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.

The FDA's New E-Cigarette Regulations Bank On The Unknown

By | Thu, 04/24/2014 - 13:27

The FDA plans to propose new regulations for companies involved with the sale or manufacturing of electronic cigarettes, similar to rules set in place for tobacco products.

This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Quit Smoking Cigarettes

By | Wed, 04/23/2014 - 10:31

When you quit smoking, your body immediately goes through changes of self-repair.

As Flavored Cigars Attract More Youth, Should Regulations Be More Strict?

By | Sat, 04/19/2014 - 14:25

Though the overall smoking rate continues to fall, American adolescents and young adults are substituting cigarettes for cigars.

Flavored Liquid Nicotine Appeals To (And Harms) Small Children

By | Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:11

The number of calls to poison centers reporting exposure to liquid nicotine from e-cigarettes rose over the past few years with more than half involving children under the age of 5.

Americans On Track For Healthier Lives, But There's Still A Lot More To Be Done

By | Tue, 04/08/2014 - 13:21

More Americans are taking charge of their lifestyles, a new government report says, meaning that rates of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease may soon begin to drop.

The Best Way To Quit Smoking In 3 Simple Steps

By | Tue, 04/08/2014 - 08:30

If you're trying to quit smoking, structure is just as important as motivation.

Smokers 'Map' Shows Influence Of Lighting A Cigarette

By | Sun, 04/06/2014 - 14:31

Researchers in New Zealand have mapped the "visibility" of smokers in the city of Wellington in an effort to convince policymakers to institute smoking bans in some public areas.

FDA ‘Pushing Hard’ For E-Cigarette Rule To Monitor Vaping

By | Sat, 04/05/2014 - 18:27

After a report branded e-cigarettes as poisonous to children, the FDA announced it will push a new rule to manage e-cigarettes.

Should The US Ban All Branding On Cigarette Packaging?

By | Thu, 04/03/2014 - 16:15

Britain is set to become the second nation to mandate plain packaging for cigarettes, and the arguments against it aren't great.

E-Cigs Don't Help You Quit Smoking (Says One Group Of Scientists)

By | Tue, 03/25/2014 - 12:16

E-cigarettes do not help you quit smoking, one study finds, but some experts are questioning whether the findings support that conclusion.

Smokers' Bones Heal Slower Than Everyone Else's

By | Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:44

Smokers' bone-healing cells are worse in quality, less active, and slower at dividing than non-smokers', a UK study finds.

Secondhand Smoke May Cause Miscarriage, Stillbirth

By | Sun, 03/16/2014 - 18:33

Exposure to secondhand smoke may increase a woman's risk of miscarrying or having a still birth, a new study finds.

LA To Follow NYC In Banning E-Cigarettes

By | Wed, 03/05/2014 - 16:55

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to ban e-cigarettes in public places and restaurants, bars, and parks.

Smoking Hookah Could Give You Heart Disease And Cancer

By | Sat, 02/22/2014 - 18:26

Research about the detriments of smoking hookah has been growing, and a new study points to the possibility of heart disease and cancer from long-term use.

New Anti-Smoking Guidelines Could Save 13 Million Lives

By | Tue, 02/18/2014 - 22:00

WHO's anti-smoking guidelines could reduce China's number of smokers by more than 40 percent by 2050 and save millions, according to a new study.