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Benefits of E-Cigarettes May Outweigh Harms, Study Finds July 31, 2014

Findings run counter to recent calls for strict regulation

Annual COPD Costs To Hit $49 Billion by 2020: CDC July 30, 2014

Each year, almost 135,000 die from smoking-related chronic lung disease, experts say

Extra Exercise Could Help Depressed Smokers Quit: Study July 29, 2014

Withdrawal symptoms, cravings are harder on people with mood disorders, researchers say

Graphic Cigarette-Label Warnings Work, Study Finds July 15, 2014

The bigger, the better, researchers say

Gays, Lesbians Face Certain Health Challenges, U.S. Report Says July 15, 2014

They're more likely to smoke, binge drink, but also more likely to get regular exercise

Combo Approach May Work Best for Smokers Looking to Quit July 08, 2014

Study finds drug Chantix plus nicotine patch beats use of the patch alone

CDC Readies Latest Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads June 24, 2014

Seven new stories show the ravages of smoking, urge smokers to quit

Screen Older Men Who've Ever Smoked for Aneurysms: Experts June 23, 2014

Benefit outweighs cost of checking for weak spots in major blood vessel

E-Cigarette Sources Soaring, Study Finds June 17, 2014

About 10 new brands, 240 new flavors come out every month; some quickly disappear though

Doctors' Group Calls for Tougher Rules on Sale of E-Cigarettes June 10, 2014

American Medical Association recommendations include minimum age purchase rule, flavor restrictions

Text Messages May Double Smoker's Odds of Quitting June 06, 2014

Cellphone reminders and encouragement help people stick to smoke-free goal, study finds

No Drop in Smokeless Tobacco Use Among U.S. Workers: CDC June 05, 2014

Mining, construction fields hotbeds for products like snuff, survey finds

Among New Smokers, Teen Boys More Likely to Quit Than Girls: Study June 03, 2014

Being scared by cigarette warnings, playing team sports also increased chances of kicking the habit

E-Cigarette Advertising Soars on American TV, Study Finds June 02, 2014

Youthful audience exposed to pitches for the nicotine product has tripled in recent years

1 in 4 Smokers With Gene Defect May Get Lung Cancer June 02, 2014

Study finds smokers with gene normally linked to breast cancer appear to have a much higher risk of lung cancer

Your Income Might Influence Your Risk for Certain Cancers May 27, 2014

Lifestyle-related disease, such as lung cancer, is more common among the poor, researchers find

Fewer Americans Believe E-Cigs Safer Than Tobacco Cigarettes: Study May 23, 2014

But e-cigarettes continue to rise in popularity, with sales nearing $1.7 billion

Size of Brain Aneurysm Doesn't Predict Chances of Rupture: Study May 23, 2014

Smoking may be a greater risk factor, researchers report

COPD Patients Face Greater Risk of Heart Failure, Study Says May 21, 2014

Blacks with lung condition were most vulnerable of all, researchers report

Exercise Linked to Improved Bladder Cancer Survival May 21, 2014

But smoking and a delayed diagnosis might boost the risk of dying from the disease, researchers warn

Can E-Cigarettes Help You Quit Smoking? May 20, 2014

One study says yes, but not all experts agree

Tweens Who Play Sports Less Likely to Smoke: Study May 16, 2014

And non-school clubs may help reduce risk of drinking, researchers find

Hookahs Not a Safe Alternative to Cigarettes, Study Shows May 16, 2014

Water pipes still increased levels of nicotine, harmful substances in smokers

Stepped-Up Screening Would Uncover More Lung Cancers, Study Says May 14, 2014

But the scans and follow-up care would be expensive

FDA Asks Public to Join Battle Against Smoking by Children May 14, 2014

Reporting tobacco law violations helps keep cigarettes out of kids' hands, agency says

Early Menopause Linked to Heart Failure Risk in Swedish Study May 14, 2014

Association was even stronger among women who had a history of smoking, researchers say

Smoking More Likely Among Teens Whose Parents Light Up May 12, 2014

Quitting early in child's life helps reduce risk, researchers say

E-Cigarette Vapor Contains Potentially Harmful Particles: Review May 07, 2014

Raises concerns about safety of e-cig chemicals, but industry representative says they're safe

Smoking in Pregnancy May Be Linked to Baby's Heart Defects May 05, 2014

Preliminary finding gives moms-to-be another reason not to light up

Smoking, Drinking Combo Raises Odds for Esophageal Cancer April 25, 2014

Study found having both unhealthy habits doubled risk of malignancy compared to having just one

FDA Proposes E-Cigarette Regulations April 24, 2014

Opponents of the increasingly popular devices worry about their impact on children

Cutting Cigarette Scenes From TV Shows May Have Helped Reduce Smoking April 04, 2014

Study analyzed popular prime-time programs, smoking rates since 1955

Liquid Nicotine in E-Cigarettes Rising Cause of Poisonings: CDC April 03, 2014

Calls to poison control centers have jumped, ingestion could be deadly for kids, experts report

Smoking May Dull Ability to Sense Bitter Tastes March 27, 2014

Buildup of tobacco chemicals could hamper regeneration of taste buds, researcher says

E-Cigarettes Won't Help You Quit, Study Finds March 24, 2014

But research design was flawed, critic says

Smokers' Broken Bones May Heal Less Quickly: Study March 18, 2014

British researchers compared bone-healing stem cells in smokers, nonsmokers

Smokers' Brains Perk Up at Positive Cigarette Images: Study March 12, 2014

Scans showed less response to negative images of habit's consequences

Rising E-Cigarette Use Tied to More Smoking in Teens March 06, 2014

Devices may serve as gateway to tobacco use, study author says

2-Mile Daily Walk Might Help Fight COPD March 06, 2014

Study found patients who were more active had fewer hospitalizations from lung condition

Poor Fitness in Middle Age Tied to Higher Risk of Dementia March 05, 2014

Change factors like exercise while you can, Finnish researchers advise

Secondhand Smoke in Childhood Thickens Arteries March 05, 2014

Measurements suggest raised risk for later heart attack, stroke, researchers say

Fire-Safe Cigarette Law Reduces Home Fires: Study February 14, 2014

Massachusetts saw a 28 percent drop in cigarette-caused blazes since law took effect

Quitting Smoking Linked to Better Mental Health in Study February 12, 2014

Over 3 years, people who stopped reported drop in mood disorders, alcohol and drug problems

Teens' Energy Drink Habit May Be Linked to Booze, Tobacco, Drug Use February 07, 2014

But study doesn't prove that one leads to the other

CDC to Launch Latest Graphic Anti-Smoking Campaign January 31, 2014

It will include now-deceased North Carolina woman whose appearance in first initiative stunned many viewers

Could Antioxidants Speed Up Cancer Progression? January 29, 2014

Study of mice suggests people with lung cancer or at risk for the disease should avoid these supplements

Much More Must Be Done to Lower Smoking Rates, Experts Say January 22, 2014

American Lung Association points to legislative inaction by states, stronger push by Big Tobacco

Testing for Smoke Exposure May Predict Rehospitalization for Asthma January 20, 2014

Study found kids subjected to secondhand smoke are more than twice as likely to be readmitted

U.S. Health Officials Urge Renewed Fight to Stamp Out Cigarette Use January 17, 2014

Diabetes, colorectal and liver cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, erectile dysfunction among latest ills now linked to tobacco

Smoking While Pregnant Raises Baby's Risk of Cleft Palate, Cleft Lip January 17, 2014

Report from U.S. Surgeon General confirms maternal smoking's link to these birth defects