Tobacco-Related Disorders

Resources for Patients and Caregivers

Smoking causes cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung diseases, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Smoking also increases risk for tuberculosis, certain eye diseases, and problems of the immune system, including rheumatoid arthritis.


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Wiki Number: 55-Tobacco-Related Disorders
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Youtube Video: Quit Smoking

Youtube Video:

When Vaping Goes Wrong

Amazon or Library Book:

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Smoking Cessation

Click the book to link or order from Amazon.

Support Group:; 800-586-4872

(American Lung Association)

Resources for Physicians, Counselors and Researchers


The world-wide medical research
reports chosen for each diagnosis 

Clicking each title opens the
PubMed article’s summary-abstract.

  • Associations between Tobacco Use, Surges, and Vaccination Status over Time in the COVID-19 Era
    by Brandon W Reed on January 21, 2023

    Because COVID-19 is a respiratory and cardiovascular disease, understanding behaviors that impact cardiopulmonary health, such as tobacco use, is particularly important. While early studies suggested no change in prevalence of tobacco use as COVID-19 emerged, pandemic fatigue, shifting levels of COVID-19 transmission, and vaccine availability have all changed since the start of the pandemic. The current study examined whether time, COVID-19 surges, and/or vaccination status were associated with...

  • Perceived Stress and Smoking Cessation: The Role of Smoking Urges
    by María Barroso-Hurtado on January 21, 2023

    Despite the fact that perceived stress is related to abstinence smoking outcomes, no studies have investigated the mediational effect of specific tobacco-related variables on this relationship. This study aimed to explore the indirect effect of perceived stress on abstinence at the end of treatment through smoking urges. The sample comprised 260 treatment-seeking smokers (58.5% female; Mage = 46.00; SD = 11.1) who underwent psychological smoking cessation treatment. The brief version of the...

  • Reducing tobacco-associated lung cancer risk: a study protocol for a randomized clinical trial of AB-free kava
    by Chengguo Xing on January 18, 2023

    BACKGROUND: Tobacco use is the leading cause of many preventable diseases, resulting in premature death or disease. Given that the majority of adult who smoke want to stop, this health burden could be significantly reduced if the success rate of tobacco cessation can be improved. In addition, most adults planning to quit were interested in trying complementary approaches to facilitating tobacco cessation, which is currently lacking. Therefore, there is an unmet and urgent need for novel...

  • Awareness on ill effects of tobacco usage among tobacco users
    by R Nivethitha on January 16, 2023

    Tobacco use is reported to increase the chance of a person to get mouth, lip, and lung cancers, chronic bronchitis, cardiovascular diseases, etc. Tobacco-related deaths are reported to occur among almost six million individuals each year. The objective of the study is to assess awareness and perception on ill effects of tobacco usage among tobacco users in a dental institution. A self-administered survey form was distributed among 100 study participants. Google Forms were distributed in an...