Smokers have 80% higher complication risk after joint surgery

2017-04-10 11:39

A study found that smokers have a higher risk of hospital readmission after total hip or knee replacements than non-smokers.

More people should be screened for lung cancer

2017-02-03 13:44

Experts advise current and former smokers to get screened for lung cancer, as these tests could cut the death rate by 20%.

Smoking industry heats up

2017-01-22 08:40

Concepts from the 1980s that failed terribly are finding their way back to the market.

Tobacco causes 6 million deaths worldwide each year

2017-01-11 11:37

Recent studies prove that we are losing the battle against tobacco, but according to the WHO higher prices and taxes could be the solution.

Global anti-tobacco efforts help millions to quit

2016-12-13 10:12

A recent study concluded that the implementation of tobacco control policies that have been proven to work has an enormous and continuing potential to save millions of lives.

It's never too late to stop smoking

2016-12-01 12:41

A new study found that no matter how old they are, all smokers benefit from quitting.

Elderly heart patients ignore anti-smoking prescriptions

2016-11-14 11:39

An American study found that only about ten percent of heart attack patients filled a prescription for smoking-cessation medication within three months of leaving hospital.

Smoking linked to one-fourth of US cancer deaths

2016-10-25 11:09

While US smoking rates have been falling, 40 million US adults are cigarette smokers and smoking is the top cause of preventable deaths.

Malia hits back at internet trolls

2016-09-07 11:18

A few weeks ago, Malia Obama was at the centre of an internet tug o' war – some were chastising her for smoking and others were defending her.

Many women under-report smoking during pregnancy

2016-07-08 11:05

Many women struggle to quit smoking when they are pregnant and urine tests reveal that smoking status during pregnancy tends to be under-reported.


Smoking and asthma: 4 questions answered

2017-02-15 15:48

It is a given that smoking is bad, but just how bad is smoking for people with asthma? We weighed in with a pulmonologist.

Vaping vs tobacco: a smokin’ hot issue

2017-01-29 06:01

In anticipation of new e-cigarette laws, proponents are upping the ante.

James Bond quits smoking, but co-stars don't

2017-01-17 10:20

A new study finds that Bond has not smoked since 2002, but is unfortunately still at risk of secondhand smoking.

Smoking bans help fight asthma in children

2017-01-10 10:30

Researchers found that fewer children suffer from asthma attacks in communities where smoking bans are enforced.

Just 1 cigarette a day can be deadly

2016-12-06 11:01

According to a new study there's no safe level of exposure to tobacco smoke and stopping smoking benefits all smokers, regardless of how few cigarettes they smoke.

The benefits of smoking

2016-11-27 08:32

Best intentions for public health can have unintended economic consequences, writes Soraya Zoueihid

Tobacco linked to 40 percent of US cancers

2016-11-11 10:12

Lung cancer, acute myeloid leukaemia, and tumours of the mouth and throat, voice box, oesophagus, stomach, kidney, pancreas, liver, bladder, cervix, colon and rectum are all caused by tobacco use.

Smoking leaves lasting imprint on DNA

2016-09-21 10:36

Researchers found that for those who stopped smoking, most genes 'recovered' within five years of quitting – but even so, some genetic changes remained, 30 years after quitting.

Paying smokers to quit may actually work

2016-08-16 10:43

Swiss researchers found that among hundreds of poor smokers, continued payments helped more than one third kick the habit long term.

E-cigarette vapours may damage mouth

2016-07-01 11:35

In laboratory experiments on cultured cells it was found that toxic substances and nanoparticles in e-cigarette vapours can kill the top layer of skin cells in the oral cavity.

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