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Lifestyle Now May Affect Colon Cancer Survival Later

Healthy diet and lifestyle choices reduce the risk for many diseases. What effect these pre-diagnosis choices have on survival after colon and rectal cancer has become clearer.

Patches Didn't Help Pregnant Women Quit Smoking

Smoking during pregnancy can result in serious health consequences for both the baby and mother. A recent study investigated if nicotine patches could help.

E-Cigarette Use Among Teens Doubled in One Year

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) have been touted recently as an aid to stop smoking, but one new study suggests that e-cigarettes might lead young folks to smoke the real thing.

Even Before COPD, Smokers Exercised Less

Plenty of smokers also exercise and try to stay fit. But researchers behind a new study found that they still might not fare as well as non-smokers.

Kicking the Habit and Being Happier For It

Smoking is clearly tied to negative physical health effects, but what about mental health? Researchers behind a new review set out to explore this topic.

Smokers Not Calling Themselves "Smokers"

If you smoke cigarettes, you're a smoker, case closed — right? Not so fast, say the authors of a new study exploring how people identify with the label "smoker."

Energy Drinks Tied to Drug and Alcohol Use in Teens

Energy drinks are popular beverages among teens, but one new study suggests that teens who make these drinks a daily part of their diet may boost their risk of drug and alcohol use.

Where There's Smoke and Asthma

The hazards of secondhand smoke to children are already clear in medical research, but such exposure is especially a problem for children with asthma or wheezing.

Fifty Years Later, Work Remains to Curb Smoking

Fifty years ago, the US Surgeon General first warned of the dangerous effects of smoking. On the anniversary of that announcement, the current Surgeon General has released new data.

More Americans Dropping the Habit

The risks of smoking are well established, but that doesn't mean it's easier to quit the habit. Yet, more Americans are skipping the smokes these days.