Vaping is erasing gains made against US teen smoking

2019-02-12 11:12

The skyrocketing growth of young people's e-cigarette use over the past year threatens to erase progress made in reducing youth tobacco use. It's putting a new generation at risk for nicotine addiction, says a top US health official.

Hip-hop loaded with marijuana and smoking references

2019-01-10 05:46

Researchers believe that the depiction of smoking in its various forms may encourage younger viewers to start the habit.

Smoking, diabetes, hypertension may be especially risky for women's hearts

2018-12-23 15:00

A study found that certain heart risk factors affect women significantly more than men.

The sooner you quit smoking, the better

2018-12-18 10:00

Quitting smoking can drastically decrease your cardiovascular disease risk.

Smoking bans might help more than the lungs of non-smokers

2018-12-06 13:51

A study found that non-smoking adults who lived in areas with smoke-free laws had lower systolic blood pressure than those who lived in areas without smoke-free laws.

How to recognise and combat your smoking triggers

2018-11-15 18:30

People smoke for different reasons. Once you've successfully identified what urges you to smoke, you might be better equipped to fight those cravings.

Smoking e-cigarettes could significantly slow healing of wounds

2018-10-21 07:00

Researchers have found that smoking electronic cigarettes could slow the healing of skin wounds as much as regular cigarettes, according to a new study on rats - but admit that further studies are warranted.

Nicotine replacement therapy: What you should know

2018-10-16 07:17

Trying to quit smoking? You don’t have to quit cold turkey! This is why you should consider nicotine replacement therapy and these are the available options.

Smoking and drinking a double whammy for teen arteries

2018-09-29 13:30

'Injury to the blood vessels occurs very early in life as a result of smoking and drinking and the two together are even more damaging.'


2018-09-25 15:00

Smoking is the single most preventable cause of disease and death.


Hookah smoking trendy, despite evidence of health risks

2019-01-18 11:33

Hookah or waterpipe smoking has moved to the US and is one of the main tobacco products used by young Americans.

New study warns that vaporising dagga may cause more intoxication

2018-12-24 06:30

Concerns have been raised after a new study showed that vaporising dagga results in a more intense high – but also a more pronounced impairment of their ability to think and control their movements.

How to stop smoking... for good

2018-12-21 13:00

It's rare for people to stop smoking at their first attempt. The average person tries numerous times before successfully quitting.

Breaking the smoking-drinking connection

2018-12-15 18:15

It takes time for your brain to stop associating drinking alcoholic beverages with smoking.

A chemical found in some vape flavours has been linked to an irreversible condition called 'popcorn lung'

2018-11-16 08:14

And there are growing concerns that e-cigarette flavours make the products especially appealing to young people.

Doctors could do more to help smokers with poor circulation

2018-11-05 08:07

Smoking is the single most important modifiable risk factor for peripheral artery disease.

Scientists closer to drug that cuts nicotine dependence

2018-10-18 13:11

Nicotine dependence is one of the major reasons why it's challenging for people to quit smoking - but researchers say they have created an enzyme that might one day reduce nicotine cravings.

Vaping might harm lung tissue much like regular cigarettes

2018-10-05 06:06

Scientists view vaping as less harmful than regular smoking, but not entirely safe.

Smoking may boost irregular heart beat risk

2018-09-28 14:16

Smoking could raise your risk of developing a rapid heart rate.

Why more Americans are kicking the smoking habit

2018-09-19 17:00

The decline in smoking rates in the USA didn't happen overnight – it took time for anti-smoking campaigns and policies to unfold.

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