Study that investigated whether three smoking cessation drugs could reduce alcohol intake yields unexpected finding
Aug. 5, 2022—A Vanderbilt study of three proven smoking cessation treatments suggests these medications could play an important role to reduce alcohol use and smoking at the same time.
Smokers have better quit rates with hospital-based interventions than quitline help, but study indicates need for longer follow-up
Jun. 28, 2022—A health care system model that offered tobacco cessation treatment to smokers being discharged from a hospital produced a higher rate of tobacco abstinence during the three-month program than referral to a state-based telephone quitline, but the advantage disappeared at six months when both treatments produced comparable quit rates, researchers have found.
Apr. 21, 2022—Vanderbilt research finds that a ban on the sale of menthol-flavored cigarettes that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is on track to implement may have unintended consequences.
Jun. 9, 2021—Smokers who believed they were at increased risk of getting COVID-19 during the pandemic, or having a more severe case, were more likely to quit while those whoperceived more stress increased smoking, according to new research published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
Jul. 28, 2020—While some smokers might rationalize continuing to smoke because of the lower weight often associated with the habit, Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators have determined that even with a lower body mass index (BMI), smokers have a higher risk of depositing fat in and around organs and tissues compared to those who never smoked.
Jul. 23, 2020—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is recommending two changes that will nearly double the number of people eligible for lung cancer screening by lowering the age from 55 to 50 and reducing the number of smoking history pack years from 30 to 20.
Aug. 20, 2019—A new Vanderbilt study documents the great incentive for current smokers to quit.
Nov. 13, 2018—by Wayne Wood The rate of smoking at Vanderbilt University Medical Center has dropped significantly in the past 15 years, to only 3.5 percent, down from 12.1 percent in 2003. That means that the rate of smoking at VUMC is below the Tennessee rate of 22 percent and the U.S. rate of 16 percent. The...
Jun. 9, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been designated a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology.