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Let’s talk about lungs: Building awareness across the nation

After the world turns pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it’s time for another type of cancer to take the spotlight: lung cancer. Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer death for both men and women and is responsible for 14 percent of all new cancer cases—so our fight is far from over. […]

States receive an “F” in spending to reduce tobacco

A new report released by the American Lung Association shows that most U.S. states are failing in their efforts to use tobacco tax or legal settlement money to fund smoking prevention or cessation programs. In the “State of Tobacco Control 2013” report the American Lung Association graded states on their efforts to reduce tobacco use, […]

Fruits and Veggies Linked to Smoking Cessation Success

Trying to quit smoking can be a daunting task, but a recent study in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research suggests that eating more fruits and vegetables may help increase success rates. Previous studies have linked the increased consumption to smoking cessation for up to six months but this study is the first to examine […]

A Little Exercise Helps Smokers Quit and Live Longer

It is common knowledge that smoking is bad for your health, but quitting can seem like a daunting task. A large study in Taiwan involving over 430,000 smokers found that just 15 minutes of exercise per day increased a smoker’s chance of quitting by 55% and made them 43% less likely to smoke again after […]

Researcher Discusses Work on Tobacco-Related Cancer Disparities

This month we spoke with Jennifer Warren, PhD, CTTS, who received a fellowship from the Foundation in spring 2007 to design and test a smoking cessation website for urban African Americans.  We caught up with her to learn about her research on disparities in tobacco-related cancer and the impact of the Foundation’s funding on her […]

Many Smokers Want to Quit But Few Succeed

A recent Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report found that although more than two-thirds of American smokers want to quit, only a small percentage do; reinforcing the need for more programs to help smokers quit. The report noted that while counseling programs and medication can double or triple smokers’ chances of quitting, most […]

Smokers Looking to Quit Can Benefit from Weight Training

A recent study found that smokers who participated in a three-month resistance training program had a higher success rate of quitting than those who merely watched informational health videos over the same time period. Following the experiment, 16% of smokers who participated in the twice-a-week weight-lifting regimen reported quitting, compared to only 8% of the […]