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12 Apr

Menthol Vapes May Be More Toxic to Lungs, Study Finds

Menthol flavoring added to e-cigarettes produces more toxic microparticles, leading to poorer lung function, researchers warn. Menthol vapes are highly popular, especially with young smokers.

13 Dec

Both Smoking and Vaping Can Hurt Your Teeth and Gums, New Study Finds

E-cigarettes join traditional cigarettes and cigars as a danger to oral health, researchers say.

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01 Jun
Canada to Become 1st Country to Mandate Warning Labels on Individual Cigarettes

Canada to Become 1st Country to Mandate Warning Labels on Individual Cigarettes

Smokers in Canada will soon see health warnings on each and every cigarette they light up..

The country will be the first in the world to print these warnings directly on individual cigarettes.

“This bold step will make health warning messages virtually unavoidab...

27 Apr
U.S. Smoking Rate Hits All-Time Low

U.S. Smoking Rate Hits All-Time Low

Fewer U.S. adults are smoking cigarettes, as rates dropped again last year, according to federal health officials.

In all, 1 in 9 American adults smoked cigarettes last year, an all-time low, and a significant change from the 1960s when 42% smoked.

The results were...

19 Apr
Vaping Might Make Smoking Habit More Likely in Teens

Vaping Might Make Smoking Habit More Likely in Teens

Young teens who vape and smoke cigarettes may be setting themselves up to be heavy smokers by the time they are older teens, a new study suggests.

The researchers chalked it up to what they called the "entrenchment hypothesis."

"There has been a lot of attention o...

13 Apr
Juul Reaches $462 Million Settlement With Six States, D.C.

Juul Reaches $462 Million Settlement With Six States, D.C.

Juul Labs on Wednesday reached a $462 million settlement with several states over the aggressive marketing of its electronic cigarettes to minors.

This latest settlement includes New York, California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Massachusetts and New Me...

11 Apr
Menthol Vapes Could Be Even More Toxic to Lungs

Menthol Vapes Could Be Even More Toxic to Lungs

Adding menthol flavoring to electronic cigarettes may damage your lungs more than regular e-cigarettes do, a new study reveals.

The common mint flavoring helps deliver lots more toxic microparticles, compared with e-cigarette pods that don't contain menthol. It's those m...

10 Apr
Secret Weapon for Quit-Smoking Campaigns: Pets

Secret Weapon for Quit-Smoking Campaigns: Pets

Put out that cigarette for the health of your four-legged friend.

When smokers search social media for anti-tobacco information, they tend to engage most with posts about the risk of secondhand smoke on their pets, a new study reveals.

Posts with new information ab...

15 Mar
Black Patients Fare Worse With Deadly Lung Disease Pulmonary Fibrosis

Black Patients Fare Worse With Deadly Lung Disease Pulmonary Fibrosis

Black patients are dying of pulmonary fibrosis, a devastating disease marked by progressive scarring of the lungs, at significantly younger ages than white patients.

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02 Mar
Smoking Plus Mental Illness Can Send Caffeine Intake Soaring

Smoking Plus Mental Illness Can Send Caffeine Intake Soaring

One group of Americans drinks more caffeinated beverages than all others.

That's people who smoke cigarettes and also have serious mental illness, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, according to new research.

While Americans overall are drinking more c...

16 Feb
Smoking or Vaping? The DNA Damage May Be the Same

Smoking or Vaping? The DNA Damage May Be the Same

A new study builds upon earlier evidence that vaping isn't any healthier than smoking.

In analyzing epithelial cells taken from the mouths of vapers, smokers and people who had never vaped or smoked, researchers found that vapers and smokers had more than twice the amoun...

10 Feb
Vaping Could Raise Teens' Odds for Severe COVID

Vaping Could Raise Teens' Odds for Severe COVID

Healthy young people who vape or smoke may be putting themselves at greater risk for developing severe COVID, new research finds.

Both smoking tobacco and vaping electronic cigarettes may predispose people to increased inflammation, future development of severe COVID-19 ...

31 Jan
Smoking in Pregnancy Has Declined by a Third Since 2016

Smoking in Pregnancy Has Declined by a Third Since 2016

There's good news for American mothers-to-be and their newborns: Rates of smoking during pregnancy have fallen by 36% since 2016, a new report finds.

