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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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'Airway-on-a-chip' could yield new treatments for COPD

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers have developed an 'airway-on-a-chip' that can test the effects of various smoking patterns on living human airway cells.

Stroke vs. Aneurysm: What is the Difference?

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

What is a stroke, what is an aneurysm, and are they connected? Learn about the telltale symptoms, risk factors and how they may be treated.

What proportion of cancer deaths are attributable to smoking around the U.S.?

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

The proportion of cancer deaths attributable to cigarette smoking varied across the United States but was highest in the South, where nearly 40 percent of cancer deaths in men were estimated to be...

Heavy marijuana use may raise risk of osteoporosis, bone fractures

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PDT

People who regularly smoke large amounts of marijuana may have lower bone density, increasing their later-life risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures.

Parental absence increases chance of nicotine and alcohol use in children

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Parental absence is known to increase the risk of alcohol and tobacco use in adulthood. A new study finds that this behavior begins earlier than thought.

Vitamin E may prevent pneumonia in nonsmoking elderly men

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Administration of 50 mg per day of vitamin E decreased the risk of pneumonia in elderly male smokers by 72% after they quit smoking, according to a paper published in Clinical Interventions in...

'Breakthrough' discovery could help beat nicotine addiction

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists have crystallized a protein that is expected to reveal how nicotine affects the brain. The breakthrough could lead to new treatments.

Helping patients quit or reduce smoking: A guide for physicians

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Physicians can help smokers reduce or quit smoking, and a new review published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) aims to help them manage smoking cessation for their patients.

Cigarette smoking patterns vary across counties within each state

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Findings can help state and local public health departments tailor tobacco prevention and control interventions.

Drug to treat alcohol use disorder shows promise among drinkers with high stress

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:00:00 PDT

NIH-funded multi-site clinical trial suggests that smokers may also benefit.

Smoking bans persuade light users to give up the habit: New study provides best evidence to date of value of bans

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new national study shows for the first time how smoking bans in cities, states and counties led young people living in those areas to give up, or never take up, the use of cigarettes.

Nicotine has the potential to prevent brain aging, study suggests

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The addictive chemical nicotine may have a positive role in the brain; researchers suggest it could protect against age-related neurodegeneration.

Curiosity about cigarettes, cigars falling among students

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PDT

The percentage of U.S. students who have ever used or are curious about using cigarettes and cigars fell between 2012-2014, new study shows.

Smoking linked to shorter survival after motor neurone disease diagnosis

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

...and younger age at symptom start.Smoking is linked to shorter survival after a diagnosis of motor neurone disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, as well as younger age when the...

Smoking may affect DNA for more than 30 years

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Some DNA methylation sites associated with smoking remain even 30 years after quitting smoking, increasing the risk of cardiovascular diseases and cancers.

Children's willpower linked to smoking habits throughout life

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists from the University of Stirling have discovered a link between childhood self-control and smoking habits across life.

E-cigarette research: Flavorings and higher voltage increase toxicity of e-cigs

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Roswell Park Cancer Institute scientists report that several flavorings added to electronic cigarettes impact the toxicity of the devices and that, among the tested flavors, strawberry was the most...

A talk with a nurse can persuade hospital patients to quit smoking: Quit rates triple after short consultation, access to quit aids

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A short talk with a knowledgeable nurse could be the difference between a smoker stopping for cigarettes or stopping for nicotine gum on her way home from the hospital.

FDA protects kids from illegal sales of e-cigarettes, e-liquids and cigars

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced it has taken action against 55 tobacco retailers by issuing the first warning letters for selling newly regulated tobacco products, such as...

E-cigarette use tied to rise in quit smoking success

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

New research finds growth in rates of e-cigarette use in England is positively associated with success rate of attempts to quit smoking.

Smoking thickens the heart's walls and reduces function

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Smoking has long been known to increase risk of cardiovascular events; however, until now, the mechanism behind its deadly effects were not known.

Protect kids from toxic secondhand smoke, experts urge

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Parents and policy advocates should take a "zero tolerance" approach to exposing children to secondhand cigarette smoke, which can be responsible for lifelong cardiovascular consequences in...

Maternal smoking could lead to an increased risk for tourette syndrome and tic disorders

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A study published in the September 2016 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) found an association between maternal smoking during pregnancy and...

In-office screening tool might help to identify patients with substance use problems

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A simple, in-office screening tool might help to identify patients with clinically relevant substance use problems.

One more reason to swear off tobacco: The inflammatory trap induced by nicotine

Sat, 03 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

An Umeå-based team in collaboration with US researchers reveals a new link between nicotine and inflammation.