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Throat Cancer Detests Smoking

The Epstein-Barr virus can cause a throat cancer that’s rare in this country, but more common in Asia. Another cause of this throat cancer is smoking, which seems to have a profound impact on survival.

Teens' Tobacco Use a Changing Landscape

Measuring teens' tobacco use no longer means just seeing if they smoke cigarettes. A new study suggests that teens may be increasing their use of new or different tobacco products.

A Breath of Fresh Air for COPD Awareness

Inhale, exhale, inhale, exhale - most people don't even think about this constant action. Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, are usually very aware of the crucial act of breathing, and this month, the general public is being urged to become more aware as well.

Secondhand Smoke on the Clock

When a worker smokes while on the clock, their fellow employees are also exposed to harmful cigarette smoke. Authors of a new study wanted to explore if a workplace ban on smoking had reduced secondhand exposure to smoke while on the job.

Worse Spondylitis May Be New Reason to Kick the Habit

There are many reasons to quit smoking, and people with ankylosing spondylitis can add another to the list.

Another Risk for Babies of Smoking Moms

Women have been told it's important not to smoke while they're pregnant. Some women may not realize how much smoking in pregnancy might affect their children later on.

Tobacco Flavors Keep Teens Smoking

Flavored tobacco products may mislead teens about the harms of smoking. By masking the harshness of tobacco, minors might not understand that the risks are still the same.

Smoke-Free Homes Discouraged Smoking Overall

Smoking rates have dropped over the years partly due to no-smoking laws inside certain buildings. Smoking rates may drop further if people outlawed smoking in their homes too.

Smoking Might Be Worse Than Thought

Smoking is unhealthy — no doubt about it. And new research is suggesting that the habit might be even worse than previously thought.

Early Bloomers Smoking and Drinking Before Peers

Puberty is an important milestone on the road to growing up. But hitting puberty early may lead some kids to try adult substances earlier than other kids.