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This Rx Helped Smokers Ease into Quitting

Quitting cold turkey works for some smokers, but others struggle with stopping all at once. It's not easy for most smokers, but there's a medication that might help some ease into quitting.

Smoking May Be Even Riskier Than Once Thought

Smokers, it’s never too late to quit — and there may now be even more good reasons to do so.

Another Reason to Quit: Smoking and Back Pain

Of all the parts of the body smoking can damage, the back doesn't seem like it would be one of them. Many smokers with lower back arthritis, however, may beg to differ. Smokers with this condition may not respond as well to treatment as nonsmokers.

Preventing Painkiller Problems for the Public

Pain medications can be a double-edged sword. People in pain need help. Too much of a good thing, however, can cause addiction and endanger health.

Why Colorectal Cancer Survivors Shouldn't Smoke

Patients who have survived colorectal cancer have been through a lot. And they may go through more if they keep lighting up.

Teen Nicotine Use: More Than Just Cigarettes

These days, tobacco and nicotine can take many forms. And many teens may be exploring these products.

Don't Overdo the Gameday Drinking

A once-in-a-lifetime play or winning touchdown during the Super Bowl is enough to make any fan celebrate. Many fans may channel that excitement into celebratory drinking, which can quickly get out of hand.

Drinking in Middle Age: Keep It Light

While drinking isn't all bad when it comes to your health, going overboard can be a problem. Too much alcohol in middle age may have some serious health effects.

What Your TV Habits May Say About Your Mental Health

Watching TV can be a great way to unwind after a hard day — but only in moderation. Watching too much TV may be a sign of depression.

Kicking Cancer by Kicking the Habit

Quitting smoking may benefit more than just the lungs of prostate cancer patients. It may improve the course of their treatment.