Smoking

Smoking Tobacco-related diseases are some of the biggest killers in the world today and are cited as one of the biggest causes of premature death in industrialized countries. In the United States about 500,000 deaths per year are attributed to smoking-related diseases and a recent study estimated that as much as 1/3 of China's male population will have significantly shortened life-spans due to smoking.

Suicide Risk Among Smokers Drops 10% With Each Dollar Increase In Cigarette Cost

By | Wed, 07/16/2014 - 15:04

Smoking may increase suicide risk, researchers say, and when policies to limit cigarette smoking have been enacted, suicide rates have declined.

Gays And Lesbians Aren't Unhealthier Than Straights

By | Tue, 07/15/2014 - 17:35

Though gays and bisexual men are at a higher risk of HIV, a new CDC survey finds that overall, they're just like everyone else health-wise.

A Combination Of Varenicline And Nicotine Patches Will Help You Quit Smoking

By | Tue, 07/08/2014 - 18:27

A new study finds that a combination of a drug and nicotine replacement therapy is especially effective for people attempting to quit smoking.

Pass The Hookah: 1 In 5 High School Seniors Smoke Water Pipes

By | Mon, 07/07/2014 - 00:01

Cigarette use may be dropping but hookah use is on the rise, and fast. A new study finds that nearly one-fifth of high school seniors is smoking hookah.

The Future Of E-Cigarettes, A $2B Industry, Hangs In The Balance

By | Wed, 06/25/2014 - 11:09

The White House made changes to rules proposed by the FDA for regulating tobacco products, deleting restrictions that might have prevented online sales of e-cigarettes.

E-Cigs Finally Make The Inevitable Leap To New 'E-Joint'

By | Tue, 06/24/2014 - 11:50

A Dutch company has developed an e-joint, a flavored, disposable product containing no tobacco, nicotine, or THC, yet one that can be filled with a user's own cannabis oil.

Will Smokers Learn From These 'Tips From Former Smokers' Ads?

By | Tue, 06/24/2014 - 06:00

The CDC is getting ready to launch a new round of its "Tips From Former Smokers" ads, which are aimed at showing smokers what it's like to live with smoking-related disease.

Menthol Cigarettes Have A Strong Hold On Youth Addictions

By | Sun, 06/22/2014 - 16:32

Teenagers who smoke menthols smoke more cigarettes than their regular tobacco-smoking peers, a new Canadian study finds.

Don't Smoke In Bed: Your Morning Cigarette Ups Your Lung Cancer Risk Even More

By | Thu, 06/19/2014 - 18:10

Researchers have identified the link between the amount of time people smoke cigarettes after waking up to an increased risk for lung cancer.

E-Cigarettes Are Coming In More Flavors Than You Ever Thought Existed

By | Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:30

Without regulations, e-cigarette companies are are releasing new brands and an astounding amount of new flavors.

Smokers' Brains Just Don't See The Reward In Quitting

By | Sun, 06/15/2014 - 15:20

The reason some smokers quit while others don't has something to do with how their brains' reward systems process the benefits of quitting, a new study finds.

E-Cigarette Calls To Poison Control Centers Are Going Up

By | Sat, 06/07/2014 - 17:56

As the use of e-cigarettes increases in the U.S., so do the calls to poison centers related to their exposure and adverse health effects.

Smokio: The Smart E-Cigarette That Helps People Quit

By | Mon, 06/02/2014 - 13:46

Though it's debatable whether e-cigarettes are healthier alternatives, one e-cigarette maker has created a device that helps vapers track how much they're consuming.

Smokers Beware: There's A New Genetic Link To Lung Cancer

By | Sun, 06/01/2014 - 18:58

A newly-discovered genetic defect that affects 25 percent of all smokers increases cancer risk significantly.

A Lot Of Fit People Live In Washington — Memphis, Not So Much

By | Wed, 05/28/2014 - 16:30

Washington, D.C., is America's healthiest big city, according to a new fitness ranking released Wednesday. Based on a scientific analysis, they also determined that Memphis is the least healthy.

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