- A relatively common airway disorder among current and former smokers is linked to increase in shortness of breath and coughing, according to a recent study.
- Researchers estimate China endured 2.8 million cancer deaths during 2015 and 4.3 million new cancer cases, with lung cancer the most common of all.
- For smokers who want to quit, the patch might be every bit as effective as taking prescription medications, a new study finds.
- Hookah bar employees are being exposed to hazardous levels of carbon monoxide and nicotine — chemicals commonly found in tobacco smoke, according to a recent study.
- Teens who use e-cigarettes even once might be much more likely to start smoking tobacco than those who abstain, a new study finds.
- Smokers mailed free nicotine patches are more likely to report quitting six months later than a control group, a new study finds.
- A new look into past research suggests e-cigarettes aren't an effective method to help people quit smoking.
- Scientists from Duke University discovered changes in the brain that explain why we form habits and why they're so hard to break.
- Kids love candy-flavored e-cigs, but will ads for them really make children pick up an e-cig more often?
- Your typical hookah session may leave you inhaling a lot more toxins than you would from one cigarette, a new report suggests.
- E-cigarette companies are reaching about seven in 10 U.S. middle- and high-school students with advertisements employing themes of sex, independence and rebellion that hooked previous generations on regular cigarettes, a government study released on Tuesday said.
- Secondhand smoke may put cats and dogs at higher risk for weight gain, cell damage, and certain types of cancer than children.
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.