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It's Never Too Late to Stop Smoking November 30, 2016

Even quitting in your 60s can add years to your life, researchers find

Smoking Raises Heart Attack Risk 8-Fold in People Under 50 November 30, 2016

At all ages, the habit boosted odds for heart trouble, but younger people fared the worst, study found

Tobacco Flavors Draw in Young Folks November 22, 2016

Products that taste like cherry or candy seen as less harmful, review finds

Smoking Plus Diabetes a Very Deadly Mix November 22, 2016

Chances of an early death double if smoker also has the blood sugar disease, study finds

Most Elderly Smokers Don't Use Anti-Smoking Meds After Heart Attack November 14, 2016

Some may need convincing of value of giving up the habit, one geriatrician said

Abdominal Aneurysm Risk Drops When Smokers Quit November 11, 2016

And the longer it is since you had a cigarette, the lower your odds of trouble, study suggests

E-Cigs Tied to More Frequent, Heavier Teen Tobacco Use November 08, 2016

But vaping group contends the electronic devices lower smoking rates

Flavored E-Cigarettes May Entice Teens to Smoke: Study November 07, 2016

Nearly 2 of 3 young people using e-cigs load them with flavors such as bubble gum or gummy bear

Smoking Wreaks Genetic Havoc on Lungs, Study Warns November 04, 2016

For every year of smoking a pack daily, there were 150 more mutations found in each lung cell

Graphic Cigarette Pack Labels May Cut U.S. Smoking Deaths November 03, 2016

Researchers predict well over half a million lives would be saved over 50 years

Nearly Two-Thirds of E-Cigarette Users Also Smoke: CDC October 31, 2016

Survey also found 40 percent of young people using the devices were never smokers

More American Adults Think E-Cigs as Harmful as Cigarettes: Survey October 27, 2016

But researchers note they can help smokers quit even if they're not risk-free

3 in 4 Teens Think E-Cigarettes Safer Than Tobacco: Survey October 25, 2016

But devices deliver as much, if not more, nicotine than cigarettes, smoking experts say

Many Teens Light Up to Lose Weight, Study Suggests October 24, 2016

Researchers offer new ways to discourage smoking among adolescents

Smoking Still Takes Big Toll in U.S. Cancer Deaths October 24, 2016

Habit is linked to close to one-third of fatal cancers in people 35 and older, study finds

Exploding E-Cigarettes Sending 'Vapers' to Burn Centers October 05, 2016

Users say they're unaware the lithium batteries are a potential fire hazard

FDA Sued Over Delay on Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels October 04, 2016

Lawsuit says agency's decision is more than 4 years overdue

U.S. Smoking Rates Differ by County, Not Just State October 03, 2016

Regional figures can help health officials tailor prevention programs

Smoking Bans May Keep Young Men From Heavy Smoking September 30, 2016

Study found lower rates among those living in areas with restrictions

Secondhand Smoke More Insidious Than Thought September 28, 2016

Nonsmokers can be exposed without knowing it, suffer health risks, researchers say

Smoking Losing Its Cool With Kids, CDC Says September 22, 2016

Fewer teens are smoking or showing interest in cigarettes and cigars, but e-cigs a concern

Smoking Tied to Shorter Survival With ALS September 22, 2016

Tobacco use may make patients with the degenerative disease deteriorate faster, Italian study suggests

Smoking Leaves Lasting Marks on DNA: Study September 20, 2016

Changes related to disease found in more than 7,000 genes, though many 'recover' five years after quitting

Tourette Threat Surges for Babies When Mom Smokes in Pregnancy September 16, 2016

Researchers probe increased risk of chronic tics and other disorders due to prenatal nicotine exposure

Smoking Thickens Heart Wall, Leading to Heart Failure: Study September 13, 2016

The more you smoke and the longer you smoke, the greater the risk of damage

Smokers' Perceptions May Play Role in Addiction September 13, 2016

They were more affected by nicotine when they thought it was present in a cigarette, study showed

Heart Docs: Never Expose Kids to Cigarette Smoke September 12, 2016

Secondhand smoke can raise children's risk of heart disease, premature death

COPD Deaths Down for Most Americans: CDC September 08, 2016

But rates up for black women and middle-aged people

Smoking Linked to Higher Relapse Risk After Surgery for Crohn's September 01, 2016

Research supports immediate drug treatment after bowel surgery for smokers, but not for nonsmokers

Most Americans Don't Want Tobacco on Drug Store Shelves September 01, 2016

Even half of current smokers think pharmacies should be tobacco-free

Doctors Divided on Safety, Use of Electronic Cigarettes August 26, 2016

When patients ask about safety and using e-cigarettes to stop smoking, doctors' advice differs

Many Teens 'Vaping' for Flavor, Not Nicotine August 25, 2016

Study found that only about a fifth of 12th graders who used an e-cigarette used a nicotine substance

TV Ratings for Parents Let Violence, Drinking Slip Through August 22, 2016

Industry guidelines often misleading, study finds

Fewer Cancer-Causing Chemicals in E-Cigs Than Regular Cigarettes: Study August 19, 2016

But switch from tobacco didn't reduce nicotine levels

Smoking Bans in Affordable Housing Benefit All: Study August 18, 2016

Secondhand exposure lowered, and smokers more likely to quit

Quitting Smoking May Gain You Friends August 16, 2016

Most people who give up cigarettes make at least two new pals, research finds

Paying Smokers to Quit May Pay Off August 15, 2016

Study found financial incentives inspired some to overcome the addiction

This Key Neighborhood Factor May Help Smokers Quit August 15, 2016

Study found that the farther a person had to walk to buy cigarettes, the more likely they were to quit

Starting Monday, FDA Banning E-Cigarette Sales to Minors August 08, 2016

Agency also details other retail restrictions on access to vaping products

Mental Illness May Make Teens Vulnerable to Drugs, Alcohol August 05, 2016

Brazilian study found half of those who smoked, drank, did pot had symptoms of psychological disorders

Smoking Rates Still High in Some Racial Groups, CDC Reports August 04, 2016

Nearly 4 in 10 American Indians and Alaska Natives smoke cigarettes

Is Pot Harder on the Heart Than Tobacco? July 27, 2016

Damaging effects from marijuana smoke last three times longer than tobacco's, rat study finds

Menopause: Not All Hot Flashes Are Created Equal July 22, 2016

Weight, race, education and lifestyle all affect timing, duration of symptoms, research indicates

Women Smokers at Higher Risk for Brain Bleed July 21, 2016

'Devastating' hemorrhage often affects younger people, neurologist says

'Cool' Factor Often Spurs Teens to Try E-Cigarettes July 18, 2016

They're not using these products to try to stop smoking, researchers say

1 in 5 Americans Uses a Tobacco Product July 14, 2016

CDC report raises concerns about e-cigarettes, hookahs

Apartment Dwellers More Likely to Smoke: CDC July 13, 2016

Buildings with multiple residences bring higher danger of secondhand fumes than do private homes

Are E-Cigs Slowing Teen Anti-Smoking Push? July 11, 2016

Researchers blame the devices for a leveling off of smoking's decline

Smoking in Pregnancy May Be Under-Reported July 07, 2016

About 1 in 6 expectant moms seems unable to kick the cigarette habit, researchers say

E-Cigs May Damage Cells in Mouth June 30, 2016

Findings suggest a possible increase in the risk of oral disease, researchers say

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