Smoking may impact survival after a breast cancer diagnosis

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Researchers have found that smoking may increase the risk of dying early in premenopausal women with breast cancer. In a prospective study of 848 women with breast cancer who were followed for a median of 6.7 years, premenopausal women who smoked for more than 21.5 years had a...

What is a mammogram? When should I get a mammogram?

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Breast cancer is a disease affecting approximately 2,300 men and 230,000 women annually in the United States.1 While most women are familiar with the term “mammogram,” they may not be aware of what it is, why it is used and when it should be done. A mammogram is a...

As smoking declines, more are likely to quit

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New study casts doubt on the value of promoting e-cigarettes Smokeless tobacco and, more recently, e-cigarettes have been promoted as a harm reduction strategy for smokers who are “unable or unwilling to quit.” The strategy, embraced by both industry and some public...

Doctors in bitter divide over e-cigarettes

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Are-cigarettes giving tobacco companies the means to appear benign while actually “killing people softly” or are the alternatives offering the best chance of reducing harm from cigarette smoking? Doctors are bitterly divided over the question. An article in The BMJ...

Vapor is the new tobacco

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​NEW YORK – While cigarette sales volume slipped 0.4% worldwide last year, the global vapor industry nearly doubled in size, to $6 billion from 2013 to 2014, according to a report from Euromonitor International. CBS News reports that the research firm expects the industry to...