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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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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.

US public largely unaware that cigarette smoke much more harmful than additives

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

And they mistakenly believe that filters trap toxic chemicals.The US public is largely unaware that the chemicals produced by a burning cigarette are much more harmful than the manufacturer's...

Research uses mobile technology to help people quit smoking

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

What if a smartphone app could help you avoid relapsing back to smoking even before you knew you were at risk?

Is smoking ever safe? Study investigates

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:00:00 PST

The harmful effects of smoking are well known, but a new study investigates the health risks associated with a lower level of tobacco use.

Vapors from some flavored e-liquids contain high levels of aldehydes

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Traditional cigarettes pose a well-established risk to smokers' health, but the effects of electronic cigarettes are still being determined.

Stop smoking! Quitting at any age reduces the risk of death after 70

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Tobacco use continues to be a major cause of cancer and premature death. Most studies of cigarette smoking and mortality have focused on middle-aged populations, with fewer studies examining the...

Heart attack risk over eight times higher for younger smokers

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Smokers who are under 50 years of age are at a much higher risk of developing a specific type of heart attack, according to a new study.

Diabetes proves deadly for smokers

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

While it is well known that smoking causes lung cancer, heavy smokers with diabetes are also at increased risk of death from causes other than lung cancer, according to a study being presented next...

Early childhood household smoke exposure predicts later delinquency and dropout risk at age 12

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

More children are exposed to household tobacco smoke in early childhood, the greater their risk of adopting antisocial behavior toward others, engaging in proactive and reactive aggression, having...

E-cigarettes 'just as harmful as tobacco' for oral health

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PST

Two new studies demonstrate the negative effects e-cigarettes may have for oral health, with one study claiming vaping is just as harmful as smoking.

Teens with asthma almost twice as likely to smoke as their healthy counterparts

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Study finds they believe it lessens their anxiety and stress.Curiosity is a driving factor in why most kids start smoking, and the same is true for kids with asthma.

Hazardous chemicals discovered in flavored e-cigarette vapor

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 02:00:00 PST

Building on more than 30 years of air quality research in some of the most polluted urban environments on Earth, a team of atmospheric scientists at the Desert Research Institute (DRI) have turned...

Cancers linked to tobacco use make up 40% of all cancers diagnosed in the United States

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 09:00:00 PST

Adult cigarette smoking is down, but tobacco use is still the most preventable cause of cancer.Forty percent of cancers diagnosed in the U.S.

Smokers far more likely to develop abdominal aortic aneurysms

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

People who smoke may be nearly twice as likely to develop an abdominal aortic aneurysm than the general population, but they can lower their risk of the potentially life-threating condition by...