Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

No Smoking

Fruits and Veggies Linked to Smoking Cessation Success

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on June 12th, 2012 | No Comments »
avatar

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 the relationship between the two. The University at Buffalo public health researchers followed 1,000 adult smokers in the U.S. in an ...

A Little Exercise Helps Smokers Quit and Live Longer

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on April 24th, 2012 | 2 Comments »
avatar

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 quitting. The author of the study, Chi Pang Wen, a professor at the National Health Research Institute and China Medical University Hospital ...

Harmful Secondhand Smoke in Cars Affects Kids

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on February 8th, 2012 | No Comments »
avatar

Secondhand smoke can lead to serious health problems. One in 5 middle school and high school students are exposed to secondhand smoke in cars according to government researchers. Many public places have laws against smoking in public, such as bars and schools. However, research has shown that secondhand smoke from inside cars can be just as dangerous if not more dangerous than smoke-filled public places. Even if the car window is open, exposure to secondhand smoke ...

Many Smokers Want to Quit But Few Succeed

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 16th, 2011 | No Comments »
avatar

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 who tried in 2010 didn’t use either nor did they seek a doctor’s advice. The CDC said that the high percentage of ...