The percentage of pregnant women who smoked was already low in 2016 compared to decades past: 7.2%. But by 2021, that rat...

30 Jan
Smoking in Pregnancy Greatly Raises Odds for SIDS in Newborns

Smoking in Pregnancy Greatly Raises Odds for SIDS in Newborns

Infants exposed to maternal smoking during pregnancy are more than five times more likely to die unexpectedly compared to babies of nonsmokers, a new study says.

"The message is simple. Smoking greatly elevates the risk of sudden unexpected in...

30 Jan
Gum Disease Treatments Lose Their Punch in Heavy Smokers

Gum Disease Treatments Lose Their Punch in Heavy Smokers

Treatments for gum disease may have little benefit for heavy smokers, new research shows.

The study findings suggest the need to rethink treatment of the common gum disease periodont...

05 Jan
Herbal Cigarettes: Are They Really Any Healthier?

Herbal Cigarettes: Are They Really Any Healthier?

Herbal cigarettes: They carry a certain "coolness factor" and sound like they might be a healthier alternative to tobacco, but are they really safer to smoke?

Not really, experts say.

“Even herbal cigarettes with no tobacco give off tar, particulates and carbon m...

27 Dec
Smokers More Prone to Memory Loss by Middle Age

Smokers More Prone to Memory Loss by Middle Age

If you need another reason to quit smoking, researchers have one: your mid-life brain health.

Not only does smoking harm lung and heart health, but it increases the chances of middle-aged memory loss and confusion, a new study shows.

The likelihood of mental ("cog...

14 Dec
Vaping Won't Help Smokers Quit, Another Study Finds

Vaping Won't Help Smokers Quit, Another Study Finds

So much for vaping as a smoking-cessation tool: New research finds most folks who use both traditional cigarettes and e-cigarettes are likely to continue smoking rather than quit, a new study finds.

How much is most? Only 10% quit vaping and smoking.

"As used by th...

12 Dec
Smoking, Vaping Both Bad for Your Teeth & Gums: Study

Smoking, Vaping Both Bad for Your Teeth & Gums: Study

For those who care about their teeth, a new study sounds a pretty clear alarm: using tobacco in any form — including the increasingly popular practice of vaping — is a recipe for a dental nightmare.

The warning comes from the U.S. National Institute of Dental and Cra...

06 Dec
Banning Flavored Vapes Didn't Spur Folks to Quit

Banning Flavored Vapes Didn't Spur Folks to Quit

When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration banned fruit-flavored vaping products in early 2020, the idea was to reverse the rapid rise in electronic cigarette use among youths.

Now, a new survey of adult e-cigarette users finds that instead of quitting e-cig...

15 Nov
Smoking Weed Could Be Tougher on Your Lungs Than Cigarettes: Study

Smoking Weed Could Be Tougher on Your Lungs Than Cigarettes: Study

While marijuana legalization in some U.S. states and Canada may send a message that weed is harmless, that's not necessarily so, according to a new study that found lung damage was more common in marijuana smokers than tobacco users.

Research into marijuana's impact on t...

11 Nov
California Voters Ban Flavored Tobacco, and a Cigarette Maker Is Suing

California Voters Ban Flavored Tobacco, and a Cigarette Maker Is Suing

Only one day after California voters approved allowing a state law banning flavored tobacco products to take effect, a tobacco giant has sued to prevent it.

R.J. Reynolds on Wednesday filed a

10 Nov
Over 3 Million U.S. School Kids Now Vaping or Smoking

Over 3 Million U.S. School Kids Now Vaping or Smoking

Despite continued efforts by health advocates and U.S. public health officials, a huge number of middle and high school students are still using addictive tobacco products, most often vaping products.

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04 Nov
Low-Nicotine Cigarettes Won't Leave Smokers Agitated, Study Finds

Low-Nicotine Cigarettes Won't Leave Smokers Agitated, Study Finds

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed limiting the amount of nicotine in cigarettes to minimally addictive levels, but there's been concern that the drop in nicotine could exacerbate anxieties in smokers who might already battle mood issues.

However, a

17 Oct
Pregnancy May Have Women Cutting Back on Smoking Before They Know They've Conceived

Pregnancy May Have Women Cutting Back on Smoking Before They Know They've Conceived

Pregnancy can be a big motivator for women to stop smoking. Now a new study suggests that at least some pregnant smokers start cutting back even before they know they've conceived.

