The American Heart Association and four other leading health organizations on Wednesday urged members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors to resign unless the chamber stops fighting anti-tobacco measures around the world.
The move follows a recent investigative series in The New York […]
Quitting smoking when you have an angioplasty can help maximize the procedure’s benefits, meaning better quality of life and more relief from your chest pain, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions.
Researchers analyzed chest pain and quality of life […]
Kids exposed to their parents’ smoking may have a higher risk of developing heart disease in adulthood than those whose parents didn’t smoke, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.
The study’s results add to the growing evidence that exposure to smoking from […]
Raising the minimum legal age of buying cigarettes and other tobacco products to 21 or higher could save lives by delaying, and even preventing, a significant number of adolescents from ever taking their first puff, according to a new report released Thursday by the Institute […]
Smokers trying to kick the habit in Georgia got a boost last November when their state became the latest to give Medicaid recipients access to tobacco cessation counseling and medications at little or no cost.
Nineteen states now cover both face-to-face counseling and all treatments approved by the U.S. Food […]
A campaign dedicated to wiping out youth smoking was named one of the top 15 ad campaigns of the 21st Century by Advertising Age on Jan. 12. Cigarettes are the leading preventable cause of death, killing nearly half a million Americans a year and leaving 16 million others suffering […]
In a small study in Japan, people who stopped smoking didn’t face increased death risk if they gained weight, according to research presented this week at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.
“Quitters had a significantly lower risk of death compared to smokers regardless of their weight change after they […]