Articles tagged with "smoking"

Smoking Among U.S. Adults at Lowest Rate in Decades

Due to widespread adoption of population-based interventions to reduce tobacco use and prevent people from beginning to smoke, the prevalence of smoking among adults in the United States is at its lowest level since 1965, according to a report published by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The rate of cigarette smoking in […]


The article, “Conflicting Evidence on Tobacco’s Effect on ESS Outcomes” (March 2012 issue), misquoted David Kennedy, MD, professor of rhinology at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and Veterans Administration Hospital in Philadelphia.

Conflicting Evidence on Tobacco’s Effect on ESS Outcomes

Does smoking prevent sinus surgery from making patients feel better? Over the years, evidence and expert opinion have varied on this topic. As a result, some surgeons refuse to provide endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) for active smokers, while others will operate because they believe surgery improves quality of life.