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A New Gay Epidemic -- And What You Can Do to End It

Jimmy LaSalvia | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jimmy LaSalvia

It's important for all of us, no matter who we are, to combat this epidemic within our own families and circles of friends. Understanding these unique pressures and risk factors can help us to urge our gay friends and family who are still smoking to stop.

Do Electronic Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.26.2014 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Jenny Bolario Vape pens, or e-cigarettes, are often billed as a safer way for smokers to get their fix. The user breathes in water vapor infused ...

The Hidden Danger In E-Cigs

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living

Vials of poison are lurking in nearly every corner bodega. And according to reports, they're hidden beneath the flashy exteriors of e-cigarettes, the ...

Smoking Gun: 50th Anniversary of Tobacco-Cancer Connection

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

As Phillip Morris said in their Virginia Slims ad, attempting to attract female smokers by tapping into the women's liberation movement, "You've come a long way, baby." But the truth is tobacco remains a formidable problem, baby.

Study: Cigarettes More Addictive Than Ever Before

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

A recent study suggests that cigarettes may now be more addictive than they've ever been. Researchers from the Massachusetts Department of Public H...

U.S. Colleges and Universities Deserve an 'A' for Going Tobacco-Free

Dr. Howard K. Koh | Posted 01.25.2014 | College
Dr. Howard K. Koh

Our physical environment affects the daily choices we make about life and health. College and university campuses can prevent nicotine addiction among students by implementing tobacco-free campus policies and promoting healthy lifestyle choices

How To Help Someone Quit Smoking, From Dr. Nancy Snyderman (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | Home

What is the best way to support a loved one who is trying to quit smoking? When she joined me on Mondays With Marlo, Chief Medical Editor for NBC News...

Electronic Cigarettes -- Let's Think Before We Inhale

Jeffrey B. Lane | Posted 09.21.2013 | Business
Jeffrey B. Lane

As is the case with conventional cigarettes, e-cigarettes deliver nicotine, an addictive drug. Beyond their addictive quality, the health consequences of e-cigarettes are largely unknown. Before we jump on the bandwagon of promotion, let's consider the facts.

7 Alternatives To Your Worst Health Habits

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

By Jena Pincott We're not necessarily saying quit cold turkey. Just stop and consider these strategies to make unhealthy behaviors, well, a little ...

Can't Quit Smoking? Try Vaping

Paul LaRosa | Posted 06.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul LaRosa

This time, she couldn't seem to quit -- or didn't want to. So a friend of mine from out West -- where all new trends seem to develop first -- told me that she'd bought her husband what are now commonly called e-cigarettes, and he stopped smoking.

Sin Taxes Should at Least Reflect Risk

Jeff Stier | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics
Jeff Stier

As the FDA continues to slowly ponder the complicated challenge of regulating tobacco products, other states can follow the leads of Indiana and, hopefully Oklahoma, by embracing the products of innovation to reduce the risk of smoking related diseases.

Understanding the Addiction

Dr. Judson Brewer | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judson Brewer

I had a patient who had come in to my clinic to quit smoking. He was smoking 30 cigarettes a day and had tried to quit before but to no avail. On the first night of our smoking cessation class, I taught him a simple practice.

The Future of Nicotine Addiction: When Smokers Become Vapers

Brent Green | Posted 02.10.2015 | Business
Brent Green

The nation's tobacco industry is facing one monumental impediment to future growth: a shrinking (and dying) customer base of cigarette smokers.

To Grasp What Conflicting Health Studies Mean to You, Master Key Science Terms

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 04.09.2013 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

In the imperfect communication that translates scientific findings into public pronouncements, a thin thread of an association can come off as a headline that touts a sure-fire way to prevent cancer. But associations and correlations are not definitive proof of causation.

Aussies Fume Over Pundit's Claim That Smoking Is Healthier Than Gay Marriage

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A conservative Australian pundit has angered international lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates by making claims that smokin...

What Ancient Flask Reveals About Mayans

LiveScience | Remy Melina | Posted 01.13.2012 | Science

By Remy Melina (Click here for original article on LiveScience.) Traces of nicotine discovered in a Mayan flask dating back more than 1,000 yea...

One Smoker's Battle to Quit

BJ Gallagher | Posted 01.22.2012 | Healthy Living
BJ Gallagher

Joe Donlan has been many things in his life -- an athlete, a businessman, a husband and father, a Marine, a good friend and... a lifetime smoker.

Teens and Flavored Cigars. Seriously?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 01.18.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Cigar use among teens increased by more than 11% from 2000-2010. And the cigars are not the ones that your uncles smoked. The cigars of choice are -- get this -- candy-flavored.

Tobacco Companies Sue Federal Government Over Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels

AP/The Huffington Post | JEFFREY COLLINS | Posted 10.16.2011 | Business

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Associated Press)-- Four of the five largest U.S. tobacco companies sued the federal government Tuesday over new graphic cigarette lab...

Third-Hand Smoke Affects Family Health

Robin Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robin Wilson

What is third-hand smoke? It is that film that remains behind after a smoker has vacated a residence or hotel room. For those who are chemically sensi...

Omega, Cigarette Smoking Chimpanzee, Rescued In Lebanon Zoo (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Animal rights activists have rescued a 12-year-old chimpanzee from a zoo in Lebanon, after it was discovered the animal had developed a cigarette habi...

Third World America: Is Living a Normal Life a Political Statement?

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Don McNay

America is going through economic chaos. But a lot of other things are going on, too. There aren't enough of us living normal, stable lives.

Depression, Smoking, and Quitting

Dr. Daniel Seidman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Daniel Seidman

Unfortunately, most of today's smokers struggling with depression are still not benefiting from over a century of advances.

Baseball Announcer Garagiola's Anti-Chew Campaign May Cause More Harm Than Good

Tony Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Tony Newman

It's easy to be moved by baseball legend Joe Garagiola's anti-tobacco mission, but his campaign may ultimately cause more harm than good.

An Open Letter To President Obama on Smoking

Dr. Daniel Seidman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Daniel Seidman

People talk about the power of cigarettes, how hard they are to give up, but they don't talk about what really makes them powerful, which is the most interesting part.