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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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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.



One in four U.S. middle and high school students say they've been exposed to secondhand aerosol from e-cigarettes

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

About one in four U.S. middle and high school students - nearly 6.5 million youths - report being exposed to secondhand aerosol from e-cigarettes at least once within the past 30 days, according to...



Radiotherapy risks are much higher for smokers

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Smokers treated for breast cancer have much higher risks than non-smokers of developing lung cancer or heart attack as a result of radiotherapy - according to a new study funded by Cancer Research...



Small cell lung cancer: Symptoms, treatment, and outlook

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:00:00 PDT

What is small cell lung cancer and what are the causes and associated risk factors? How is SCLC diagnosed and what are the different stages?



Stage 3 lung cancer: Symptoms, treatment, and outlook

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, we take a close look at advanced lung cancer. Learn about how it is classified, as well as how we might increase early detection.



Living with A-fib: Tips and outlook

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about A-fib and the recommended lifestyle changes a person may make. What does A-fib do to the body and how might it be treated?



Non-small cell lung cancer: Treatment, symptoms, and outlook

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What is non-small cell lung cancer and what are the different types? Learn about its potential complications and the tests that are used to diagnose it.



Metastatic lung cancer: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about metastatic lung cancer and second primary cancer. What causes metastatic lung cancer and how might it be prevented?



Young people do not associate e-cigarettes with increased likelihood of smoking

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New peer-reviewed research published in Drugs Education Prevention and Policy shows that e-cigarettes are not increasing the likelihood of tobacco consumption and may in fact be contributing to...



Pancoast syndrome: Tumors, symptoms, and treatment

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What is Pancoast syndrome, what are Pancoast tumors, and what is Homer’s syndrome? Learn about diagnosis, when to see a doctor, surgery, and prevention.



Stages of lung cancer: Symptoms, changes, and outlook

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about the different stages of lung cancer, how it is diagnosed and treated, and how to possibly reduce the risk of lung cancer.



Aggression disorder linked to greater risk of substance abuse

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

People with intermittent explosive disorder (IED) - a condition marked by frequent physical or verbal outbursts - are at five times greater risk for abusing substances such as alcohol, tobacco and...



How are COPD and cough related?

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about the relationship between coughing and COPD, how coughing from COPD may change over time, and when to see a doctor.



Preventing and treating smoking in children and youth

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A first-ever guideline from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care on tobacco use by children and youth aged 5 to 18 years recommends that physicians should play a more active role in...



Brainy teens may be less likely to smoke, but more likely to drink and use cannabis

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Brainy teens may be less likely to smoke, but more likely to drink alcohol and use cannabis, than their less academically gifted peers, suggests research published in the online journal BMJ Open.



Nostalgia could help smokers quit, study finds

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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