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.
By Anthony Rivas | May 22, 2013 07:06 PM EDT
The CDC just released a new report detailing the continuing trend of obesity, alcohol consumption, and smoking throughout America.
By Anthony Rivas | May 21, 2013 10:04 PM EDT
A new study shows a relationship between secondhand smoke exposure and children's aggression and anti-social behavior by age 10.
By Ansa Varughese | May 17, 2013 04:57 PM EDT
A new study found that heavy drinkers who smoke excessively develop problems with memory, thinking and problem solving skills earlier than those who do not.
By Justin Caba | May 16, 2013 09:58 AM EDT
After finding out he had prostate cancer just last June, comedian Tommy Chong announces a cancer-free diagnosis that he claims is due to a steady regimen of hash oil.
By Justin Caba | May 14, 2013 04:01 PM EDT
A research letter from the Harvard School of Public Health claims the pervasiveness of smokeless tobacco use hasn't changed over the past two decades.
By Justin Caba | May 13, 2013 01:42 PM EDT
Amazon has been forced to stop the sale of various harmful substances due to pressure from drug awareness groups.
By Matthew Mientka | May 13, 2013 06:34 PM EDT
Also known as the "neighbor effect," third-hand smoke exposure can affect people in "smoke-free" hotel rooms.
By Matthew Mientka | May 11, 2013 01:36 PM EDT
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, who earlier opposed legalizing marijuana for recreational use in the state, encouraged voters to approve the tax to offset regulatory costs.
By Nsikan Akpan | May 10, 2013 12:55 PM EDT
The FDA-approved inhaler is now available to treat the lung disease COPD.
By Evan Winchester | May 07, 2013 06:54 PM EDT
CT scans reduced mortality by 20 percent for heavy smokers, compared to no screenings or X-rays.
By Matthew Mientka | May 07, 2013 01:51 PM EDT
In an effort to curb tobacco use, researchers have developed smoke-detecting underwear to better study the mysterious and elusive cigarette smoker.
By Nadia-Elysse Harris | May 07, 2013 12:54 PM EDT
The results of two electronic cigarette trials will soon tell us whether e-cigs are worthy of their popularity among smokers hoping to quit.
By Nadia-Elysse Harris | May 04, 2013 05:36 PM EDT
Mayor Bloomberg proposes regulating tobacco products in hopes of helping New Yorkers make healthier choices, while Sarah Palin pokes fun.
By Nsikan Akpan | May 02, 2013 04:27 PM EDT
Lung cancer is less common in Japan, relative to the US, despite historically high levels of cigarette use.
By Evan Winchester | Apr 30, 2013 05:15 PM EDT
Researchers found that certain middle and high school programs teaching self-esteem and life skills reduced tobacco smoking later in life.