The findings, researchers say, suggest there may be biological mechanisms during ...

14 Oct
Menthols Make Up 40% of U.S. Cigarette Sales; Ban Could Have Huge Impact

Menthols Make Up 40% of U.S. Cigarette Sales; Ban Could Have Huge Impact

A proposed ban on menthol cigarettes could have a significant impact on smoking rates, especially among minorities, new U.S. research suggests.

Adult smokers who are younger, have mental health problems and are from racial/ethnic minority groups are more likely to use me...

06 Oct
Under 21? Many N.J. Stores Will Still Sell You Cigarettes

Under 21? Many N.J. Stores Will Still Sell You Cigarettes

Though it is illegal nationwide to sell tobacco products to anyone under age 21, many New Jersey stores still do, an undercover study revealed.

More than 40% of store visits by 18- to 20-year-olds in New Jersey resulted in purchase of cigarettes, cigars and other tobacc...

29 Sep
Smoking Costs U.S. Economy Almost $900 Billion a Year

Smoking Costs U.S. Economy Almost $900 Billion a Year

Smoking isn't only costly in terms of health risks, it also cost the U.S. economy $891 billion in 2020.

That was almost 10 times the cigarette industry's $92 billion revenue, according to the authors of a new American Cancer Society study.

"Economic losses from cig...

15 Sep
Men Exposed to Cigarette Smoke in Childhood More Likely to Have Asthmatic Kids

Men Exposed to Cigarette Smoke in Childhood More Likely to Have Asthmatic Kids

Smoking around your child is unhealthy, but it could also harm your future grandchildren, a new study finds.

Children are more likely to develop

05 Sep
Teens More Likely to Vape If Parent Smokes

Teens More Likely to Vape If Parent Smokes

Parents who smoke should know that their kids are more likely to vape and try smoking.

Those teens were 55% more likely to try

26 Aug
Smoking Can Really Weaken the Heart

Smoking Can Really Weaken the Heart

Smoking is even worse for your heart than you might already think, new Danish research warns.

"It is well known that smoking causes blocked arteries...

22 Aug
Why Coffee & Cigarette Is a Morning Ritual for Millions

Why Coffee & Cigarette Is a Morning Ritual for Millions

Smokers in the throes of nicotine withdrawal when they wake up in the morning may crave not just a cigarette but a cup of coffee along with it.

Science can explain that.

10 Aug
09 Aug
Pot Users Less Likely to Think Cigarettes Are Unhealthy: Study

Pot Users Less Likely to Think Cigarettes Are Unhealthy: Study

Could cannabis end up being a gateway drug for cigarettes?

Possibly, said researchers from Columbia University, who found that adults who use pot dai...

08 Aug
Data Shows 2 Biggest Factors for Cancer Risk

Data Shows 2 Biggest Factors for Cancer Risk

Smoking and older age are the two most important risk factors for cancer, a new, large study shows.

The researchers also said doctors should look at excess body fat, family history and several other factors to help patients decide if they need additional

08 Aug
Fewer Smokers Tried to Quit During COVID Pandemic

Fewer Smokers Tried to Quit During COVID Pandemic

Fewer people tried to quit smoking as the COVID-19 pandemic began, and this continued for at least a year, according to a new U.S. study.

The American Cancer Society detailed pandemic smoking behavior in

01 Aug
Myths, Ignorance Persist Around Lung Cancer: Poll

Myths, Ignorance Persist Around Lung Cancer: Poll

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, but doctors have had access to a screening tool for nearly a decade that can catch it for early treatment.

Unfortunately, neither of those facts has sunk in for many Americans, according to a new sur...

27 Jul
Many Smokers Who Want to Quit Just End Up Vaping, Too

Many Smokers Who Want to Quit Just End Up Vaping, Too

Many smokers eager to quit embrace electronic cigarettes as a tool for kicking the habit, but a new study warns the move may raise the risk for becoming addicted to both

13 Jul
Social Media Has Big Impact on People Taking Up Smoking, Vaping

Social Media Has Big Impact on People Taking Up Smoking, Vaping

The potent influence of social media may include tobacco use.

