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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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Five ways to quit smoking

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Are you ready to quit smoking? We have put together the best ways to kick the habit, get the support you need, and remain smoke-free for good.

Two studies show links between asthma and fertility treatment, and between e-cigarette vaping in mothers and asthma in offspring

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Asthma linked to increase in fertility treatment.Women with asthma are more likely to have fertility treatment before giving birth than non-asthmatic women, according to new research presented at...

Cigarette smoke may 'prime lung cells' to develop cancer

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Using cell-based models of cigarette smoke exposure, researchers show how smoking alters gene expression over time to prime lung cells to develop cancer.

E-cigarettes can help smokers quit, but there's a catch

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Frequent e-cigarette use does help smokers quit -- a finding that Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers say supports the use of e-cigarettes as a cessation aid for those...

Coughing so hard you vomit: Causes and treatments

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Severe and persistent coughs can cause vomiting in some cases. Learn about the potential causes of coughing leading to vomiting, and how to treat it.

Smokers 20 percent more likely to quit when cigarettes cost $1 more

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Older smokers are usually more set in their ways, but a dollar increase in cigarette prices makes them 20 percent more likely to quit, a new Drexel University study found.

Smokers in clinical studies who say they've quit often haven't

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new US study published by the scientific journal Addiction has found that a high proportion of smokers enrolled in stop-smoking programs during a hospital stay report having quit when in fact...

Subchondral bone cyst: Causes, treatment, and symptoms

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What is a subchondral bone cyst and what is the link between subchondral bone cyst and osteoarthritis? What are the risk factors and how is it treated?

Right ventricular hypertrophy: Causes and complications

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What is right ventricular hypertrophy and what causes it? In this article, learn about the signs, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

How do broken bones heal?

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Find out what gives our bones their remarkable ability to heal breaks in a finely tuned process that involves stem cells, cartilage, and bone.

Smoker's cough: Symptoms, causes, and home remedies

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In this article learn how many smokers have smoker's cough. What are the symptoms and causes of smokers cough and how can it be treated?

E-cigarettes: How safe are they for cardiovascular health?

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study investigates the effect of chronic and acute exposure to e-cigarette vapor on the cardiovascular health of female mice.

Cadmium may raise risk of endometrial cancer

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A case-control study of 1,510 women found that the risk of endometrial cancer was 22 percent higher in those with higher levels of cadmium.

Marijuana 'may be worse than cigarettes for cardiovascular health'

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers suggest that the harmful effects of marijuana use on the cardiovascular system may be greater than the effects caused by cigarette smoking.

Exposure to toxins in e-cig vapor varies depending on scenario

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

E-cigarettes are often perceived to be less harmful than their traditional counterparts, but they could still expose the people who "vape" and those around them to harmful compounds.

E-cigarette use may encourage experimentation with tobacco, study finds

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Young people who have tried an e-cigarette may be more likely to go on to smoke cigarettes compared with those who have not, a study led by University of Stirling researchers has suggested.

Americans are quitting smoking in higher numbers; study suggests e-cigarettes help

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center researchers performed a population-level analysis of national surveys conducted from 2001 to 2015 and found that in the...

Smokers who receive CT lung screening are more likely to quit

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Smokers who undergo a CT scan of their lungs are more likely to quit than those who don't, concludes a trial led by Cardiff University.

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?