WASHINGTON, D.C. — Smoking is still prevalent in some populations, although the percentage of U.S. adults overall who smoke has been dropping. It went from 20.9 percent in 2004 to about 17 percent by the end of 2014.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released […]
Smokers who quit after having a heart attack have similar levels of chest pain and mental health as nonsmokers, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.
Researchers assessed 4,003 adults in two U.S. multi-center heart attack patient registries for […]
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 […]