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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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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...

Teens who vape more likely to become heavy smokers

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PST

As e-cigarettes become increasingly popular among teenagers, a new study looks at the link between vaping in adolescence and subsequent tobacco smoking.

Smoking increases risk of precancerous colorectal lesions in women more than in men

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Men are more likely to develop colorectal cancer or its precursors than women. A new study conducted by MedUni Vienna shows that known risk factors do not explain this difference between the sexes.

Twenty cigarettes daily for 1 year equals 150 lung cell mutations

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Although smoking's links with cancer are well known, how tobacco affects DNA in far flung organs was not understood. New analysis digs into the genes.

Smoking more hazardous for HIV patients than the virus itself

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PST

Smoking may reduce life expectancy for HIV patients more than the HIV itself does. Researchers call for new strategies to help people with HIV to quit.

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

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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