If 2020 is the year you've resolved to quit smoking, don't start vaping.
No matter what e-cigarette companies advertise, their products aren't approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a safe and effective way to give up tobacco, the American Lung Association warns. And switching from tobacco to e-cigarettes isn't quitting.
Tasty flavors entice young people to try e-cigarettes, getting them hooked on what can become a lifetime habit, a new study shows.
"Children and youth prefer sweet flavors. We know that flavors increase appeal to young or inexperienced users," said lead researcher Andrea Villanti, an associate professor with the University of Vermont's Center on Behavior and Health. "Something that ta...
Smoking increases black Americans' risk of peripheral artery disease (PAD), a new study warns.
PAD -- a narrowing of arteries that provide blood to the arms, legs, brain and other organs such as the kidneys -- can lead to stroke, kidney failure, erectile dysfunction, pain in the legs when walking and loss of limbs.
Black Americans are twice as likely as whites to have PAD. ...
Smoking a hookah may be as damaging to blood vessels as smoking cigarettes, a new study suggests.
Hookahs, also known as water pipes, have been touted as a harmless alternative to cigarettes, but researchers found that blood vessels were affected in the same way. In addition, when hookah water is heated with charcoal, a marked increase in carbon monoxide occurs.
A big boost in cigarette prices could lead to fewer health problems and less poverty for millions of people worldwide, according to a new study.
The researchers from the Global Tobacco Economics Consortium used a computer model to predict how a 50 percent cigarette tax increase would affect health and poverty in 13 middle-income countries with a total 500 million male smokers.
Lung cancer death rates among women have fallen in much of the United States, but have increased in two regions where smoking is more common, a new study finds.
The first cluster or "hot spot" comprises 669 counties in Appalachia and the Midwest, and the second is 81 counties in the northern Midwest, according to the analysis of U.S. National Cancer Institute data.
Teenagers who use tobacco products other than cigarettes often see their habit as harmless, a new U.S. government survey finds.
The report, from researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, asked teenagers whether they considered themselves tobacco users. It turned out that kids who favored products like electronic cigarettes, hookahs (water pipes) and smokeless...