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Smoke-Free Public Housing Cuts Secondhand Fumes February 09, 2017

Nicotine levels down by almost 50 percent among residents of four properties in Philadelphia

E-Cigs May Be 'Bridge' to Teens' Tobacco Use February 08, 2017

'Vapers' seem much more likely to give real smokes a try, study finds

E-Cigarettes May Be Less Toxic Than Tobacco, Study Suggests February 06, 2017

Vaping reduces exposure to certain chemicals, but some still question overall safety

Too Few Current, Former Smokers Screened for Lung Cancer February 02, 2017

Such testing could cut death rate by 20 percent, American Cancer Society says

What You Don't Know About Cancer Can Kill You February 01, 2017

Too few Americans realize that obesity, alcohol and inactivity boost risk for disease, survey finds

Smoking Costs World $1.4 Trillion a Year in Disease, Lost Productivity January 31, 2017

Tobacco-related diseases caused 12 percent of deaths among smokers aged 30 to 69 in 2012, study finds

1 in 4 U.S. Adults, 1 in 10 Teens Use Tobacco January 27, 2017

About 40 percent of cigarette smokers also use e-cigarettes or other tobacco products, report finds

E-Cigarettes Not a Smoking Deterrent for Kids January 23, 2017

Study finds 'vaping' might lead teens who would've never smoked to try nicotine

Smokers Unleash Harms on Their Pets January 22, 2017

Dogs, cats and more suffer from secondhand smoke, FDA warns

James Bond Has Kicked Butts, But His Co-Stars Haven't January 17, 2017

Smoking scenes still appear in nearly every '007' film, study finds

Most Smokers With Mental Illness Want to Kick the Habit January 16, 2017

But psychiatrists and caseworkers often don't recognize this need, survey finds

Watching Others 'Vape' May Trigger Urge to Smoke January 13, 2017

Newer e-cigarettes boost same impulses as real cigarettes, researcher says

Rural Americans at Higher Risk of 5 Preventable Causes of Death: CDC January 12, 2017

More smoking, obesity and less use of seatbelts are some possible reasons why

Tobacco Use Costs World 6 Million Lives, $1 Trillion Annually: Report January 10, 2017

Higher prices, taxes would deter smoking and generate income, WHO and others say

Kids' Asthma Flareups Fall Off After No-Smoking Laws January 09, 2017

Researchers reviewed ER visits in 20 metro areas of U.S.

More Americans Questioning Safety of E-Cigarettes January 09, 2017

Fewer people see these devices as safer alternative to traditional cigarettes, survey shows

Poor Asthma Sufferers Often Stuck in Homes That Worsen Their Disease January 04, 2017

Study finds them living with smokers, mold, rodent and cockroach infestations, and few support systems

Make a Healthy Lifestyle Your New Year's Resolution December 31, 2016

The American Medical Association offers seven goals to get you started

Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Kidney Damage in Kids December 22, 2016

Raised risk of reduced organ function seen in 3-year-olds whose moms smoked while pregnant

Drug Use by U.S. Teens Drops to All-Time Low December 13, 2016

Use of tobacco and alcohol down significantly, too, federal report finds

Anti-Tobacco Efforts Lead to 53 Million Fewer Smokers Worldwide December 12, 2016

Higher cigarette taxes seem to have the most impact, study estimates

Babies' Marijuana Exposure Evident in Their Pee December 09, 2016

Parents should reduce harmful secondhand smoke exposure, researcher says

U.S. Surgeon General Calls for Crackdown on E-Cig Use in Teens December 08, 2016

900 percent increase in use among youth in past 5 years; concerns about nicotine, harmful vapors continue

What's in Tobacco Smoke? Many Americans Don't Know December 07, 2016

Surveys show misunderstandings about safety of filters are also common

Cigarettes Aren't Cool, California Teens Say December 06, 2016

But kids still don't see nicotine as addictive and may opt for e-cigarettes instead

Just 1 Cigarette a Day Can Be Deadly: Study December 05, 2016

Light smokers still faced an increased risk of early death

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

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