- Researchers have pinpointed the damage that smoking does to the genome, a finding that may lead to better prevention and treatment techniques.
- On World No Tobacco Day, we're reminded of the long-term health effects of smoking; it can even harm our ability to get pregnant long after we quit.
- Medical Daily readers share their techniques and tips that helped them quit smoking.
- New research suggests that maternal smoking during pregnancy may raise the risk of severe mental illness, such as schizophrenia, in offspring.
- New research has found a link between smoking in maternal grandmothers and increased autism risk in grandchildren. This link was strongest in girls, and may explain the recent surge in ASD in recent decades.
- A new study suggests that the areca nut from Asia may contain a compound that could be used to make a new smoking cessation drug, without the bad side effects.
- A heightened sense of smell and taste is just one of many reasons that drive-thru cuisine tastes so good.
- Is evolution the reason women live longer than men? Or is it their hormones and their smoking habits?
- A man and his daughter shared a rare genetic mutation that gave her anemia, but he was healthy — because he smoked cigarettes. Nicotine also benefits patients with schizophrenia and Parkinson's...
- New research has suggested that fathers who smoke may pass on epigenetic changes to their offspring, giving them a higher tolerance for certain chemicals and drugs.
- Quitting smoking isn't easy, but it's worth it. Here's how your body reacts over time when you put down the cigs.
- The debate over e-cigarette safety continues as the latest research indicates it's a healthier alternative.
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.