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CDC: E-Cigarette use spikes among middle, high school students

Current e-cigarette use among middle and high school students tripled from 2013 to 2014, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug

Secondhand smoke exposure falls, but 58 million still exposed

Although secondhand smoke exposure in the United States dropped by half between 1999 and 2012, one in four nonsmokers — 58 million people — are still exposed to secondhand smoke, according to a new

Griffin Hospital in Derby hosts series of health talks

Griffin Hospital wants to help individuals keep their New Year’s Resolutions for better health with a series of free talks in January and February. The three talks will focus on losing weight, getting

Yale study: Hypertension medication might help you quit smoking

Smokers trying to quit often light up a cigarette to deal with stress. Now an interdisciplinary team of Yale researchers has shown that guanfacine, a medication approved for treating hypertension that

Yale study: Heavy-drinking smokers have harder time quitting

Though smokers who drink heavily have a tougher time quitting cigarettes than smokers who drink moderately or not at all, a study led by researchers in Yale Cancer Center and Yale School of Medicine

CDC: Almost 23 percent of high school students smoke

Almost 23 percent of high school students  use a tobacco product, according to new data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC also reports that more than 90 percent of

Smoking cessation class at Bridgeport Hospital

Bridgeport Hospital will offer its next series of Quit Smart smoking cessation classes Thursdays, Oct. 23, Nov. 6, 13 and 20, from 6 to 7 p.m., in the first-floor Administrative Conference Room at the

CT gets more than half a million to fight chronic disease

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced $580,808 in grant awards to Connecticut to support programs aimed at preventing chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke and

CDC study details what kind of cigars we smoke

A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention breaks down the types of cigars smoked by adults in the U.S. According to a release from the American Lung Association, data from the
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Study: Harder to quit smoking menthols

Menthol flavoring may make it harder to quit smoking cigarettes, especially for African-American women, according to a new study published online by the journal Addiction. In a series of analyses of a