Health News

Plain Cigarette Packaging
There are a lot of occasional smokers out there. And, they seem to be more open to accepting the fact that cigarettes are unhealthy than daily smokers.
Nicotine Replacement Therapies Do Help
Nicotine patches or prescriptions like Zyban and Chantix can help smokers quit. Staying strong and not going back to smoking is the hard part and these aids can help.
Uruguay’s Anti-Smoking Success
Health problems associated with smoking are a global health issue. Uruguay and Canada teamed up to see whether anti-smoking campaigns in Uruguay have worked.
Smoking While Pregnant Linked to Asthma
Past research has already shown links between mothers who smoke and asthma in their children. But what if a mom only smokes while pregnant and quits before giving birth?
Tobacco is a Global Killer
It would seem that the dangers associated with tobacco use would be evident all around the world. New research shows that the message isn't as clear in all countries.  
Is Quitting Harder for Women?
Previous claims that women have a tougher time quitting smoking may not be true. It is possible that men and women have trouble with different aspects of quitting smoking.
Using Tobacco: One Way or Another
Cigarette prices jumped and cigarette smoking declined. This did not mean people were using less tobacco products though. Cigar and pipe tobacco sales have skyrocketed.
Weight Gain After Quitting
Not everyone gains weight when they quit smoking but, unfortunately, about 84 percent do. Making the effort to not overeat for the first few months after quitting could help.
Hookah Goes to College
Nearly a quarter of college freshman girls smoke hookahs. Alcohol and marijuana use were common predictors of hookah smoking, as well.
Childhood Abuse & Adult Smoking
Researchers have found a link between childhood trauma in girls and becoming a smoker later in life.  The same link could not be found with male smokers.