Smoking & Tobacco Information Center Feature Archive
The Department of Transportation's new physical examination requirement helps employees quit smoking.
Disclosing his own cessation success, this veteran practitioner inspired a COPD patient to quit smoking.
What can be used to treat vaginal dryness and decreased libido in women who smoke?
Individuals who smoke or have ever smoked should avoid high-dose vitamin A supplementation due to a high correlation between smoking, vitamin A and lung cancer.
The addition of a pedometer-based physical activity intervention to a smoking cessation program increased quit rates in teenagers, particularly in boys.
What is the best choice for cardioprotection in a woman aged 75 years with episodic symptomatic angina, MI one year earlier and a sensitivity to nitroglycerin patches and spray?
Which antidepressant would you recommend for a woman aged 47 years who presents with depressed mood, low energy, decreased motivation and hypersomnia?
Discourage teenagers from engaging in risky behaviors such as drug, tobacco and alcohol use in a meaningful way.
What are the consequences of elevated homocysteine in young asymptomatic patients with and without comorbidities?
Clinician seeks guidelines for ordering abdominal ultrasound to detect asymptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysm in a smoker.
Does tobacco use after buprenorphine and naloxone (Suboxone) treatment encourage relapse?
Are e-cigarettes a better alternative to smoking?
If a patient smokes and reports a cough and weight loss, don't take any chances: Order an x-ray. And there are other symptoms to watch for, too.
Relying only on her notes, a clinician was able to explain why a chest x-ray was not ordered sooner.
The patient seemed to have GERD and responded to treatment. But then he had a fatal heart attack.
The patient is concerned about a recent increase in his foul-smelling tongue discoloration.
The patient's ECG was first interpreted as normal, but he later suffered an MI following surgery.
Any amount of cigarette smoking at all more than doubles a woman's risk of ischemic stroke.
The number of effective treatments to deter tobacco use is larger than ever. We offer a brief summary of what the experts recommend.
Showing smokers that their lungs are aging faster than the rest of their bodies may motivate them to kick the habit.
What makes secondhand smoke worse for people who do not smoke?
Among smokers who are not attempting to quit, nicotine-replacement therapy aimed at reducing cigarette consumption may nevertheless increase cessation rates.
Chewing tobacco should not be an alternative, new research confirms. An expert from the CDC tells what to recommend—or prescribe—instead.
Does smoking exacerbate osteoporosis?
The Mirena intrauterine contraceptive may be helpful in treating perimenopausal women who smoke.
Replacement therapy included nicotine patch in five trials, nicotine gum in four trials, and nicotine nasal spray in three trials.
Is smoking a contraindication for hormone therapy?
What safe treatments are available for dysfunctional uterine bleeding, especially if the patient won't quit smoking?