Smoking Rate Hit All-Time Low
Efforts to reduce smoking like public bans and media campaigns may be having an effect. The number of Americans who smoke may be smaller than it has ever been.
Researchers Find Possible Link Between Tobacco and Oral HPV
Smoking has been tied to health issues of all types. Now, smokers might have another reason to kick the habit — oral human papillomavirus (HPV).
E-Cigarettes May Not Help Cancer Patients Quit
Cancer patients trying to kick the smoking habit may reach for e-cigarettes — but do the devices help in the fight to avoid conventional cigarettes? Likely not, suggests a new study.
Many Cancer Survivors Still Smoked
Smoking cigarettes is a proven cause of cancer and other medical conditions. But some people may continue to use tobacco even after they have had cancer.
Smoking Tied to Large Number of Deaths in Asia
As smoking has begun to decline in some parts of the world, including the US, it is still increasing in other regions. A new study explored tobacco use in Asia.
Single Gene Doubled Risk of Lung Cancer
After decades of public health initiatives, it’s no secret that smoking is bad for your health and can ultimately cause lung cancer.
Water Pipes Don't Make Smoking Safer
Smoking tobacco out of a water pipe has become very common and is often thought of as a safer alternative to smoking cigarettes. But is that belief backed up by evidence?
Meeting UN Health Goals Could Save Millions of Lives
Some of the biggest killers worldwide are diseases that can largely be prevented: heart disease, chronic respiratory disease, cancers and diabetes. But it will require some effort.
Smoking Plus Drinking: A Cancerous Mix for the Esophagus
Drinking alcohol and smoking are often vices that go together. That combination of vices also may also except when discussing the risk for esophageal cancer.
Weighing the Risk of Breast Cancer from Smoking
Smoking increases the risk of getting many kinds of cancers. In the case of breast cancer, smoking combined with other factors can make that risk much greater.