By analyzing 29 previously published studies, researchers found that people who viewed social media that contained tobacco content were more ...

06 Jul
FDA Temporarily Suspends Ban on Juul E-Cigarettes

FDA Temporarily Suspends Ban on Juul E-Cigarettes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday temporarily suspended its ban on e-cigarettes sold by Juul Labs while the company while appeals the agency's action.

The FDA Center for Tobacco Products wrote on

21 Jun
Biden to Announce Nicotine-Reduction Rule for Tobacco Companies

Biden to Announce Nicotine-Reduction Rule for Tobacco Companies

A new rule that would require tobacco companies to slash nicotine levels in cigarettes could be issued Tuesday by the Biden administration.

The rule, which would have an unprecedented effect in lowering smoking-related deaths, would be unveiled as part of a compilation o...

10 Jun
Another Smoking Hazard for Men: Brittle Bones

Another Smoking Hazard for Men: Brittle Bones

You can add more risk of broken bones to the long list of health harms that smoking poses to men.

Along with cancer and respiratory diseases, men who smoke have a significantly increased risk of

06 May
Smoking-Plus-Vaping No Healthier Than Smoking on Its Own

Smoking-Plus-Vaping No Healthier Than Smoking on Its Own

Some smokers use e-cigarettes to try to kick the habit, but new research shows mixing smoking and vaping is no better for your heart health than just smoking.

Among 24,000 ...

28 Apr
FDA Proposes Ban on Menthol Cigarettes, Flavored Cigars

FDA Proposes Ban on Menthol Cigarettes, Flavored Cigars

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday released proposed rules - first announced a year ago - to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars.

"The proposed rules would help prevent children from becoming the next generation of smokers and help adult smokers qui...

27 Apr
'Brain Zap' Technology May Help Hardcore Smokers Quit

'Brain Zap' Technology May Help Hardcore Smokers Quit

Smoking is said by some to be the hardest addiction to break, and certain people might benefit from brain stimulation to quit, French researchers suggest.

Smokers who received

27 Apr
Smoking Rates Drop for Americans Battling Depression, Substance Abuse

Smoking Rates Drop for Americans Battling Depression, Substance Abuse

Folks who struggle with depression and substance use disorders often tend to be smokers, but a new study finds that smoking ...

18 Apr
Smoking During Pregnancy May Not Raise ADHD Risk in Kids After All

Smoking During Pregnancy May Not Raise ADHD Risk in Kids After All

Smoking during pregnancy does not directly cause attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, according to a new paper that challenges a widely held belief.

"Our systematic re...

13 Apr
Why Do Some Smokers Never Get Lung Cancer?

Why Do Some Smokers Never Get Lung Cancer?

Strong natural protection against cancer-causing mutations may explain why some longtime smokers don't develop lung cancer, according to a new study.

Researchers compared mutations in cells lining the lungs from 14 never-smokers, ages 11 to 86, and 19 smokers, ages 44 to...

12 Apr
For Smokers With Heart Trouble, Quitting Equals the Benefit of 3 Meds: Study

For Smokers With Heart Trouble, Quitting Equals the Benefit of 3 Meds: Study

Quitting smoking can give heart disease patients nearly five additional years of life without heart problems, according to a new study.

"Kicking the habit appears to be as effective as taking three medications for preventing heart attacks and strokes in those with a prio...

31 Mar
Bong Use at Home Quickly Fills Air With Toxins

Bong Use at Home Quickly Fills Air With Toxins

Smoking pot through a bong doesn't protect the nonsmokers in the room from the dangers of secondhand smoke, a new study warns.

Bongs have been touted as a safe way to protect nonsmokers from secondhand marijuana smoke. But it can expose them to extremely high concentrati...

18 Mar
U.S. Smoking, Vaping Rates Fell in First Year of Pandemic: CDC

U.S. Smoking, Vaping Rates Fell in First Year of Pandemic: CDC

Consider it a silver lining, courtesy of the coronavirus: A new government report reveals that both cigarette smoking and

03 Feb
Young Pot Smokers May Be at Higher Odds for Repeat Strokes

Young Pot Smokers May Be at Higher Odds for Repeat Strokes

Young adult pot smokers who've suffered a stroke are more likely to have another stroke if they keep toking, a new study finds.

Research has already linked heavy cannabis use with an in...

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