American Heart Association

For men under 50, the more cigarettes smoked, the higher the stroke risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Men under 50 years old who smoke are 88 percent more likely to have a stroke than men who never smoked – and the number of cigarettes a day can move that risk up or down, according to new research.

The study, published Thursday in the […]

April 19th, 2018|Categories: Health, Prevention, Research, Stroke, Tobacco|Tags: , , |Comments Off on For men under 50, the more cigarettes smoked, the higher the stroke risk

Smoking tied to increased heart failure risk in African-Americans

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

African-American adults who smoke are at higher risk of being hospitalized with heart failure than those who used to smoke or have never smoked, a new study shows.

For people who smoke, the results “should add more fuel to the discussion” about quitting, said the study’s […]

April 16th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, High Blood Pressure, multicultural, Patients, Prevention, Research, Tobacco|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Smoking tied to increased heart failure risk in African-Americans

E-cigarettes may help adults switch from conventional cigarettes but encourage smoking among teens

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

E-cigarettes can be highly addictive, and kids who use them are more likely to start smoking regular cigarettes, concluded a panel of public health experts.

The report released this week by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine is one of the most comprehensive evaluations […]

January 24th, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, Healthy Living, Tobacco|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on E-cigarettes may help adults switch from conventional cigarettes but encourage smoking among teens

Heat-not-burn cigarettes may still harm the heart, as FDA mulls approval

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

An up-and-coming smokeless cigarette currently under review by the Food and Drug Administration for sale in the U.S. may not be as harmless as the tobacco industry claims, according to a new study in rats.

The cigarette, a heat-not-burn device called IQOS, works by heating tobacco […]

December 7th, 2017|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, Research, Tobacco|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Heat-not-burn cigarettes may still harm the heart, as FDA mulls approval

New survey reveals Hispanic-Americans’ attitudes toward health

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Hispanic-Americans are less likely to seek health screenings or preventive care compared with their black and white peers, according to a new survey that provides a detailed and ongoing assessment of the Hispanic community’s attitudes toward health care.

The Healthy Americas Survey, released Tuesday […]

Tobacco companies to run court-ordered anti-smoking ads

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Tobacco companies will advertise a series of “corrective statements” starting Sunday, more than a decade after a federal court ruled the companies had deceived the public about the deadly products.

These court-ordered ads from major U.S. tobacco companies – including Philip Morris USA, R.J. Reynolds and […]

November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Tobacco|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Tobacco companies to run court-ordered anti-smoking ads

Popular e-cigarette liquid flavorings may change, damage heart muscle cells

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ANAHEIM, California — Chemicals used to make some popular e-cigarette liquid flavorings — including cinnamon, clove, citrus and floral — may cause changes or damage to heart muscle cells, new research indicates.

The findings, however, still leave many questions about exactly how these chemicals affect the heart, both […]

November 15th, 2017|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Research, Scientific Sessions 2017, Tobacco|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Popular e-cigarette liquid flavorings may change, damage heart muscle cells

To understand stroke risk in Hispanic-Americans and African-Americans, researchers look beyond U.S. borders

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Traveling to hospitals in the United States is difficult for Yomi Ogun, M.D., a stroke researcher from Nigeria.

A clot-busting medicine to treat stroke is always in stock. In his native country, it’s a rare commodity. Ambulances in America can get patients to […]

Hollywood and tobacco: Movie characters still lighting up

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Filmmakers are having a hard time kicking the habit, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Despite earlier declines in tobacco use in youth-rated movies, that progress has stalled since 2010.

Between 2010 and 2016, the total number of times tobacco […]

July 6th, 2017|Categories: Children, Health, Tobacco|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Hollywood and tobacco: Movie characters still lighting up

China to launch hospital program to improve stroke care

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A new hospital program in China is expected to give researchers and doctors much-needed information to monitor and improve the evidence-based stroke care of that country’s No. 1 cause of death and severe disability.

The quality improvement program, scheduled to launch this fall, is modeled after […]