Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco, argue that sugar is toxic and needs to be taxed and controlled. Why it’s so hard to break our addiction.
Marijuana smokers performed better on tests of lung function compared to nonsmokers and cigarette smokers
More than two-thirds of smokers say they want to quit, but few actually succeed, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
It’s not news that becoming a parent changes everything. But a new study suggests that fatherhood’s transformative power is responsible for new dads’ decreased rates of tobacco and alcohol use and crime.
The psychiatric side effects of a popular quit-smoking drug make it too dangerous to use as a first attempt to kick the habit, according to a new study. The authors suggest the drug should eventually be taken off the market altogether.
The number of head and neck cancers linked to the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) has increased sharply over the past two decades, and the virus now accounts for more cancers than tobacco or alcohol, a new study finds.
A cheap quit-smoking drug sold in Eastern Europe can help smokers kick the habit, but it’s not as effective as more expensive medications available in the U.S, a new study finds.
Quitting smoking is one of the healthiest things a person can do, but it’s also among the hardest, especially for teenage smokers who battle not only addiction but also the social pressure to keep lighting up.
Unless you’ve been blessed with certain longevity genes, research suggests that living clean may be your key to living long. A new analysis from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds that people who …
Cigarette smoking may be contributing not only to lung cancer, but also to steady rates of bladder cancer, according to new research.
It’s not healthy to smoke during pregnancy but an estimated 12% to 24% of pregnant women continue to use tobacco, according to national data [PDF]. So if the existing evidence hasn’t convinced them to quit, perhaps this new study …
This week we debate why America has gone precisely nuts over the Casey Anthony verdict. Also, we talk about new findings on the causes of autism. And we try to figure out how TV shapes tween values. Click the play button to …
Smokers with a variant gene linked to higher risk for heroin addiction and more relapse in alcoholism actually have an easier time quitting cigarettes — and a new study finds that their pleasure from nicotine varies with the …