American Heart Association

Smokers more likely to develop abdominal aortic aneurysms


If you smoke, you’re twice as likely to develop an abdominal aortic aneurysm, according to a study released Thursday.

An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a bulge in the large artery that supplies blood to the belly, pelvis and legs. The bulging occurs without symptoms, unless the […]

CDC anti-smoking campaign having big impact


About 1.8 million smokers tried quitting – and about 104,000 succeeded – after watching a national anti-tobacco ad campaign from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2014, according to a study released Thursday in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease.

The CDC’s “Tips From Former Smokers” campaign, which started in 2012, is […]

AHA: E-cigarettes threaten to addict next generation of smokers; regulation, further study needed

While much is still unknown about the rapidly growing electronic cigarette industry, e-cigarettes are dangerous because they target young people, can keep people hooked on nicotine, and threaten to “re-normalize” tobacco use, according to the American Heart Association’s first policy statement on these products.

The American Heart Association – which […]

Research: E-cigarettes don’t help smokers quit

Despite marketing claims, there’s no proof that e-cigarettes help smokers kick the habit — and they may even hurt their efforts to stop, according to new research.

“The overall cessation argument that’s made to sell e-cigarettes is directly contradicted by the evidence,” said Stanton Glantz, professor of medicine at the […]