- New research shows the genetic damage that occurs after only one year of smoking a pack of cigarettes a day.
- A new study estimates that pictorial warnings on cigarette packaging in the US would improve overall health of both adults and infants.
- A new study has found a link between smoking and the immune system after revealing that nicotine causes an increase in inflammation.
- Studies about the impact of video games on adolescents have been controversial. Now researchers say kids are more likely to smoke and drink alcohol when they see video game characters do it.
- Children with a dead or otherwise absent parent are more likely to take up risky behaviors by age 11, a new study suggests.
- The study was conducted after the analysis of data from more than 4,300 people in 487 cities nationwide.
- ALS is the most common form of motor neuron disease. Although it is not known what actually causes the disease, experts believe environmental and genetic factors play an important role.
- Researchers from University College London and Cancer Research U.K. found that e-cigarettes may have helped nearly 18,000 individuals in England give up smoking in 2015.
- New research suggests that cigarette smoking hurts the heart in several important ways, in addition to harming the respiratory system.
- A new study shows that with a decrease in smoking, the incidence of subarachnoid hemorrhage in Finland has gone down considerably.
- What happens to our body every time we puff away on a cigarette?
- A new animal study finds that it doesn't take long for secondhand marijuana smoke to negatively affect the cardiovascular system.
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.