Quit Smoking, Save Your Eyes

By | Sun, 01/05/2014 - 17:08

For heavy smokers, kicking the habit may cut the risk of developing cataracts in half.

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Global Cancer Rates Show The Ill Effects Of Eating Meat

By | Mon, 12/30/2013 - 14:28

Eating meat and smoking are the top two causes of cancer around the world, according to a study that looked at cancer rates and environmental risk factors in numerous countries.

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Negative Attitudes Push Teen Smoking Rates Down

By | Sun, 12/29/2013 - 15:21

Teen smoking and drinking rates have been on the decline in recent years, and they've gone down even more in the past year, according to the University of Michigan Monitoring the Future study.


Adult Mortality Rate Highest In Tobacco-Friendly Southern States

By | Fri, 12/27/2013 - 16:15

A new study suggests that central southern states have higher mortality rates because their laws don't discourage cigarette smoking.

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‘Vaping’ Billboard Shows Santa Smoking E-Cigarette

By | Fri, 12/20/2013 - 21:04

The e-cigarette company Vapor Shark erected a billboard depicting Santa “vaping.”


How Smoking Changes Your Genes

By | Tue, 12/17/2013 - 16:13

Smoking is associated with so-called epigenetic alterations that increase the risk of heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes.


E-Cigarettes Expose Non-Smokers To Nicotine Emission

By | Sun, 12/15/2013 - 15:23

Smoking e-cigarettes could have negative effects for those exposed to second-hand smoke, however, the risks are only regarding nicotine exposure.

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Chicago E-Cigarette Ban: Windy City May Become First In US

By | Wed, 11/27/2013 - 11:23

Chicago is trying to become the first U.S. city to ban the use of E-cigarettes in public areas.


Anti-Smoking Drug Chantix Linked To Over 500 Suicides

By | Mon, 11/25/2013 - 17:50

The anti-smoking drug Chantix has been implicated in 544 suicides and 1,869 attempted suicides, according to a review of FDA documents.


12-Year-Old Girl To Become UK's Youngest Mom

By | Sun, 11/24/2013 - 15:57

A 12-year-old Scottish girl will become Britain's youngest mother when she gives birth next month.


Heavy Smokers Quit After Magnetic Brain Stimulation

By | Tue, 11/12/2013 - 18:46

Researchers found that heavy smokers who underwent magnetic brain stimulation were able to quit smoking successfully.


E-Cigarettes May Not Be A Gateway To Smoking After All

By | Wed, 10/30/2013 - 12:24

In one survey, e-cigarettes were found to have almost zero connection with tobacco smoking, refuting the argument that "vaping" is a gateway to smoking.


How Does Smoking Cigarettes Make You Look Older?

By | Tue, 10/29/2013 - 21:47

Smoking cigarettes has long been associated with aging skin. Now, a new study shows what twins look like when one of them smokes and the other doesn't.

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It’s Not Just Nicotine That Makes Cigarettes Addictive

By | Thu, 10/24/2013 - 13:28

Nicotine-free tobacco smoke elicited more addictive behavior in rats than pure nicotine or smoke from manufactured tobacco that contains nicotine.


More US Teens Smoking Flavored 'Little Cigars'

By | Tue, 10/22/2013 - 11:41

American teens have started smoking flavored "little cigars" that are just as addictive as cigarettes.