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About half of all smokers die from smoking-related diseases. If you are a long-term smoker, on average, your life expectancy is about 10 years less than a non-smoker. Stopping smoking can make a big difference to your health. It is never too late to stop



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Women exposed to smoke while in womb more likely to miscarry

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Women exposed to cigarette smoke while in their mothers' wombs are more likely to experience miscarriage as adults, according to new research from the University of Aberdeen.



Dry socket: Symptoms, risk factors, and treatment

Sun, 02 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Dry socket is a complication which may occur after having a tooth extracted. Learn how it is diagnosed, how to manage symptoms, and how to prevent it.



Secondhand smoke exposure before birth may affect lungs into adulthood

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A study of mice shows that exposing unborn offspring to secondhand smoke causes changes in lung function and structure that persevere into adulthood.



Pneumothorax: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Pneumothorax occurs when air gets in between the lung and the chest wall, causing the lung to collapse. Learn more about its diagnosis and outlook.



Mouth ulcers: Causes and symptoms

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 05:00:00 PDT

What are mouth ulcers and what types of mouth ulcer are most common? Learn about the symptoms, causes, prevention, and treatment of mouth ulcers.



Youth tobacco product use, including e-cigarettes, drops during 2015-2016

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

But 3.9 million youth were still using tobacco products in 2016. The number of middle and high school students who say they are...



What happens after you quit smoking: A timeline

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Quitting smoking can be very daunting but some of the benefits may come faster than anticipated. What happens days, months, and years after quitting?



Adding tobacco to cannabis doesn't affect the high, but impacts memory and heart

Wed, 31 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Adding tobacco to a cannabis joint doesn't improve the experience of being stoned, but it does reduce the memory impairment inherent to cannabis use, finds a new UCL study published in Psychological...



Leukoplakia: Symptoms, causes, and prevention

Tue, 30 May 2017 05:00:00 PDT

Leukoplakia is a term used to describe white patches in the mouth. In this article, learn about prevention and potential complications.



Best apps for quitting smoking

Thu, 25 May 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Need help to stop smoking? Medical News Today have found the best apps for quitting smoking to help you kick the habit for good and become smoke-free.



Smokers with low muscle mass may be likelier to die

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study finds a correlation between a loss of chest muscle mass and death risk among smokers with and without chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.



Studies: Concerns for bladder cancer risk of e-cigarette smokers and traditional smoking

Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Data being presented at the 112th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA) shows harmful links between the use of e-cigarettes and bladder cancer risk, and associates...



Smoking and diabetes: Risks, effects, and how to quit

Sat, 13 May 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Can smoking cause diabetes? What are the health risks of smoking? Learn how smoking may affect diabetes and how to lower the risk of smoking and diabetes.



Quit-smoking drug safe for patients with lung disease, study finds

Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Medication that helps smokers to quit is safe for use by people with chronic lung conditions, research suggests.



Study looks at maternal smoking in pregnancy, severe mental illness in offspring

Mon, 08 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A population-based study that analyzed data for nearly 1.7 million people born in Sweden suggests family-related factors, rather than causal teratogenic effects (birth defect causing), may explain...



Scientists find a likely genetic driver of smoking-related heart disease

Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Cigarette smoking accounts for about one fifth of cases of coronary heart disease (CHD), one of the leading causes of death worldwide, but precisely how smoking leads to CHD has long been unclear.



New evidence finds standardized cigarette packaging may reduce the number of people who smoke

Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Research published in Cochrane Review finds standardized tobacco packaging may lead to a reduction in smoking prevalence and reduces the appeal of tobacco.



If your grandmother smoked, you may be more likely to develop autism

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:00:00 PDT

A mother who smokes during her pregnancy may increase the risk of autism in her grandchildren. Published today, the results will, no doubt, spark debate.



Marijuana and diabetes: Benefits, disadvantages, and legality

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What are the medicinal properties of marijuana and does using it have benefits for diabetes? Are there also disadvantages to using it and is it legal?



Kids' hands may be a source of significant nicotine exposure

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Children may carry significant levels of nicotine on their hands just by coming into contact with items or surfaces contaminated with tobacco smoke residues, even when no one is actively smoking...



The war on tobacco: Latest estimates show need for 'renewed and sustained' efforts on control policies

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

More than one in 10 deaths worldwide (equivalent to 6.4 million deaths) are caused by smoking and half of these occur in just four countries - China, India, USA, and Russia, according to the latest...



Lung cancer in pictures: What does it look like?

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about the different types of lung cancer, what tests are available, what the symptoms are, and what treatments are available.



The global tobacco control treaty has reduced smoking rates in its first decade, but more work is needed

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Despite worldwide progress since the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO-FCTC) came into effect in 2005, not all key demand-reduction measures have been fully implemented at the same...



Lung cancer complications: Signs, treatment, and outlook

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 03:00:00 PDT

In this article, we discuss the most common complications that can develop from lung cancer, including neuropathy, blocked airways, and pleural effusion.



Small cell vs. non-small cell lung cancer: What are the differences?

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 04:00:00 PDT

In this article, we take a close look at two types of lung cancer. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, and various treatments here.