- Here's why smokers should try going cold turkey to kick their nicotine habit.
- Children whose mothers smoke have an increased likelihood of developing COPD in adulthood: study.
- A panel of Indian lawmakers will call for smaller health warnings on cigarette packs, saying the government's requirement of 85 percent of surface area is too harsh on the tobacco industry, sources who have seen the panel's draft report said.
- Eating high glycemic index foods, including white bread, is associated with an increased risk of lung cancer in non-smokers.
- A new tobacco company-funded study finds that e-cigarettes are much safer than tobacco cigarettes, at least when it comes to formaldehyde.
- Breathing in “thirdhand smoke” left on clothing, couches, and carpets can lead to a slew of health problems, including Type 2 diabetes, a new study finds.
- Policies requiring gruesome photos of the effects of smoking on packages seem like a good idea...but they might not be.
- A recent study found that smokers with depressive symptoms tried to quit smoking more often than other smokers, but were more likely to relapse within a month.
- Vaping may be as harmful as traditional tobacco products during pregnancy.
- New evidence shows cinnamon-flavored liquids for e-cigarettes may harm epithelial cells and change immune responses when inhaled.
- Researchers find there were 8.5 million Google searches related to e-cigarettes and vaping in 2014, and that relatively few are curious about its potential health risks.
- State-run web and phone-based programs helped real smokers quit cigarettes; which one works better is simply a matter of preference.
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.