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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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Nostalgia could help smokers quit, study finds

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers suggest that evoking treasured memories through nostalgic public service announcements could be an effective quit-smoking strategy.

Smoking cessation counseling successful when paired with lung cancer screening

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

In the first successful randomized trial of its kind, researchers have provided preliminary evidence that telephone-based smoking cessation counseling given to smokers shortly after undergoing lung...

Nicotine changes how nicotinic receptors are grouped on brain cells

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Nicotine the primary compound found within tobacco smoke is known to change the grouping of some subtypes of nicotinic receptors, but the mechanisms for nicotine addiction remain unclear.

Exposure to nicotine before and after birth causes hearing difficulties in children

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new mouse study investigates the neurological impact of perinatal exposure to nicotine. The findings suggests nicotine impacts the offspring's hearing.

Asthma vs. COPD: Differences and Similarities

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

What is asthma and what is COPD? Who gets asthma and COPD, can other disorders cause similar symptoms, and what are the treatments for breathing disorders?

E-cigarettes safer alternative to smoking combustible cigarettes, study confirms

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 07:00:00 PST

Study found smokers who switched to e-cigarettes or nicotine replacement for 6 months had much lower carcinogen and toxin levels than those who did not.

Thirdhand smoke affects weight, blood cell development in mice

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

The sticky residue left behind by tobacco smoke can do worse damage than stinking up furniture and discoloring walls.

Lung cancer screening rates remain very low among current and former smokers

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Lung cancer screening rates remained very low and unchanged among eligible populations in 2015, despite recommendations that high risk current and former smokers be screened.

E-cigarettes may increase cardiovascular risk

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 08:00:00 PST

New research investigates the link between regular electronic cigarette use and cardiovascular risk factors in healthy individuals.

Key Facts and Common Myths About COPD

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

In this article, learn about 10 key facts and myths about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. These include the topics of smoking, gender, and genetics.

Nicotine may help treat schizophrenia, study finds

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study finds the chemical compound may be key in normalizing brain deficits commonly associated with schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders.

Offering a 'stop smoking' taster session and personalised disease risk doubles likelihood smokers will seek help to quit

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Smokers underestimate their personal risk of illness, and a key aim of the study was to try and persuade them that these risks are personally relevant.

Colorful compound in fruits, vegetables could lower smokers' lung cancer risk

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:00:00 PST

A compound called beta-cryptoxanthin - found in many fruits and vegetables - might lower the risk of smoking-related lung cancer, new research suggests.

Seeing vape pen in use boosts desire to smoke among young adults

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Although they look less like cigarettes than first-generation e-cigarettes, a new study found that the newer generation e-cigarette vape pens (also known as vaporizers) stimulate the urge to smoke...

Breathing Exercises for People with COPD

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

COPD has no cure but it can be alleviated. Learn about what activities and types of breathing can aid people with COPD and how pulmonary rehab may help.

COPD and Life Expectancy: What's the Outlook?

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Learn about COPD and the different stages of COPD. Can the condition affect lifespan, how is COPD managed, and what lifestyle tips can help?

Smoking while pregnant may compromise children's kidney function

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

In a new study, young children showed signs of kidney damage if their mothers smoked while pregnant.

COPD vs. Emphysema: What's the Difference?

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

What is COPD and what is emphysema? Learn about their causes and symptoms, when to see a doctor, how they are treated, and tips to manage them at home.

Hookah tobacco labels are misleading, Roswell Park, UB researchers find

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Label information on many hookah tobacco products is misleading and may be misinterpreted by consumers, according to new research on nicotine and pH levels in hookah tobacco.

Cigar warnings: Do teens believe them?

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

A majority of adolescents in the United States report current cigar warning labels to be very believable, according to a new study conducted by doctors and researchers at the University of North...

Teen substance use shows promising decline

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

The 2016 Monitoring the Future (MTF) annual survey results released from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reflect changing teen behaviors and choices in a social media-infused world.

Shisha tobacco smoking is increasing amongst university students - but manyunaware of its harms

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Shisha tobacco smoking is increasing among university students in the UK and worldwide with many feeling it's more socially acceptable and less harmful than cigarette smoking - according to a study...

End-Stage COPD: Treatment and Outlook

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

What is COPD and what are the different stages? Learn about the symptoms and complications of COPD and the outlook for living with end-stage COPD.

Ibuprofen could reduce smokers' risk of death from lung cancer

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

A new study finds a link between regular use of the common NSAID ibuprofen and reduced risk of lung cancer death for current and former smokers.

Beware: Children can passively 'smoke' marijuana, too

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

First study to successfully detect traces of marijuana chemicals in children's bodies.Relaxing with a joint around children is not very wise.