Smoking increased in those trying to quit during COVID-19, study shows

Written by | 13 Apr 2022

While smoking rates have declined dramatically in the United States, there are still 35 million smokers. There are few data about whether, and if so, how current cigarette […]

Vaping may be independently linked to erectile dysfunction

Written by | 2 Dec 2021

Smoking has long been associated with Erectile Dysfunction (ED) and Cardiovascular Disease (CVD). However, little research has explored whether there is a similar association among men who use […]

Parental smoking may increase children’s risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis

Written by | 16 Oct 2021

New research published in Arthritis & Rheumatology links parental smoking with an elevated risk of rheumatoid arthritis in children when they reach adulthood. Among 90,923 participants in the Nurses’ Health […]

“Never smoker” lung cancer could respond to drugs already available

Written by | 6 Oct 2021

Drugs which are already (U.S.) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved could be effective in treating of lung cancer in “never-smokers,” researchers reported on Sept. 30, 2021 in […]

Study links secondhand smoke during pregnancy to epigenetic changes in babies

Written by | 26 May 2021

Nearly a quarter of pregnant women say they’ve been around secondhand smoke — in their homes, at work, around a friend or relative — which, according to new […]

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